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PhD Scholarship in Life science - Hyderabad India - Januray 2012

Applications are Invited for the Ph.D. Programme in Life Sciences at the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad, is a well known eye care centre, with active emphasis on research (basic and translational) focused on the biology of the eye. It is recognized as an ‘Associate Institution’ by the University of Hyderabad for undertaking research in the Departments of Biochemistry and Animal Sciences at the School of Life Sciences (and also Department of Communication of the School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication) of the University of Hyderabad. LVPEI is also recognized as an off-campus centre for its Ph.D. programme by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
LVPEI has a full-fledged set of research labs in the areas of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, genetics, microbiology and vision physics. All research work done at the Institute is connected with aspects of the eye, and is done in close collaboration with the in-house ophthalmologists. Its research work is funded generously by national and international granting agencies. The research arm of LVPEI is formally called the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation (HERF). For details of current research activities at HERF, LVPEI, please access www.lvpei.org
We invite applications from candidates interested in joining the Ph.D. programme in any of the above areas.
Eligibility: Only candidates with a M.Sc. degree or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks will be considered.
However, for candidates awaiting their results, provisional admission with special permission of the Director may be allowed. While preference is given to those qualified in the UGC/CSIR NET JRF or have other equivalent fellowship like DBT, ICMR, INSPIRE, NBHM, ICAR, etc., others are also encouraged to apply.
Selection procedure: All eligible candidates will be given a written test, followed by personal interview, and selection for admission will be based on the ranks obtained in the combined test plus interview.
Deadline date: Please send your applications, along with your CV and other relevant material by e-mail to Mr K. Jaiganesh, Administrator, Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation (HERF), L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad 500 034 at ganesh@lvpei.org, before 10 January 2012.