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Ph.D. Programme in Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Ashoka University invites application for its Ph.D. program (Monsoon 2018) in interdisciplinary Biological research that covers a wide number of topics, ranging from single molecules to organismal biology, including Evolutionary Biology, Animal Behaviour, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Biophysics, aided by state of the art research facilities.

Results

Following candidates have been recommended for enrolment in the Ph.D. Programme (Biology) and recommended for TA-ship (Session: Spring 2019).

Name

Application no

SRIJAN SEAL

O50-2018-00663

SOURADEEP BANERJEE

O50-2018-01058

BANGAL YOGESH MANGA

O50-2018-01452

SREELAKSHMI C

O50-2018-01493

SOHAM CHAKRABORTY

O50-2018-01542

NANDITA NATARAJ

O50-2018-01557

 

(Recommended for Session: Monsoon 2019)

JADHAV DINESH BALASAHEB

O50-2018-01266

Requirements

The Ph.D. program at Ashoka University accepts candidates with a Masters in any basic science discipline, including biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics or BTech/MBBS MTech/MPharm degree in applied sciences such as medicine, engineering. We are particularly looking for candidates who enjoy research, who are highly motivated and can create and take forward their ideas in research. We would value candidates who enjoy collaboration and forging work with a sense of team spirit.

 

To apply for the Biology Ph.D. program, applicants will need to complete an online application form. Online applications should also include a brief statement of research interests (maximum 1 page) and two letters of recommendation. The statement of research interests and recommendation letters should be directly emailed to phd.biology@ashoka.edu.in. Interested candidates should first visit the webpage of the programme and acquaint themselves with the kind of research being pursued at Ashoka before writing the statement of research.

 

Applications to the PhD programme will close on 15 December 2018.

 

Ph.D. admission will be based on a written test at the Ashoka University campus in Sonepat, followed by a personal interview. However, candidates who have qualified the CSIR/UGC/ICMR/GATE exam will be exempted from the written test, and can directly appear for the interview.

 

Please note that the written test will assess basic analytical skills and may include +2 level mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. There is no specified syllabus. We do not provide sample question papers.

 

Probable examination/Interview Schedule – 4th- 5th January 2019.

 

Coursework

Once admitted, students should take coursework on a wide range of topics, including research methodology, as per university norms. At the end of two years, students should present and defend their dissertation proposal before a faculty committee. On successful completion of this process, the candidate will be formally registered for a Ph.D. Towards the end of 5th year, the candidate will defend the dissertation before a committee consisting of faculty from both within and outside Ashoka.

Funding

A fixed number of attractive Ph.D. fellowships will be offered by Ashoka University to support the Ph.D. students (as per the rules and regulations). The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of INR 35,000, an annual contingency grant of INR 20,000 and offers extensive teaching opportunities.

 

The monthly stipend and annual contingency grant given to Ph.D. students who receive other scholarships (from UGC, CSIR or a partner organization) will be decided based on terms covering the scholarship itself and as per the norms of the University.

 

Students will also be offered housing on campus (on availability). In case on-campus housing is not available, Rs. 7000 pm rent allowance will be paid towards off-campus housing

Faculty
Ph.D. Programme in Biology