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DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test 2018, Dept of Biotechnology JRF 2018

Department of Biotechnology 

Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (Co-ordinated by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi, Website

DBT Junior Research Fellowship in Biotechnology (DBT JRF) 2018 

The fellowship will be granted on the basis of DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test 2018 

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 PhD 

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 PhD 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 plus of DBT sponsored projects to 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 Criteria 

Qualification for DBT JRF 2018: 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, Biosciences and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics" and M.Sc "Molecular & Human Genetics" and M.Sc."Neuroscience" as well as BE/B. Tech in Biotechnology (4-year course after 10+2) recognized by UGC/AICTE 

Marks for DBT JRF 2018: Minimum 60% marks for General and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/PH in aggregate (or equivalent grade) 

Age Limit for DBT JRF 2018: Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (10th February 2018) for general category; age relaxation of up t o 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/PH and women candidates and 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer) 

Details of the Awards 

DBT BET (category I) entitles a candidate for activation of fellowship subject to PhD 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 PhD directly. Registration for PhD is candidate's responsibility and BCIL or DBT have no role in this 

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 

Selection Procedure 

The candidates will be selected based on an online test, "Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)" A candidates 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/centres, however, in certain cases candidate may be allotted a different city/centre due to administrative reasons 
No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test 

How to Apply 

For details to apply online in the prescribed application form, please visit 

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/-; for 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 

Important Dates 

Online Registration star 02nd January 2018 
Online Registration close 05th February 2018 
Date of BET-2018 Exam: 18th March 2018 (Sunday) 
Display of Question Paper and Answer key on website: 19th March 2018 
Last Date of Accepting Representation of any Answer Key 29th March 2018 
Declaration of BET Result: 27th April 2018



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