CSIR-CCMB Summer Training Program 2019

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Students from any life science background are encouraged and eligible to apply for the CCMB Summer Training Programme – 2019. For more details on the eligibility, selection procedure, application procedure and such, check all of the information posted below:

Eligibility Qualifications:
The training program is Available to students from all branches of sciences and open to Indian Universities/Research Institutes.
M.Sc. Program: Students admitted in the year 2018 and will finish their 1st year in June/July 2019
4 Year B.Tech. Program: Students admitted in the year 2016 and will finish their 6th Semester in June/July 2019.
5-year Integrated B.Tech.-M. Tech. Or MBBS course: Students admitted in the year 2015 and will finish their 8th Semester in June/July 2019; MBBS students in any year of the study can apply.

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M. Tech. Students aren’t eligible.

Computer science students with a flair for biology may also apply.

Training Program:
it’s not a conventional classroom lectures based training program. Rather, each chosen candidate/trainee is going to be assigned to a CCMB staff scientist that will supervise/mentor him/her throughout the stay. Each pupil is expected to execute a small project work under the guidance of this scientist. In the close of the program, the student will have to submit a ‘Project Report’ of this work done and would be asked to make an oral presentation.
The program is principally meant to give pupils a real-time exposure/hands-on experience to a research environment, in the expectation it might inculcate in them a zeal for research because of a prospective career.

Although, attempts are made to take under consideration that the’statement of purpose’/research interest of the chosen students (while assigning to different scientists ), but it’s usually not possible in most instances; as the allotments are primarily depending on the availability of working place(s) in various labs and not the other way round. Thus, only those students should submit an application for the training program that is all set to operate in any lab of CCMB, if chosen, no matter their stated research interest.

Application Procedure:
Application for the Summer Program 2019 may be downloaded (Zipped pdf file). Completed application (Hard copy) for your program MUST reach CCMB by 07/02/2019. The names of the Selected candidates will be made available on CCMB homepage during the middle of March 2019 (around 15/3/2019); here, it could be noted that no individual intimation will be sent to any candidate, and so all candidates have to search for his/her name in the’selection list’ on the CCMB homepage only.

Selection Process:
A committee nominated by the Director, CCMB, chooses the trainees. Among the important criteria used in selection is the chosen candidates should reflect the Nation-wide coverage of different Indian states (dependent on the location of their academic institutions but independent of their birthplace, sex, caste or religion). ‘Statement of purpose’ and also the ‘Recommendation/reference Letter’ are several other important factors in the choice of candidates alongside the academic record. A couple of seats (~5%) are reserved, each for the children of serving CCMB employees, and for applicants chosen by the AcSIR.
The amount of trainees’ intake fluctuates between 50 – 60 candidates, and largely is contingent on the availability of bench space with different staff scientists of CCMB. On an average, we get ~1500 applications, of which only 3 — 4 percent candidates make it into the program.

Support / Boarding / Lodging:
CCMB won’t offer any financial aid for lodging or boarding. Each of the selected candidates is needed to self-finance their stay in CCMB/Hyderabad. The candidates are expected to make their own arrangement for the stay in Hyderabad during the training period, though CCMB may consider specific requests only from outstation students, especially female students for shared accommodation in CCMB housing facility based on the availability of vacant flats/space.

Important Points:
It is evident in our experience in earlier years, the competition is quite high for the few available seats with an average chance of selection being only 3 — 4 percent.
Applications for Summer Program 2019 MUST be submitted as a hard copy. The application incomplete in any respect will be rejected/not considered.
Requests/applications for the program sent before this notification won’t be considered. Such a candidate should apply again using the prescribed application form.
There’s no FEE for the training program; however, all chosen candidates need to bear their boarding/lodging expenditure throughout the 60-day stay at CCMB.
The decision of the Selection committee concerning the selection of candidates will be final.

Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in almost any influence, political or otherwise, will be treated as a disqualification.
Selected candidates are expected to have cleared their final examinations (1st years in the event of M.Sc. Students, 6th semester in the event of B.Tech. Students and 8th semester in the event of 5-year Integrated B.Tech- M.Tech. Students) prior to joining the program and are needed to bring the documentary proof for exactly the same. On the flip side, for students, whose results might be awaited at that time, students would have to provide a certification from their college certifying that – that the student has appeared for the final exams, and that the outcomes are yet to be declared.
All candidates chosen for the program will need to spend a minimum period of 60 days in CCMB without any break.
This is one of the most important requirements and accordingly, all candidates will need to furnish a certification from their Head of their Department/Competent authority of their college/institute for this effect (see the Application form for instructions).

Mailing address for application:
Coordinator
Summer Program 2019
Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)
Uppal Road,
Habsiguda
Hyderabad-500007 (Telangana)

Please mention on top of the envelope “Application for Summer Training 2019”

Disclaimer
It may be noted that the CCMB Won’t Be responsible for any omission of Name from the listing of candidates that may result from ‘Loss and/or Delayed Receipt’ of applications due to postal mishandling/ loss/ delay.

Important Dates:
The program is for the duration of 60 days (~eight weeks) in the months of May-July 2019.
Last date for receipt of Application in CCMB: 07 February 2019
List of the selected candidates on CCMB homepage: Middle of March 2019.
(There will NOT be any separate letter of intimation to the selected candidates)
Last date for selected candidates to inform their:
Acceptance to CCMB/Program Coordinator: 30 March 2019
Tentative date to join CCMB/the program: 20th May – 3rd Jun 2019
(No candidate will be allowed to join after 3rd June under any circumstance)

CCMB Summer Program-2019: summertraining.ccmb@gmail.com

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