Friday, February 19, 2010

DBT-Junior Research Fellowship” (DBT-JRF)

Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology,
Department of Biotechnology,
(Coordinated by University of Pune)

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 A and B.
Category A fellowships (Top100 in number) are tenable in any University/Institute in India where the students can register for Ph.D.
Category B fellowships (150 in number) are tenable exclusively at the 69 DBT-supported Teaching Centres/Departments running DBT-supported masters programme, and 8 DBT Institutes, where the students can register for Ph.D. For further details please visit
DBT-JRF Programme

Rs. 12,000/- per month for JRF (Rs. 14,000/- per month for SRF) as fellowship + HRA per month as per the host institute + Rs. 30,000/- per year as contingency.
Those who have passed after January 1, 2009 or will appear (till August, 2010) for Masters (M.Sc./M.Tech./M.V.Sc.) in Biotechnology (various branches, namely General, Agriculture, Medical, Marine, Industrial, Animal, Plant and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Bioprocess Technology), Bioinformatics, Molecular Human Genetics offered at BHU, Human Genomics offered at Panjab University, Neuroscience offered at Jiwaji University, NBRC and TIFR, and B.Tech. Biotechnology (4-year course) recognized by UGC/AICTE are eligible for this award.
Year of Passing
Candidate should have passed the qualifying exam after 1st Jan 2009 or should appear by 31st Aug 2010.
The applicant should be below the age 28 years (33 years in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH category and women candidates) as on 31st Aug 2010.
Percentage of Marks Required for Eligibility
Open - 60 % or equivalent CGPA
Reserved - 55 % or equivalent CGPA
Entrance Test of DBT JRF
Mode of Selection - Written Examination
Name of the written competitive exam Biotechnology Elgibility Test (BET)
Structure of Question Paper
Nature of Questions, Multiple choices only.
Number and names of sections in Question paper
Section A: Core Courses- 50 questions.(Compulsory).
Section B: Specialization courses-200 questions of which answer any 50.
Section-wise weightage of marks
Section A - 150 marks
Section B - 150 Marks
Number of Questions Total 100
Marks per question 3
Total Marks 300
Negative marking - 1 mark for each wrong answer.
Application fee of DBT JRF
For Open Category in Rs. 500
For Reserved Category in Rs. 250 (SC, ST and Physically Handicapped candidates only)
The Application Fee Demand Draft should be in favour of "Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited", payable at Pune and drawn from any Nationalised Bank.
MODE OF APPLICATION Candidates should apply in the prescribed application form obtainable online at the URL
The last date for submission of online application form is 10th March, 2010.
Stepwise procedure for filling the online application form and its submission is given in the above URL.
The completed application form along with the required documents and application fee in the form of a DD of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PH categories) in favour of “:MKCL”, payable at Pune, drawn on any nationalized bank, should reach the address mentioned in the URL, on or before 15th March, 2010. The application fee is non-refundable and nontransferable.
Important Dates of DBT-JRF 2009
Start date of online application 10th February, 2010
Last date of applying online and printing of completed application form 10th March, 2010
Last date of submission of printout of application form duly completed by post 15th March, 2010
Online publishing of list of eligible candidates and their Seat numbers with centers of Examination 31st March, 2010
Date of Entrance Test 18th April, 2010
Time of Entrance Test 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Date of result announcement online 10th May, 2010
Last Date for request of Award Latter 10th November, 2010
Period for joining programme - Within one year from the date of issuing the qualifying award letter.
Further Info about DBT JRF 2009 | BET 2009

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