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DBT-JRF (Biotechnology)

DBT JRF programme was started from the year 2004. 250 JRFs are selected through Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) conducted by University of Pune, 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 (Top 100 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.

Candidates who have passed out in the current year or will appear  for Master's (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. The applicants should be below the age of 28 years (33 years in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH category and women candidates. Candidates with 60% (55% for reserved categories) of the total marks (equivalent in grade) are eligible.
The fellowship will be initially for a period of 3 years extendable for 2 more years based on performance. By the end of 2nd year the performance of JRF will be assessed and will be upgraded to SRF. The fellowship as JRF/SRF will be @ Rs 12,000-14,000 per month + HRA as per host Institute norms, and a research contingency of Rs 30,000 per year.
The candidates will be selected based on a written admission test, 'Biotechnology Eligibility Test' (BET) to be conducted in April. 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) - (150 marks)
Section B: Specialization courses- 200 questions of which answer any 50 - (150 Marks) 
(Number of Questions Total -100, Marks per question 3, Total Marks = 300) 
 Negative marking: 1 mark for each wrong answer

There is no prescribed syllabus but the questions are usually asked from

Last date of applying online and printing of completed application - 2nd week of March
Date of Entrance Test - Mid of April

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Jaynata Kumar Pal,
Dept. of Biotechnology,
University of Pune, Ganeshkhind
Pune-411007, Maharashtra
Ph. 020-25694952, (lab) 25692248 
Email: jkpal@unipune.ernet.in, jkpal@hotmail.com

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