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Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai Announces PhD Admission

The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), an autonomous Grant-in-aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy, has invited application form for awarding Junior research Fellowships (JRF) 2021 for PhD in Life Sciences.  The TMC is comprised of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH).

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TMC offers PhD degree program in Life Sciences and is affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University). The research programs at ACTREC amalgamate both fundamental and translational approaches to answer questions related to cancer biology, cancer prevention, and disease intervention. The studies comprehend basic tumor biology and elucidation of myriads of networks involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biochemistry, cancer genomics, genetics, epigenetics, pharmacology, and therapy resistance.

Eligibility Qualifications: M.Sc./ M. Tech (Applied Biology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology/ Molecular Biology / Zoology or related Biological Sciences); M.V.Sc. and M.Pharm from a recognized University, with  55% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply. As per HBNI guidelines, candidates with < 55% aggregate marks cannot be considered for an interview or admission to the program. Candidates who have done post-graduation course of only 1 year duration are not eligible. Final admission into the Ph.D. program is subject to the candidate satisfying HBNI eligibility criteria as mentioned above.

JRF Benefits: Stipend: Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of Rs. 31000/+ 27% HRA per month (HRA is applicable only in case if hostel facility is not opted), which get converted into SRF based on fellow’s performance in the 3rd year. Limited hostel facility is available on first come, first served basis for the new entrants for a period of one year.

Key Dates & Application Fees:  The closing date for online application is 30 November 2022.

Application fees should be paid online, and the fees for male candidates is Rs 750/- and for female candidates is Rs 500/-, while SC/ ST/ OBC (caste proof should be attached) and physically handicapped candidates with minimum 40% disability (disability proof must be attached) are fully exempted from paying fees.

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Online Examination: A list of eligible candidates for the Online Objective Entrance Exam will be displayed in last week of December ‘22 on the ACTREC website. The Online Exam will be conducted on January 08, 2023 from 9 AM – 12 noon in 10 Examination Centers located in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, and Varanasi (center allotment details will be uploaded on the ACTREC website ahead of the exam date).

Eligibility for Direct Interview (Online application for ACTREC JRF2023 is mandatory):

  • Candidates holding valid Junior Research Fellowships awarded after qualifying in a national level written entrance test conducted by CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT or other recognized agencies.
  • Candidates who receive external fellowship intimation by May 15, 2023 must send their proof of the award by e-mail [jrf2023@actrec.gov.in] to seek direct interview dates.
  • Qualified Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) candidates who are eligible for ACTREC PhD program will be shortlisted and displayed on the ACTREC website in due course of time.

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of  TMC Mumbai,


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