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NIV Pune Admission Process

National Institute of Virology, Pune is a prestigious institution renowned for its virological research, diagnosis and training programs. The institute offers courses MSc Virology, PhD and M.Phil in various disciplines. 

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National Institute of Virology, Pune admission to MSc Virology and PhD programs are offered through an Online Entrance Examination (OEE) conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Candidates with CSIR-NET, ICMR-JRF, UGC-NET, DBT-JRF, DST-Inspire fellowships are eligible to enroll for the PhD program at ICMR-NIV through the SPPU. Refer to the table below to know more about NIV, Pune admission and eligibility requirements. 

National Institute of Virology, Pune Admission, Eligibility Criteria 


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Eligibility Criteria 

MSc Virology 

Online Entrance Examination conducted by SSPU 

Individuals holding degrees in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Medicine (MBBS), Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc., M.V.Sc.), Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Zoology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Life Sciences, Pharmacy (B Pharm, M Pharm), as well as B Tech/M Tech in Engineering (Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics), are eligible to apply.


ICMR-JRF/ CSIR-NET/ UGC-NET/ DBT-JRF/ DST-Inspire fellowships/  PhD Entrance Test conducted by SPPU

  • Candidates must hold a Master's degree in the relevant field. 

  • Candidates who have completed M.Phil coursework with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks for reserved category) and have obtained the M.Phil degree are eligible. 

  • Candidates who have completed M.Phil dissertations however, viva voce is pending are also eligible. 

  • Candidates holding degrees equivalent to the Indian M.Phil. degree from foreign educational institutions accredited by authorized assessment and accreditation agencies are also eligible for admission.



Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent professional degree recognized by the corresponding statutory regulatory body with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate (5% relaxation for reserved category students). 

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National Institute of Virology, Pune Admission Process 

  • Eligible candidates are required to register and fill an online application form by entering required details, uploading required documents and paying application form fee. 

  • Successfully registered candidates are issued an admit card which can be downloaded from the official website of NIVE, Pune. 

  • Candidates need to appear for Online Entrance Examination (OEE) at the designated exam centres. 

  • The authority declares the result in the form of a merit list. The merit list includes candidates rank obtained, name, course name, course code, application number, marks, and category among other details.

  • Qualified candidates are called for the counselling process. 

  • Shortlisted candidates are required to submit admission fees to secure their seat in the institute. 

National Institute of Virology, Pune Documents Required 

  1. Qualifying examination certificate/mark sheet

  2. Class 10 mark sheet

  3. Class 12 mark sheet

  4. Transfer certificate

  5. Migration Certificate

  6. Conduct certificate

  7. Category certificate (applicable)

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As of now no detailed information related to admission of MSc Virology has been updated at the official website of National Institute of Virology, you can stay updated at for more details regarding this, but as per the syllabus of last year exam pattern, the syllabus has two part out of which the first one is of 20 marks carrying 10 questions pertaining to general awareness, and second part is of 80 marks carrying 40 questions mainly from areas of graduate level life science subjects such as biotechnology, microbiology, botany, zoology, medicine, veterinary science. The eligibility criteria for the course is passed bachelor's degree in any discipline of zoology, botany, biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry, veterinary science with 60% aggregate, in case of reserved categories there is relaxation of 5%.

National Institute of Virology (NIV) located in Pune conducts its own admission process for admission to its Master of Science (M.Sc.) Program in Virology. For information regarding the syllabus of the Entrance Exam do follow the link below


As per your question according to the data The entrance exam for the virology course is conducted by

the Pune university. This entrance examination is conducted in online mode. It comprises of 100

questions. 80 questions are from your graduation course.

Remaining 20 are 10th class level maths reasoning, speed and time, age , coding and decoding,etc.

the problem level is moderate. With hardwork and smart work this exam are often easily cleared.

Entrance exams for the course - There are 100 Multiple Choice Questions of every carrying 2 marks each

and negative marking of 0.5 marks per wrong answer conducted by the institute wherein All questions

are compulsory.

The questions contain 20 questions on +2(HSC) level in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and arithmetic and

80 questions on degree-level bioscience subjects that include bioscience , Botany, Microbiology,

Zoology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Medical Sciences and Veterinary Science.

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