Friday, 5 October 2012

Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences [JGEEBILS] [Ph.D/ Integrated MSc-Ph.D/ M.Sc. by Research]

Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences [JGEEBILS]

The JGEEBILS is a shared entrance test for several institutions doing research in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences. The test is coordinated by NCBS/TIFR. All institutions have different application processes and the entrance test is only one aspect of this.Please refer to the individual websites of participating institutions for details of their admissions process and degree requirements. Applicants will have to individually apply to each institution that they are interested in.

Participating Institutions:
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (
Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai (
National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (  
National  Centre for Biological  Sciences,  Bengaluru (
National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad (

Programmes Offered at each Institution:
Ph.D.: at all the listed institutions
Integrated MSc-Ph.D.: at DBS, NBRC, NCBS and NCCS
M.Sc. by Research.: at DBS

Test Venue: The written test will be held on Sunday, December 9,2012 in the following cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Srinagar, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam.

APPLICATION for JGEEBILS: Applications must be submitted online to  

Please select the option "Applying for Biology". Only students from remote areas who have no access to internet may request an application form along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs.20/-) envelope (size 25cm x 17cm) superscribed GS-2013 (JGEEBILS).

APPLICATION FEE (Non-Refundable): Rs.500/- for applications submitted online and Rs.550/- for applications sent manually by post. Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. Payment can be made online by Credit/Debit cards OR by Demand Draft drawn on State Bankof India.
DD to be drawn in favour of "National Centre for Biological Sciences" payable at Bengaluru.
Hall Tickets will be issued only after receipt of application fee. Online applicants sending DD (Rs.500/-) by post should write their reference code, name and telephone number behind the DD and send it to the address as given below. Students applying manually should send the DD for (Rs.550/-) along with the filled-in application form.

Address for mailing application/DD : Admissions Section, National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, GKVK, Bellary Road, Bengaluru 560065. ,Enquiries: Email: ;Tel.:080-23666021.

A waiver of application fee on grounds of financial distress may be requested by a letter from the Principal or Head of the Department justifying the request. Students may apply online and send the waiver letter/request from the Principal/HOD (on their letter head duly signed and stamped) by post with a covering letter mentioning the reference code. If submitting the application manually, the waiver letter should accompany the filled-in application form. Requests for waivers are considered depending on availability of seats and are not guaranteed.

Last date for receiving applications for Hall Tickets: October 26, 2012.

WALK-IN CANDIDATES: Some candidates without hall tickets may be admitted if seats are available. In this case the application fee is Rs.800/-(no waivers). Please be present at the Centre 2 hours early and bring Demand Draft of Rs.800/- and 2 Photos and any Photo Identity Card. The Walk-in facility is not available at Delhi.