DBT JRF 2019: Notification, Application, Date, Eligibility
Applications are invited from bonafide Indian citizens. residing in India for the award of “DBT-Junior Research Fellowship” (DBT-JRF) for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences.
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 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 will be eligible to be appointed in any DBT 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 DBT 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||February 20|
|Online Registration Close||March 22|
|Display of question paper and answer key on website||April 14 (Sunday)|
|Last date of accepting representation of any discrepancy in Question paper & Answer key||April 25|
|Declaration of BET 2019 Result||May 22|
Qualification: M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent degree/ integrated BS-MS/ B.E./ B.Tech. in any discipline of Biotechnology, M.Sc./ M.Tech. Bioinformatics/ Computational Biology. Students admitted under DBT supported Postgraduate Teaching Programs. M.Sc. Life Science/ Bioscience/ Zoology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of are also eligible to apply.
Marks: Minimum 60% marks for General, EWS & OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/ Differently abled in aggregate (or equivalent grade).
Age Limit: Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (22nd March 2019) for General and EWS category. Age relaxation of up to 5 years (33 years) for SC/ST/Differently abled/women candidates and 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates.
Details of the award
DBT- 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 a candidate’s responsibility and DBT have no role/responsibility in this matter. Verification of documents will be carried out for shortlisted candidates. Award letter will not be issued to candidates found ineligible or who submit incorrect documents.
Mode of selection
The candidates will be selected by computer-based, “Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)”. A candidate may opt for any three centers of their choice from the options given in the application form. Efforts would be made to allot one of the three opted cities/ centers. However, in certain cases, candidate may be allotted a different city/center due to administrative reasons. No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for undertaking the test.
Mode of application :
For a detailed procedure for filling the application form, payment of application fee and uploading of required documents/ certificates in the prescribed format, please visit http://www.bcil.nic.in/
A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of Rs 1000/- is payable online by General / OBC/ EWS candidates and Rs. 250/- by SC/ ST/ Differently abled candidates.