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PhD In Life Sciences

Admission to PhD Programme in Life Sciences

(PhD Admissions for Winter Semester, 2017-18)

Ahmedabad University (AU) encourages high quality research through doctoral degree programmes. The doctoral degree programme at the Division of Biological and Life Sciences (DBLS) at School of Arts and Sciences, AU provides an unparalleled research experience to its students. The PhD program at DBLS is a stimulating interdisciplinary program that provides an excellent intellectual environment for developing a research career. With its well-equipped laboratories and global partnerships it offers unique opportunities for students to engage in meaningful research programs targeting global challenges in life sciences.

DBLS invites application for the doctoral program in Life Sciences.
The area of research will be Inter-disciplinary, application oriented research in the cutting edge area of nano-bio interfaces (such as Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine, Nanotoxicology, Environmental Biotechnology, Stem Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering) with a goal to enrich the human and environmental life.


First Class (60% and above) in MSc/MTech in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Forensic Sciences (Biology/Chemistry) or equivalent degree in subjects related to biological sciences.

Selection Process:

All candidates with first class in a relevant Master’s degree are encouraged to apply. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test and only candidates qualifying the written test will be requested to appear for a final interview. The dates of the written test and interview will be announced after the last date of application to the PhD program.

NET-JRF qualified candidates (CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT/DST INSPIRE) will be exempted from the written test and will be required to appear directly for the interview. Candidates with valid fellowships from other equivalent state and national level fellowships are also encouraged to apply. The final dates of the interview will be communicated after the last date of application to the PhD program.
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview for selection. No TA/DA will be provided to candidates for appearing in the interview.

Admission Schedule:

The schedule of the admission process is as follows:

  • Admissions open: April 20, 2017
  • Last date to receive applications at DBLS, AU: May 12, 2017
  • Date of written test/Interviews: Will be communicated to only shortlisted candidates

How to apply

To download the Application Form click here

The completed application form accompanied by a demand draft of Rs 500/- in favour of “Ahmedabad University” and payable at Ahmedabad.

Send hardcopy of the filled in application along with the demand draft to :

Administrative Officer (Academics)
Division of Biological and Life Sciences,
School of Arts and Sciences,
Ahmedabad University, Central Campus,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380009, Gujarat, INDIA

To read the Ph.D. Program Guidelines click here

To read Syllabi for written test click here