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DBT-Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) in Biotechnology 2016-17
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DEPARTMENT OP BIOTECHNOLOGY
Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt, of India

(Co-ordinated by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi)

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the award of "DBT-Junior Research Fellowship" (DBT-JRF) for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Applied Biology. JRFs will be selected according to merit under two categories: Category I & II. Category I fellowship (Top 275 in number) are tenable in any University, Institute in India where the students can register for Ph.D. Category II students (100 in number) will be eligible to join any DBT sponsored project and avail fellowship from project, equivalent to NET,GATE qualifications as per DST Guidelines, subject to selection through institutional selection process. Registration for Ph.D will be decided by Institutional rules. Fellowship will be co-terminus with the duration of project and institutional rules will be applicable. There will be no binding on Pis of DBT sponsored projects td select JRF,SRF for their projects from category II list. Selection in Category II will not entitle student for any fellowship from DBT-JRF programme.

ELIGIBILITY:

Qualification: M.Sc., M.Tech, M.V.Sc. degree with Biotechnology in title of degree e.g. Biotechnology, specialization such as Agricultural, Animal, Veterinary, Medical, Marine, Industrial, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Food, Bio-resources Biotechnology, "Biochemical Engineering, Bio-sciences and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics" and M.Sc. "Molecular & Human Genetics" and M.Sc. "Neuroscience" as well as B.E., B.Tech. In Biotechnology (4-year course after 10+2) recognized by UGC, AICTE.

Marks: Minimum 60% marks for general & OBC category and 55% for SC, ST, PH in aggregate (or equivalent grade).

Age Limit: Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (16th March 2016) for general category. Age relaxation of up to 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC,ST,PH and women candidates and 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer).

DETAIL OF THE AWARD:

DBT-BET (category I) entitles a candidate for activation of fellowship subject to Ph.D registration of the candidate (candidate's responsibility) in a recognized university or Institute in the country within 2 years. At present, very few institutes or universities allow B.Tech students to register for Ph.D. directly. Registration for Ph.D is candidate's responsibility and BCIL or DBT have no role in this. Verification of documents will be carried out for short listed candidates only. Award letters would be issued only after verification of necessary documents. In case of wrong documents submitted by candidates or ineligible candidates, award letters will not be issued.

MODE OF SELECTION:

The candidates will be selected based on an online test, "Biotechnology Eligibility Test" (BET) to be conducted on 17thApril, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. in multiple cities. A candidate may give three choices for city from the options given in the application form. Efforts would be made to allot one of the three opted cities; however, in certain cases candidate may be allotted a different city due to non availability of enough candidates for that city. No TA, DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test.

MODE OF APPLICATION:

For details and to apply online in the prescribed application form, please visit: www.bcil.nic.in

Stepwise procedure for filling the application form, payment of application fee and uploading of required documents, certificates is given on the website. General, OBC candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs. 1000/-. SC, ST, PH categories are exempted from payment of application fee. The application fee is payable online only as detailed on the link for completion of application process. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Incomplete applications will not be entertained.

Co-ordinator, DBT-JRF Programme, BCIL, New Delhi

Online registration will start on 16th February 2016 and close on 16th March 2016

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