|CDFD is engaged in number of educational activities and human resources development of highest quality. The activities can be broadly categorized as below:
- CDFD admits Research Scholars leading to the degree of Ph D from either Manipal University, Manipal or University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
- CDFD admits 15 to 20 trainees every summer.
- CDFD admits Project Assistants and Project Associates in externally funded projects.
- CDFD has entered into agreement with Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) for training of manpower in the Medical Genetics field.
- CDFD has an agreement with the BITS, Pilani to undertake training of 2 to 4 students every year on the different research areas.
- CDFD has entered into an agreement with the University of Hyderabad for offering a joint M.Tech. Degree in Bioinformatics.
Research Scholars Programme: Admission to Research Scholars Program is usually advertised twice a year in leading newspapers across the country and also on our website. We invite online/postal applications against advertisement from highly motivated candidates, willing to take up challenges in modern biology, for admission to our Research Scholars program. Keeping in view the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, we especially encourage persons from diverse backgrounds to apply for the said program. Those admitted as Research Scholars would be encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. program of Manipal University or University of Hyderabad.
Eligibility: M.B.B.S. or Masters degree in any branch of Science, Technology, or Agriculture from a recognized University / Institute. Candidates (other than MBBS graduates) must have cleared the CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/ICAR NET for JRF or GATE (with 90% marks) or JEST. MBBS candidates are exempted from any of the eligibility tests mentioned herein. Those who have appeared, but are awaiting results, are also eligible to apply. However, only those candidates will be considered who produce proof of having cleared the CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/ICAR NET JRF or GATE (with 90% marks) or JEST. Admission to CDFD-Research Scholars program is based on a 2-tier system involving a written / LAN based examination followed by interview of candidates who have qualified the written / LAN based examination.
In the case of candidates whose JRF examination results are announced before the written / LAN based examination of CDFD takes place, and have qualified the NET with fellowship, they will be eligible to appear for the CDFD examination upon furnishing the relevant details of having cleared the JRF/NET with fellowship.
Summer Trainees: The summer training conducted by CDFD is a short term intense training program designed especially for students of M.Sc or teacher in Universities. Admission to the summer program is strictly through the National Academy Summer Training Programme conducted jointly by National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. Separate applications for this program are not encouraged.
Project Assistants and Associates: CDFD also admits Project Assistants and Project Associates in different externally funded projects. Vacancies under these projects are advertised periodically and candidates are encouraged to apply against the advertisement. Candidates are selected through rigorous selection procedure. Culture: CDFD is proud to host scholars who come from diverse social, economic and geographical backgrounds. Currently more than 60 research scholars and 20 Project Assistants and Project Associates work in CDFD.