Attention!! Candidates appearing for the NII-2019 computer based
Please note that the
question paper will consist of sixty (60) objective questions, each with
four (4) answer choices of which only one is correct. The syllabus will
cover the following subjects: Mathematics, Bio-Physics, and Chemistry
(undergraduate level) and Life Sciences (postgraduate level) including
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology,
Genetics, and others.
National Institute of Immunology (NII) invites
applications from eligible candidates for its Ph.D. programme.
Cutting-edge research at NII encompasses broad interdisciplinary areas
of Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology, Molecular and
Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, and
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.
least 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Senior Secondary
Certificate (10+2) and Bachelorís degree, and55% aggregate score or
equivalent grade in Masterís degree are essential
for general category. Five percent relaxation in
aggregate scores in Senior Secondary, Bachelorís and Masterís 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.
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.
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
will select candidates for the Ph.D. programme through the following
Channel # 1: Computer-based Entrance Examination, NII-2019,to be
conducted by NII at multiple centres all
over India on 24th
February 2019 (Sunday).
Channel # 2: Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2019).
Candidates applying through JGEEBILS-2019 must
submit an application through NII application portal, along with
application fees, and the
JGEEBILS-2019 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-2019 or
JGEEBILS-2019. Candidates are encouraged to appear in both the
list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on
the NII website and Notice Board on or
before15th March 2019.
Interviews will be held at the National Institute of Immunology, New
Delhi from 13th to 15thJune, 2019.
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
programme will start on 08th July 2019and the allotment of
laboratories and thesis supervisors will be made by 12th July 2019,
based on the interactions with faculties in the candidatesí area of
interest and mutual preference.
institute currently provides a Junior Research Fellowship of
Rs.25000/- 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.
is a residential campus and shared hostel accommodation will be
provided to all the students admitted to the program.
Candidates should submit their applications through
NII online application portal only. The details of the application
process are available at
Online application fee is Rs.1000/- for GENERAL/OBC(NCL)
candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PwD (non-refundable).
Online application facility will be available at
the NII website from 26th December, 2018 to 27th January 2019.
For technical queries regarding NII online
admission portal, please contact helpline number: 022-62507725.;Email:
For queries regarding the eligibility criteria or
other academic matters, please contact Tel: 011-26717101,
011-26703662, or 011-26703762; Email:
Name of the candidate and his/her date of birth
should match the corresponding entries in the Secondary School
Certificate (10th) or equivalent.
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
27.01.2019 (Extended till 31st Jan
2019 (11.59 PM)
card available for download
06.02.2019 onwards (Download from 9th
Feb 2019 onward instead of 6th Feb 2019)
NII-2019 Entrance Examination
candidates are encouraged to apply.