CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) Kukrail Picnic, Spot Road. P.O. CIMAP. Lucknow-226015. India


Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) is a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSiR), a central autonomous body under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The Institute conducts research in all frontline areas of plant biology, agriculture and chemistry and invites applications from eligible candidates for admission in CIMAP-JNU Ph.D Programme (2010) leading to award of Ph.D degreefromJNU. Candidates who have completed or will be completing M.Sc. in Life Sciences (Agriculture /Botany /Chemistry/Biotechnology /Bloscience/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics) with minimum 55% marks and have cleared CSIR-UGC NET Exam/ICMR NET Exam/DBT JRF Exam or any other Exam leading to JRF/SRF fellowship tenable at CIMAP (as on 3rd August, 2010) are eligible for selection under the programme to carry out advanced research in the area of Biotechnology/Genomics/Plant Tissue Culture/Bioinformatics/Plant Physiology/Metabolomics/ Biochemistry/Microbiology/Botany and Pharmacognosy/ Natural Product /Synthetic/Analytical/Process Chemistry/Agronomy/Soil Science/Plant Nutrition/Crop Imporvment/Crop Protection/ Agricultural Economics & Extension, etc. The selection will be made on the basis or interview only. The selected candidates will be enrolled for Ph.D Programme in academic affiliation with tne jawananai Nehiu Untveratty, New Delhi. Reservations are as per Government of I ndia norms.

The Interview of short-listed candidates will be held on 2 and 3 August, 2010 and eligible candidates will be communicated about date and time of the interview by post. These students will have to complete Pre-Ph.D. courses in any one of the three sub-disciplines (Plant Sciences/ Biotechnology and Bioinformatics/ Chemical sciences) of their interest as the Core course, with optional courses, in two semesters spread over one year. On successful completion of courses (OGPA6.5/10 for general category and 6.0/10.0 for SC/ST/OBC), students will be eligible for registration as CIMAP-JNU Ph.D scholar under the supervision of a CIMAP scientist available as guide to carry out research on a scientific topic covered under CIMAP's mandate at CIMAP. A maximum of twenty four students may be admitted per academic year covering all the three sub disciplines mentioned above.


1. Application should be typed on plain A-4 size paper in the format given below. Application proforma can also be down loaded from our website.

2. Completed application forms must be accompanied with a crossed Demand Draft for Rs. 300/- (Rupees three hundred only) towards processing fee drawn in favour of Director, Central institute or Medicinal and Amniotic Plants, Lucknow. A demand Draft of Rs. 100/- (one hundred only) is acceptable from SC/ST/OBC candidates, provided relevant documentary proof is attached with the application. The processing fee is not refundable.

3. Application should be accompanied by attested copies of certificates and mark sheets from Senior Secondary level onward.

4. Application along with Demand draft should be sent to Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, PO CIMAP, Kukrail Picnic Spot Road, Lucknow-226015 so as to reach on or before 30 June,2010.

5. Incomplete applications and those received after the closing date will not be entertained. The decision of the institute will be final and binding, and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

6. CIMAP will not provide any travel expenses to candidates appearing for interview.