The Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Bhubaneswar is a permanent research centre of Indian Council of Medical Research. The foundation stone of the centre was laid by the then prime minister of India Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi on 29th March 1981.Initially the Center started in a small rental accommodation in 1982 and shifted to the Centre’s own building in year 1990 after completion. The campus of RMRC is located in 20 acres of picturesque landscape in Chandrasekharpur and has its own laboratory –cum- administrative building, animal house, auditorium, guest house & research scholars’ hostel and staff quarters. The concept of Regional Medical Research Centre was evolved during 6th five year plan period in 1980. Under this scheme six RMRCs were set up in different parts of the country. The thrust areas of research and linkages for RMRC, Bhubaneswar have been outlined in the project committee report of ICMR in 1981 under the chairmanship of Prof V Ramalingaswamy and subsequently in the high powered committee report of 1995. For the past 3 decades, the institute has continued to remain as a national and international focus for collaboration in research where clinical, population, laboratory and social sciences are integrated to address the broad issues of health. The strength of these disciplines, combined in a single institution and tightly linked by a common mission, creates a unique multidisciplinary environment for capacity building and research.
Bachelor degree holders of any institute/University recognised by the UGC having secured at least 50% of marks for General & 45% marks for SC/ST Candidates in the relevant subject, such as Medicine, AYUSH, Dental Science, Allied Medical & Health Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Nursing, Epidemiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Population Sciences/ Studies, Statistics, Biostatistics, Demography, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Work, Public Health Engineering, Nutrition, Home Science, Community Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Management and Law.
Students appearing in the final degree examination can make a provisional application pending publication of results subject to meeting minimum eligibility requirements at the time of interview. Internship, if required for the course need to be completed before admission. Admission to the course is based on the combined result of online/offline written test and interview.
· Proof of date of birth.
· Attested copies of all certificates and mark sheets starting from Matriculation.
· Caste certificate/ Certificate claiming reservation (if any) from the competent authority.
· Persons working in any organisation shall have to submit “No Objection Certificate” (NOC) at the time of admission.
· Completion of internship certificate, if required for the course.
All eligible candidates will have to appear an entrance test online/offline which will be communicated later. All the questions are of short deive type and compulsory. Each question carries 2 marks. One mark will be deducted per wrong answer. The questions for entrance examination will cover General Public Health Awareness, Numerical ability, General English including Grammar/ Common errors and Scientific awareness up to intermediate levels. Place and date of test will be communicated in due course.
· A selection committee constituted by Director, ICMR-RMRC, Bhubaneswar will select the candidate based on following:
a) Review of application form
b) Written test
c) Personal Interview
· Reservation/Relaxation will be followed as per norms being followed by Govt. of Odisha / University.
· Mere possession of eligibility criteria will not entail selection for the course. The decision of Director, RMRC, Bhubaneswar regarding selection of candidates & number of students to be admitted within the rule shall be final.
· The candidate will be informed by letter/e-mail regarding date of written test, interview, venue, etc.
The authority reserves the right to accept/reject any or all the applications or the entire selection process without assigning any reason thereof.
Prescribed application form can be downloaded from the link given in institute’s Website: www.rmrcbbsr.gov.in & www.icmr.nic.in. The prescribed application format in the Website should only be used as application form. Any other form will not be considered.
Application is to be submitted along with the application fee of Rs. 600/- (Rupees Six Hundred only) by means of demand draft drawn in any nationalized bank in favour of the “Director, RMRC” payable at Bhubaneswar. Application without the application fee will not be considered.
Duly filled in application form with necessary documents and original draft should be sent to “The Director, ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Chandrasekharpur, S. E. Rly. Project P.O., Bhubaneswar, Odisha, PIN-751023”, superscribing “Application for MPH” on the top of the cover.
The completed application form with enclosures & original draft can also be submitted in the drop box available at Reception Counter of RMRC up to the last date during the office hour.
Availability of application form: 20th October, 2020
Last date for receipt of completed applications at RMRC: 5th November, 2020
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(1) Candidates should have passed their M.Sc./ MPH/MA or equivalent qualification (Public Health/ Biotechnology/Microbiology/Anthropology/Sociology/Zoology/ Life Science/etc.) from any UGC recognised University with minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point)
(2) Should have qualified any National level fellowship like ICMR-JRF or DBT-JRF or DBTBINC-JRF or CSIR/UGC-JRF or UGC-RGNF or DST Inspired, or Odisha DST.etc.
Fellowship: The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per the guidelines of the funding agencies.
Application procedure: No application fees will be charged.
Interested and eligible candidates may fill-up the prescribed application form as available in RMRC website. Duly filled-up application along with self-attested copies of all relevant certificates should be send to the “Director, ICMR- Regional Medical Research Centre, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar-751023”. The application should reach the Institute on orbefore 2nd April 2020. Applications received after due date will not be accepted. The envelope should be super scribed with “Application for Ph.D. Program in________________”.
Candidates must mention clearly ONE of the research subjects for which they are applying.Candidates interested to apply for more than one subject should send separate applications for each research subject.
List of candidates selected for the interview will be communicated and also published in the Institute website.
Director, ICMR-Regional Medical research Centre, Bhubaneswar reserves the right to withdraw the procedure without assigning any reasons thereof.
Last date of receiving applications: 2nd April, 2020
Date of display of short-listed candidates: 7th April, 2020
Date of interview and result declaration: 3rd Week of April, 2020