Official DBT JRF 2012 BET Notification is Out | Apply Online

Ministry of Science & Technology
Department of Biotechnology,
AWARD OF DBT-JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (DBT-JRF

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 fellowship (Top 100 in number) are  tenable  in  any  University/Institute  in  India  where  the  students  can  register  for  Ph.D.  Category  B fellowships (175 in number) are tenable exclusively at the 70 DBT-Supported Teaching University/Institute running  DBT-supported  masters  Programme,  and  11 DBT  Institute,  where  the  students  can  register  for    Ph.D. For further details please visit http://oasis.mkcl.org/bet/.   

  1. ELIGIBILITY
  2. DETAILS OF THE AWARD
  3. MODE OF SELECTION
  4. MODE OF APPLICATION
  5. IMPORTANT DATES
ELIGIBILITY
 
Those who have passed  after Jan.1, 2011 or will  appear (till  August,  2012)  for Masters  in Biotechnology and  Bioinformatics  (M.Sc./M.Tech./M.V.Sc.)  Molecular  Human  Genetics  offered  at  BHU,  and  Jiwaji University and 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, 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 @ `. 16, 000/- / 18000/-  per month + HRA as per host Institute norms, and a research contingency of `.30,000/- per year. 
 
MODE OF SELECTION
 
The candidates will be selected based on a written admission test,“Biotechnology Eligibility Test” (BET) to be conducted on 15th April, 2012 at various centres, such as Anna University (Chennai I & II), Assam Agricultural  University  (Jorhat),  Central  University  (Hyderabad),  Chinmaya  Vidyalaya  (New  Delhi),  Sri Venkateshwara  College  (New  Delhi),  Gyan  Mandir  Public  School  (New  Delhi),  Guru  Harkishan  Public School  (New  Delhi),  University  of  Pune  (Pune),  West  Bengal  University  of  Technology  (Kolkata)  etc. Candidates,  only  belonging  to  SC/ST/Physically  challenged,  called for  BET  will  be  paid  II class  railway (non-AC)/bus fare by the  shortest route 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 http://oasis.mkcl.org/bet  online.  The  last  date  for  submission  of  online  application  form  is  10th  March, 2012.  Stepwise  procedure for  filling  the online  application  form  and  its  submission  is  given  in  the  above said  URL.  The  completed  application  form  along  with  the  required  documents  and  application  fee  in  the form of a DD of `.500/- (`.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, 2012. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
Start date of online application 10th February, 2012
Last date of applying online and printing of completed application form  10th March, 2012
Last date of submission of printout of application form duly completed by post 15th March, 2012
Online publishing of list of eligible candidates and their Seat numbers with centers of Examination 31st March, 2012
Date of Entrance Test 15th April, 2012
Time of Entrance Test 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Date of result announcement online 10th May, 2012
Last Date for request of Award Latter 10th November, 2012
Period for joining programme Within one year from the date of  issuing the qualifying award letter.