Scholarship Examination in India

Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology – DBT Junior Research Scholarship

Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dept. of Biotechnology in Co-ordination with Biotech Consortium India Limited, New Delhi provides DBT Junior Research Scholarship for Indian nationals for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Applied Biology.

DBT Junior Research Scholarship

  • CATEGORY : Junior Research Fellowship
  • RESEARCH AREAS : Biotechnology and Applied Biology
  • FELLOWSHIP PROVIDED BY : Biotech Consortium India Limited, New Delhi
  • PROVIDED TO : Indian nationals

DBT Junior Research Scholarship Selection Procedure

The fellows will be selected through an online admission test, Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET).The examination will be conducted in April.

Exam centers: New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Patna, Trivandrum and Ahmedabad

Junior Research Fellows will be selected according to merit under two categories:

Category I : Category I fellowship (Top 275 in number) entitles a candidate for fellowship subject to Ph.D registration of the candidate in a recognized university or Institute in the country within 2 years.

Category II : Category II students (100 in number) will be eligible to join any DBT sponsored Project and avail fellowship equivalent to NET/GATE qualifications as per DST Guidelines, subject to selection through institutional selection process Fellowship will be co-terminus with the duration of project and institutional rules will be applicable There will be no binding on PIs of DBT sponsored projects to select JRF/SRF for their projects from category II list Selection in Category II will not entitle student for any fellowship from DBT-JRF program

DBT Junior Research Scholarship Provisions

The DBT Junior Research Scholarship is for 3 years and extended to 2 more years based on performance and by the end of 2nd year, the performance of JRF will be assessed and will be upgraded to SRF. Junior Research and Senior Research Fellows will be paid a stipend of Rs 25,000/- or 28,000/- per month plus HRA as per DST guidelines and research contingency of Rs.30,000/- per year.

DBT Junior Research Scholarship Eligibility Criteria :

Candidates should appear for BET examination and only for three attempts during their career within the prescribed age limit.

Candidates who have completed eligibility qualification in a year will be eligible to appear for BET examination in that year and two subsequent years. Students who have passed after 01st Jan 2014 or will appear for the final exam of qualifying degree for this year  is eligible.

Students with M.Sc/M.Tech/M.V.Sc degree with Biotechnology as the main subject e.g. Biotechnology, specialization such as Agricultural, Animal/Veterinary, Medical, Marine, Industrial, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Food, Bio-resources Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Bio-sciences and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and M.Sc Molecular & Human Genetics and M.Sc Neuroscience as well as B.Tech / B.E in Biotechnology (4-year course after 10+2) recognized by UGC/AICTE are eligible for this exam .

Candidates with minimum 60% for general and OBC category and SC/ST/PH candidates with 55% of the total marks (equivalent grade) are only eligible

Age Limit: The applicants should be below the age of 28 years for open category as on 28th February. Age relaxation of 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/PH and women candidates and 3 years (31st years) for OBC candidates will be given.

How to apply for DBT Junior Research Scholarship

Candidates should register and apply online in the prescribed application form available at the institute website The details about the application process, filling the online application form, payment of application fees and uploading of required documents/certificates and the examination are available on the website.

General/OBC candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs.1000/- and SC/ST/PH categories are exempted from payment of application fees. The application fees is payable either online or offline according to the details given in the web site for completion of application process. T

DBT Junior Research Scholarship Contact

Biotech Consortium India Limited
V Floor, Anuvrat Bhawan
210, Deen Dayal Upadhay Marg
New Delhi-110002
Phones: +91 (011) 23219064-67
Fax: +91 (011) 23219063

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