DBT Junior Research Fellowship in Biotechnology (DBT-JRF) 2017

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.

Online Registration will start on January 04th 2017 & Close on February 10th 2017.

Eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship

Qualiication for DBT JRF 2017: 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 2017: Minimum 60% marks for General and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/PH in aggregate (or equivalent grade).

Age Limit for DBT JRF 2017: Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (10th February 2017) for general category. Age relaxation of up t o 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/PH and women applicants and 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer).

Details of the Awards

DBT BET (category I) entitles a applicant for activation of fellowship subject to PhD registration of the applicant (applicant’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 applicant’s responsibility and BCIL or DBT have no role in this.

Award letters would be issued only aft er verification of necessary documents. In case of wrong documents submitted by applicants or ineligible applicants, award letters will not be issued.

Check out: Biotechnology Eligibility Test Syllabus

Selection Procedure

The applicants will be selected based on an online test, “Biotechnology Eligibility Test” (BET) to be conducted on 19th March 2017 at 10.00 am in multiple cities.

A applicant may give three choices for city from t he options given in the application form. Efforts would be made to allot one of the three opted cities; however, in certain cases applicant may be allotted a different city due to non-availability of enough applicants for that city.

No TA/DA w ill be admissible to any applicant for attending the test.

How to Apply?

For details 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 applicants 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 for DBT JRF 2017

Start Online Registration: January 04th 2017

Close date of Online Registration: February 10th 2017

Date of BET-2017 Exam: March 19th 2017 (10.00 am to 01.00 pm)

Display of Question Paper and Answer key on website: March 21st 2017

Last date of Accepting Representation of any Answer Key: March 30th 2017

Declaration of BET Result: April 30th 2017