: Tata Memorial Centre announces JRF for PhD in Life Sciences 2015

ACTREC – Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) 2015

All eligible and talented candidates are informed that their filled in applications are invited, in the prescribed manner, for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF 2015) for PhD in Life Sciences at Tata Memorial Centre. The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) is an autonomous Grant-in-aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy

The Tata Memorial Centre is a mixture  of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). The Tata Memorial Centre conducts the Ph.D program for students in Life Sciences and also it is affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University). The on-going research at Tata Memorial Center contains the basic and transnational research in Cancer Biology. 

The specific research topics also include the study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics, epigenetics and glycobiology.
 Qualifications: M.Sc (Applied Biology /Biochemistry /Bioinformatics /Biophysics /Biotechnology /Botany /Life Sciences /Microbiology /Molecular Biology/Zoology or related Biological Sciences) / M.Tech (Bioinformatics/Biotechnology); M.V.Sc.; M. Pharm from a recognized University, with at least 60% marks/grades.
Those candidates who are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the same. All the candidates who are having Post-graduation course of only 1 year duration are not eligible.
Stipend: Eligible candidates will be awarded Rs 16,000/- plus 30% HRA (if hostel facility is not allotted) per month as applicable; and the limited hostel facility is available on the ACTREC campus on first come, first served basis. So all students are requested to apply as soon as possible.

How to Apply 

All the talented and deserving candidates are required to Apply Online by this website link (, and after that they need to submit the filled and signed application along with all the required important documents list which is mentioned in the application form and also the Demand Draft (DD) for Rs.500/- which has to be drawn in favor of TMC-ACTREC payable in Navi Mumbai (No fees for female candidates and SC/ ST or physically handicapped candidates, provided proof is attached) 
The hard copy of the application form along with all important document should reach to the Senior Administrative Officer, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210 
All candidates are suggested that they must write their full name and application number on the back side of the demand draft; TMC reserves the right to increase the minimum eligibility criteria, in case of receipt of large number of applications Incomplete forms and those without enclosures may get rejected. Final Admission into the PhD program is subject to the candidate satisfying HBNI eligibility criteria.
 The list of research projects which is being offered to the PhD students at TMC will be displayed on the ACTREC website.
 All deserving candidates has been encouraged to interact with and seek information from the Principal Investigators whose names and e-mail IDs will be given against their respective projects.
 There will be an ‘objective type’ Written Exam will be conducted at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Technology, opposite Kharghar Station, Sector 7, Belpada, CBD, Navi Mumbai-400614, on Sunday 31st May 2015 at 09.30 am.
 The list of candidates who have qualified in this exam will be displayed at the: 
  •  ACTREC website,
  •  Examination Centre, and
  •  ACTREC Security Gate on 01st June 2015 after 07.00 pm

Students who have qualified in National Level :
Written Entrance Tests:
Candidates who have valid Junior Research Fellowships from CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT or other recognized agencies – obtained after appearing for a written entrance test, will be called for direct interview at ACTREC.
They must apply online.
Candidates who have applied via online but have received external fellowship intimation after 30th April 2015 must send proof of the award by e-mail ( to seek direct interview dates.
The list of candidates shortlisted for direct interview based on their performance in the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences is displayed on the ACTREC website Candidates in this list who are interested in ACTREC’s Ph.D. program must apply via online.
Important Dates 
The closind date for the online application is 20th April 2015 
Eligible to appear for the written entrance exam will be displayed on the ACTREC website by 30th April 2015 
The entrance Exam Test will be conducted on 31st May 2015 at 09.30 am onwards. 
Interviews will be conducted at ACTREC on 02nd, 03rd & 04th June 2015 
List of the candidates who will be called for direct interview on 08th, 09th, 10th and 11th June 2015 will be displayed on 30th April 2015 on the ACTREC website
Declaration of the Results: 
The list of successful candidates will be displayed on the ACTREC website   
Tata Memorial Centre Advanced Centre for Treatment, 
Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Kharghar, 
Navi Mumbai-410210 & 
Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), 

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