Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific techniques used to improve plants, animals and microorganisms. Based on an understanding of DNA, scientists have developed solutions to increase agricultural productivity. Starting from the ability to identify genes that may confer advantages on certain crops, and the ability to work with such characteristics very precisely, biotechnology enhances breeders’ ability to make improvements in crops and livestock. Biotechnology enables improvements that are not possible with traditional crossing of related species alone
Candidates should have passed their M.Sc./M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in life sciences and allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology etc) with minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point). Candidates awaiting final results may also apply, however, if shortlisted, they have to produce their final mark sheet on the date of the interview, failing which they will not be interviewed. Candidates who have qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or CSIR/UGC-lectureship or UGC-RGNF or ICMR-JRF or DBT-JRF or DSTINSPIRE or GATE or GPAT or ICAR-NET will be given preference. If the original certificate is not available, the candidate has to provide a photocopy of the original admit card and the particular result page highlighting their roll number.
The upper age limit of the candidate should be below 28 years, as of 19 th May, 2017. Age relaxation will be given for five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/women/PH and three years in case of OBC (as approved by Govt. of India) candidates.
The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per DST/CSIR guidelines. To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to second sleeper class will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview. Interested and eligible candidates may fill-up the prescribed application form as available in ILS website (www.ils.res.in). Duly filled-up application along with self-attested copies of all relevant certificates and demand draft should be send to the Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Nalco Square, Bhubaneswar-751023. All application should reach the Institute on or before the last date. Applications received after the last date will not be accepted. The envelope should be superscribed with “Application for Ph.D. Programme”.
Short-listed candidates selected for the interview will be published in the Institute website (www.ils.res.in). Application Fees: Applicants except SC/ST candidates are required to send a non-refundable D.D. for Rs.500/- in favour of “Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar” payable at Bhubaneswar along with duly filled-in application form by the date mentioned below. Director, ILS reserves the right to withdraw the procedure without assigning any reasons thereof.