COMBINED BIOTECHNOLOGY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
FOR ADMISSION TO M.SC. (BIOTECHNOLOGY);
M.SC.(AGRI.)/M.V.SC (BIOTECHNOLOGY) & M.TECH (BIOTECHNOLOGY)
On behalf of the participating Universities, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination on Monday, the 18th May, 2009, for admission to (1) M.Sc. (Biotechnology); (2) M.Sc.Agri./M.V.Sc(Biotechnology) and (3) M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programmes being offered by various participating Universities (as per details given against each).The entrance examination will be held at following 52 cities: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Gangtok, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Secunderabad ,Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Katihar, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Pantnagar, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. (The University reserves the right to change any Centre(s) of Examination without assigning any reason).
1. M.Sc.(Biotechnology) Programme:
M.Sc. Biotechnology programme at (1) University of Allahabad, Allahabad; (2) Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu; (3) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; (4) University of Burdwan, Burdwan; (5) Calicut University, Kerala; (6) Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore; (7) Goa University, Goa; (8) Gulbarga University, Gulbarga; (9) Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar; (10) Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; (11) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; (12) HNB Garhwal University Garhwal;(13) University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; (14) University of Jammu, Jammu; (15) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; (16) Kumaun University, Nainital; (17) University of Lucknow, Lucknow; (18) M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara; (19) Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai; (20) University of Mysore, Mysore; (21) University of North Bengal, Siliguri; (22) Pondicherry University, Pondicherry; (23) University of Pune, Pune; (24) Punjabi University, Patiala; (25) R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur; (26) Sardar Patel University, Gujarat; (27) TERI University, New Delhi; (28) Tezpur University, Tezpur (Assam); (29) Thapar University, Patiala; (30) T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur; (31) Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (32) Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur; and (33) Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. Eligibility: Candidates with Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary & Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-Years B.S. (Physician Assistant Course); OR Medicine (MBBS) OR BDS with at least 55% marks.
2. M.Sc.(Agri.)/M.V.Sc. Biotechnology Programme:
Eligibility: Candidates with Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3/4/5 pattern of education with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade point average from any recognized university in the concerned subjects shown hereunder against each participating university are eligible to apply: (1) for Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar: Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H.) recognized by Veterinary Council of India. (2) for Ch. Sarwan Kumar H.P. Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur: Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry. (3) for G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar: Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Horticulture or Forestry. (4) for Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur: Agriculture, Veterinary, Dairy Technology, Horticulture or Forestry. (5) for Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur: Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) recognized by Veterinary Council of India. (6) for Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur: Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry. (7) for Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani (Maharashtra): Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry. (8) for Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar: Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry. (9) for Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry or B. Tech (Biotech), B. Tech (Horticulture). (10) for University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K., Bangalore: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry or Sericulture. (11) for University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad: Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry. (12) for Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar: Biotechnology/Agricultural Horticulture. Candidates with Bachelor Degree in Biology (3 Years duration) will have to spend 3 years in M.Sc. programme.
3. M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programme
M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programme at (1) Anna University, Chennai; (2) Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala; & (3) West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata
Eligibility: Minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade in any one: B.Tech/B.E. in Chemical Engineering/Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Leather Technology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, B. Pharma, Chemical Technology, OR M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics. (Also B.Tech/B.E in Electrochemistry, Bioengineering and M.Sc. in Chemistry & Physics in case of Anna University; M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology, Marine Biology/Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, Environmental Biotechnology in case of Cochin University of Science and Technology and M.Sc. in Bioengineering in case of West Bengal University of Technology).
IMPORTANT NOTE: (for candidates of all categories) Only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2007 or thereafter (including those who are appearing in 2009) are eligible to apply. In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination PRIOR TO 2007 are not eligible to apply for taking admission to any of the programme i.e., (1) M.Sc. (Biotechnology); (2) M.Sc.Agri./M.V.Sc(Biotechnology) and (3) M.Tech (Biotechnology).
a) Reservation: 15%, 7½% and 3% of seats shall be reserved for SC, ST and Physically Challenged (Handicapped) (PH) candidates respectively. All the SC/ST and PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying degree examination. OBC reservation, wherever applicable, will be implemented as per the policy of each participating University.
b) Concession for Kashmiri Migrants: 10% marks will be added to the overall marks scored by a Kashmiri Migrant candidate in the entrance examination. After adding 10% marks, in case he/she is covered in the cut-off point in the merit list, he/she will be offered admission strictly in accordance with his/her inter-se merit alongwith other candidates subject to his/her meeting the minimum prescribed eligibility requirements and also subject to his/her producing valid registration documents issued by the notified authorities certifying the candidate's Kashmiri Migrant status.
Tuition Fee/ Scholarship:
Fee shall be charged from the admitted candidates as per the fee structure of the concerned University. Candidates selected for admission to those of the participating Universities, which are supported by the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India), are generally eligible for scholarship at the rates prescribed by the Dept. of Biotechnology.
Candidates may please note that the M.Sc. Biotechnology programme being offered at Punjabi University, Patiala and Thapar University, Patiala, is currently not being financially supported by the Department of Biotechnology. Therefore, the award of scholarships, if any, shall be governed by the rules prevailing in these Universities. Students admitted to Gulbarga University will not get any scholarship.
Procedure for getting the form :
In Person: Sets of Application Form and Prospectus can be obtained personally on cash payment of Rs.200/- per set from any of the participating University as shown above.
By Post: Those willing to get the Application Form by post should send their request only to the Deputy Registrar (Admissions), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, alongwith a Bank Draft (valid for six months) of Rs.260/-(for one set of Application Form and Prospectus). The Bank Draft should be drawn in favour of "Jawaharlal Nehru University" payable at New Delhi. The request should accompany a self-addressed unstamped envelope of the size of 28x20 cms. indicating clearly on the top of the self addressed envelope the programme for which Application Form is required, i.e., "M.Sc. Biotechnology" OR "M.Sc.(Agri.)/M.V.Sc. Biotechnology" OR "M.Tech. Biotechnology". Please do not send your request through private courier services.
Issue of application forms from : February 02, 2009
Last date for Issue of application forms:
i) By Post: 06 March, 2009
ii) By Cash: 16 March, 2009
Last date for submission of completed forms : 16 March, 2009
i) There are different sets of Application Forms and Prospectus for each programme and, therefore, candidates are advised to apply separately in case they wish to apply for more than one programme i.e. (1) For M.Sc. Biotechnology OR (2) For M.Sc.(Agri.)/M.V.Sc. Biotechnology OR (3) For M.Tech. Biotechnology Programme. (ii) Completed Application Forms can be submitted personally in Administrative Block of Jawaharlal Nehru University or should be sent by Registered Post/Speed Post only to the Deputy
Registrar (Admissions), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067 and not to any other participating University. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION FORM THROUGH PRIVATE COURIER SERVICE.
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