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Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and technology invites application from bonafide Indian nationals for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology through their prestigious "DBT-Junior Research Fellowship" programme. The programme is being co-ordinated by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi. The candidates for the fellowship will be selected through an online "Biotechnology Eligibility Test". On the basis of performance in the test two categories of merit list will be prepared (Category I & Category II). Candidates selected under category I (Top 275) will be eligible to avail fellowship under the programme. These will be tenable in any University/Institute in India where the selected candidate is registered for PhD programme. Candidates selected under category II (next 100 in merit list) 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.
1.Students with 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.Tech / B.E. in Biotechnology (4-year course after 10+2) recognized by
UGC/AICTE are eligible for BET examination.
2.The applicants should be below the age of 28 years for Open category at the time of applying.(Age relaxation of 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC /ST/PH and women candidates and 3 years (31 years) for OBC candidates will be given)
3.Candidates with minimum 60% for general and OBC category (55% for SC/ST/PH) of the total marks (equivalent grade) are only eligible.
Note: Candidates can appear for Biotechnology Eligibility Test BET examination only thrice during their career within the prescribed age limit. Candidates who have completed eligibility qualification in a year will be eligible to appear in that year and two subsequent years.
Important dates for DBT-Junior Research Fellowship in Bio-Technology-2017 are as follows:
|1||Online Registration Start||04.01.2017||10:00 AM|
|2||Online Registration Close||10.02.2017||05:00 PM|
|3||BET 2017||19.03.2017||10:00 AM-01:00 PM|
|4||Display of question paper and answer key
|5||Last date of accepting representation of any
discrepancy in Question Paper &
|6||Declaration of BET 2017 Result||30.04.2017||05:00 PM|
The fellowship will be initially for a period of 3 years extendable for 2 more years based on performance. During the tenure of fellowship each JRF fellow is entitled to receive amount @ Rs. 25,000/- or 28,000/- per month + HRA as per DST guidelines and research contingency of Rs.30,000/- per year
Mode of application for DBT-Junior Research Fellowship in Bio-Technology-2017 : Online . The online application process consists of two steps:
Step1: Registering on the BCIL site:
Step 2: Filling online application form:
Note: The application fee for BET 2017 is Rs. 1000/-(One thousand Only) for General and OBC candidates. However, SC/ST and PH candidates are exempted from payment of the application fee.
Documents to be uploaded while filling application form:
Documents (if applicable):
Please note while uploading documents:
a)Documents should be in provided template. No other format will be acceptable
b)Documents are to be uploaded in mention size limits. The system will not accept document exceeding the desired size limit.
c)For reducing the size of the document make use of MS Paint.
Mr. Manoj Gupta
Manager & Coordinator
Biotech Consortium India Limited
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