Last Date To Apply For CSIR IMTECH PhD Programs 2019 Is May 23

The Institute of Microbial Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites application for admission to PhD programs, as per NDTV report. The online application process will candidates will be declared on May 31. The age limit for students continues till May 23. The candidates can refer the official website for more information. The list of the eligible candidates will be declared on May 31. The age limit for students who can apply is from 19 years and below 28 years. The interview test will be held from June 24 to July 12 at IMTECH, Chandigarh. The interview will be aimed at assessing the candidate’s knowledge, critical analysis, logical reasoning and aptitude for scientific research. The results will be declared on the official website on July 17. The academic session will commence on August 16.


  • Candidates with Master’s Degree (M.Sc./M.Tech/M.Pharm) with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks or equivalent in CGPA in any branch of Life sciences / Biotechnology / Physics / Chemistry / Computer Sciences can apply
  • B.Tech/ B.Pharm/ BE students who fulfil the condition for GATE-JRF fellowship are also eligible
  • Students who are awaiting the final year MSc results can also apply
  • Candidates also need to have any of the valid research fellowships– CSIR/ UGC NET or DBT JRF examination (‘A’ Category) or DST INSPIRE Fellowship or ICMR JRF examination or other equivalent fellowship
  • The examination for CSIR- National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship and for Lectureship will be held on June 16

Established in 1984, the CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (MTech) is one among the chain of 38 national laboratories, 6 units and 39 outreach centres of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. Set-up to be a fore-runner in the niche domain of microbial biotechnology, the Institute in its initial years functioned from a start-up laboratory that provided a truly world-class R&D ambience in an area of over 10,000 sq. ft. to its researchers. In September 1989, upon completion of the permanent campus, the Institute shifted to occupy an area of about 47 acres, of which the labs covered 22 acres and the residential campus 25 acres.

The Institute covering a built-up area of about 3.60 lakh sq. ft. is spread over four main buildings, namely, Main R&D block, Fermentation block, Animal House, Workshop, Stores and Services area, several service building including a guest house and Cafeteria. Recently another block of almost 50000 sq. ft. area (the G.N. Ramachandran Protein Centre) has been added, to cater to R&D in all aspects of Protein science and engineering. The Institute provides laboratories which are functionally modular and offer large, air-conditioned, clean research areas to all the scientists.

The Institute’s primary asset is a team of more than 55 highly motivated scientists, with a majority of them having several years of training in world-renowned laboratories. Supported by more than 300 well trained technical staff and graduate students, these scientists have built strong peer credibility both in basic and application-oriented broad thematic areas of Molecular biology and microbial genetics, Cell biology and immunology, Protein science and engineering, and Fermentation technology and applied microbiology.

These overarching focus areas required enabling research facilities, structures and practices which Imtech has created over the years, recognized nationally to be the best, and globally at par with the best. This required a visionary approach and objectives with a long term mandate of scientific relevance.

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