National Centre for Biological Sciences Bengaluru

National Centre for Biological Sciences Bengaluru

Courses offered:

  • Integrated PhD (NCBS, DBS, TIFR-H)
  • M.Sc. by Research (DBS)
  • M.Sc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (NCBS)


For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) or any professional Master's Degree (M.Pharma./M.Tech.), or a > 4 year degree program (e.g. MBBS, BDS).

For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree program that awards a "Bachelor's degree" including B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course).

The TIFR Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS-2019) for Biology is also called the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS). See All participating JGEEBILS institutions use the score from this examination, but each institution has its own admission procedure. Students need to apply separately to each institution that uses the JGEEBILS score.