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CCMB Summer Training Program 2014

Application for the Summer Training Program 2014 Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad

Training Program: It is not a conventional classroom lectures based training program. Instead, each selected candidate/trainee will be assigned to a CCMB staff scientist who will supervise/mentor him/her during the stay

Each student is expected to execute a small project work under the guidance of the scientist. At the end of the program, student will need to submit a ‘Project Report’ of the work done, and also would be required to make an oral presentation

The program is mainly intended to give students a real-time exposure/hands-on experience to a research environment, in the hope that it would inculcate in them a zeal for research as a future career

Although, efforts are made to take into consideration the ‘statement of purpose’/research interest of the selected students (while assigning to different Scientists), but it is generally not possible in many cases; as the allotments are mainly based on the availability of working places in different labs and not the other way around

Therefore, only those students should apply for the training program, who are ready to work in any lab in CCMB, if selected, irrespective of his/her stated research interest

Eligibility Qualifications: The training program is open to students from all branches of sciences and open to all Indian Universities/Research Institutes

Only the Students who are admitted in a Master’ program (M.Sc.) in year 2013 or B.Tech. (4 year) program in 2011 or Integrated B.Tech – M. Tech. (5 year) program in 2010 can apply, i.e., the students who will complete their 1st year of M.Sc. or 6th Semester of B. Tech. or 8th Semester of Five year Integrated B. Tech – M. Tech in June/July 2014 are eligible to apply;

M.Tech. students are not eligible

Computer science students with flair for biology may also apply

Selection Process: A committee nominated by the Director, CCMB, selects the trainees. One of the major criteria used in selection is that the selected candidates should represent the Nation-wide coverage of different Indian states (based on the location of their academic institutions, but independent of their birthplace, sex, cast or religion)

‘Statement of purpose’ and the ‘Recommendation/reference Letter’ are other important considerations in the selection of candidates along with the academic record

A few seats (05%) are reserved for the children of CCMB employees

The number of trainees’ intake varies between 50 – 60 candidates, and mainly depends upon the availability of bench space with different staff scientists of CCMB. On an average we receive Rs.1500 applications, of which only 3.0 – 4.0% candidates make it to the program

Application procedure

Application for the Summer Program 2014 can be down loaded (Zipped pdf file)

Completed application (Hard copy) for the program MUST reach CCMB by the first Monday of February 2014 (03rd Feb 2014)

The names of the Selected candidates will be made available on CCMB homepage during the second week of April 2014 (around 15th Apr 2014); here, it may be noted that no separate intimation would be sent to any candidate, and thus all applicants must look for his/her name in the ‘selection list’ on CCMB homepage only

Mailing address for application: Dr. Ramesh K. Aggarwal Coordinator SummerProgram2014, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500007 (Andhra Pradesh)

(Please mention on top of the envelope “Application for Summer Training 2014”)

Important Dates:

The program is for duration of 60 days (eight weeks) in the months of May-July 2014

Last date for receipt of Application in CCMB: 03rd Feb 2014 (Monday)

Selected candidate’s LIST on CCMB homepage around second week of April 2014 (there will be No separate letter of intimation from CCMB to the selected candidates)

Last date for selected candidates to inform their Acceptance to CCMB/Program Coordinator 20th April 2014

Tentative date to join CCMB/the program 10th to 15th May 2014 (no one will be allowed to join after 20th May under any circumstance)


Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad

Habsiguda, Uppal Road, Hyderabad-500007, Tel +91-40 27160222