PhD Programs
JNU-CCMB Ph.D. Program through Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in 
Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences [JGEEBILS]
Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences [JGEEBILS]

The JGEEBILS is a shared entrance test for several institutions doing research in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life 
Sciences. The test is coordinated by TIFR. All institutions have different application processes and the entrance 
test is only one aspect of this. Please refer to the individual websites of participating institutions for details of their 
admissions process and degree requirements. Applicants will have to individually apply to each institution that they 
are interested in.

Participating Institutions: 
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad ( ), 
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (,
Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai (  
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune ( )
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali ( )
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal ( )
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata ( )
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvanandthapuram ( )
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bengaluru ( )
National Brain Research Centre, Manesar ( ), 
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru ( ), 
National Centre for Cell Science, Pune ( ),   
National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi ( )  
Programmes offered at each institution: Ph.D.: at all the listed institutions; 
Integrated MSc-Ph.D.: at DBS, NBRC, NCBS,NCCS and IISER, Pune; M.Sc. by Research.: at DBS; M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & 
Conservation) at NCBS.  
Test Venue: The written test will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in the following cities: 
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu,
Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Srinagar, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam.  

APPLICATION for JGEEBILS: Applications must be submitted online to
Please select the option “Applying for Biology”. Only students from remote areas who have no access to internet may request an 
application form along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs.  20/-) envelope (size 25cm x 17cm) superscribed 

APPLICATION FEE (Non-Refundable): Rs. 500/- for applications submitted online and   Rs. 550/- for applications sent manually 
by post. Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.  Payment can be made online by 
Credit/Debit cards OR by Demand Draft drawn on State Bank of India. DD to be drawn in favour of “National Centre 
for Biological Sciences” payable at Bengaluru. Hall Tickets will be issued only after receipt of application fee.
Online applicants sending DD (Rs. 500/-) by post should write their reference code, name and telephone number behind 
the DD and send it to the address as given below.  
Students applying manually should send the DD for (Rs.550/-) along with the filled-in application form.

Address for mailing application/DD : Admissions Section, National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, GKVK, 
Bellary Road, Bengaluru 560065.  Enquiries: Email:; Tel,  080-23666021. 

A waiver of application fee on grounds of financial distress may be requested by a letter from the Principal or 
Head of the Department justifying the request.  Students may apply online and send the waiver letter/request 
from the Principal/HOD (on their letter head duly signed and stamped) by post with a covering letter mentioning 
the reference code.  If submitting the application manually, the waiver letter should accompany the filled-in 
application form.  Requests for waivers are considered depending on availability of seats and are not guaranteed.

Last date for receiving applications for Hall Tickets: October 20, 2013.

WALK-IN CANDIDATES: Some candidates without hall tickets may be admitted if seats are available.  
In this case the application fee is Rs. 800/- (no waivers).  Please be present at the Centre 2 hours early and bring 
Demand Draft of  Rs.800/- and 2 photos and any photo identity card.   The Walk-in facility is not available at Delhi.

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