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NII PhD Admission 2018

National Institute of Immunology invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to Doctor of Philosophy ( PhD ) Programme for the academic year of 2018 – 2019.

NII PhD Admission Courses 2018

  • PhD programme

NII PhD Admission Eligibility 2018

Minimum qualifications

  • M.Sc. in any branch of Science ( e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics ) M.Tech,, M.B.B.S., M.V.Sc., M.Pharm. or equivalent qualification as per the norms of Jawaharlat Nehru University ( JNU ), New Delhi.
  • At least 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Senior Secondary Certificate ( 10+2 ), Bachelor’s & Master’s degree is required. Due relaxation in aggregate score will be applicable to candidates from reserved categories. Rounding off of percentage score to next integral value is not permitted.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination this academic year are eligible to apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfilment of the above requirements at the time of joining.

Reservations of seats

15% forSC, 7.5% forST, 27% for OBC ( non-creamy layer ) and 3% for Physically Handicapped as per statutory norms.

NII PhD Admission 2018 Application Form

  • NII PhD Admission 2018 Application Form is available in the official website
  • Online application fee is ₹ 1000 / – for ( GEN / OBC / PH candidate*) and ₹ 500 / – for SC / ST. Candidates should submit their applications online for admission through either of the two CHANNELS using NII admission portal. The details of the application process are available at
  • Applications should be submitted online only ( visit website ). Online application facility will be available at the NII website from 27th November, 2017 to 10th January, 2018 by 5.00 PM. Applicants having difficulty in accessing NII Ph.D. admission portal may contact the
    Administrative Officer,
    ( Academic & Training )
    National Institute of Immunology,
    Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
    New Delhi – 110 067,
  • Name of the candidate and his / her date of birth should match the corresponding entries in the Secondary School Certificate orequivalent.
  • Candidates must ensure that the information furnished in the online application is true and correct. If any discrepancy is observed at any stage, NII reserves the right to cancel the admission.

NII PhD Admission 2018 Exam Centers

1AhmedabadSt Xavier's College Near Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009. Directions: The college is located off-Gujarat University Road ( facing the entrance of L.D. Engineering College ).
2BangaloreExamination Hall, University of Agricultural Sciences GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065. Directions: Mekhri Circle > Proceed 9 km North > After L&T on left turn into UAS-GKVK > After 2.5 km > College of Agricultural building.
3Bhubaneshwar 01Kendriya Vidyalaya No : 2 CRPF Campus Bhubaneswar -751011
4Bhubaneshwar 02Kendriya Vidyalaya No: 3 Mancheswar Railway Colony, Pragati Vihar, Bhubaneswar -751017
5ChandigarhDepartment of Physics, Centre for Advanced Study in Physics Near P.U. Sports Ground, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh 160014.
6ChennaiIndian Institute of Technology Class Room Complex ( CRC ) Chennai 600036.
7CochinSchool of Engineering Cochin University of Science & Technology ( CUSAT ) Trikkakkara Campus, Cochin 682036. Directions: CUSAT is in the Ernakulam-Aluva bus route, 10 km from Ernakulam and 10 km from Aluva. There are number of private and transport buses through this route, almost one bus for every 10 - 15 minutes. Autorickshaw will charge about ₹ 140/- from Ernakulam and Aluva.
8Delhi 01Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College University of Delhi Delhi 110 007.
9Delhi 02Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pragati Vihar Delhi 110007.
10Delhi 03Kendriya Vidyalaya, NMR, J.N.U. Old Campus, Baba Gang Nath Marg, Near Ber Sarai, New Delhi 110067
11GuwahatiLecture Hall Complex ( in front of Academic Complex ) Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 781039.
12HaldwaniMotiram Baburam Govt. P.G. College Kumaon University, Haldwani, Uttaranchal 263141.
13HyderabadUniversity of Hyderabad Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Lecture Hall Complex, PO: Central University, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046.
14IndoreEducational Multimedia Research Center ( EMRC ) Taxshila Campus, Khandwa Road, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore ( MP ) 452001
15JaipurIndia International School Kshipra Path, Opp. V.T. Road, Mansarovar, Jaipur 302020
16Jammu & KashmirDepartment of Physics, Jammu University New University Campus, Jammu 180004.
17KanpurLecture Hall Complex, Indian Institute of Technology PO: IIT, Kanpur, Kanpur 208016.
18Kolkata 01Jadavpur University
19Kolkata 02Department of Mathematics, Basanti Devi College 147 B, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata 700029 ( W.B. ).
20Kolkata 03Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Salt Lake, Sector 1, Labony, Kolkata 700 064.
21MaduraiThe Madura College Vidyanagar, T.P.K. Road, Madurai 625011. Directions: The college is located just 1 km from Periyar Bus Stand / 1.5 km from Madurai Railway Junction.
22MangaloreUniversity College, Hampanakatta, Mangalore 575001, Dakshina Kannada, Karanataka.
23MumbaiKendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005. Directions: From CST, bus route nos. 3, 6, 11, 125 comes to Colaba which terminate at Navy Nagar Bus Depot. From Churchgate, bus route no. 137 comes to Navy Nagar Bus depot.
24NagpurShri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Engineering College G-Block ( First Year Block ), Gittikhadan, Katol Road, Nagpur 440013.
25PatnaD.Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil International School
26PuneLoyola High School & Junior College Pashan Road Pune 411 008
27VaranasiNew Lecture Theatre, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi 221005.
28VisakhapatnamGITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam 530 045.

NII PhD Admission Selection Procedure 2018

  • NII will select candidates for the Ph.D. programme through the following Channels : Entrance Exam to be conducted by NII at five different centres – New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, and Guwahati on 18th February, 2018 ( Sunday ).
  • Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences ( JGEEBILS-2018 ) to be held on 10th December, 2017. Candidates applying through this channel must submit a separate application to NII, New Delhi, along with application fee, indicating their JGEEBiLS hall ticket number. 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 the NII Entrance Examination or JGEEBILS-2018.
  • The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shad be available on the website of the institute as well as on the Notice Board of the institute by 30th March, 2018.
  • Interviews will beheld at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi from 13th June, 2018 to 15th June, 2018.
  • Candidates selected after the interviews 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 :
    • The programme will start on 9th July, 2018 and the allotment of laboratories will be made within two weeks based on the performance of the candidate in the written test and the interviews, and his / her choices of research area.
    • The institute currently provides a Fellowship of ₹ 25000/- per month. Selected candidates who are already fellowship awardees from CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBTor DST will have to avail those fellowship only, as per rules governed by the respective agency,
    • Shared hostel accommodation will be available on request.

NII PhD 2018 Interview Schedule

1First round will be held from12th June, 2018 and 13th June, 2018 ( From 9.00 AM onwards )
2Candidates who qualify for the second interview will be displayed on13th June, 2018 ( By 9.00 PM )
3Second interview will be held on14th June, 2018 ( From 9.00 AM onwards )
4The names of the candidates selected for admission to the NII Ph.D Program 2018 will be displayed both on the NII website and NII notice board on or before 21st June, 2018
5The academic session will begin on9th July, 2018
6Last date for accepting the offer and depositing fee27th June, 2018
7Thesis Supervisors will be allotted by13th July, 2018

NII PhD Admission 2018 Important Dates

1Application form will be available from27th November, 2017
2Last Date for submission of application form10th January, 2018
3Entrance Examination18th February, 2018
4JGEEBILS Exam10th Decembar, 2017
5Shortlisted Candidates for Interview23rd March, 2018
6Date of Interview13th June, 2018 - 15th June, 2018
7PhD program starts on9th July, 2018

Contact Details

Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi – 110 067,
Telephone No : 26717121 to 26717145
Fax : 91-11-26742125 / 91-11-26742626
Email :,
Website :

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