Research Scholars Program

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics Admission for Research Scholars Program - 2017

CENTRE FOR DNA FINGERPRINTING AND DIAGNOSTICS - Admission for Research Scholars Program - II - 2017

The CDFD (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics), Hyderabad, is a premier institute in the country, which provides services in DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics and conducts basic research in the frontier areas of modern biology.

The current research themes include:

Computational & Structural Biology, cancer and stem cell biology, genetics and epigenetics, cell signalling, silkmoth genomics, molecular and cellular biology and molecular pathogenesis.

(The details are listed on our website

We invite applications from highly motivated candidates, willing to take up challenges in modern biology, for admissions to our Research Scholars program. Keeping in view the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, we especially encourage persons from diverse backgrounds to apply. Those admitted as Research Scholars would be encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. program of Manipal University or University of Hyderabad.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible all the candidates must have:

Master's degree in any branch of Science, Technology, or Agriculture from a recognized University/ Institute OR MBBS. Candidates who have not completed their final year/ fourth semester examination are not eligible for RSP-II-2017.

Qualified CSIR / UGC / DBT / ICMR / INSPIRE NET JRF / UGC - RGNF (or similar) or have qualified BINC examination conducted by the DBT with fellowship or JEST. Candidates having qualified for the Project - JRF fellowship under the ICMR funded project Scheme/ [which is only for a period of two years] / DBT JRF NET with a B.Tech. [Biotechnology] degree /DBT JRF NET under DBT - B category list are NOT eligible to apply.

Candidates with LS-NET qualification only in CSIR-UGC (NET) examination need not apply.

Important Dates:

Details - Day - Date

Online Registration Start Date - Wednesday - 08 November 2017

Online Registration End Date - Friday - 08 December 2017

Admit Card - Thursday - 21 December 2017

Computer Based Test - Sunday - 21 January 2018

Announcement of candidates shortlisted for interview -Sunday - 21 January 2018

Date of Interviews - Monday - 22 January 2018

For more details & Eligibility, Terms and Conditions please refer the Website :

CDFD - Research Scholars Program