DBT Junior Research Fellowships

DBT Junior Research Fellowships


Department of Biotechnology – Junior Research Fellowships (DBT-JRF) are awarded exclusively to the candidates pursuing or aspiring to pursue research in the areas of Biotechnology and Applied Biology. The DBT offers 275 fellowships annually, which is the second largest number of fellowships awarded in the field of life sciences, next only to CSIR & UGC- JRF NET exam. Moreover these fellowships are meant only for Biotechnology students. Thus it is a golden opportunity for Biotechnology students to cash on.The candidates will be selected based on an online admission test, Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) conducted every year in April/May. 

Important Dates


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 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

Candidates should register and apply online in the prescribed application form available at the institute website https://www.bcil.nic.in. 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

Last Date

The last date for application is

Contact Details

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
Website: www.bcil.nic.in

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