DBT Junior Research Fellowship in Biotechnology, DBT-JRF 2019
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
New Delhi, Website www.bcil.nic.in
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 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). 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 candidate registers for Ph.D. programme. Candidates selected under Category-II 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 institutional selection process. There will be no binding on Principal Investigators of DBT sponsored projects to select JRF for their project from category-II list. Selection in category-II will not entitle student for any fellowship from DBT-JRF programme.
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. Bio-informatics/ Computational Biology. Students admitted under DBT supported Postgraduate Teaching Programs. M.Sc. Life Science/ Bioscience/ Zoology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Bio-physics. Candidates appearing in the final year examination are also eligible to apply.
Marks: Minimum 60% marks for General, EWS & OBC category and 55% for SC/ ST/ Differently abled in aggregate (orequivalent grade).
Age Limit: Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (22nd March 2019) for General & EWS category. Age relaxation of up to 5 years (33 years) for SC/ST/ Differently Abled/ women candidates and upto 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates.
DETAILS OF THE AWARD
DBT-BET (category-l) 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 DBT has 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 attending the test.
How to Apply:
Mode of Application
For detailed procedure for filling the application form, payment of application fee and uploading of required documents/ certificates in the prescribed format, please visit: 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.
Online Registration Start: 20th February, 2019
Online Registration Close: 22nd March, 2019
Date of BET 2019 Exam: 14th April, 2019 (Sunday)
Display of question paper and answer key on website: 15th April, 2019
Last date of accepting representation of any discrepancy in Question paper & Answer key: 15th April, 2019
Declaration of BET 2019 Result: 22nd May, 2019
To know more Information about this courses please visit: www.bcil.nic.in