National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) was established in 1977 as ‘Malaria Research Centre’, which was renamed as ‘National Institute of Malaria Research’ in November 2005. NIMR is one of the institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research (an autonomous body under Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India). The primary task of the Institute is to find short term as well as long term solutions to the problems of malaria through basic, applied and operational field research. The Institute also plays a key role in man power resource development through trainings/workshops and transfer of technology. The major areas of research carried out over the years are on mosquito fauna surveys, development of genetic and molecular markers for important malaria vectors and parasites, cytotaxonomic studies identifying major vectors as species complexes and laboratory and field studies to examine the biological variations among sibling species, development of molecular identification techniques for sibling species, monitoring of insecticide resistance through space and time, preparation of action plans, etc. have yielded valuable information. Field evaluation of new insecticides, biolarvicides, insecticide-impregnated bed nets, drugs and parasite diagnostic kits have provided new armament to malaria control. Many of these have found place in national malaria control programme.
WHO CAN APPLY:
Highly enthusiastic students from almost any branch of Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Entomology /Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Chemistry/Physics/Biophysics/Mathematics/Computer Science/Computational biology/ Biostatics or allied subjects with a particular interest in Biology. M Sc, M.Tech, B.Tech, B.Pharm/B.E./MBBS/MD in Biological Sciences or other branches with a particular interest in Biology with Malaria Research, with at least 60 percent (or equal in CGPA) can also apply ( or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA), for general and OBC category, and 55% for SC/ST/Differently-abled candidate in aggregate (or equivalent grade). In case CGPA is not based on 10- point scale candidate should provide a statement issued by the respective University indicating conversion of CGPA to percentage. Candidates who have appeared or are appearing for qualifying examination in the academic year 2020 are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates will have to submit the proof of qualifying marks either at the time of interview or if selected at the time of admission. Kindly note that registration for PhD degree at AcSIR will happen only after fulfilling the eligibility criteria. In exceptional cases, students may be enrolled (if recommended by Director) in case extramural project funding is available or else the candidates must have one of the following fellowships:
CSIR-UGC NET (JRF)/JRF examination conducted by national agencies such as ICMR/DBT
Valid DST-Inspire fellowship
Upper age limit is 28 years as on 10th Feb 2020 for General Category. Age relaxation of up to 5 years (33 years) for SC/ST/Differently Abled/Women candidates and up to 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates will be granted.
RESERVATION: Will be as per the rules followed by UGC.
The names of the short-listed candidates along with date and time for the personal interview will be displayed on the ICMR-NIMR website. The list of Ph.D. guides (who have vacancy for Ph.D. students in their laboratory) and brief deion of their research projects would be given to shortlisted candidates. Final selection would be based on the performance in the interview.
Application form available at the NIMR website should be duly filled and submitted online on or before 21 April, 2020. Printed copy of the filled application form should be submitted along with a non- refundable Demand Draft for Rs 300/- (Exempted for SC/ST and Differently Abled candidates, provided they submit supporting document) drawn in favour of “Director-NIMR, so as to reach on or before April 30, 2020. Envelope should be marked as “NIMR Ph.D. 2020”. Incomplete applications and applications received after the closing date will not be entertained.
Last date for submission of online application: 21st April, 2020
Last date for submission of hard copy of the application and demand draft: 30th April, 2020
Date of Interview will be displayed on NIMR website; 25th May, 2020