National Institute of Immunology – NII PhD Admission 2023-24: Dates, Application Form

NII PhD Admission

NII PhD Admission 2023-24 – National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi invites applications for PhD Admission to its PhD Programs for the academic year 2023-24.

Check full details on NII PhD Admission 2023-24 below here.

NII Research Areas

  • Immunology
  • Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Structural Biology
  • Computational Biology

Eligibility Criteria for NII PhD Admission 2023-24

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 the norms of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  • At least 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) and Bachelor’s degree and 55% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Master’s degree are essential for the general category. Five percent relaxation in aggregate scores in Senior Secondary, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees will be applicable for candidates from the reserved categories [(OBC (non-creamy layer; NCL), SC/ST, and PwD]. Rounding off percentage score to the next integral value is not permitted.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the current academic year are 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 (NCL) and 3% for persons with disability (PwD) as per statutory norms.
  • Reservation for EWS: The persons belonging to EWS who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation.

NII PhD Admission 2023-24 Important Dates

Online Application begins15 Dec 2022
Last date for submission of application form20 Jan 2023
Availability of admit card07 Feb 2023
NII-2023 PhD Entrance Examination26 Feb 2023
Release of list of candidates short-listed for interviews15 April 2023
Online Interview conduct from06-13 June 2023
Declaration of final resultweek after interview
Joining date03 Jul 2023

NII PhD Admission 2023-24 Application Process

  • Candidates have to apply online through the official website
  • Candidates applying through JGEEBILS-2023 must also submit an application through NII application portal, along with application fees.
  • Online application facility will be available at the NII website from 15th December, 2022 to 20th January, 2023.

Application Fee

For General/OBC (NCL) candidatesRs.1200/-
For  SC/ST/PwD/EWS candidatesRs.600/-
Mode of Payment      Online

Selection Process

  • NII will select candidates for the Ph.D. program through the following two Channels:
    • Channel 1 – Computer-based Entrance Examination, NII-2023 to be conducted by NII at multiple centres across India on 26th February 2023 (Sunday).
    • Channel 2 – Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2023).
  • 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-2023 or JGEEBILS-2023.
  • The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the NII website and Notice Board on or before 15th April, 2023.
  • Interviews will be held online during 6th – 13th June, 2023.
  • Candidates selected will be enrolled for the Ph.D. programme of NII in academic affiliation with JNU, New Delhi.


  • NII currently provides Junior Research Fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month to the selected candidates. Awardees of fellowships from CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT or and DST, may avail them as per rules of the respective funding agency.
  • NII is a residential campus and shared hostel accommodation will be provided to all the students admitted to the program.

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NII PhD Admission 2022-23

Important Dates

Online Application begins24 Dec 2021
Last date for submission of application form18 Jan 2022
Availability of admit card07 Feb 2022
NII-2022 PhD Entrance Examination20 Feb 2022
Release of list of candidates short-listed for interviews10 Mar 2022
Online Interview conduct from07 – 14 Jun 2022
Joining date04 Jul 2022
Allotment to Laboratories and thesis supervisors11 Jul 2022

NII PhD Admission 2021-22

Important Dates

Online Application begins04th January, 2021
Last Date for submission of Application Form01st February 2021
Admit card available for download11th February, 2021
Date of NII-2021 Entrance Examination25th February, 2021
The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the NII website and Notice Board on or before26h April, 2021
Date of Interviews will be held online during15th to 22nd June 2021
The Program will start on12th July 2021
The allotment of laboratories and thesis supervisors will be made by19th July 2021

Selected Candidates

List of Candidates Selected for Admission to the Ph.D. Programme of the Institute in the Academic Session 2021-22