About Program

CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), invites exceptionally motivated students to undertake research training under dissertation program at CSIR-IMTECH. CSIR-IMTECH is a multidisciplinary institute with excellent research facilities, state of the art computational and library facilities, and faculty with research interests in frontier areas of modern biology and biotechnology (please visit our website http://www.imtech.res.in for information on different areas and faculty activities).

Mandate: The Program is aimed to introduce exceptional students to the basic techniques used in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Protein Sciences, Cell Biology, Immunology, Preclinical research, Bioinformatics, Fermentation Technology, Biosensors, Medicinal Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering through bench work for 6 months. 

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Who can apply

Who can apply: Students Pursuing M.Sc., M. Pharma, M.Tech., B. Pharma, B. Tech., MCA and equivalent from UGC recognized Universities to undertake research training towards partial fulfillment of their degree. The minimal eligibility criterion for consideration of the requests is first division or an equivalent grade (or at least 60% of aggregate scores) in all major examinations starting from the secondary school examination onwards.The selected students will be assigned to a Faculty/scientist who will mentor him/her during the training period. Each student is required to complete a small research project work under the guidance of the scientist. At the end of the program, student will need to submit a ‘Project Report’ of the work done and on successful completion of the program, the students will be awarded a certificate.

Number of seats: 30-40. The number of trainees’ intake varies between 30-40 and depends upon the availability of bench space with different scientists of IMTECH. Five (5) seats are reserved for the children of serving CSIR employees.

How to apply

Candidates can apply using online application form available at IMTECH website Along with the application, candidates have to upload a Statement of Purpose (SOP), a letter of recommendation from his/her guide and an authorization letter/bonafide certificate (certifying that the candidate is pursuing degree program, click here for format) issued by Head of the University / College / Institute.

Declaration of selection: In the month of December

A screening cum selection committee constituted by the Director, IMTECH will select the students. The decision of the Director, CSIR-IMTECH, regarding selection of the candidates shall be final.Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence, political or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification.

Click to Download format for authorization letter/bonafide certificate

Important Dates


Last date of Application: 23rd November 2020
Intimation to selected applicants: 4th December 2020 7th December 2020
Last date of submission of fee: 11th December 2020 14thDecember 2020
In case of non-receipt of fees by 11th December 2020 15th December 2020, seats will be offered to waiting list applicants.

Fee Details

After completion of selection process, successful candidates will be informed to make payment through NEFT to the Director, IMTECH account (Account No. 30267007362, IFSC - SBIN0001443).

Duration: 6 Months

Fee: Rs. 25,000

The fee includes GST as per GOI instructions and is not refundable.

Boarding & Lodging

CSIR-IMTECH will not provide any financial support for the training/ boarding/ lodging. The students will have to make their own arrangement for stay in Chandigarh during the program. However, CSIR-IMTECH may consider specific requests from outstation students only, for shared accommodation depending upon the availability of the same (Rs. 5000/- plus mess charges as per actual will be applicable as per CSIR-IMTECH rules).