Admission Notification Details for Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer

Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer, ACTREC – 2013

Admission to the Ph.D. Programme :

Applications for the Ph.D. program are invited through advertisement through the website early in the year (February/ March). Candidates all across India can apply, and selection takes place through an initial screening of applications, a written examination and an interview.

Areas of Reserch :

·         Cancer Biology

·         Cell Proliferation

·         Differentiation

·         Apoptosis

·         Metastasis

·         Tumor Immunology

·         Immunotherapy

·         Virology

·         Chemotherapy

·         Carcinogenesis

·         Gene Therapy

·         Animal Models

·         Tumor Markers

·         Structural Biology

·         Proteomics

·         Genomics

·         Genetics

·         Glycobiology

Educational Qualifications of Applicants :

M.Sc. (Applied Biology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology / Molecular Biology / Zoology); M.Tech. (Bioinformatics / Biotechnology); M.V.Sc.; M.Pharm.; or M.B.B.S.; from a recognized University, with greater than or equal to 60% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply.

Qualifying Test & Interview :

Candidates fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements are called for a written qualifying test at their own expense. Candidates who qualify in the written test are interviewed within 2-3 days of the written test. Candidates who have a valid UGC/ CSIR/ DBT/ ICMR, etc fellowship are called in for a direct interview around the same time. Successful candidates (Junior Research Fellows - JRFs) are granted provisional admission pending completion of other requirements (medical examination, etc).

Stipend :

JRFs at ACTREC receive a stipend of Rs. 16,000/- + 30% HRA (if hostel facility is not allotted) per month as applicable. The fellowship is paid on the 8th of every month. NET qualified candidates can avail of CSIR/UGC Fellowship. The Junior Research Fellowship is tenable for a period of 2 years, extendable by a further period of no more than 2 years, on an annual renewal basis. Extension for the third and fourth year is considered after extensive evaluation of the work done during the previous years. JRFs are not treated as regular employees of the Centre and are not automatically considered for any appointment.

TA/DA to attend Conferences :

JRFs are paid TA/ DA to attend Meetings/ Conferences at least once a year.

Leave :

Each JRF is entitled to 30 days leave in a year, in addition to the declared holidays observed by the Centre during the calendar year of twelve months. Leave not availed during the first year can be carried over to the next year. However, no more than 60 days leave can be accumulated at any time during the tenure of the fellowship and no more than 30 days can be availed at a given time. There is no separate provision for medical leave. The JRF has to seek prior permission before taking leave, by submitting a leave application forwarded through the Research Guide and, in the first year, also the Chairperson of the Academic Committee. Failure to do so or remaining absent from duties without prior permission or over-staying of leave is treated as 'unauthorised absence from work' and proportionate deductions are made from the fellowship amount, in addition to taking disciplinary action for such absenteeism.

Hostel Facilities :

Hostel facilities are made available to the extent available, on first come first served basis. Those JRFs who are not provided hostel accommodation have to make their own living arrangements.

Contacts :

Tata Memorial Centre,

Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer,


Navi Mumbai - 410 210,


Tel: +91-22-2740 5000

Fax: +91-22-2740 5085


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