Saturday, August 17, 2013

University of Calcutta Certificate Course on Counselling for Women in Distress Admissions 2013-2014

University of Calcutta (Alipur Campus),
1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata – 700027
Phone : (033) 6455 -2761

Certificate Course on Counselling for Women in Distress

The 9th 21-Day Certificate Course on Legal and Psychological Counselling for Women in Distress by Women’s Studies Research Centre, University of Calcutta, will be held between 4
th September to 27th September 2013

Registration fee Rs. 1000/- for students, Rs.5000/- for non-students

Interested students, professionals and social activists are requested to respond immediately with their cvs and contact WSRC, University of Calcutta (Alipur Campus), 1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata – 700027
Phone : (033) 6455 -2761

Last Date for Application: 30th August, 2013

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) JRF walk in interview

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST),
Nirjuli-791 109, Arunachal Pradesh

JRF walk in interview

A walk in interview has been scheduled to be held on 26/08/2013 for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in the project entitled “Design and development of automatic safety device for longitudinal overturn of tractor during transport work” funded by SERB, DST, New Delhi, operative in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli-791 109, Arunachal Pradesh.

M.Tech. (Farm Machinery and Power) or B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) with 2 years’ experience

Working experience in the field of sensors, instruments and microcontroller

The eligible candidates may send their bio-data in advance to Dr. P. K. Pranav, Principal Investigator, Department of Agricultural Engineering (E-mail:

Date and Time of interview: August 26, 2013, 4 pm
Venue of interview: Seminar hall, Department of Agricultural Engineering, NERIST

For details, see the link:  


BANGALORE – 560 029

NO.NIMH:ACA-B:ADMN:2013-14 Date: 05.08.2013


Applications are invited for pursuing Ph.D in the following departments from Candidates with Sponsorship from Government of India/State Govt. Institutions or Sponsored/deputed from recognized Universities. Candidates with Fellowships from Government Agencies like UGC, ICMR, CSIR, DBT (JRF/SRF only) and permanent/Tenured employees of NIMHANS can also apply. The applicants eligibility for the Entrance Test/Interview will be determined by the competent authority. The Entrance Test & Interview will be held during the month of October 2013.

(a) Biophysics (b) Biostatistics (c) Mental Health Education (d) Neurochemistry (e) Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology (f) Neuromicrobiology (g) Neuropathology (h) Neurophysiology (i) Neurovirology (j) Nursing (k) Neurological Rehabilitation (l) Psychiatric Social Work (m) Psychiatry (n) Psychopharmacology (o) Speech Pathology & Audiology

NOTE: Candidates applying for Ph.D. with Fellowship from UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT (JRF/SRF only) are exempted from the Entrance Test. However all the candidates have to attend an interview and qualify by obtaining minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. Programme.

Applications are available online and can be downloaded from 5th August to 15th September 2013. Application fee is Rs.1500/- per course (Rs.1000/- in case of SC/ST candidates) and should be paid in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of “DIRECTOR, NIMHANS” and sent along with the Application.

The last date for the receipt of the duly filled in Application along with Demand Draft and enclosures is 15th September 2013.


For details, see the link:

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University Puducherry DM – M.Ch Super Speciality Admission Notice 2013-2014

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Puducherry

DM – M.Ch Super Speciality Admission Notice 2013-2014

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Puducherry has invited applications for admission to following super speciality courses of Academic Year 2013-14:

1. D.M. – Cardiology
2. M.Ch. – Urology
3. M.Ch. - Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery
4. M.Ch. - Neuro Surgery

Eligibility for Admission:
For D.M course in Cardiology applicant must have obtained a post graduate degree in General Medicine from a recognized University as per the requirements of the Medical Council of India.
For M.Ch course applicant must have obtained a post graduate degree in General Surgery from a recognized University as per the requirements of the Medical Council of India

Application Form:
Candidate desirous of appearing for the Common Entrance Test conducted by Sri Balaji Vidhyapeeth University should fill their application in the prescribed format and send directly by post.
Cost of Application form: Rs. 2,000
Downloaded Application should be accompanied with DD for Rs. 2,000 in favour of Sri Balaji Vidhyapeeth University Payable at Pondicherry.

Communication Address: Secretary, Selection Committee, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College And Research Institute, Pudvai - Cuddalore Main Road, Pillaiyakuppam, Puducherry - 607 402
Ph: 04132615449-455 / 803 / 402.

Important Dates:
Last date for submission of filled Application form: 19-08-13
Date of Common Entrance Test and Timing: 25-08-13 10.30am to 12.noon

For details, visit the link:

University of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Ph.D/M.Sc. (Engineering ) by Research Degree (Full‐time/Part‐time) 2013-2014

University of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram

Ph.D/M.Sc. (Engineering ) by Research Degree (Fulltime/Parttime) 2013-2014

Online Application in the prescribed form is invited by University of Kerala from eligible candidates for the General Aptitude Test for determining eligibility for admission to Fulltime/Parttime research leading to Ph.D/M.Sc. (Engineering ) by Research Degree.

The subjects offered are:
1. Aquatic Biology and fisheries
2. Arabic
3. Archaeology
4. Biochemistry(including Medical Biochemistry)
5. Biotechnology( including Microbiology and Medical Microbiology)
6. Botany
7. Chemistry
8. Commerce
9. Communication and Journalism
10. Computer Science
11. Demography
12. Economics
13. Education
14. Environmental Sciences
15. Futures Studies
16. Geology
17. German
18. Hindi
19. History
20. English
21. Management Studies
22. Islamic Studies
23. Law
24. Library and Information Science
25. Linguistics
26. Malayalam
27. Mathematics
28. Music
29. Optoelectronics
30. Philosophy
31. Physics
32. Politics( including question from Public Administration)
33. Psychology
34. Russian
35. Sanskrit
36. Sociology
37. Statistics
38. Tamil
39. Tourism
40. Zoology
41. Home Science – including question from :
 a. Food and Nutrition
 b. Family Resource Management
 c. Extension Education
42. Geography
43. Physical Education
44. Social Work
45. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

46. Chemical Engineering
47. Civil Engineering
48. Computer Science and Engineering.
49. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
50. Electronics and Communication Engineering
51. Mechanical Engineering (Above Subjects applicable to MSc. Engineering by research also).
52. Architecture ( inclusive of Town Planning)

53. Basic Medical Sciences( Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology)
54. Medicine and Allied Specialties( Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Radiology, Public Health, Psychiatry and General Medicine)
55. Surgery and Allied Specialties( Opthalmology, Orthopaedics and General aspects of Surgery).
56. Nursing
57. Pharmaceuticals Sciences
58. Dentistry including questions from :
 a. Oral Pathology including Oral Anatomy and Oral Biology
 b. Orthodontics
 c. Pedodontics
 d. Oral Medicine & Radiology
 e. Periodontics
 f. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
 g. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 h. Prosthodontics
 i. Community Dentistry
59. Ayurveda
60. Homeopathy

Conditions of Eligibility:
Candidates who have secured not less than 55% marks at the Master’s Degree Examination are eligible to apply for the test.
Bachelors’ degree holders in Engineering with not less than 55% marks are eligible to apply for the test for securing eligibility for admission to MSc.(Engineering ) by Research.

Candidates belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes who hold Master’s Degree in Science and Applied Science faculties with atleast 45% marks and Master’s Degree in other faculties with 40% marks are eligible to apply for the test. Physically/Visually handicapped candidates are eligible for a relaxation of 5% marks.

Candidates who have appeared for Master’s Degree Examination and whose result is still awaited may also apply for the test. However, such candidates will be considered eligible for admission to research leading to Ph.D Degree provided they pass the Master’s Degree Examination with at least 55% marks and have been declared qualified in the test.

Candidates who have already qualified in the National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship or Lectureship of the UGC/CSIR or ICAR/GATE or ICMR JRF test or candidates who are selected for Fellowship by the Kerala State Counsil for Science, Technology & Environment or the State level eligibility test conducted by the Kerala Government or who hold M.Phil. Degree by research and thesis in addition to a Master’s Degree or its equivalent with not less than 55% marks are exempted from eligibility test.

Candidates with DBTJRF are exempted from the PH.D Entrance Test and they are permitted to register for research leading to Ph.D Degree in Biotechnology. Candidates with DSTINSPIRE fellowship are exempted from Ph.D Entrance Test. Candidates who have qualified (GPAT ) are exempted from Ph.D Entrane test and are permitted to register for research leading to Ph.D Degree in Pharmacy.

Scientists/Ayurveda Doctors working in Pharmaceuticals/Hospitals/Research Centres owned by Government with 7 years experience and having 2 research papers published are exempted from the Ph.D Entrance Test.

Scientists/Engineers working in approved Research Laboratories either owned or managed by the Central/State Government or an Autonomous research Institution of National Status with seven years experience in the Grade Scientist/Engineer, having two research papers published in the recognized research journals of the concerned subject approved by the Board of Studies concerned, are exempted from the Ph.D Eligibility Test.

College teachers who have seven or more years of teaching experience are also exempted from the Eligibility Test. Candidates with DM/M.Ch Degree are exempted from appearing for the test. Those who have qualified M.Phil in subjects other than the subjects in which he/she seeks registration for Ph.D would be required to qualify the Eligibility Test.

Candidates Selected to the QIP (Quality – Improvement Programme) introduced by AICTE, for teachers of AICTE approved degree level Engineering Institutions are exempted from Ph.D Entrance test. Registration will be granted to the eligible candidates only if the concerned Supervising Teacher has vacant seats at the concerned research Centres.

PartTime Registration
PartTime Ph.D registration shall be restricted to regular/permanent teachers of the Department and affiliated colleges of the University of Kerala in the concerned subjects.

PartTime registration is also extended to teachers who are working in substantive vacancies in Government and Aided Colleges in the State of Kerala.
However, the facility of parttime Ph.D registration (1) in library and Information Science is also extended to those who are working as Library Staff in the University of Kerala on regular basis with a minimum of 3years experience if all other conditions are satisfied and (2) in Management Studies is extended to those persons working in managerial position with a minimum of 3 years experience in Government and Public Sector undertakings provided all other conditions are satisfied.

The Eligibility Test shall be conducted on 12102013 from 10am to 1pm

Scheme of the Test
The general aptitude test will be of three hours duration and will carry a maximum of 200 marks. The test comprises of General Knowledge (40 marks) Short answers (120 marks) and an Essay (40 marks ). Post graduate level knowledge of the subject and aptitude for research are expected of the candidate.

Candidates can apply only in the subjects offered by the University and go in for specialization at a later stage, while choosing the topic of research for registration for Ph.D. While applying for the Eligibility Test the candidates should carefully choose the subject most suitable according to their qualifying P.G. Degree/choice or area of interest for doctoral research.

Mode of Application
Online registration can be done at the university website of
Candidates should apply online and download the application and send it along with the necessary documents and fees to the Registrar by 31st August 2013(5 pm). All relevant documents proving qualification and eligibility should be send along with the application duly signed and attested by a Gazetted Officer.

1. The cost of application form is Rs. 10/ and the fee for the test is Rs.750/. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes the fee for the Test is 375/ (Rs. 10/ service charge in case of DD).
Applications can be downloaded after online registration from the website of Kerala University( Rs. 10/ for downloading charges).
2. All remittances should be either through University Cash Counter or Demand Draft issued by the State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of India or the District CoOperative Bank drawn in favour of the Finance Officer, University of Kerala, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
3. The downloaded application furnished for the examination should be accompanied by self addressed stamped and easily detachable envelope for sending the pass memo. In the absence of envelope, a fine of Rs 50/ will be charged.
4. Copies of Master’s Degree Certificate and Mark List attested by a Gazetted Officer should be sent along with the downloaded application.A comprehensive marklist showing the exact percentage of marks secured or an equivalent certificate should be furnished.In case of grades awarded certificate showing percentage equivalency should be furnished.
5. Candidates who have qualified from Universities outside Kerala University should produce copy of Eligibility Certificate.
6. Pass Memo will be issued only on clearance of all the defects such as submission of eligibility certificate, DD fee, attestation etc. even if qualified in the entrance test. Candidates may exercise caution while filling the form online and may send all the required enclosures along with the application form.
7. The photographs affixed in the application and hall ticket should be attested by a Gazetted Officer and the name and designation of the Officer should be clearly shown.
8. Copy of relevant certificate in the case of SC/ST candidates attested by a Gazetted Officer should be sent along with the downloaded application. Recent community certificate(within 6 months) should be furnished.
9. Candidates who have appeared for Master’s Degree Examination and whose results are still awaited should send a copy of the Hall Ticket attested by Gazetted Officer along with the application. ( Last semester/ Year only will be considered.)
10. Fee once paid will not be refunded
11. Physically handicapped candidates should contact the section ( AC EIA ) with the relevant document to prove the disability on or before 31st Aug 2013.

For details, see the link:

JNCASR Visiting Fellowships 2013-2014

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research  JNCASR,
Jakkur, Bangalore 560 064.

Visiting Fellowships 2013-2014

Applications have been invited by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore from research scientists working in educational institutions and R&D laboratories in India for Visiting Fellowships.

Visiting fellows are associated with faculty and honorary faculty of the Centre, and the research work is carried out in the host institution in the broad areas of Life Sciences (including molecular and developmental biology, chronobiology, genetics, ecology, behaviour); Materials Sciences (including nanoscience); Chemical Sciences (including solid-state chemistry, theoretical/computational chemistry, and inorganic, physical and organic chemistry); Physical Sciences (including experimental and theoretical condensed-matter and materials physics, statistical physics, organic electronics and experimental nano biotechnology); Engineering Sciences (including fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, and thermal and chemical engineering); and Atmospheric Sciences.

The fellowship is tenable for 3 months and the total period of stay in the Centre should be no less than 60 days. The fellowship carries an honorarium of Rs 25000 per month.

Application form may be downloaded from  or obtained by writing to the Coordinator, Academic Programmes, JNCASR, Jakkur, Bangalore 560 064.

Last date for receipt of completed application form: 9th  September 2013.

For details, see the link:

International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) -KUSUMA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2013-2014

International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai
Bhaktakavi Shivajibhai Devshi Marg (Govandi Station Road), Deonar, Mumbai-400088.

Advertisement No.1/IIPS-KF/2013-14, dated 8 August, 2013


The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, in partnership with The Kusuma Trust (UK) and The Kusuma Foundation (India) invite applications from Indian citizens currently working in the social/education and development sectors for award of five (5) research fellowships during 2013-14.

About IIPS and the Kusuma Foundation Research Fellowships
The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) situated at Deonar, Mumbai, was established in 1956 by the United Nations and Government of India as a demographic training centre for Asia and the Pacific Region. In 1985 the UGC accorded the Deemed University status to the Institute. Currently, the Institute runs three masters courses (two in Population Studies – another in distance learning mode, and one in Bio-Statistics & Epidemiology) and research degrees (M.Phil and Ph.D). The Institute has a unique standing as the only university in the world solely dedicated to population sciences. With well-qualified faculty drawn from various disciplines, the Institute has some exemplary research to its credit, including two very large-scale surveys, namely the National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) and District Level Household Surveys (DLHS) (both completed three rounds).

The Kusuma Foundation (India) is a registered non-profit company based in Delhi and part of the Kusuma Trust (UK), an independent, charitable grant making organization, with a mission to facilitate and increase access to education and other life opportunities.

The Foundation has recently signed a partnership agreement with IIPS to initiate a three-year Research Fellowship programme to promote research in education in India.

The main objective of the partnership is to train and impart research skills to young professionals and faculty working in NGOs and colleges who have the potential but not the opportunity, to conduct research on education issues of national importance and relevance to Kusuma’s strategic priorities. The fellowship should also enable the fellows to disseminate their findings at national and international forums.

The research fellowship will provide selected candidates with high-level research skills including knowledge of statistics, qualitative research and data analysis. Fellows will be trained in identifying, defining and justifying research problems and carrying out studies of national importance. The Fellowship will enable participants to carry out independent studies and publish in national and international peer reviewed journals.

The Fellowship
A fellowship amount of Rs. 150,000 (Rupees one lakh fifty thousand only) each for a period of one year will be awarded to five successful candidates. The fellowship has no separate contingent grant or fund earmarked for different items such as data collection, but it excludes tuition fees, travel, and accommodation expenses during training at IIPS, Mumbai. The fellowship amount will be disbursed during the tenure accordingly as the programme progressed.
The fellowship will consist of four training modules on research methodology, each with one week duration (five working days) at IIPS. The five selected fellows will attend a training module once every quarter. During the course of the trainings, fellows will identify and define an area of research relevant to secondary and higher education and employment in India, and then carry out the research over the course of the year.
Research will primarily focus on two districts, viz. Sambalpur (Orissa) and Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), and the fellows will work on issues relevant to Kusuma’s strategic priorities.
The training modules have been prepared by experts in the field, keeping in mind the mission of the Foundation and the selected fellows.
Experienced mentors from IIPS will support fellows to carry out their research. Mentors will also guide Fellows in writing the papers and help them to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. A dissemination workshop will be organised at the end of the Fellowship. The workshop will bring together different stakeholders involved in education to share key findings of the studies carried out by the IIPS-Kusuma Fellows.

All selected fellows will be required to sign a contract. The tenure of fellowship is one year. During the fellowship tenure, fellows need not take study leave but must compulsorily attend all the four one-week training modules at IIPS. Extension of fellowship tenure maybe entertained only in exceptional cases and at IIPS discretion.

The fellowship is scheduled for launched on November 18, 2013, and training for the first batch of successful fellows will be held during 18 – 22 November, 2013.

Eligibility Criteria:
Any person currently working in colleges or development sectors, preferably below 40 years, with at least 55% in Masters degree in Education, Social Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, Demography and any other relevant discipline with prior experience in research or those currently involved in research and evaluation and want to upgrade their skills can apply. Preference maybe be given to candidates who are currently teaching or working in colleges/development sectors and possessing higher degrees such as MPhil and/or currently enrolled in PhD programme.
A panel of experts constituted by IIPS & Kusuma Foundation will select the candidates through written test and personal interviews to be conducted at IIPS, Mumbai, on 13 September, 2013.

The application process:
All Fellowship applications must be sent to IIPS, Mumbai, by the first week of September 2013. Only applications completed in all respects will be screened and called for test and personal interviews. Each application must have the following documents:
 A filled-in application form, with proof of age and educational qualifications
 A brief research proposal
 A short curriculum vitae (resume)
 Two letters of recommendation (one from current employer)
 No objection certificate (NOC) from employer
 All copies of certificates submitted must be self-attested.

Interested persons may submit their applications along with self-attested copies of certificates (age, education, work) addressed to The Director, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai – 400 088, Maharashtra, by 5.00 PM on 5th September 2013 (Thursday). No application will be accepted or entertained after the due date.
Application may also be posted via email (  followed by hard copies through post/courier.


Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar Ph.D Admissions 2013-2014

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

Ph.D Admissions 2013-2014

The Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar has invited applications for admission to full time PhD course in various subjects through (i) Research Entrance Test (RET) and (ii) Direct Admission (without appearing in RET)

Vedic Literature
Hindi Literature
Human Consciousness and Yogic Science
Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
Computer Science
Environmental Science

A candidate holding Master Degree or its equivalent examination from any recognised University / Institution with at least 55% marks in the main subject or in an allied subject is eligible for the Research Entrance Test (RET) and registration for PhD Degree.
1. There shall be relaxation of 5% marks for SC / ST / PWD in the restriction of minimum marks.
2. Candidate must check carefully and ensure that he / she fulfils the minimum eligibility mentioned in the Information Brochure / Rules & Regulations before submitting the application. If the candidate's eligibility is found incomplete / incorrect at any stage during admission process and after admission, his/her admission will be cancelled for which he / she will solely be responsible.

How to apply:
Application form, Information Brochure and Rules & Regulation for Research Entrance Test (RET) / Direct Admission (RET Exempted) for admission to PhD programme can be obtained from the office of Registrar, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar by paying Rs. 1000/- in cash or by sending a demand draft of Rs. 1050/- to Registrar, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. The demand draft should be in favour of "Registrar, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya'' payable at Haridwar.

Application form can also be downloaded from the link:
Completely filled in application form for entrance test / Direct Admission shall be submitted to the office of Registrar, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. Application form Downloaded from website will be accepted along with demand draft of Rs. 1000/-.

Last date for submitting the filled in application form: 31.08.2013
Date of research entrance test (RET):  22.09.2013
Application / Test Fee:  Rs. 1000/-

Schedule of Research Entrance Test (RET):
10:00 am to 12:00 Noon:
Sanskrit, Vedic Literature, Philosophy, English, Hindi Literature, Human Consciousness and Yogic Science, Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology, Psychology, Management.

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm:
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Zoology, Environmental Science, Botany, Microbiology.

For details, see the link:

National Dairy Research Institute National Training on Stem Cell Biology DECEMBER 3 – 23 2013

National Dairy Research Institute,
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
Karnal-132001 (Haryana) INDIA
Tel. 0184- 2259526 (O), 94162-52455 (M) Fax:0184-2250042,

National Training
Stem Cell Biology
(Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology. Govt, of India Under I win Programme for North East 'or establishment of facilities for research and training in stem cell technology in pigs)

DECEMBER 3 – 23  2013

Organized by
Animal Biotechnology Centre
National Dairy Research Institute
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Karnal-132001 (Haryana) INDIA

About Institute & Animal Biotechnology Centre
National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University) is the premier organization that provides Research and Development support for dairy development programmes of the Nation. Over the years, it has gained prominence as the front ranking research organization on global basis. Animal Biotechnology Centre (ABTC) is one of the prestigious centre of the Institute. Activities on biotechnology research at NDRI were initiated during mid eighties under a UNDP 'Centre of Excellence Programme on Biotechnology’. In 1987, on recommendation of the National Task Force of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, a National Project on Embryo Transfer Technology was initiated at NDRI which was also supported by ICAR/ USAID bilateral co-operation in its initial stages. At NDRI, more than 10 calves from a single cow in one calendar year have been produced using Embryo Transfer Technology. The in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique was successfully used to produce the world’s first IVF calf in buffalo. The IVF technique has also been used to produce the goat kids for the first time in India.
At present the centre has developed impressive facilities for research and teaching in the areas of high end embryo biotechniques like animal tissue culture, in vitroembryo production, somatic cell cloning and embryonic stem cell production, transgenic animal production, genome analysis, expression genomics and proteomics etc. World’s first clone buffalo calf was produced on Feb 6, 2009 by hand guided cloning technique using somatic cells as donor cell. Cloned calf Garima-II was produced on 22nd September 2010, using embryonic stem cell as donor cell. Recently Garima-II has delivered a normal female calf “MAHIMA” on January 25, 2013.

Stem cells
Stem cells are a special kind of cells which are capable of undergoing unlimited number of symmetrical mitotic cell divisions without differentiation; maintaining stable diploid karyotype; are clonogenic, which have the same properties as the original cell; are capable of either entering a path leading to a fully differentiated cell or remaining as stem cells. Embryonic Stem cell technology is expected to have immense importance for the production of cloned, transgenic farm animals, enable studies on gene targeting, fundamental events in embryonic developmental, germ cell production and production of therapeutic delivery systems. The research on stem cells is a new area and has enormous potential in animal sector for quality animal production. The present training aims at imparting hands on training on stem cell techniques.
Course contents (theory and on bench practical)
•           Introduction to embryonic stem (ES) cell.
•           Production of IVF embryos.
•           Isolation of embryonic stem cells from the IVF blastocysts.
•           Feeder layer cell culture from the animal skin, fetus etc.
•           Different types of media for stem cell culture.
•           Culture of stem cells on feeder layer and on feeder free systems.
•           Characterization of ES cells by surface and intracellular markers.
•           Production of embryoid bodies.
•           Differentiation of stem cells: spontaneous and directed differentiation.
•           Use of stem cells for cloning, transgenic and quality animal production.

Applications are invited from researchers and teachers of Animal Biotechnology and allied subjects not below the rank of Scientist of ICAR/Assistant Professor of SAUs and CAUs and other Universities. Preference will be given to the institutes/ Universities located in North East region of country. The application must reach to the Course Director before October 15, 2013. Intending participants, who anticipate delay in sending their applications through proper channel, may send an advance copy of their applications. However, it will be their responsibility to bring duly forwarded applications or a no-objection certificate at the time of joining the course. Format of application may be copied from brochure. Trainee should have at least five years of service left before superannuation. The application may also be sent through email to the course Director (

A certificate will be awarded to the participant on the successful completion of the course.

Financial assistance
No course fee will be charged for joining the course.

The participants will be paid T.A. for to and fro journey by rail/ bus/public transport by the shortest route as per entitlement, but restricted to A.C. II train fare (on producing documentary evidence). They should produce a certificate from the parent organization to the effect that they are not being paid T.A. and D.A. for this course.

Boarding and Lodging
Accommodation will be arranged free of cost in the institute Scientist Home for the period of their stay during the course. Wholesome food will be provided free of cost to all the outside participants. Local participants will be provided with minimum hospitality of lunch, tea, coffee etc. as per ICAR rules. (Please do not bring your family members with you. It will not possible to arrange for their accommodation at Karnal during the period.)

Course Director
Dr. M.S. Chauhan

Principal Scientist, Animal Biotechnology Centre,
NDRI, Karnal.

Co- Course Director
Dr. M.K. Singh
Scientist, Animal Biotechnology Centre, NDRI, Karnal.

Course Faculty
Dr. R.S. Manik, Principal Scientist
Animal Biotechnology Centre, NDRI. Karnal.
Dr. P. Palis, Principal Scientist
Animal Biotechnology Centre, NDRI. Karnal.
Dr. S.K. Singla, Principal Scientist
Animal Biotechnology Centre, NDRI. Karnal.
Dr. M.S. Chauhan, Principal Scientist Animal Biotechnology Centre. NDRI. Karnal.
Dr. M.K. Singh, Scientist
Animal Biotechnology Centre, NDRI, Karnal.

All correspondence should be addressed to: Dr. M.S. Chauhan
Principal Scientist & Couise Director Animal Biotechnology Centre
National Dairy Research Institute, (Indian Council o( Agricultural Research)
Karnal-132001 (Haryana) INDIA Tel. 0184- 2259526 (O), 94162-52455 (M) Fax:0184-2250042, E-mail: For updates please log on to: