Related: Integrated Ph.D. in Life Sciences

Bose Institute has an established Ph.D. programme in physical sciences, life sciences and interdisciplinary sciences. The institute has conducted path-breaking research in the fields of plant sciences, structural biology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences and biotechnology. Many of our alumni have become reputed experts in their fields. The institute also runs a vibrant integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. programme. 

Details about research in life sciences can be found on the individual faculty pages in the following institutional research programmes: (i) basic and applied microbiology, (ii) computational biology, (iii) molecular medicine, (iv) plant functional biology of stress responses for improvement and exploring plant genetic resources, (v) structural studies and biophysical problems, (vi) systems and synthetic biology, and, (vii) complex systems.

Students are admitted annually for integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. in life sciences through an interview conducted by the Institute. Applicants should have qualified JGEEBILS, in which Bose Institute is one of the participating institutions. Applicants should have a minimum CGPA of 6 on a 10 point scale or minimum 60% marks or percentage equivalent converted from CGPI/CPI in B. Sc. / B.E. / B.Tech.

Bose Institute will be accepting applications for the Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. programme in Life Sciences, scheduled to begin in August 2019. Selections would be based on interviews to be conducted at Bose Institute in 2019 for candidates qualified in JGEEBILS (which is scheduled to be held on December 9, 2018). We would attempt to intimate details and deadlines of the application procedure on our website, before the declaration of  JGEEBILS results.

Online Application (Integrated MSc-PhD in Life Sciences):
Online applications are invited from candidates interested to pursue Integrated MSc-PhD degree in Life Sciences at Bose Institute, conducted by Bose Institute in collaboration with University of Calcutta. The session is scheduled to begin in August 2019. To qualify, the candidate MUST have already qualified in the JGEEBILS examination conducted by NCBS/TIFR..

Please fill up the online application form by clicking the link at the bottom. There is a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 1000/- for general candidates and Rs. 500/- for reserved categories (including woman) payable to 'Bose Institute, Kolkata' by bank transfer.The account details are as follows: 

Name of Account Holder: Bose Institute, Kolkata
Account Number: 11152797736
Bank Name and Branch: SBI, Manicktolla Branch, Kolkata 700009
Account Type: SB GEN
IFSC Code: SBIN0001715

The last date of submitting online application is February 28, 2019. A list of candidates shortlisted for interview and the interview date will be published on the website approximately two weeks after the application deadline. The interview will be held in April 2019 and the date will be announced on the website. For any clarification, please send an email to: