Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS)

    The JGEEBILS is a shared entrance test for several institutions doing research in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences. The test is coordinated by NCBS/TIFR

    The test originated from the TIFR annual entrance test for Biology, which was used by DBS/TIFR as well as NCBS/TIFR. The motivation for this shared test is to reduce the difficulties that students faced with multiple entrance tests, and to reduce the duplication of effort by many institutions in conducting such examinations. JGEEBILS is intended to serve as a common point for students from any science discipline or engineering to start the process to apply for biology graduate programmes around India.



    Ph.D Program: Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science. These include M.Sc (Ag.), B.Tech, B.E, B.V.Sc B.Pharma (4 yrs. course), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma

    Students with training in Physics or Chemistry are encouraged to apply to the programmes

    Integrated Ph.D/M.Sc by Research Program: Bachelors in any Basic Science

    M.Sc Wildlife Biology and Conservation: Indian nationals who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 50% in core subjects), less than 35 years of age as on 1st July 2015 and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation. Graduate nationals of Central, South and Southeast Asian countries, with similar qualifications, are also eligible to apply

    Students who expect to complete their degrees by July 2016 are eligible to apply

    PROGRAMS offered at NCBS, Bangalore and DBS, Mumbai

    • ​Biology
    • PhD (NCBS and DBS)
    • Integrated PhD (NCBS and DBS)
    • M.Sc by Research (only at DBS) - IISER Pune, Kolkata
    • M.Sc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (only at NCBS)



    For more details you can visit :http://univ.tifr.res.in/gs2016/Adm_Procedure/Adm_Procedure.htm


    Examination schedule: JGEEBILS is held generally in the 2nd week of December

    Course duration: The classes will be held during weekend for 2 months.


    Subjects Covered: CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY 

    Class schedule: This program will have classes during the weekend on Saturday & Sunday for3-4 hours each day. Classes can be held during morning or evening at the institute’s discretion.


    Course Fees: 18,000/- (Including Service Tax)