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Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, CIAB, Mohali

Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, CIAB, Mohali
Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
Knowledge City, Sector-81, S.A.S. Nagar, PO Manauli
Mohali-140306, Punjab, India
Phone: +91-172-5221400
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About College:

Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, is the only institute in the country which works mainly on Secondary Agriculture and development of value added products from different types of bio resources. Its mandate fits well with the of Govt. of India`s programme on “Doubling the Farmer`s Income” with the same inputs. It also become more relevant in present context when Indian Agriculture is going on complete transformation with limited land resources and increasing input costs. We all are aware that the agricultural wastes are being burnt by many farmers. If this Agri-waste is used to isolate bioactive compounds with high market value, it can directly benefit the farming community by increasing their farm income. It will not only provide new avenues to establish industrial units on utilization of Agri-waste but will also provide new employment opportunities to the rural masses. 

With its five years of establishment, besides moving to its new campus in Sector 81, Knowledge City Mohali, CIAB has made substantial contributions in developing various processes to derive products from the agricultural waste. The Scientists of the institute have been able to transfer two technologies, i) D-psicose-a nearly zero calorie sugar production from the biomass and ii) a liquid whey beverage product named CIAB-NAVITA to the industries. Also, CIAB has signed non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for three technologies with the industries who have expressed their interests. In addition, institute has developed several other technologies which are at different stages of scale up and commercialization. 

Course Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biotechnology [Area of Ph.D. research work: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Food Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering]


i)     Minimum qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech./M.E./ M.S.(Pharm)/ or equivalent degree in any branch of Biological Sciences/ Chemical Sciences/ Food Science & Technology/ Chemical Engineering or related field.

ii)    Qualifying marks: 60% total marks or equivalent score in the qualifying degree (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST/OBC as per GOI norms).

iii)   In addition to the above conditions, candidates should have qualified any of the following national examinations. Preference will be given to those who have a valid fellowship offer at the time of interview.

·         Joint CSIR-UGC-NET Test for Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR/UGC JRF/SRF)

·         Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (DST–INSPIRE)

·         DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF)

·         ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR-JRF)

·         Any other national level fellowship

·         ASRB-NET candidate

·         GATE

·         Or any other equivalent national level test.

iv)   Age Limit: 28 years (relaxation will be given as per GOI norms).

Candidates who have appeared, or will be appearing, in the qualifying degree examination (final year/final semester) and whose result is still awaited may also apply. However, the admission is pursuant to satisfactory fulfilment of the aforementioned eligibility criteria/requirements at the time of joining.

Fellowship The students admitted to the program will have to avail the fellowship offered to them from the different granting agencies as per their rules.

How to Apply:

The details of Admission, Application Form, Ph.D. course work and Brochure are available at CIAB website. Eligible candidates may send their applications by post for admission to the Ph.D. program to Administrative Office, Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Sector-81, Knowledge City, Mohali- 140306 (Punjab) along with application fee of Rs. 500/- in the form of Bank Draft in favour of “Chief Executive Officer, CIAB.” payable at Mohali/Chandigarh. Last date of application submission is June 10, 2019. The application received after the last date will not be considered.

Closing Date:

Last date of application submission is: 10th June, 2019

Date of Interview: 9th July, 2019


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