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CSIR - Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, IHBT, Palampur

CSIR - Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, IHBT, Palampur
A Constituent Laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Post Box. No. 06, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh 176061
Phone-No: +91-1894-233339
Fax: +91-1894-230433
Email: Website:

About College:

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledgebase in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organization. Having pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units.

Situated among pristine environ in the lap of Dhauladhar ranges, CSIR-IHBT is the only laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in the State of Himachal Pradesh (H.P.), India. Institute has a focused research mandate on bioresources for catalysizing bioeconomy in a sustainable manner. The institute has:  state-of the art laboratories; remote sensing and mapping facilities; internationally recognised herbarium; animal house facility; pilot plants in nutraceuticals, essential oil and herbals; farms and polyhouses. The young and dynamic team of scientists propel the research and work dedicatedly to discover and find solutions to new challenging problems faced by the society. International collaborations further strengthens scientific interactions at a global scale. Promoting industrial growth through technological interventions is a constant endeavour and several technologies developed by the institute are transferred to industries. For socio- economic upliftment,  regular training programmes and  advisory services are rendered to farmers,  floriculturists, tea planters and small entrepreneurs involved in food processing sector. Institute has been recognised as one of the Incubation Centres by MSME  GoI and in the area of Affordable Health Care by DSIR.  Institute encourages industries to share the technological problems faced them, such that efforts could be made in developing a viable solution. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. 

Course Name:

Ph.D. Programme of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) January 2020 Session


Ph.D. (Science): Master’s Degree in Science and a valid National Level Fellowship NET-JRF/SRF of various funding agencies (CSIR/UGC/RGNF/DBT/ICMR/BINC/INSPIRE/ GATE/ G-PAT or other equivalent fellowships) for Ph.D. programme at CSIR-IHBT:

(i)           Biological Sciences- Master’s degree in Agriculture Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbial Biotechnology/ Fermentation Technology/ Bioinformatics/ Botany/ Entomology/ Forestry and Environmental Sciences/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ Floriculture/ Genetics and Plant Breeding/ Microbiology/ Industrial Microbiology/ Medical Microbiology/ Molecular Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ Plant Molecular Biology/ Nanotechnology/ Nano biosciences/ Plant Pathology/ Plant Sciences/ Plant Physiology/ Pharmaceutical sciences (Pharmacology & Pharmacology and Toxicology)/ Zoology/ Human Genetics/ Virology/ Traditional Medicine/ Natural Resource Management/ GIS.

Candidates with Master’s degree in Statistics OR B.E. / B.Tech. in Bioinformatics/ Computer Science/ Food Technology/ Biotechnology with a valid National or other equivalent Fellowships are also eligible.

*BE/B. Tech. degree holders in engineering discipline with valid GATE score & Candidates with B.Tech. in Biotechnology with valid GATE score subject to securing a minimum 85.00 percentile in GATE are eligible

(ii)          Chemical Sciences- Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry/ Inorganic Chemistry/ Physical Chemistry/ Chemistry/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Existing Research Fellows/ Projects Assistants working at CSIR- IHBT for a minimum period of 1 year are eligible to apply.

CSIR Group III/ IV staff who fulfil the academic qualifications are also eligible to apply for Ph.D. in Part Time mode with the approval of the Lab Director.

Admission criteria for SC/ST/OBC/Women/ Physically Handicapped/ EWS candidates is relaxable as per GoI rules.

How to Apply:

For details about application and admission procedures, candidates are requested to visit the website Interested candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can apply online at website from September 20, 2019 onwards. Online application will close on October 24, 2019.

To know more about AcSIR and CSIR-IHBT please visit website.

Closing Date:

Online application will close on: 24th October, 2019


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