National Institute of Immunology New Delhi Ph.D. admissions Winter session 2023

Are you looking for admission to Ph.D. programs in New Delhi? National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi has invited applications for admission to the Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs for the winter session 2023. Read this article to know the eligibility, application procedure, and other details

The National Institute of Immunology (NII), an autonomous research institute under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for research in immunology, is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru University. Currently, the University has invited applications for admission to the Ph.D. programs in the broad interdisciplinary research areas of Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, and Computational Biology for the academic year 2023- 2024 winter session.

Financial Assistance

Candidates who have been admitted to the Ph.D. program at NII can avail of the fellowship for which they are qualified. NII currently provides a Junior Research Fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month to the selected candidates. Awardees of fellowships from CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT, and/or DST may avail them as per the rules of the respective funding agency

Eligibility criteria

1. A master's degree in any branch of Science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics).Tech., M.B.B.S., M.VSc., M.Pharm., Integrated M.Sc., or an equivalent qualification as per the norms of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

2. The candidate should have at least a 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) and Bachelor's degree and a 55% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Master's degree is essential for the general category. 5% relaxation would be given to candidates from the reserved categories (OBC (non-creamy layer; NCL), SC/ST, PwD, and EWS) in the aggregate scores in Senior Secondary, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees.

Candidates appearing for the qualifying exam in the current academic year may also apply

Application procedure

Interested candidates must visit the official website of the National Institute of Immunology and read instructions carefully in the information brochure before applying.

For registration, candidates need to provide their full name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number. After that, a confirmation email as well as an SMS will be sent to your registered e-mail ID and mobile number, respectively. Then upload the required documents. Make an online payment through any debit/ credit card/ net banking/UPI using an online payment gateway of Rs. 1200/- for GEN/OBC(NCL) and Rs 600/- for SC/ST/PWD Candidates. Once the application form is completed, the applicant should click on the 'Final Submit' button to save all details provided. The applicant may check the filled application in the preview and modify it if required. The applicant will then be redirected to a payment gateway to complete the payment process.

Documents to be attached

  • Scanned image of the photograph of the applicant should be in .jpg/.jpeg/.png format and image size should be between 20Kb and 200Kb.

  • Scanned image of the signature of the applicant should be in .jpg/.jpeg/.png format and the mage size should be between 10Kb and 200Kb.

  • A printout of GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF Result Card.

  • Degree Certificates of Qualifying exams (File Type: .zip/.rar; Max. File Size: 1 MB)

  • Certificate/document for Age Proof (File Type: jpeg/jpg/png/gif; Max. File Size: 200 KB)

  • Community/Caste Certificate, in case of OBC/SC/ST/Economically Backward candidates (File Type: jpeg/jpg/png/gif; Max. File Size: 200 KB)

  • Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate (If applicable) (File Type: jpeg/jpg/png/gif; Max. File Size: 200 KB)

  • NOC Certificate (if applicable) (File Type: jpeg/jpg/png/gif; Max. File Size: 200 KB)

  • Selection Procedure

    Selection will be done based on their performance in the Computer-based Entrance Examination NII-2024 to be conducted by the institute. The written test will be conducted online mode only. Based on marks obtained in the NII Ph.D. entrance exam (winter session), candidates will be shortlisted for interviews to be held at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.

    Reservation of Seats

    There will be a 15% reservation in seats for SC, 7.5% for ST, and 27% for non-creamy layer OBC candidates. Apart from this, 10% of seats are reserved for EWS (Economically Weaker Section) candidates and 5% for Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates. The candidates who wish to get the reservation category benefit must apply under this category and should produce a relevant category certificate at the time of the interview.

    Important dates

    Starting date of online application: 22.08.2023
    Closing date of Online Application: 22.09.2023
    Admit card available for download: 7.10.2023 onwards
    NII-2024 (Winter) Entrance Examination: 29.10.2023
    Entrance results announcement: 10.11.2023
    Online interviews: 27.11.2023-5.12.2023

    Contact Information

    National Institute of Immunology
    Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
    New Delhi- 110067
    Ph: 011-26717121-45& 26717010-19
    Official website:


    Author: Umesh22 Sep 2023 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

    The article is providing good information about this research opportunity in the area of immunology. Human immune system is a very important factor in protecting us from infections and infestations. This is an area where many research projects are going on and there is much scope for many more.

    Right from invention of vaccines to present day developments in immunology, this area has contributed to medical science immensely and there are many projects which are on the anvil to help the mankind to fight with various pathogens that attack and make us ill from time to time.

    Eligible and interested persons can take up the challenging and prospective research projects in the field of immunology.

    Author: Umesh23 Sep 2023 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

    Candidates may note that as per the advertisement in newspaper (Hindustan Times dated 23rd September 2023), the last date of online application for this PhD program (winter session) is extended to 3rd October 2023.

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