Award of DBT-Junior Research Fellowship

Award of DBT-Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) in Biotechnology (2007-08)

Government of India Ministry of Science & Technology

Department of Biotechnology

Award of DBT-Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) in Biotechnology (2007-08)

(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. Categories 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 are tenable can exclusively at the 65 DBT-supported masters programme, where the students can register for Ph. D. For further details please visit


Those who have passed after January 1, 2006 or will appear (till August, 2007) for Masters in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology (M. Sc/ M. Tech/ M. V. Sc) recognized by UGC/AICTE, Molecular Human Genetics offered at BHU, and Neuroscience offered at Jiwaji University are eligible for this award. The applications should be below the age of 28 years, and 33 years in case of reserved categories, and women candidates. Candidates with 60% (55% for reserved categories) of the total marks (equivalent in grade) are eligible.

Details of the Award:

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 at Rs.8000/-, Rs.9000 per month + HRA as per host Institute norms, and a research contingency of Rs.30, 000/- per year.

Mode of selection:

The candidate will be selected based on a written admission test ?Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) to be conducted on 22nd April, 2007 at six different centers namely,

Anna University (Chennai),

Assam Agricultural University (Jorhat),

Central University (Hyderabad),

Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi),

University of Pune (Pune) and

West Bengal University of technology (Kolkata).

Candidates only belonging to SC/ST/PH categories, called for BET will be paid II class railway (non-AC) / bus fare by the shortest rout from their home town, on production of supportive documents of competent authority. The examination centres are tentative and will be confirmed later.

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 2007. 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 Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd., payable at Pune, drawn on any nationalized bank, should reach the address mentioned in the URL, on or before 15th March 2007. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Award of DBT-Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) in Biotechnology (2007-08)