Thursday, April 16, 2009

National Chemical Laboratory Ph.D. Programme 2009


NCL is a major knowledge based laboratory devoted to research in the following area:-
• Agricultural Biotechnology
• Bioorganic Chemistry
• Microbial and Mammalian Cell Culture
• Molecular Host-pathogene Interactions
• Molecular Marker Technology
• Plant Tissue Culture
• Structure-function and Crystallography of Biomolecules
• Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Science

Applications are invited from candidates who are holding MSc degree or equivalent in all branches of Science and have qualified in CSIR-NET under CSIR/UGC fellowship scheme or DBT/ICMR JRF examination scheme or BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination for admission to the Ph.D. programme.

Selection for admission to the Ph.D. programme will be done on the basis of an interview to he held at NCL in broad disciplines of Organic Chemistry, Catalysis, Life Sciences, Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Polymer Science and Chemical Engineering. The number of students to be selected in each of the above disciplines will depend on the vacancies that will exist for each of the disciplines. A candidate may choose to be considered in any three of the above disciplines. The candidates will be interviewed separately in each of the disciplines of his/her choice. Separate merit list will be prepared in each of the above disciplines.

Tenure The selected JRFs will be eligible for a stipend of Rs.12,000/- p.m. + House Rent Allowance (HRA) as admissible under rules and a Contingency grant of Rs.20,000/- per annum.

On completion of two years, JRFs could be upgraded to Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) on assessment which will enable them to get Rs.14,000/- p.m. The total tenure including the fellowship period shall not exceed 5 years.

-: The candidate should have qualified in NET examination held on December, 2008 under CSIR/UGC category or should have valid award letter under the above or should have qualified under DBT/ICMR JRF examination scheme or BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination.

To Apply-:
Application procedure and interview schedule Candidates who fulfill the above requirements may kindly send their applications in the prescribed proforma addressed to the Section Officer, Student Academic Office, Room No.264, 1st Floor, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411 008, along with copies of testimonials in
support of educational qualifications and CSIR-NET award letter issued by CSIR or DBT/ICMR JRF qualification letter duly superscribed “Application for Ph.D. Programme”. The proforma may be downloaded from

Dates to remember-:
Last date for receipt of application is Friday, 22nd May, 2009.
The interviews will be held on 2nd and 3rd June, 2009 at NCL in the Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Main Building. Please report at 9.00 a.m. on 2nd June, 2009.
Please note that the candidates, who fulfill the above criteria of eligibility, may directly appear for the interview at NCL on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2009 and Wednesday, 3rd June, 2009.

(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
PUNE 411 008


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