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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program


Division of Cancer Research

The department is actively involved in research in the areas of cancer biology. The focus of the PhD program (affiliated to University of Kerala) is on research training with a high degree of specialization. The aim of such training is to make our PhD students very competent in their respective areas, so that they may be able to take up teaching or research and development professions.


The candidate should possess first class master’s degree in Biotechnology, Life Science and allied areas.
Applicants must have a valid research fellowship from NET/ICMR/DBT or other recognized funding agencies.
The residence requirement for PhD program is a minimum of three years after the registration and may be extended up to five years.

Mode of selection

Applications will be invited as and when new projects are available and depending on the vacancies.
Selection will be on the basis of performance in a Written test / Interview.

Pre-registration Assessment

Pre-doctoral seminars will be conducted and only the successful candidates are permitted to registration.

Areas of Research





Application may be sent to the The Head, Division of Cancer Research, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in the prescribed form (available at website)






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