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  • On behalf of Prof. Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research and Secretary, Department of Health Research, applications are invited from interested MBBS/BDS students to participate in the Short Term Studentship Program (STS-2019).

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research initiated the Short Term Studentship Program in 1979 in order to promote interest and aptitude for research among medical undergraduates. The main objective of this program is to provide an opportunity to undergraduate medical students to familiarize themselves with research methodology and techniques by being associated for a short duration with their seniors on ongoing research program or by undertaking independent projects. It was expected that this may serve as an incentive for them to take up research as a career in the future.

  • During the last 37 years, medical undergraduate students of various medical colleges in the country have shown keen interest in ICMR Short Term Studentship (STS) program. The ICMR has decided to continue this program by awarding limited number of studentships to deserving MBBS/BDS students for the year 2019 from MCI/DCI recognized Medical/Dental Colleges.

  • Approximately 1500 students (1200 seats- MBBS and 300 seats- BDS) will be awarded STS after the report submission and review for 2019.

  • The student is required to register on ICMR website ONLINE starting from 10th December 2018 till 11th January 2019 (by 5:30pm), the application form and STS research proposal to be submitted online from 12th January 2019 to 25th January 2019 (Friday by 5:30pm) which will be then evaluated by the ICMR. The results will be announced in April 2019 and list of selected students to undertake STS research work will be displayed on the STS website. The selected students are expected to complete the project in any two given months between April and September 2019 and submit the report before the last date of submission i.e. 31th October, 2019 (Thursday by 3:00pm). The student will be awarded stipend and certificate only if his/her STS report is approved by ICMR. The Institution must provide the student with all facilities for carrying out research.

  • The value of the studentship from 2019 onwards has been increased to Rs. 10,000/- per month for 2 months’ duration (Total Rs. 20,000/- only) and is meant to be a stipend for the student.


    Cost of research must be borne by Medical/Dental College/ Institution where the work will be carried out.

  • For any queries please contact preferably through email :
    Dr. N. C. Jain
    Scientist G & Head
    Division of HRD
    Indian Council of Medical Research
    V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan
    Ansari Nagar,
    New Delhi – 110 029

    Dr. Ginu S. Khan
    Scientist 'C'
    Division of HRD
    Indian Council of Medical Research
    V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan
    Ansari Nagar,
    New Delhi – 110 029
    Contact No. : 011-26588980, 26588895, 26588707 or 26589335 Extn. 369 Calling hrs- 9:00-17:30 hrs from Monday to Friday


    Email : stshrd2017@gmail.com

    For technical support: related to online submission you may call on 011-26589440(Direct) or call 011-26588980, 26588895, 26588707 or 26589335 Extn. 333 Calling hrs- 9:00-17:30 hrs from Monday to Friday and speak to our IT team Sh. Vikas.

    For Administrative support: please call 011-26589438 (Direct) to Mrs. Harjeet Kaur Bajaj Administrative officer and speak to Mrs. Rajni Khurana, Section Officer 011-26588980, 2658889, 26588707 or 26589335 Extn. 245 or 340(Admin. Officer).

    IMPORTANT: Any registration, application and proposal submission or any such requests will not be entertained by ICMR under any circumstances after the last date/time is over. Therefore, please register and submit accordingly before the deadline to avoid any last minute delays.

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Last Date 31st October 2019 (till 3:00 PM)

Helpline: 011-26589440

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