Monday, September 18, 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology Programmes [ CEEB ] 2018-19

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology Programmes [ CEEB ]  2018-19

Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold a Combined Entrance Examination for admission to 2-Year M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology on 30th December, 2017 at Centers all over the country.   The Combined Entrance Examination is applicable to the Biotechnology Courses (General Biotechnology, Industrial, Environmental, Marine, Medical Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Molecular & Human Genetics and Bioresource’s Biotechnology) in various Universities listed below.
University of Allahabad, Allahabad, (M.Sc. Biotechnology) Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology) Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (M.Sc. in Bioresource’s Biotechnology) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (M.Sc. Biotechnology) Banaras Hindu University (M.Sc. in Molecular & Human Genetics) University of Calicut, Kerala (M.Sc. Biotechnology) Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (M.Sc. Biotechnology) Goa University, Goa (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology) Gulbarga University, Gulbarga (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
HNB Garhwal University, Garhwal (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
University of Jammu, Jammu (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Kumaun University, Nainital (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
University of Lucknow, Lucknow (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology)
M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
University of Mysore, Mysore (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
University of North Bengal, Siliguri (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (M.Sc. Biotechnology)
Sardar Patel University, Anand (M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology)
Shivaji University, Kolhapur (M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology)
Tezpur University, Tezpur (M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology) Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (M.Sc. Biotechnology) Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan (M.Sc. Biotechnology) Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.Sc. in Neuroscience) Sri Padmavathi Mahila Vishvavidyalayam, Tirupati (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

More details on the University, Courses, seats etc, are available in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from  

The list of 54 examination Centres is given in the Prospectus. Eligibility : Applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological Agricultural Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-years B.Sc. (Physician Assistant Course) or Medicine (MBBS) or B.D.S. with at least 55% marks. SC/ST /PWD applicants need only a pass in the qualifying examination.

Those who are due to appear in the respective qualifying examination prescribed as eligibility for admission shall also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination. Such applicants will be allowed to appear in the entrance examination subject to their securing the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying degree examination and submission of all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination (indicating the final and overall percentage of marks) before the deadline for admission fixed by the concerned participating University.
Entrance Examination: The Entrance Examination to be held on 30th December, 2017 from will be of three hours duration (9 am to 12 noon). The Question paper will be divided into two parts. Part-A will have 60 multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, each carrying one mark (maximum 60 marks). For each wrong answer, Vi (half) mark will be deducted. Part-B will also have 60 multiple-choice questions of Bachelor's level requiring thinking and analysis, from Physics, Mathematics, Biology (e.g., Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) and Chemistry each carrying 3 marks (maximum 180 marks). For each wrong answer one mark will be deducted. A set of question papers pertaining to the last three years are available on JNU website:

Application: Applications for the Entrance Examination can be submitted online, till 11.59 p.m on 13th October, 2017, at

Entrance Examination Fee: The entrance examination fee is Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC category and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST and Person with Disability categories. The entrance examination fee for Foreign Nationals is US$ 40.00 or Rs. 2640/-. Applicable GST will have to be paid by all.

Applicant should fill his/her correct basic and academic details like Name, DOB, Address, Contact No., and Discipline / programme of study. No request for change shall be considered subsequently, under any circumstances. Applicant should remember the password and the same should not be shared with others. Before final submission of online Application form, applicant should read the declaration carefully and give consent on it. Applicant is required to upload a recently taken scanned photograph (preferably taken on or after 1.1.2017, with preferable width 150px and height 200px and size between 20-50 KB} and signature in JPG format (size between 10-20 KB and preferable width 140px and height 60px). The maximum file size for Photo and Signature should be 50 KB, failing which, applicant will not be able to complete the application.

Admit Card: Candidates can download their Admit Card from  around 10th December 2017, which should be carried to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph. Those candidates who have applied and fulfill the prescribed eligibility conditions but who are not able to download the Admit Card should contact either the JNU Representative (who will be available at the Examination Centre at least a day in advance) or the Presiding Officer/Principal of the Centre to sort out the problems.

Result: Result is likely to be made available on the website, in the first/second week of February (Tentative).
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 along with 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.

Selection Procedure: After the merit list is drawn, more than double the number of candidates than the total intake only will be informed of their merit rank in the entrance examination. The candidates will also be informed about the total number of seats in each participating University. The candidates will be asked to exercise their options through online mode for joining the Universities. The candidates will be asked to pay through online mode Rs.5,000/- (Rs.2,5007- in the case of SC, ST PWD candidates) as initial security deposit giving their willingness to be considered for admission to the participating Universities in accordance with their options for joining the universities and their inter-se merit in the Entrance Examination.

Merit list of candidates to exercise their option for Universities 1st/2nd week of February, 2018. Selection will be on the basis of inter- se merit of the candidate in the Entrance Examination and preferences for joining the Universities indicated by the candidate. In case a candidate has not indicated his/her choice for joining a particular University, his/her name will not be considered for that University. The candidates who do not exercise their options for joining any of the participating universities will not be considered for admission to that university/universities. Candidates should check the allotment of university at . in  the first/second week of March (tentative).

After allotment of seats, JNU will send intimation to the candidates about their allotment of the university and also to the concerned participating university to which the candidate has been selected. Once an allotment of University is made on the basis of inter-se merit and options, other options of the Universities given by the candidate shall stand frozen. The participating university will then inform the candidate about the complete admission procedure and schedule of their university as well as the amount of fee etc. to be deposited by the candidate. The initial security deposit already sent by the candidate through demand draft to JNU will be sent to the concerned University for refund after first semester.

In case the candidate is offered admission, but subsequently either does not join the concerned University or withdraw after joining during the first semester, the initial deposit of Rs. 5,000/- and Rs.2,500/- for General/OBC and SC/ST/PWD categories respectively, shall stand forfeited.

The initial security deposit of Rs.5000/-, (Rs.2,5007- in the case of SC/ST, PWD category candidates) will be refunded in full to those who are not offered admission to any of the participating university. Reservation/Concession: 15%, 71/z% and 5% of seats shall be reserved for SC, ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates respectively. OBC reservation, wherever applicable, will be implemented as per the policy of each participating University.

Scholarships: Those selected for admission to M.Sc. Biotechnology Programme of the participating Universities will be eligible to receive scholarship at the rate of Rs.3000/- p.m. The scholarship of Rs. 3000/- p.m. for students joining M.Sc. Biotechnology programme at the School of Biotechnology of JNU would be awarded to all the students during first semester In the subsequent semesters, the scholarship will be extended only in respect of those students who secure minimum CGPA of 6.00 in the end-semester examinations.

All selected students will be paid Rs. 5000/- studentship under DBT Support.

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary area on the educational scene and programmes have been developed to meet the growing demand for trained manpower for any meaningful Biotechnology activity in the country. The programmes are designed to expose the students to recent exciting developments in the area of genetic engineering and biotechnology and their exploitation in industry, agriculture and medicine.

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