HRD Cell coordinates all the academic activities at CSIR-CIMAP related to the PhD programs and training. The major activities facilitated through HRD Cell include: Admissions of students to PhD Programmes (CIMAP-JNU PhD programmes), registration, assessments, preparation of academic calendar, constitution of Doctoral/Research Advisory Committees (DAC/RAC) and conductance of comprehensive examination, seminars and Pre-PhD presentations. Synopsis/thesis submission and conductance of PhD viva-voce Examinations for the award of doctoral degree. Maintenance of student records starting from their registration till completion of their tenure at CSIR-CIMAP. Short-term training (Internship) for postgraduate students from colleges/universities in various R&D Divisions. Act as a channel of communication between the faculty/students with JNU. CIMAP-JNU PhD programme offers Ph.D. in Life Sciences. Admission to this programme is conducted twice in a year; once in January and once in August. 83 students have been awarded PhD under this programme since 2007 and 70 students are currently enrolled. Eligibility Criteria: Candidates with a master’s degree in Sciences and a National level fellowship (JRF/SRF) from any of the funding agencies (UGC, CSIR, DBT, DST etc.), which is tenable at CSIR-CIMAP, are eligible to apply. How to Apply: Online application to firstname.lastname@example.org, against advertisement when notified in the website of CSIR-CIMAP.