Dept. of Biotechnology Junior Research Fellowship

The applications are invited from the Indian nationals for the DBT-junior research fellowship (DBT-JRF) for pursuing the research in the fields of applied biology and biotechnology. The scholarship is provided to the students under the two categories, category 1 and category 2. The category 1 of the fellowship involves the students to register Ph.D as they are tenable to get admission in any University/college in India.
 The category 2 involves the students will be eligible for the DBT sponsored project ad can avail the fellowship as per the guidelines which is equivalent to the NET/GATE qualifications. The selection process is always subject to the selection process by the institution and the university. The selection of the category 2 does not subject to the DST-JRF fellowship.

Scholarship details
The scholarship details can further be obtained from the NCCS official website .

Eligibility criteria
The eligibility criteria for the above mentioned scholarship are given below.
1.       The candidates who have pursued M.Sc/M.Tech /M.V.Sc with Biotechnology specialisation such as medical, Marine, Biotechnology, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Animal/Veterinary,Food, Bio-resources, Biochemical engineering, Bioinformatics, M.Sc Neuroscience and Molecular and Human genomics.
2.       The students who have pursued B.E/B.Tech in biotechnology (4 year course after 10+2) which is recognised by the ICTE are also eligible for the BET examination.
3.       The candidates should be below the age of 28 years for the open category as on the date of 28th February, 2014.
4.       The candidates should have a minimum of 60 percentage for the general category and the candidates for the OBC category should have 55 percentage.
5.       The candidates should have 55 percentage if they belong to the SC/ST category.

Mode of selection
The candidates are selected on the basis of the Biotechnology eligibility test (BET) which is a single session online test. This year, BET examination is conducted on the 20th April, 2014 at 10am. The test centres are New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Patna, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram.  

Application process
The application process for the fellowship is given below. The candidates are required to register and apply online in the prescribed format which is available at the URL  The application form can be downloaded from the 20th February, 2014.
The important details about the application from and eligibility criteria are all available in the official website for the candidate to pursue beforehand.

Last date for the online application from
The deadline for the application form to be submitted is on or before the date of 20th February, 2014.

Further details
The general/OBC candidates are required to pay an application fee of about 500 rupees. The SC/ST candidates are exempted from the payment of the application fee.

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