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CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR): Admissions 2024

Updated On - Wednesday, 10 April 2024

CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR) offers Ph.D program for the academic year 2024-2025

Ph.D (3 year)


  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Food, Drug & Chemical Toxicology
  • Regulatory Toxicology
  • Systems Toxicology and Health Risk Assessment
  • Toxicoinformatics & Industrial Research

Eligibility: The applicant must be a citizen of India.

Candidate should hold a  M.Sc. Degree with first division in Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Environmental Sciences/ Genetics/ Life Sciences/ Microbiology/Zoology or BVSc or B.Tech. (Biotechnology). 

Minimum mark shall be secured 55%.

Maximum age limit for the candidate to get admission is 32 years at the time of admission,

Relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxable up to 05 years for SC/ ST and 03 years for OBC as per Government orders in force only.

Wherever two or more candidates have secured equal aggregated marks, the tie may resolved in accordance with the order of precedence given below (ascending order), till tie is resolved (Order of preference):

i) Date of Birth, with older candidate place higher.

ii) Candidate acquiring Essential Degree earlier placed higher.

iii) Alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear.

Upper age limit is also relaxable up to 5 years for the regular employees working in CSIR laboratories / institutes, Government Departments, autonomous bodies and public sector undertakings.

As per GOI provisions, age relaxation for Widows, Divorced Women and Women Judicially separated from Husbands, the upper age limit is relaxable up to the age of 35 years (up to 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes in respect of the posts reserved for them) for Widows, divorced Women and Women Judicially separated from their Husbands who are not remarried.

Age relaxation to Physically Handicapped (PH) persons: Age relaxation of 10 years is allowed (total 15 years for SCs/ STs and 13 years for OBCs in respect of the posts reserved for them) to blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons for appointment to Group ‘A’ posts/ services.

Selection Process: Candidates who have a valid GATE/GPAT score and have completed their M.Pharm, MS (Pharm) course in Pharmacology, Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Pharmacognosy/Natural Products are also eligible to apply. Candidates who have the INSPIRE fellowship of DST may also apply.

Candidate who has qualified the JRF from CSIR, ICMR, DBT, UGC or other agencies may apply. 

CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR)  Admission Process 2024

Note- Relaxation in age and any other post is reserved for respective categories related cases, candidates have to produce relevant certificate in the prescribed format signed by the specified authority at the time of interview.

How to Apply

a. Applicants can apply through online portal, link of which will be available on CSIR-IITR website http://iitrindia.org/En/Recruitment.aspx

It It is mandatory to take the print out of the successfully submitted online application form, sign the same and attach the self attested mandatory documents & Photo and keep it for submission as and when asked for.

b. Candidates are required to pay application fee of Rs. 500./- as per “ Fee payment procedure” available on the website.

c. The candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD/ Women/ Regular CSIR Employees/ Ex-servicemen/ Abroad candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

d. Candidate is required to upload his/ her recent passport size scanned colour photograph, signature each (max size 50 KB) and also relevant certificates at the specified places in the online application.

e. Candidates should keep a copy of the application print – out and payment details, if any , for their record.

f. Fee once paid will not be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other recruitment of selection process.

g. A candidate can apply for multiple post codes subject to fulfilling all eligibility conditions attached to each individual post code.

However, candidate needs to fill the application (except primary/registration details) with the requisite application fee separately for each post code.

h. Candidates applying for more than one post must submit separate application form for each post indicating the Code No. of the post.

i. Candidates are advised to keep the application form generated after online submission, with themselves along with all copies of the requisite certificates, mark sheets, age proof, education qualifications, experience, re-prints of publications and caste certificate, if applicable, and produced the same whenever asked by the CSIR-IITR to do so.

Applications from Employees of Govt. Departments will be considered only if forwarded through proper channel along with vigilance clearance certificate certified by their employer that the applicant will be relieved within one month of the receipt of the appointment orders, if selected. However, advance copy of the application may be submitted before the closing date. Application routed through proper channel should reach CSIR-IITR, Lucknow within 15 days from the last date prescribed for receipt of applications otherwise online application will be rejected. NOC must be submitted at the time of interview.

l. Incomplete applications will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected. 

Kindly ensure to upload the following documents with online application form, failing which application will not be considered:

a. Proof for remittance of application fee paid through SBI collect (E- Receipt/Transaction reference), wherever applicable.

b. Recent Passport size Colored Photograph at prescribed space.

c. Self-Attested photocopy of 10th/12th certificate indicating Date of Birth.

d. Self Attested photocopies of educational qualification certificates as well as mark sheets.

e. Self Attested photocopy of caste certificate or any certificates, if applicable.

f. Self Attested photocopies of experience certificates, if any.

g. Recommendations of the referees, if any.

h. All other supportive documents in support of the application

For Scientific & Administrative Queries

CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Vishvigyan Bhawan
31, Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Lucknow - 226 001
Uttar Pradesh, India.
Phone (Direct): +91-522-2613357, 2621856, 2628227
Fax: +91-522-2628227
Email: director[at]iitrindia.org

CSIR-IITR- Ph.D Important Dates 2024

Online registration starts

August 2024

Last date for Ph.D admission

August 2024

Last date for submission the completed application  on portal

September 2024


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