DBT-JRF Programme

Department is providing fellowships to biotechnology students for pursuing doctoral research in universities and / or research institutions in the country. The candidates are selected through "Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)". Government of India norms for reservation are followed for selection. Based on the performance in BET, two categories of merit lists are prepared (Category-I and Category-II). Candidates selected under Category-I are eligible to avail fellowship under the program meet any University/Institute in India, where the selected candidate registers for PhD Programme. Top 275 students in BET are selected under Category-I. 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, subject to selection through institutional selection process. There is no binding on Principal Investigators (PI) of DBT sponsored projects to select JRF for their project from category-II list. Selection of candidates in category-II will not entitle for any fellowship from DBT-JRF programme. From 2020 onwards, the Biotechnology Eligibility Examination (BET) would be organized by Regional Center for Biotechnology, Faridabad.

Note: NO separate BINC exam would be conducted for Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Students. Bioinformatics/Computational Biology students should apply for DBT-JRF through BET-2020.

Success stories

  • 4195 fellows have been supported in last five years.
  • DBT Fellows have published the 911 research articles in peer reviewed journals and also have been granted 12 patents.


Concerned Officer for more information

Programme Head Dr.Sundeep Sarin, Scientist G
Email sundeep[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone No. 011-24362931
Programme Coordinator Dr. Manoj Singh Rohilla, Scientist E
E-mail manojsrohilla[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-24363726
Attached Officer Dr. Sneh Lata Singh, Scientist C
E-mail snehlata[dot]singh[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-24360295
Program Coordinator DBT-JRF Programme Dr Sudhanshu Vrati, Director, Regional Center for Biotechnology, Faridabad
E-Mail jrf[dot]dbt[at]rcb[dot]res[dot]in
Website www.dbtjrf.gov.in / www.rcb.res.in
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