Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc./ equivalent B. Tech. students with excellent academic records in Life Sciences (Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science), Bioinformatics, Library Sciences and MCA alone are eligible. Preference will be given to post graduate students (M.Sc.)

The students interested in pursuing the project work at IFGTB should have obtained 75% aggregate marks and above upto the preceding semester for UG (B. Tech.) and 70% aggregate marks and above upto the preceding semester for PG.


Internship sessions
Winter internship       : 1st December to 28th Febuary

Students are attached to Research Supervisor for studies spanning a minimum duration of 3 months and maximum 6 months culminating in a project thesis/ report. The broad research areas of the supervisors could be found in the website link "Internship training". Students would also be provided a certificate for having undergone the internship.

Summer internship   : 1st March to 31stMay

Students are attached to a Research Supervisor for studies spanning a minimum duration of 3 months and maximum 6 months culminating in a project thesis/ report. The broad research areas of the supervisors could be found in the website link "Internship training". Students would also be provided a certificate for having undergone the internship.

Summer internship for students desirous of having a shorter duration of 1 or 2 months could also apply. Students are attached to a Research Supervisor to participate in a study to be decided by the research supervisor. However, due to the shorter duration, no project thesis/report is envisaged. Students would be provided a certificate for having undergone the internship. Internship selection under this category (1 or 2 months) will be made only after considering students who have opted under the 3-6 months category

Selection procedure
  • Application form and the details on the Research area and supervisors for student project work are provided in the navigation link "Application form".

  • The list of research area and supervisors available for each session will be updated by 15th August and 15th December for the respective internship sessions.

  • Applications shall be received between 15th September to 15th October for Winter internship, and 1st January to 31st January for Summer internship. No applications will be entertained before or after the mentioned dates.

  • Duly filled in applications in prescribed format may be submitted by post to The Director, IFGTB, PB 1061,Forest Campus, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore-641 002, Tamil Nadu.

  • Applications forwarded by the Principal and Head of Department of the college complete in all respects will be scrutinized and short listed. Incomplete applications and applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

  • The list of successful candidates will be displayed on the IFGTB website by 1st November and 1st March, and will also be communicated to the Principals/ HoD and the student by email.

  • The project work of the selected candidates will commence from 1st December and 1st March.

The Director, IFGTB will be the final authority to decide on the selection and admission of candidates for project work.