Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics-JRF

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics

(An Autonomous Institute of the Dept. of Biotechnology,

Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt, of India) Office Block : 2nd Floor, Bldg No. 7, Gruhakalpa Complex

M.J. Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-500001 Ph. +91-40-24749451, Fax : +91-40-24749490,


Admission for Research Scholars 

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.

Computational and 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 www.cdfd.org.in) We invite applications from highly motivated candidates, willing to take up challenges in modern biology, for admissions to our Research Scholars program beginning July/August 2015. 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

Admission to the CDFD Research Scholars Program in July/August 2015 (RSP — I — 2015) will be made through two independent streams as described below. To be eligible for either stream all candidates must have a Master’s degree in any branch of Science, Technology or Agriculture from a recognized university/institute or M.B.B.S. Candidates who have appeared for their final semester examination, but are awaiting results, are also eligible to apply Stream 1

Applicants who appeared for the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS 2015), which was held on December 14, 2014 and apply to CDFD would be eligible for con­sideration in stream 1. From amongst these applicants, a shortlist of candi­dates (CDFD JGEEBILS-2015 shortlist) would be prepared, based on a cut-off determined by CDFD. These short-listed candidates would be asked to directly appear for interviews on 20.06.2015 in Hyderabad. It is not obligatory for the candidates in the CDFD JGEEBILS-2015 shortlist’ to have qualified the CSIR/ UGC/ DBT/ ICMR/BINC/INSPIRE NET/UGCRGNF (for SC/ST candidates) or JEST for JRF. The candidates in the ‘CDFD JGEEBILS-2015 shortlist’ who appear for the interview on 20.06.2015 will be paid to and fro sleeper class rail fare from the actual place of undertaking the journey or from the normal place of their residence whichever is nearer to Hyderabad on production of proof of undertaking the journey Stream 2

To be eligible for this stream, applicants must have qualified CSIR/UGC/ DBT/ ICMR/INSPIRE NET JRF/UGC – RGNF (for SC/ST candidates) or have qualified BINC examination conducted by the DBT with fellowship or GATE (All India Top 50 Ranks in Biotechnology [BT], Life Sciences [XL] or Chemistry [CY]) 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. M.B.B.S. candidates are exempted from any of the eligibility tests mentioned herein but must be below the age of 28 years as on the last date for receipt of application.

Candidates (including those who appeared for JGEEBILS-201 5 but do not figure in the CDFD JGEEBILS-2015 shortlist) who produce proof of having cleared the above mentioned exams will be allowed to appear for the LAN based examination conducted by CDFD on 18.06.2015. Candidates who qualify the written/LAN based examination on 18.06.2015 would be asked to appear for interview on 19.06.2015.

No TA/DA will be paid for attending the LAN-based examination and the fol­lowing interview

The Online facility of application will open on 02.03.2015 and will be closed on 13.05.2015.

Important dates
Open date for submitting online application  02.03.2015
Last date for submitting online application 13.05.2015
Last date for receipt of offline/postal application      13.05.2015
Display of CDFD JGEEBILS-201 5 shortlist            21.05.2015

Display of list of candidates short-listed for LAN examination 21.05.2015 Date of the LAN examination –   18.06.2015

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