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Selection Procedure and Eligility Criteria

Admission to the CDFD Research Scholars program in July/August 2014 (RSP-I-2014) will be made through two independent streams as described below. To be eligible for either stream all candidates must have a Master degree in any branch of Science, Technology, or Agriculture from a recognized University/ Institure OR MBBS. Candidates who have appeared for their final semester examination, but are awaiting results, are also eligible to apply.

Stream 1:

Applicants who appeared for the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS 2014), which was held on December 8 2013 and apply to CDFD would be eligible for consideration in stream 1. From amongst these applicants, a shortlist of candidates (CDFD JGEEBILS-2014 shortlist) would be prepared, based on a cut-off determined by CDFD. These shortlisted candidates would be asked to directly appear for interviews on 13.06.2014 in Hyderabad. It is not obligatory for the candidates in the CDFD JGEEBILS-2014 shortlist to have qualified the CSIR / UGC / DBT / ICMR / ICAR / BINC / INSPIRE NET /UGC-RGNF(for SC/ST candidates) or JEST for JRF.

The candidates in the "CDFD JGEEBILS-2014 shortlist" who appear for the interview on 13.06.2014 will be paid to and fro sleeper class rail fare from the actual place of undertaking the journey or from the normal place of their residence whichever is nearer to Hyderabad on production of proof of undertaking the journey.

Stream 2:

To be eligible for this stream, applicants must have qualified CSIR / UGC / DBT / ICMR / ICAR / INSPIRE NET JRF / UGC . RGNF (for SC/ST candidates) or have qualified BINC examination conducted by the DBT with fellowship or GATE (All India Top 50 Ranks in Biotechnology [BT], Life Sciences [XL] or Chemistry [CY]) or JEST. Candidates having qualified for the Project - JRF fellowship under the ICMR funded project Scheme [which is only for a period of two years] and those who have qualified DBT JRF NET with a B.Tech. [Biotechnology] degree are NOT eligible to apply. MBBS candidates are exempted from any of the eligibility tests mentioned herein but must be below the age of 28 years as on the last date for receipt of application.

Candidates (including those who appeared for JGEEBILS-2014 but do not figure in the CDFD JGEEBILS-2014 shortlist) who produce proof of having cleared the above mentioned exams will be allowed to appear for the LAN based examination conducted by CDFD on 15.06.2014.

Candidates who qualify the written / LAN based examination on 15.06.2014 would be asked to appear for interview on 16.06.2014.

No TA/DA will be paid for attending the LAN-based examination and the following interview.

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