National Institute of Malaria Research



Research/Training opportunities for students


Research activities at NIMR:

The National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) is a nationally accredited institute for performing cutting-edge research in both field and laboratory oriented topics in basic, applied and operational aspects of malaria and other vector-borne infectious diseases.  While the field-oriented research is mainly conducted at the 10 well-established field units located in different malaria endemic places of the country, research activities at NIMR in New Delhi are dominated by laboratory-based methods, with field support from the field units as well as from adjoining areas.  Research works on all the three organisms (malaria parasites, vectors and humans) involved in malaria are performed in different subjects by scientists with different fields of expertise. Research works on clinical and phramocological aspects of malaria are also been actively performed at NIMR. The details of expertise of each NIMR scientists can be found at


Student training activities at NIMR:

In order to achieve research goals of different projects being undertaken by scientists, NIMR supports the active involvement of highly motivated young and aspiring minds of the country to train them at early stages of their career (both at the masters and doctoral levels).  Accordingly, two levels of training Programmes for students are undergoing at NIMR; (i) training for 3-6 months, for fulfilling the master’s thesis of an recognized Indian University and (ii) Doctoral training leading to PhD degree.  The doctoral training Programme is undertaken through affiliation of NIMR with different recognized Indian Universities.


General eligibilities of students:

Master training Programme: Students enrolled in different Master’s degree Programme of any recognized University.

PhD Programme:  Students who have qualified master degree in any branch of life science and cleared the NET (JRF) examination conducted by CSIR-UGC/ICMR/DBT.


Application and selection procedure:

Master’s thesis Programmeme: Students seeking placement at NIMR for fulfilling their master’s thesis may write an application to the Director, NIMR with full bio-data as per the format (click here to download format) and recommendation from the Principal/Head of the Department of the college/University.  Eligible candidates after initial screening may be asked for personal discussion at NIMR, New Delhi and based on availability of positions will be permitted.  The last date of application for six-month training beginning 01 January of every year is 30th November.  For summer training, beginning June of every year, the last date is 30th April. Please send applications to: .


PhD Programmeme: Candidates interested for PhD Programme may send an application with complete biodata as per format (click here to download the format) with attested copies of certificates and mark sheets of the examinations passed addressed to the Director, NIMR.  If the candidate has qualified NET (JRF) examinations conducted by CSIR/ICMR/DBT, he/she should send the scanned copy of the award letter along with the application. Candidates without NET qualification may also apply; but can only get fellowship if selected in a JRF/SRF position in an extramural project at NIMR and register for PhD degree after qualifying pre-PhD entrance examination of a University affiliated to NIMR. Applications for PhD Programmes are received throughout the year.  Please send your application with all relevant documents by email to:


Please note that applications for any of these two Programmes sent by hard copies or by emails to individual scientists/Director will not be considered.  Applications not as per the format will be out-rightly rejected.


Course fee and laboratory and other facilities:

For master’s thesis Programme: A one-time course fee of Rs. 20,000=00 (for six months training) and Rs. 10,000=00 (for three months) in the form of demand Draft favoring “Director NIMR” payable at ‘New Delhi’ is to be paid after receiving the permission letter for induction into the Programme.  Before joining the Programme, the candidate will have to submit a filled-in “Intellectual Rights Form” (available to the selected students along with the permission letter) duly signed by the principal/ head of the concerned department of the college/university where the candidate is undergoing the master’s Programme.


For Ph D Programme:  There is no course fee for the PhD Programme.  However, the fees to be levied by the concerned University where the candidate will be registered for PhD degree are to be borne by the candidate.


For both the masters and PhD Programmes, the selected students will be allocated to a scientist and be permitted to use the laboratory and other facilities for research work needed for the fulfillment of the Programme.  They are bound by other rules and regulations as in place at NIMR from time to time.


General guidelines:

At present there is no housing facility at NIMR to host the students of masters/PhD Programme.  Selected students have to make their own arrangements for accommodation.  No TA/DA will be paid to the short-listed candidates for attending personal discussions at NIMR.  No stipend of any nature will be paid to students inducted in master’s Programme at NIMR.  The PhD students with NET (JRF) qualification will be allowed to receive fellowships, house rent allowances and contingent grants as per rule.


For any further information on Master’s Programme send your query to Dr. Anup Anvikar ( and for PhD Programme to Dr. R.C. Dhiman (


NIMR also regularly recruits scientific personnel to be filled up under different scientific projects out of extramural funding in different aspects of malaria.  For availing an opportunity to work on malaria at NIMR, please visit the vacancy section (



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