The Institute imparts long term research training leading to a PhD degree of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Applications for the PhD programme are invited from candidates interested in pursuing scientific career in biological and related sciences. A detailed announcement describing the selection procedure for admission to the PhD programme is displayed on the Institute’s website and advertised in all national newspapers & Employment News in the month of October/November every year for the academic session that begins in July. Around thirty to thirty five scholars are admitted to the programme each year, selected on the basis of a national competitive written examination for short-listing the applicants & followed by interviews of these short-listed candidates held at the Institute sometime in June. Minimal academic qualifications required are: M. Sc. or equivalent in any branch of science, or M. Tech. or MBBS or M. V. Sc. or M. Pharm. or equivalent qualification recognized by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.