DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT JRF) in Biotechnology 2018
Applications are invited from bonafide Indian citizens. residing in India for award of “DBT-Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF)” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology. The programme is being coordinated by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi.
The candidates will be selected through “Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)”. Based on performance in BET, two categories of merit list will be prepared (Category I and Category II). The government of India norms for reservation will be followed for selection. Candidates selected under category I (Top 275) will be eligible to avail fellowship under the programme.
These will be tenable in any University/Institute in India where the selected candidates register for the Ph.D. programme. Candidates selected under Category II (next 100 in merit list) will be eligible to be appointed in any DST sponsored project and avail fellowship from the project equivalent to NET/GATE, subject to selection through the Institutional selection process.
There will be no binding on Principal Investigators of DST sponsored projects to select JRF/SRF for their project from category II list.Selection in category II will not entitle the student for any fellowship from DBT-JRF programme.
|Online Registration Start||02-Jan-2018|
|Online Registration Close||05-Feb-2018|
|Publication of the List of Candidates to appear for BET-2018||19-Feb-2018|
|Admit Card Download||27-Feb-2018|
|Date of BET-2018||18-Mar-2018|
Qualification : M.Sc./M.Tech./M.V.Sc. with Biotechnology in the title of degree, M.Sc.Neuroscience, M.Sc Molecular & Human Genetics, M.Sc Bioinformatics, M.Tech Bioprocess Technology, B.Tech / B.E. in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics s (4-year course after 1O+2). Candidates appearing In the final year examination of their qualifying degree are also eligible to apply.
Marks: Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) for General & OBC candidates and 55% for SC/ST/ Differently Abled candidates.
Age Limit: Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (5th February 2018) for general category. Age relaxation of up to 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/Differently abled/women candidates and 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates.
Details of the award
DS-T BET(category I) entitles a candidate for activation of fellowship subject to Ph.D. registration of the candidate in a recognized university or Institute in the country within 2 years from the date of issue of award letter. Registration for Ph.D. is candidate’s responsibility and BCIL or DBT have no role/responsibility in this. Verification of documents will be carried out for shortlisted candidates only. Award letter would be Issued subject to verification of necessary documents.
Mode of selection
The candidates will be selected based on computer-based’Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)’. A candidate may opt for any three centers of their choice to appear for the test from the options given In the application form. Efforts would be made to allot one of the three opted cities/centers. In certain cases, the candidate may be allotted a different city/center due to administrative reasons. TA/DA is not admissible to candidates for undertaking the test.
Mode of application :
For detailed procedure, registration and uploading of documents /certificates, please visit http://www.bcil.nic.in/ A non refundable and non-transferable application fee of Rs 1000/- is payable online by General / OBC candidates. SC/ST/Differently abled candidates are exempted from payment of the application fee.
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