This scheme is aimed at applicants who wish to pursue research in frontier areas of biotechnology and life sciences. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) will be selected through a national Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET), based on which merit lists will be prepared in two categories (Category-I and Category-II).
MSc/MTech/MVSc or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BE/BTech in any discipline of bio- technology; MSc/MTech in bioinformatics or computational biology; students admitted under DBT - supported postgraduate teaching programs; MSc in life science/bioscience/zoology/ botany/microbiology/biochemistry/biophysics; and Master’s in allied areas of biology or life sciences; Candidates appearing for final year examinations also eligible to apply
Minimum 60% marks for General, EWS & OBC category, and 55% for SC/ST/differently abled in aggregate (or equivalent grade)
Age limit: 28 years for General and EWS category (relaxed up to 5 years for SC/ST/differently abled/women candidates, and up to 3 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates) as on the last date of application
Candidates selected under Category-I are eligible to avail fellowship under the pro- gram. This is tenable at any University/Institute in India where the selected candidate registers for a PhD program.
Candidates selected under Category-II are eligible to be appointed in any DBT - sponsored project and avail fellowship from the project equivalent to NET/GATE fellowships, subject to selection through institutional selection process. Selection in Category-II does not entitle the student for any fellowship from DBT-JRF programme.
The application opens once a year.
Please visit the funding agency website.