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National Institute of Immunology, NII, New Delhi

National Institute of Immunology, NII, New Delhi
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi, Delhi 110067
Phone-No: 26717121 to 26717145
Fax: 91-11-26742125 26742626
Email: Website:

About College:

The National Institute of Immunology (NII) is committed to advanced research addressing the basic mechanisms involved in body's defence to identify modalities for manipulation of the immune system to provide protection against diseases and understand mechanisms that can be used to target disease processes for intervention. The institute’s research thrust areas under immunology and related disciplines cluster in four main themes, namely, infection and immunity, molecular design, gene regulation and reproduction and development, where cutting edge research in modern biology is being carried out.

Course Name:

Ph.D [areas of: Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, and Computational Biology]


Minimum qualifications:

a.    M.Sc. in any branch of Science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), M.Tech., M.B.B.S., M.V.Sc., M.Pharm., Integrated M.Sc., or equivalent qualification as per norms of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

b.    At least 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) and Bachelor’s degree, and55% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Master’s degree are essential for general category. Five percent relaxation in aggregate scores in Senior Secondary, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees will be applicable for candidates from reserved categories [OBC (non-creamy layer; NCL), SC/ST, and PwD]. Rounding off of percentage score to the next integral value is not permitted.

c.    Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the current academic year are also eligible to apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfilment of the eligibility requirements at the time of joining.

d.    Reservations of seats: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, 27% for OBC (non-creamy layer) and 3% for persons with disability (PwD) as per statutory norms.

Selection procedure:

a.    NII will select candidates for the Ph.D. programme through the following Channels:

Channel # 1: Computer-based Entrance Examination, NII-2020,to be conducted by NII at multiple centres all over India on 23rd February 2020 (Sunday).


Channel # 2: Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2020). Candidates applying through JGEEBILS-2020 must submit an application through NII application portal, along with application fees, and the JGEEBILS-2020 admit card.

Candidates must appear in at least one of the two examinations mentioned above. Candidates will be short-listed for an interview based on their scores in either NII-2020 or JGEEBILS-2020. Candidates are encouraged to appear in both the examinations.

b.    The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the NII website and Notice Board on or before 9th March 2020.

c.    Interviews will be held at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi from 11th to 13th June, 2020.

d.    Candidates selected will be enrolled for the Ph.D. programme of NII in academic affiliation with JNU, New Delhi. Candidates joining the programme will be paid second class train fare on providing the proof of journey.

Ph.D. Programme:

a.    The programme will start on 06th July 2020 and the allotment of laboratories and thesis supervisors will be made by 13th July 2020, based on the interactions with faculties in the candidates’ area of interest and mutual preference.

b.    The institute currently provides a Junior Research Fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month. Selected candidates who are already fellowship awardees from CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT, and DST may avail those fellowships as per rules governed by the respective funding agency.

c.    NII is a residential campus and shared hostel accommodation will be provided to all the students admitted to the program.

How to Apply:

Application procedure:

a.    Candidates should submit their applications through NII online application portal only. The details of the application process are available at NII Website.

b.    Online application fee is Rs.1000/- for GENERAL/OBC (NCL) candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PwD (non-refundable).

c.    Online application facility will be available at the NII website from 20th December, 2019 to 31st January 2020.

d.    For technical queries regarding NII online admission portal, please contact helpline number: 022-62507725.;Email:

e.    For queries regarding the eligibility criteria or other academic matters, please contact Tel: 011-26717101, 011-26703662, or 011-26703762; Email:

f.     Name of the candidate and his/her date of birth should match the corresponding entries in the Secondary School Certificate (10th) or equivalent.

g.    Candidates must ensure that the information details furnished in the online application are true and correct. If any discrepancy is observed at any stage, NII reserves the right to cancel the admission.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date:

Online Application begins: 20th December, 2019

Online application closing: 31st January, 2020

Admit card available for download: 7th February, 2020 onwards

NII-2019 Entrance Examination: 23rd February, 2020


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