Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admissions 2021: Dates, Application Form

Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admissions

Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admissions 2021 – Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar invites applications for PhD Programs 2021.

About Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India engaged in advanced research.

Institute of Life Sciences has a broad vision of carrying out high-quality multidisciplinary research in the area of life sciences.

Available PhD Vacancy

The name of the faculties who are interested in taking students through regular Ph.D. program of ILS are listed below with their research interest

Name of the FacultyArea of Interest
Dr. Amol SuryawanshiClinical proteomics for understanding biology and diseases
Dr. Anshuman DixitMachine learning models for deciphering disease biomarkers
Dr. Arun NagarajPlasmodium Biology – Parasite Virulence and Disease Pathogenesis
Dr. Gulam Hussain SyedVirus Host Interactions and disease pathogenesis
Dr. Mamoni DashDesign, synthesis and application of polymeric biomaterials
Dr. N DeyDeciphering the functional role of transcription factor families in pearl millet
Dr. P.V. RamchanderIdentification and characterization of genes/mutations in human genetic disorders
Dr. Punit PrasadChromatin remodeling complexes in myeloid differentiation and leukemia
Dr. Rajeeb SwainUnderstanding genetic architecture of kidney diseases using zebrafish as a model
Dr. Sandip K. MishraThe role of Estrogen Related Receptor β in the crosstalk between extrinsic and intrinsic cell death pathways in breast cancer
Dr. Sanjeeb K. SahooNanotechnology based Drug Delivery for Cancer
Dr. Sunil K. RaghavDeveloping immune-perturbed T cells for personalised therapy
Dr. Tushar Kant BeuriaBacterial cell division and Antimicrobial resistance

Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admissions 2021 Important Dates

Last date of receiving applications02 July 2021
Date of display of shortlisted candidates09 July 2021
Tentative date of interview2nd week of August, 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admissions 2021

  • M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.Pharm./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in life sciences and allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology, etc.) with at least 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 should have also qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or DBT-JRF or DBT-BINC-JRF or UGC-RGNF or ICMRJRF or DST-INSPIRE or GATE or GPAT. 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, along with the application. Candidates with mark sheet can also apply, however, they have to submit their results at the time of interview.
  • The candidate should be below 28 years in age, as on 2 nd July, 2021. An age relaxation of five years in the case of SC/ST/women/PH candidates and three years in the case of OBC candidates will be given (as per Govt. of India rules). 


The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per the guidelines of the funding agencies – SERB/DST/DBT/CSIR/ICMR and as revised from time to time.

Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admissions 2021 Application Process

  • Candidates may fill-up the prescribed application form through the link as available in ILS website (
  • Duly filled-up application form along with self-attested copies of all relevant certificates and copy of proof of payment should be sent to the [email protected] on or before 2nd July, 2021 (05.00 PM).
  • Hard copy of the application must be posted. The application should be sent with the subject “Application for Ph.D. Program.
  • Applications received after the last date will not be accepted.

Application Fees

SC/ST/ physically handicappedNil

Selection Process

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

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