NII-2019 Entrance Examination – 24.02.2019

What : PhD Entrance Exam
When : 24.02.2019
Where : NII

National Institute of Immunology
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi-110067

National Institute of Immunology (Nil) invites applications from eligible candidates for its Ph.D. programme.

Cutting edge research at Nil encompasses broad interdisciplinary areas of Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, and Computational Biology.

Online Application opens : 26.12.2018
Online Application closes : 27.01.2019
Admit card download : 03.02.2019
NII-2019 Entrance Examination : 24.02.2019

Eligibility :

  1. 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.
  2. 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 general category. Five percent relaxation in aggregate scores in Senior Secondary, Bachelor’s, and Master’s 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Selection procedure:
Nil will select candidates for the Ph.D. programme through:

  1. Computer-based Entrance Examination, Nil-2019, to be conducted by Nil at multiple centres all over India on 24th February 2019 (Sunday). 
  2. Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2019). Candidates applying through JGEEBILS-2019 must submit an application through Nil 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 Nil-2019 or JGEEBILS-2019.
  • The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the Nil website and Notice Board on or before 5th March 2019.
  • Interviews will be held at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, from 13th to 15th June, 2019.
  • Candidates selected will be enrolled for the Ph.D. programme of Nil in academic affiliation with JNU, New Delhi.

Ph.D. Programme:

  1. The programme will start on 08th July 2019 and the allotment of laboratories and thesis supervisors will be made by 12th July 2019, based on the interactions with faculties in the candidates’ area of interest and mutual preference.
  2. The institute currently provides a Junior Research Fellowship of ? 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.
  3. Nil is a residential campus and shared hostel accommodation will be provided to all the students admitted to the program.

Application procedure :

  • Candidates should submit their applications through Nil 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 Nil website from 26th December 2018 to 27th January 2019.

Queries : For technical queries regarding Nil online admission portal, please contact helpline number: 022-62507725; Email:


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