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January 14th, 2020

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Govt Food Safety Officer Recruitment 2020 Govt Food Safety Jobs – Officer With Rs. 59,400 pm Salary. Check out the Public Service Commission jobs for msc candidates. Interested candidates with a masters background are eligible to register online and apply. FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE FOOD SAFETY OFFICER JOBS, THE DETAILS, APPLICATION PROCEDURE CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

CATEGORY NO. 499/2019 Department: Food Safety Name of Post: Food Safety Officer Number of vacancies: Anticipated vacancies The Ranked list published by the Commission in response to this notification shall remain in force for a minimum period of one year provided that the said list will continue to be in force till the publication of a brand-new list after the expiry of the minimum period of one year or till the expiry of three years whichever is earlier. Applicants will be advised from the said list against the vacancies reported to the Commission in writing throughout the period of currency of the list

tioned in the Notification shall produce the pertinent Government Order to verify the equivalency at the time of verification, then only such qualifications will be treated as equivalent to the prescribed qualification. iii. In the case of difference in original Caste/Community claimed in the application as well as that entered in SSLC Book, the applicant will produce a Gazette notice in this. regard, in addition to Non Creamy Layer Certificate/Community Certificate at the time. of certification verification.

of the correctness of the. personal info and secrecy of password. Prior to the final submission of the application on the profile applicants needs to guarantee the accuracy of the info in their profile. They should quote the User ID for additional communication with the Commission Application submitted is provisional and can not be deleted or altered after submission. The application will certainly be summarily rejected if noncompliance with the notification is found in due course of processing. Documents to prove qualification, age, community etc. have to be produced as and when called for.

to 12.00 midnight. Address to which applications are to be sent: www.keralapsc.gov.in. ( Candidates have to see the General Conditions in Part II of the Gazette Notice for instructions relating to Photo, ID Card etc. )

Essential Qualifications: A Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Masters Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a University recognised by any of the Universities in Kerala, or its (b) If a Written/OMR/Online Test equivalent qualifications. is conducted as part of this selection, applicants shall send a confirmation Desirable Qualifications: The sefor writing the evaluation with their lected candidates will have to underOne-time Registration Profile. Such go training successfully as specified candidates alone can generate and by the Food Authority in a recognised download the Admission Tickets in Institute or Institution approved for the last 15 days till the date of Test. the purpose during the period of proThe applications of candidates that do bation. not submit confirmation within the specified period will be denied abso- The scale of pay: ₹ 27800 – 59400/lutely. The periods pertaining to the submission of confirmation and also the availability of Admission Tickets will be published in the Examination Calendar itself. Info hereof will be provided to the candidates in their particular profiles and in the mobile phone number registered in it.

Keep in mind: 3% of the vacancies Mode of submitting Applications: for the post will be reserved for Locomotor disability/ Cerebral Palsy, (a) Applicants must register accordHearing Impairment, Low Vision ing to ONE TIME REGISTRATION as per G.O. (P).No.1/13/SJD dated with the official Website of Kerala 03.01.2013. Public Service Commission www.keralapsc.gov.in prior to making an apMethod of Appointment: Direct plication for the post. Applicants who Recruitment have actually registered can apply by logging on to their profile making use Age Limit: 18-36; Only candidates of their User ID as well as Password. born between 02.01.1983 as well as Applicants should click on the Apply 01.01.2001 (both dates included) are Now button of the respective posts in eligible to make an application for the the Notification Link to apply for a post with usual age relaxation to post. The Photograph uploaded must Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes be taken after 31.12.2010. Name of as well as other backward communi- the applicant and also the date of photies ( For various other conditions re- to taken must be printed legibly at lating to age relaxation see para 2 of the bottom portion. The Photo once the General Conditions). uploaded satisfying all requirements will be valid for 10 years from the Note: date of uploading. There is no change in other instructions relating to the (c) Candidates that have AADHAAR i. Rule 10 an (ii) of Part II KS&SSR uploading of photographs. No appli- card should add AADHAAR Card as applies. cation fee is needed. Applicants will I D Proof in their profile. take a printout of the application by ii. Candidates that claim equal quali- clicking the link Registration Card in Last date for submission of applifications instead of qualification men- their profile. Candidates are in charge cation: 05.02.2020, Wednesday up


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Teachers Committee Oppose Exemption Of PhD Holders From NET/SET Many teachers, members of the National Forum for Quality Education and All India NET/SET Teachers Organisation submitted their request for making the National Eligibility Test (NET) and State Eligibility Test (SET) as the recruitment exam to the Kasturirangan Committee, tasked with drafting National Education Policy (NEP). THEY MENTIONED IN THE REQUEST THAT THERE SHOULDN’T BE ANY EXEMPTION FOR PHD HOLDERS, AND THEY SHOULD ALSO QUALIFY BOTH THE ENTRANCE EXAMS. By Namitha Thampi

At present, NET/SET is considered only as an eligibility test, and the recruitment is solely based on personal interviews. University Grant Commission had exempted PhD holders from the eligibility test to be appointed as teachers, through 2018 regulation. shouldn’t be relaxed even for the MPhil and PhD holders. In 1986, In 2018, UGC declared the new reg- NEP introduced these regulations ulation even after the massive oppo- after a discussion in the parliament. sition from the teachers. The teachers Mungekar Committee, in its final rehad claimed that the new regulation is port, removed exemptions to MPhil unfair to 8 lakh qualified candidates in India and will lead to the dilution of research standards. Recently, UGC had made the ‘Research and Publication Ethics’ credit course compulsory for all PhD students as part of the pre-registration course work. Ramesh N Zade, president of the National Forum for Quality Education, stated that the introduction of these courses on Misconduct and Publication ethics is just a farce to legalize the exemption of PhD holders from the NET/SET examinations. Kushal M Mude, the convener of all India NET SET organization, says if PhD is removed from the eligibility for teaching positions and promotions, its quality, ethics, and standard will definitely improve. Both the bodies have noted the importance of NET/SET upheld by different committees between 1983 and 2016 in their feedback and suggestions to the NEP draft committee. In 1983, Mehrotra committee comprised of 18 members had prescribed NET qualification as an essential condition for the lecturer recruitment in colleges and universities after a comprehensive survey and deliberations. They had pointed out that this

and PhD in 2007.

gested NET/SET as mandatory for teachers recruitment in higher eduIn April 2016, the five-membered cation. The committee had noted that TSR Subramanian Committee pre- as a result of NET, there was an imsented the report on ‘Evolution of provement in the quality of teachers New Education Policy’ which sug- joining higher education.


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BARC OCES/DGFS-2020 Exam For Scientific Officers Recruitment BARC OCES/DGFS-2020 Exam For Scientific Officers Recruitment. Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Training Schools Invite Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates to apply for recruitment as Scientific Officers (Group-A post of Government of India) through its academic programs OCES-2020 and DGFS-2020 as per the details below: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY (DAE) BHABHA ATOMIC RESEARCH CENTRE (BARC) TRAINING SCHOOLS INVITE ENGINEERING GRADUATES AND SCIENCE POSTGRADUATES By Diluxi Arya

• Who would relish challenges in frontier areas of Science and Technology, • Who would like to be part of an expanding program of Nuclear Reactors, Accelerators and Fuel Cycle Technologies, • Who would enjoy pursuing innovative research in Engineering, Phys- Training Schemes guarantees emics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Geology ployment as Scientific Officer ‘C’ in one of the DAE units or Atomic or Geophysics Energy Regulatory Board with attractive career progression opporto apply for recruitment as Scientific Officers (Group-A post tunities up to the highest echelons. of Government of India) through its academic programs OCES-2020 and DGFS-2020

DAE strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged Training Schemes and Employ- to apply. ment Description for BARC OCES/ • One-year Orientation Course for DGFS-2020: Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates for the acaBARC Training Schools provide demic year 2020-2021 (OCEStwo Training Schemes to deserving 2020) will be conducted at the candidates ambitious of pursuing a five BARC Training Schools rewarding career in Nuclear Science, situated at Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Engineering and Technology and Indore and Hyderabad. Table-1b lists Eligible Disciplines for the • who would relish challenges in OCES program.Table-2 lists the frontier areas of Science & TechEligible Disciplines and orientanology, tion of the Training Program at • who would like to be part of an each of the Training Schools. A expanding program of Nuclear Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) Power / Research Reactors, Acwho scores a minimum of 50% celerators and Nuclear Fuel Cyaggregate marks on completion cle Technologies, of the Training Program is de• and clared to have passed the course • who would enjoy pursuing innosuccessfully. Successful TSOs vative research in frontier areas will be posted as Scientific Ofof Engineering, Physics, Chemficers in one of the following istry, Bioscience, Geology. DAE units: They are respectively called Ori- 1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai* entation Course for Engineering 2. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Graduates and Science PostgradResearch (IGCAR), Kalpakkam uates (OCES) and DAE Graduate 3. Raja Ramanna Centre for AdFellowship Scheme for Engineering vanced Technology (RRCAT), Graduates and Physics PostgraduIndore ates (DGFS). 4. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata Successful completion of the 5. Heavy Water Board (HWB),

Mumbai * 6. Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad * 7. Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai * 8. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai * 9. Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam * 10. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda * 11. Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad * 12. Directorate of Construction , Services & Estate Management (DCSEM) Mumbai* * These units have their Head Offices at the indicated locations. Placement can be at the Head Office or at other facilities of these units located in different parts of India. Allocation of a successful OCES TSO to a DAE unit is carried out based on the needs of DAE’s programs and the TSO’s performance in the OCES program. DAE reserves the right to place TSOs in any of its other units and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) also. Appointment in DAE units shall be as a ‘Group A’ Gazetted Officer of the Government of India except in BHAVINI, NPCIL and UCIL which are governed by the service rules of Corporations. Trainee Scientific Officers who successfully complete the Training Pro-

gram and whose performance meets a minimum eligibility criterion are allowed to enroll for M.Tech. / M.Phil. in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University. Those meeting the minimum eligibility criteria and not desirous of pursuing M.Tech. / M.Phil. are entitled to a Post-Graduate Diploma of HBNI. • Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates for the academic session beginning in July/August 2020 (DGFS-2020). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates who have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the BARC Training Schools’ programs and who have also independently secured admission for M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. in select Institutes and specializations as listed in Table-3, are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue a M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. degree while retaining their employment in DAE.After successful completion of one-year course work at the Institute, DGFS Fellows undertake project work, which is assigned by DAE and supervised jointly by a DAE and an Institute guide.On successful completion of M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. DGFS Fellows are posted as

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Scientific Officers in DAE. Appointment in DAE units shall be as a ‘Group A’ Gazetted Officer of the Government of India.On joining, they are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF) at the BARC Training School, Mumbai.The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE: 1. BARC, Mumbai** 2. IGCAR, Kalpakkam **Placement can be at any of the

BARC facilities located in different parts of India.

of ₹18,000. DGFS Fellows are reimbursed the tuition fee for M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. and are additionally paid a one-time Contingency Grant of ₹25,000 to meet M.Tech. / M.Chem. Engg. project related expenses. Boarding and Lodging in DAE Hostel is mandatory for OCES TSOs during the Training period. Boarding and lodging in DGFS Institute hostel is mandatory for DGFS Fellows during M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. program.Selected candidates are required to execute an agreement and a Per-

Allocation of a DGFS Fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. program based on the needs of DAE’s programs and their Selection Interview merit • Stipend and Allowances during Training: OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows are paid a stipend of ₹55,000 per month during the period of their Training and a one-time book allowance

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sonal Indemnity Bond to serve DAE for at least three years after completion of Training. Indemnity Bond is for ₹6,78,000 for OCES TSOs and ₹13,58,000 for DGFS Fellows***. No third party surety is required. *** The Bond amount for DGFS Fellows pursuing M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. at certain DGFS Institutes may be different, depending on the tuition fee at the concerned Institute.

ELIGIBLE DISCIPLINES FOR BARC OCES/DGFS-2020: TABLE-1B : ELIGIBLE SCIENCE DISCIPLINES AND THEIR CODES CODE

PH

CY

BS

Discipline to be Selected in Online Applica- Eligible Subject/Discipline in B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. tion Form under which candidate wishes to (Engg.)/5-Year integrated M.Tech. as awarded by University / apply Institute Physics† Chemistry‡

Bioscience

GATE Subject

M.Sc. in Physics / Applied Physics

Physics

B.E. / B.Tech. in Engineering Physics

Physics / Engineering Sciences

M.Sc. in Chemistry

Chemistry

M.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genectics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Bioscience

Life Sciences / Biotechnology

B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Tech.) in Food Technology

RSES

GE

Radiological Safety & Environmental Science#

Geology

† The candidates belonging to Physics discipline selected for the BARC Training School at Mumbai will be allotted either Physics or Radiological Safety & Environmental Science as their Training Scheme and those selected for the BARC Training School at IGCAR will be allotted Reactor Physics as their Training Scheme. ‡ The candidates belonging to Chemistry discipline selected for the BARC Training School at Mumbai will be allotted either Chemistry or Radiological Safety & Environmental Science as their Training Scheme and those selected for the Training school at IGCAR will pursue Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chemistry in the Training School. # Radiological Safety & Environmental Science (RSES) is not a separate discipline but an additional Training Scheme option for candidates in Nuclear Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.

B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. (Engg.) / 5-year integrated M.Tech in Nuclear Engg./ Nuclear Technology/ Nuclear Science & Technology

NOT ELIGIBLE through GATE

M.Sc. In Physics / Applied Physics

Physics

M.Sc. In Chemistry

Chemistry

M.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry or 5-year integrated M.Tech. in Geological Technolo- Geology and Geophysics gy Eligibility Criteria for BARC OCES/DGFS-2020: Academic eligibility requirements are uniformly applicable to candidates of all categories (GEN, OBC, SC, ST, PWD, etc.). A. Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/ DGFS-2020: For Biosciences Discipline (code BS): • M.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Biosciences with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc.

as well as in B.Sc. (except for ogy / Genetic Engineering / Bi5-year integrated M.Sc.); or B.E. omedical Engineering are NOT / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Tech) only in eligible Food Technology with minimum • Those having M.Sc. (by reof 60%* aggregate marks. search) or Ph.D. are not eligible. • M.Sc. applicants should have *A minimum of 60% aggregate studied one out of Physics or marks means the marks as per the Chemistry or Biochemistry or ordinances of the respective univerAgriculture Chemistry as a sub- sity. ject at the B.Sc. stage or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in B. Admission to DGFS: case of 5- year integrated M.Sc. • Applicants opting to be consid- • Candidates having a qualifying ered on the basis of a GATE Score degree in Physics (PH) and who should have a valid GATE-2019 meet the corresponding eligibilor GATE-2020 Score in ‘Life ity criteria listed above are eligiSciences’ or in ‘Biotechnology’. ble to apply for DGFS provided • Those having M.Sc. with spethey are selected for OCES-2020 cialization in subjects like Fishand additionally secure admiseries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology, Bioanalytical Sciences, Bioinformatics and Home Science etc and B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Tech. in BiotechnolNext Page>>>>


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sion for M.Tech./ M.Chem. Engg. starting in the academic year 2020 in select Institutes and in specializations listed in Table-3. • Confirmation of M.Tech./M. Chem.Engg. admission should be communicated by July 4, 2020. • Securing admission in one of the valid M. Tech. specializations at one of the DGFS Institutes along with Selection for OCES, does not guarantee the award of a DGFS Fellowship as DGFS is offered as per the needs of DAE’s programs and only to the most meritorious candidates as per Selection Interview performance.

and/or due to appear for GATE2020, may also apply. If selected, candidates who are eligible in all other respects but are awaiting final results will be allowed to commence course work. However, retention of these candidates in the OCES or DGFS programs is subject to the mark-sheet of their final result, which meets the eligibility requirements of the OCES/ DGFS-2020 program, being submitted by Nov 30, 2020 in case of OCES TSOs and as per the requirement of the concerned DGFS Institutes in the case of DGFS Fellows.

C. Age Limit (Age as on August 1, 2020) for BARC OCES/DGFS2020:

Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer ‘C’ (SO/C) in the Level 10 – ₹ 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix

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General Category – 26 years, OBC-29 years, SC/ST–31 years, Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 (Dep1984) -31 years, • Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Dom Kashmir) –31 years, • Physically Challenged (PWD) candidates of all categories are eligible for additional age relaxation of 10 years. D. Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India. E. Applicants working in Central or State Governments or their Units / PSUs / Aided Institutes should produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their organization at the time of Selection Interview, failing which they may not be interviewed. F. Application Fee for BARC OCES/DGFS-2020: • A non-refundable Application Fee of ₹500 is chargeable from the male applicants belonging to General and OBC categories. • Woman candidates, candidates belonging to SC/ST, Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and Physically Challenged candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee. • Application fee has to be paid online. Candidates awaiting final results

Grade And Pay Scale for BARC OCES/DGFS-2020:

Appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES TSOs getting two or three increments depending on their performance during the OCES program and the DGFS Fellows getting three or four increments depending on their performance in M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. and four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF). DGFS Fellows whose performance in the M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. and OCDF programs is below a specified threshold will get zero increments.

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Monthly emoluments (with three increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance at the present Mumbai rate, will be approximately ₹94,000. In addition, other Allowances such as Leave Travel Concession by air, every year up to first eight years (subject to conditions) and once in two years thereafter, Children’s Education Allowance and Professional Update Allowance are also payable.

A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme or equivalent for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units. How to Apply for BARC OCES/ DGFS-2020: Only Online Applications will be accepted. • Candidates have to fill up the Online Application form provided on the website www.barconlineexam.in. • Candidates need to register

through ‘Apply Online’ link by providing essential information like name, mother’s name, date of birth, e-mail id and a preferred login id. It may be noted that the details provided at this stage cannot be modified later on, and hence the candidates are advised to be careful in entering the details. Upon successful registration, the candidates can activate their account either through the OTP sent to their registered mobile number or through the Activation link sent to the candidates’ registered email id. Once the candidate’s account is activated, he/she can subsequently log in multiple times through ‘Candidate’s Login’ link to fill in the Online Application form. While filling the form, the candidates are required to upload their recent passport sized photograph (4.5×3.5cm) in JPG format (of size not more than 50 kb) and a scanned copy of their signature (2×4.5cm, in JPG format with size not exceeding 20 kb). After filling in all the required details, the candidates who are required to pay the Application Fee (₹500 plus applicable bank charges) may make Online payment using netbanking / debit card / credit card. On clicking on the “Make Payment” button in the payment page, the candidate is taken to the SBI Payment Gateway through which they can pay the application fee using any of the payment modes listed above. If the payment is successful, the candidates can proceed to final submission stage and complete their application. The candidates must make the payment of Application Fee only once and no requests for refund of Application Fee will be entertained from any candidate. Finally, the candidates need to submit the filled form. Please note that no modifications/alterations would be permitted in the application form after final submission. Hence the candidates are advised to verify the correctness and adequacy of the information filled by them before the final submission. It is to be noted that only applications where ‘Final Submission’ process has been completed before the last date will be considered valid applications.Candidates have the following options available: “Final Submission” – On clicking this button, the details of the

candidate are submitted and a Registration Number is generated for the candidate. If the candidate wishes to do some modification before final submission, he / she is advised to click the “Home” link provided on the top of the page. However, it must be noted that the candidate must click the “Final Submission” button after the modification. A unique Registration Number will be generated for every candidate who has completed the Final Submission process, which must be used for all future correspondence. The candidates who wish to apply for screening on the basis of GATE-2020 Score are required to fill in their GATE details after declaration of the GATE results, whereas those wishing to apply on the basis of a GATE2019 Score must upload their GATE Score during the Application Process. Applicants with a GATE-2020 Score must register and fill in all details relevant to the admission process, prior to the declaration of GATE-2020 results, and before the last date (February 4, 2020) for the same. No new applications, on the basis of a GATE-2020 score or otherwise will be accepted after February 4, 2020. Once the GATE-2020 results are declared, these candidates are allowed to upload their GATE score and GATE marks on this portal for a limited period of time. Candidates must enter their GATE score and GATE marks carefully. Note: Candidates need not send any documents such as proof of age, proof of category, proof of application fee payment etc. or hard copy application now. BARC – DGFS/OCES -2020 Flow chart & Instructions for Registration

Note: From Candidate Home, candidate can proceed to each successive stage of registration. After completion of each stage, he/she can also switch over and edit the previous stages , till the final submission is made. Once Final Submission stage is completed, no further modification is possible.

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PROCESS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR BARC OCES/DGFS-2020: Application Procedure: 7 Simple Steps (Primary Stage, Activation, Personal Information, Academic Information, Screening information, Payment Stage, Final Submission) to be followed to apply online

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Primary stage: In this first stage of registration, the candidates need to choose the Applied Discipline (ie. Examination Discipline) and Qualifying Degree. The candidate also must enter other primary details like: Name, Mother’s Name, DOB, Email ID, Mobile number, etc. The candidate should create a Unique Login Id and Password (These credentials will be used to proceed to the next stage).Note : Candidates must note that the details entered in the Primary stage cannot be altered later on and that all communication will be sent only to the registered email address and mobile number. Activation: After completion of Primary stage, an OTP will be sent to candidate’s registered mobile number and an Activation link will be sent to the registered E-mail id. Candidate can activate his/her application either by clicking that link or by using the “Activate through OTP” option in the portal. The candidate can proceed further after the activation of application. Personal Information: After activation of application, the candidate can login through ‘Candidate Login’ with the registered User id and password. After logging in, the candidate should fill his/her Personal details like: Category, Address, etc and also do Photo & Signature Upload. Academic Information : In this section, the candidate has to enter his/her Academic details like: 10th, 12th, relevant degree details and Additional Qualifications (if applicable). Screening Information: After completion of Academic Information, the candidate can proceed to the next stage where he/she can choose the channel through which he/she would prefer to be considered, ie. Online examination or GATE. A candidate can opt for both channels also.In this stage, the candidate also can furnish his Examination centre choices. If the candidate has chosen GATE as the screening channel, he has to enter the GATE score and upload his Score card while applying in the case of candidates applying with a GATE-2019 score and by April 1, 2020 in the case of candidates applying on the basis of a GATE-2020 score.Note: If the candidate enters his/her GATE score wrongly, he/she may not be shortlisted based on GATE screening channel. In GATE score column, the candidate has to enter his/her score out of 1000. Payment: Candidates who are required to make an Application Fee Payment can pay the fees through the URL given in the Payment Stage. Payment can be done only through SBI Payment Gateway. There is no refund for candidates who make multiple payment.Candidates, who are exempted from paying fees can directly proceed to the Final Submission. Final Submission: Once all the other stages are completed, the candidate should make the Final Submission to complete the Registration. The candidate should make sure that all the information entered in the previous stages are correct, as no modification in application can be made after making Final Submission. After this stage, a Registration Number will be generated for the candidate. Candidates will be able to view and print their application also.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR BARC OCES/DGFS-2020: (All dates are tentative and applicants must regularly visit this website for updates)

Launching of Online Application Portal for OCES/DGFS-2020

06th January, 2020

Last date for Online Application

3rd February, 2020

Online Test

13th – 19th March, 2020

Last date for candidates to upload their GATE-2020 score

1st April, 2020

Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal

15th April, 2020

Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates

17th – 21st April, 2020

Selection Interviews

14th May – 13th June, 2020

Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES2020 on Online Application Portal

Last week of June, 2020

Last Date for Selected OCES-2020 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech/ M.Chem.Engg. admission in a DGFS institute

5th July, 2020

Declaration of List of Persons Selected for DGFS-2020 on Online Application Portal

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Samsung’s Project Neon – The Artificial Human Project For the past few weeks, a Samsung subsidiary named STAR Labs has been teasing what it calls “Neon” — and “artificial human.” Samsung has released the trailer of the much-hyped Neon ‘artificial human’ project. THE TEASER POSTED BY THE PROJECT LEAD PRANAV MISTRY HAS CONCLUSIVELY CONFIRMED THAT NEON IS NOTHING LESS THAN AN EFFORT TO CREATE LIFELIKE AVATARS. By Rahul Mishra

But what exactly is Samsung Artificial Human Project Neon, and what is an artificial human? So far, we have very few official details. Still, most signs point toward the release of some digital avatar technology: a realistic CGI human that users can interact with. It could be used for entertainment purposes or by businesses to and expressions are realistic because create digital receptionists, customer they’re initially based on real people. service, and so on. When it comes to their practical A video reveals more about the Sam- purposes of the Samsung Artificial sung Artificial Human Project. In at Human Project, Mistry hinted that least one case, Samsung appears to digitally produced humans like these have captured an actor’s likeness and could serve as a “virtual news anvoice to use those as the starting point chor, virtual receptionist, or even an for a Neon avatar — the appearances AI-generated film star.” They’d put a warmer, more friendly face on AI

The “Artificial Human” Revealed By Pranav Mistry. Credits: Pranav Mistry

assistants that might otherwise seem 2018, China’s state-run press agency cold and robotic. launched what it called an “AI news anchor“ that can read the headlines. It’s possible that Samsung has made some leaps forward regarding the ar- Samsung is expected to reveal more tificial human and that Neon’s tech- information at CES, which is to be nology will be truly game-changing. held on 6th January 2020. Thanks to advances in AI and CGI, digital human avatars have indeed become increasingly lifelike, but they’re functionally constrained. In


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Biggest Specimen Ever Of World’s Largest Flower Found In Indonesia Indonesian conservationists have spotted the biggest specimen ever of what’s already been billed as one of the world’s largest flowers- The Rafflesia tuan-mudae.

THE RESEARCHERS TERMED IT AS “BREATHTAKING, MAJESTIC AND STINKY.” By Rahul Mishra

The exciting discovery of the oversized Rafflesia tuan-mudae — a giant bright red flower whose petals show hundreds of discolored spots resembling blisters — broke a previous record. Rafflesia is the name of a large group of plants all of which smell of rotting flesh to attract flies and carrion beetles. According to the conservationists, the recent discovery of the World’s Largest Flower Rafflesia measures 3.6 feet (111 centimeters) in diameter, 4 centimeters larger than the previous record-holder, a specimen found in the same area several years ago. That’s bigger than the previous record of 107 centimeters on a bloom also found in the jungles of West Sumatra several years ago.

Ade Putra at the Agam Conserva- a week. After that, the flower withers tion Agency in Sumatra said that this and rots. specimen was the largest Rafflesia tuan-mudae that has ever been docu- According to reports, the flower is named after Sir Stamford Raffles, mented. a British colonialist known as the The World’s Largest Flower Raf- founder of Singapore, who first spotflesia live as a parasite on vines but ted one in Indonesia in the early 19th only blooms for a few days at a time. Century. The parasitic plant, usually found in Southeast Asia, only blooms for about With no roots or leaves, the World’s

Largest Flower Rafflesia feeds on a host plant, drinking its nutrients to survive. World’s Largest Flower is sometimes referred to as a “corpse flower” for the stench that it gives out — similar to rotting flesh — to attract insects to pollinate it.


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Never Known Before Details of CancerRelated Proteins Mapped By Researchers Never known before details of two key complexes of cancer-related proteins revealed by scientists through a complete detailed map of the structures formed when they come together. IT WAS SHOWN IN THE STUDY THAT THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL PROTEIN COMPONENTS CHANGE IN A SERIES OF STEPS WHEN THE TWO PROTEIN COMPLEXES COME TOGETHER IN THE CELL. By Prathibha HC

The new insights into this system will help to direct other scientists in their efforts in cancer drug discovery, including in a cutting edge, an emerging field in which finding ways to promote protein degradation using new therapies are aimed by researchers. detailed mechanism of this system, which can drive cancer ultimately. At the Institute of Cancer Research, For small-molecule drugs, the comLondon, and King’s College London, plex has been proposed as a target, a team of researchers in this study used which, to alter its function can ‘lock’ state-of-the-art equipment to map the into the protein, and as a target for a structure of the assembly formed be- new type of drug called PROTACs tween two protein complexes—called which recruits E3 ligases like CRL2 the COP9 signalosome () and Cull- to degrade tumor-driving proteins. in-RING E3 Ligase 2 (CRL2). Clarifying the role of an activating To deactivate CLR2, CSN binds to subunit of the CL2 complex, called it in the cells which in turn leads to NEDD8, was one of the key findthe activation of HIF-1 alpha, a third ings of this study. This uncovered the complex that allows more effective existence of CL2 forms which even growth of tumors. A detailed ‘step- without it, seemed to have a biologwise’ system was pieced together ical role. by the researchers that explained the

To make their discoveries, scientists importantly brought together two different types of mass spectrometry and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). A range of funders including the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the BBSRC, and Cancer Research UK supported this study. In discovering new targeted cancer drugs, mapping proteins of interest to the cancer research community and in opening up new treatment avenues, the ICR’s Division of Structural Biology scientists played an important role in this work. The team leader in structural elec-

tron microscopy at the ICR, Dr. Edward Morris, the study’s co-leader said ” A range of structural biology techniques were used in our study to generate detailed maps of both the COP9 signalosome and the Cullin-RING E3 Ligase 2, both of which have a range of activities in cells and in some cancers, they have a role when combined. “With our findings, we hope to influence the wider community of cancer researchers who are looking to discover innovative cancer drugs, like the protein degradation therapies that could target E3 ligases.”


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14 Scientists Awarded Swarna Jayanti Fellowships for 2018-19 The government of India introduced the Swarna Jayanti Fellowship scheme in commemoration of India’s fiftieth year of independence.

THE SCHEME PROVIDES SPECIAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT TO PURSUE FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH IN THE AREAS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO A SELECTED NUMBER OF TALENTED AND PROVEN YOUNG SCIENTISTS IN INDIA. By Namitha Thampi

In the period of 2018-2019, 14 scientists who were into innovative research that had the potential to influence R&D in the respective disciplines were awarded under this scheme. The scientists were selected through a meticulous three-tier selection process from 443 applicants and immune response in TB. She expects will be given the opportunity to con- to provide a link between the function duct unfettered research. of lipid droplet localized proteins in enabling the pathogenic immune reThe Department of Science & Tech- sponse and the infection-induced panology will support the 14 selected thology, which leads to lipid droplet scientists for fellowship and research. accumulation. The scheme will cover all the expenses for conducting the research Dr. Jitender Giri and will provide 25,000/- per month fellowship as well as a research grant National Institute of Plant Genome of 5 lakh rupees for 5 years on top of Research their salary. A brief account of the awardees – Swarna Jayanti Fellowship Scientists Dr. Sheetal Gandotra

Dr. Kanishka Biswas Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru

He is keen to understand the role of RNA processing in the mechanism of gene regulation and its effects on several human diseases. He hopes to detail the RNA processing in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and oxidative stress response. Dr. Vishal Rai

CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal He is focused on identifying novel genes and unveil their functions in cell signaling in response to low phosphate conditions. His proposed research has the potential to generate new rice varieties that require less water with an improved phosphate use efficiency.

Dr. Sheetal Gandotra is a talented Dr. Rakesh Singh Laishram scientist interested in understanding host-pathogen interactions. Her Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnolresearch is primarily focused on the ogy, Thiruvananthapuram cross-talk between the host and mycobacterial metabolism, especially lipid metabolism. Her major interests fall in the Macrophage triglyceride metabolism induced by M. tuberculosis, which is crucial for the innate

Dr. Kanishka Biswas is focused on Renewable Energy & Clean Environmental solutions. He proposes to design and synthesize new lead-free inorganic solids that will have high thermoelectric performance and ultra-low thermal conductivity. The new lead-free solids would be environmentally friendly and maintenance-free. They can also be used in electricity generation and waste heat recovery. Dr. Gopalan Rajaraman

He is one of the Swarna Jayanti Fellowship Scientists awarded for the year 2018-19. His interests fall in the areas of Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology. He plans to develop a chemical platform in the field of drug discovery that can come up with methods for single-site modification of proteins.

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He is fascinated about Surface chemistry, Computational inorganic chemistry, calculation of spectral parameters, magnetism and materials science, modeling catalytic reactions in relevance to bioinorganic chemistry. Using molecular magnetic materials, he plans to study some outstanding issues in the field of molecular spintronics devices. Dr. Apoorva Khare

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fellowship for 2018-19, is interested in algebra and topology. He aims to investigate fundamental objects of study in low dimensional topology through his research work for understanding finite group actions on manifolds. Dr. Subimal Ghosh Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai

Dr. Mahender Singh

Dr. Arjun Bagchi Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

His research interest falls in the fields of Positivity and analysis, representation theory of Lie algebras, and discrete mathematics. He proposes to study functions that preserve positivity in various forms when applied to discrete data and continuous, matrices, etc. and to develop two-way connections to symmetric function theory and algebra and other fields of mathematics.

Polymer Glasses, Length and Time bility, and probes like heat flow. scales in Glass Forming Liquids, Yielding of Amorphous Solids. He Dr. Yogesh Simmhan aims to study plasticity in amorphous solids at bulk and nano-scale through Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluhis research work, which will lead to ru a better understanding of the dynamics of the super-cooled liquid material and better design for practical purposes.

He has a keen interest in Hydro-climatology, focusing on regional modeling and understanding of Indian Monsoon and Atmosphere- Land Surface Interactions and Hydrology. He aims to develop physics guided systems approach through his research work to understand the eco-hydro-meteorological system for a better understanding of the integrated system to define resilience

He is keen on Temporal Graphs, including Platforms and Algorithms, Abstractions, Analytics for Science and Engineering, Edge Computing and Storage, and Scalable Data Management. He aims to develop models for representing and processing temporal graph algorithms and analytics.

He studies Holographic Principle in terms of the non-relativistic conforDr. Shweta Agrawal mal systems, gauge/gravity duality, and various singular limits of string Indian Institute of Technology, Matheory. Through Holography and dras, Chennai String Theory, he aims to understand Quantum Gravity Dr. Anindya Das Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Dr. Smarajit Karmakar

Indian Institute of Science Educa- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-Hyderabad tion and Research Mohali

Dr. Mahender Singh, one of the 14 He is interested in Understanding scientists who got the Swarna Jayanti Fragility, Active Glassy Materials,

Dr. Shweta Agrawal, one of the 14 scientists who got the Swarna Jayanti fellowship for 2018-19, is keen in the field of Cryptography and Information theory. She aims to study post-quantum cryptography, namely lattice-based cryptography, through her research work. She aims to work He focuses on Geophysics and Geo- with the objective of understanding chemistry. He intends to identify the the gaps between theory and practice exotic topological states in graphene as well as improving the algorithms. hybrids through his research work, by using new types of probes like quantum noise measurements, compressi-


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Indian Scientists Decode Complete Genome Of Indian Cobra

A team of Indian scientists and their collaborators abroad have successfully sequenced the genome of the highly poisonous Indian Cobra, in a step taken to reduce the disability and mortality caused by snake bites. AMONG THE MOST VENOMOUS FOUR SNAKES IN INDIA, WHICH ARE CALLED COLLECTIVELY AS THE INFAMOUS “BIG FOUR”, THE INDIAN COBRA IS THE MOST VENOMOUS INDIAN SNAKE TO BE GENETICALLY MAPPED. By Prathibha HC

In India, everywhere, nearly 46,000 deaths occur due to snakebites from the four venomous snakes, the Indian cobra, saw-scaled viper, Russell’s viper, and common krait. Around 5.4 million snake bites occur every year worldwide, with 2.8 million of them in India. Globally, they are responsible for 4,00,000 disabilities, of which venom. This process suffers from a from India there are around 1,38,000 lack of consistency leading to serious disabilities. side-effects and varying efficacy and ent also is a laborious process. The President of the Chennai-based SciGenome Research Foundation An author of the study, R Manjuna(SGRF), Sekar Seshagiri and the sci- tha Kini, Professor, National Univerentists led by him have assembled the sity of Singapore (NUS), Singapore most contiguous genome of the cobra, said ” It is high time that we develop using a mix of cutting-edge genomic antivenom leveraging modern techtechnologies. Experts say that this nologies like synthetic antibody dewill help in developing more efficient velopment technologies, recombinant antibodies. protein expression, and genomics. Scientists found in the present study that there are 19 toxin genes primarily expressed in the venom glands of the Indian cobra. Seshagiri said ” For treating Indian cobra bites, using synthetic human antibodies to target these toxins should lead to a safe and effective antivenom. We will be able to generate antibodies (antivenom) to the other three venomous snakes and develop an anti-venom quickly if we get one good antivenom against the Indian cobra and genome sequences from the other three. Researchers from US firm Genentech, MedGonome Labs and SGRF’s AgriGenome Labs, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and their peers from many universities in the US and Singapore participated in the study, along with Seshagiri’s team. Outdated procedure Antivenom that is currently in use is based on a process developed over 100 years ago and is produced by immunizing horses with extracted snake

We have the blueprint needed to this from the Indian cobra genome and the catalog of target toxins. Venom also serves as a significant source of druglike molecules. The genome of Indian cobra is no exception and it codes for toxin molecules that prevent blood clotting, reduce blood pressure and block pain.

Universal antivenom The Chief Operating Officer of AgriGenome Labs, George Thomas said “The Indian cobra is the first snake to be sequenced among the ‘big four’ deadly snakes. This can effectively change the way antivenom is developed and is a major step towards understanding its venom components.” Using this genomic blueprint for venom toxins to make recombinant proteins, to generate neutralizing antibodies and test them in the clinic would be the next step, said the scientists. Eventually, a universal antivenom can be developed by further sequencing other snake genomes and the information on additional toxins from these snakes that need to be tar-

geted will be provided by the venom glands. They said, “In less than 2-3 years and by testing in trials rapidly, we believe we can produce a synthetic humanized antivenom.” A researcher with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karthik Sunagar said “With the state-of-theart sequencing technologies, this is the first genome of Indian snake to be sequenced. Such a high-quality genome will be a great resource for understanding the evolution of this medically important snake and its venom repertoire and it could also be very beneficial for the next-generation recombinant antivenoms’ innovation.”


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Google’s Deepmind’s AI Tool To Detect Breast Cancer – Efficient As A Human Radiologist? According to the new paper published in Nature on Wednesday, the new AI tool created by Google Health and Deepmind is capable of spotting breast cancer as efficient as a human radiologist. RESEARCHERS TRAINED THE MODEL USING THE TWO DATA SETS OF BREAST SCANS FROM THE US AND UK. By Namitha Thampi

The new AI tool reduced the false negatives in the UK by 2.7% and the US by 9.4%, while false positives were reduced by 1.2% in the UK data set and 5.7% in the US data set. When pitted against six human radiologists, the new model outperformed all of them on an average by 11.5%. The results indicate the significant role AI could play in cancer care in the future. The growth of technology would improve cancer diagnosis in the near future.

take the pressure of the UK’s national health service, said Cancer Research UK chief executive Michelle Mitchell.

Screening helps to diagnose breast Although further clinical studies are cancer at an early stage when the needed to see if the tool can work in treatment is more likely to be suc- practice, the initial results are promcessful. But there is a possibility of ising. false positives in screening. AI could improve the screening process and According to Breast Cancer Research UK, 11,400 people are killed

every year due to breast cancer. The AI tool to detect breast cancer could be used as a second opinion to help radiologists, Deepmind suggested. It is a standard procedure in Uk to analyze the scan by two radiologists. Deepmind claims to have run a simulation that confirms that the work of second readers can be reduced by 88% using the AI tool.

Deepmind had previously developed AI tools for detecting neck cancer and eye diseases. In 2017 Deepmind’s healthcare research was under observation after UK’s data watchdog accused them of entering into an agreement with NHS to share patients data. This time Deepmind stressed that the data collected are subjected to strict privacy controls and were anonymized.


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FDA Approves Artificial Pancreas System Developed By University of Virginia Based on technology from the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology, an artificial pancreas system was developed which can monitor and regulate blood glucose levels in Type 1 diabetes patients automatically. THIS TECHNOLOGY IS NOW APPROVED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION(FDA). By Prathibha HC

The director of the UVA center, Boris Kovatchev said “This was our decade-long research and we are excited that it has been successfully translated to the clinical practice after recently culminating in a large-scale clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The technology is a new-generation interoperable automated glucose control Image Credits: The artificial pancreas system tracks blood glucose levels with a continuous glucose monitor and automatically delivers the hormone system, that can allow seamless inteinsulin as needed. (Illustration by Alex Angelich, University Communications) gration of a continuous insulin pump, glucose sensor, and a smart control sulin does by using the glucose moni- matically adjust insulin throughout a problem with equipment that delivalgorithm.” toring information. the day or the artificial pancreas sys- ers insulin from the pump, one partictem. ipant in the artificial pancreas group Tandem Diabetes Care manufac- From a multicenter clinical trial pubhad diabetic ketoacidosis, in which tured the artificial pancreas system lished in the New England Journal of Researchers found that in the sen- the blood becomes too acidic. and this is called Control-IQ. This Medicine, FDA approval followed as sor-augmented pump group, the system uses a continuous glucose it was seen that compared to the exist- amount of time with their blood Development of the Artificial Panmonitor to track blood glucose levels ing treatments available in controlling glucose levels in the target range re- creas and delivers the hormone insulin as blood glucose levels in people with mained unchanged over six months needed automatically. The delivery Type 1 diabetes, this new artificial while the artificial pancreas sys- Dr. Sue Brown, UVA endocrinoloof insulin by multiple daily injections pancreas system was more effective. tem users significantly increased gist and the lead investigator of the and testing blood sugar levels multi- Throughout the day and overnight, the amount of time with their blood clinical trial that tested Control-IQ ple times a day by fingerstick is no the system was seen to improve blood range. There were also improvements said, ” To everyone who supported longer needed as this system frees glucose control, in the study. seen in the Artificial pancreas users in the development of the artificial panpeople from painful treatment ways. many diabetes control measures, in- creas, we are deeply thankful. With In the study, there were 168 partici- cluding time with low and high blood the artificial pancreas system, blood Better Managing Type 1 Diabetes pants with Type 1 diabetes, age 14 or glucose, compared with the group sugar control can be improved in older, assigned randomly to use either using the sensor-augmented pump. people with Type 1 diabetes and also An algorithm developed at UVA is the sensor-augmented pump therapy In either of the groups, no severe hy- their blood sugar levels can be easily programmed in the pump that can au- with a continuous glucose monitor poglycemia events occurred during managed.” tomatically adjust the recipient’s in- and insulin pump that did not auto- the study. Only one instance, due to


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NASA Scientists Find New Ways To Detect Oxygen Levels In Exoplanets Researchers at NASA have found a new way of finding oxygen on distant planets that could help them discover alien life. THE TECHNIQUE BY NASA SCIENTISTS COULD BE USED BY NASA’S JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE TO DETECT OXYGEN ON PLANETS IN DISTANT SOLAR SYSTEMS. By Rahul Mishra

That, in turn, could help discover planets that are alive &, therefore, could be home to extraterrestrial life. One of the possible indicators of life on other planets is oxygen in its atmosphere. NASA Finds Alien Planets- In Search Of Oxygen Now NASA researchers hope that the new technique could allow them to spot the same signal coming from other planets, and in so doing, perhaps detect planets that might be home to alien life. The breakthrough research would now allow NASA’s telescope to detect one of the signals that come from oxygen molecules when the oxygen molecules collide with each other. As

they do, they block out a specific part of the infrared spectrum, and the new telescope will be able to see that and give scientists a clue to the distant worlds’ atmosphere. Technology like the James Webb Space Telescope is the best hope for examining such distant planets since they are too far away ever to visit or even to see in much detail. Still, it requires incredibly advanced technology because of the weakness of the

signals. NASA Finds Alien Planets- The Way Forward Thomas Fauchez, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and lead author of the study, said the before the work, oxygen at similar levels as on Earth was thought to be undetectable with Webb. He added that this oxygen signal detection method is known since the 1980s from the earth’s at-

mospheric studies, but the technique has never been used for exoplanet research. Spotting oxygen on an exoplanet might not be a guarantee that something lives there. Researchers have proposed alternative explanations that could create oxygen on exoplanets, and so it might not be a definitive indication that the world is alive.


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U.S. Diabetic Patients Can Now Get Free Insulin By Novo Nordisk Free Insulin by Novo Nordisk – Free Insulin for Patients in immediate need | Novo offers a free one-time supply of insulin for U.S. patients

FREE INSULIN BY NOVO NORDISK By Prathibha HC

The lawmakers and regulators have been showing fierce criticism on the rising price of insulin and tackling this, the drugmaker, Novo Nordisk said that it would offer a one-time supply of insulin, free of cost, to people in immediate need and at risk of rationing the medication. Novo said that patients with prescription can get a one-time supply of up to three vials or two packs of pens of its insulin, free of cost, after which, a longer-term solution from its other 2016, the cost of insulin for treating affordability offerings must be opted type 1 diabetes had nearly doubled, by them. which lead to patients rationing the medication and putting their health at In September, following the moves risk. of its rivals, Eli Lilly and Co and Sa- Following heavy criticism over the nofi SA, Novo said that the U.S. pa- prices, last year, Sanofi said its cost of tients can buy three vials or two packs insulin products would be cut down of pens of its analog insulins for $99. to $99 per month for some patients and Eli Lilly started selling a halfIn the United States, from 2012 to

price version of its Humalog insulin On Thursday, Novo also announced the launch of Novolog, a cheaper version of its heavily prescribed insulin drug. Novo said, ” We know there could be instances when people need insulin immediately and are struggling

to get it as they might be at the risk of rationing. The patients who are in this situation can visit NovoCare. com or call us at 1.844.NOVO4ME (1.844.668.6463) so that we can check and verify if we can provide a one-time supply of two packs of pens or up to three vials of Novo Nordisk insulin for people who have a prescription. ”


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New Study Finds Regrowth Of Amazon Forests Much Slower Amazon Forests Slower Regrowth – New Study Findings states that the regrowth of Amazon forests following deforestation is slower than previously thought. A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS COULD ARISE FROM THIS STUDY’S FINDINGS AS THE ABILITY OF SECONDARY FORESTS TO SOAK UP CARBON FROM THE ATMOSPHERE MAY HAVE BEEN OVER-ESTIMATED IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS. By Prathibha HC

Over two decades, forest growth was monitored in this study and it shows that the regrowth in the Amazon could be hampered due to the widespread loss of forests and the increasing climate change. An important tool in combatting human-caused climate change was thought to be the forests regrowing after clear-felling(commonly called as secondary forests), by taking huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. A study by a group of Brazilian and British researchers showed that only 40% of the carbon in forests that had not been disturbed by humans was held by the studied secondary forests even after 60 years of regrowth. It can take up to a century for the forests to recover fully if the current trends continue which means that their ability to help fight climate change might have been overestimated vastly. The journal Ecology published this study. The study showed that during droughts, the secondary forests took less carbon from the atmosphere and yet the number of drought-years in the Amazon has increased due to climate change. From the Federal University of Pará, Fernando Elias, the study’s first author explained: “An increase in temperature of 0.1 C per decade was seen in the region we studied and during periods of droughts, the tree growth was lower. To mitigate climate change by secondary forests, with predictions of more drought in the future, we must be cautious about their ability in helping. The urgent need for the need for international agreements to minimize climate change impacts is highlighted in our study.

Secondary forests also serve as an important habitat for threatened species beyond helping combat climate change. It was however found that only 56% of biodiversity level was seen in the secondary forests when compared to the local undisturbed forests, having no increase in species diversity during monitoring for 20 years. In recent years, many nations have made large reforestation pledges and under the Paris climate agreement, Brazil committed to restoring 12 million ha of forest. Altogether, these results suggest that these large forest restoration pledges should be accompanied by firmer action against

deforestation of primary forests, and cautious consideration about how and where to reforest. In the Amazon, the oldest deforestation frontier region that has lost almost all of its original forest cover, Bragança, Brazil, is where the research was undertaken. At the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, a researcher, Biologist Joice Ferreira, said: ” To overcome the lack of seed sources and seed-dispersing animals, our study shows that forest recovery needs additional support and investment in heavily deforested areas. This is different from the other areas we have

studied where without any human intervention, the historic deforestation is much lower and secondary forests recover much faster.” In the United Kingdom, Professor of Conservation Science at Lancaster University, Jos Barlow, stressed the need for more long-term studies. He said: ” In the Amazon, secondary forests are increasingly widespread and they are of global importance as they can mitigate climate change. To better understand secondary forest resilience, more long-term studies like ours are needed so that restoration can be targeted to the areas that can preserve biodiversity and do the most to combat climate change.”


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The First Blood Clot In Space Treated On Ground It is not easy for a doctor to make a house call when the patient is an astronaut 250 miles up from the earth’s surface on the International Space Station. NASA RESEARCHERS HAD TO ACT QUICKLY TO TREAT WHEN ONE OF THEIR ASTRONAUTS WAS UNEXPECTEDLY SUSPECTED WITH A BLOOD CLOT DURING A LONG-DURATION STAY ON THE SPACE STATION LAST YEAR. By Namitha Thampi

Researchers were studying the effect of space on the internal jugular vein of 11 astronauts when they detected the blood clot. The blood and tissue fluids of astronauts shift towards the head in zero gravity. The identities of the astronauts are not revealed in the study in which nine men and two women astronauts of around 46 age were involved. New England Journal of Medicine published the new assessment of the blood clot on Thursday. Among the 11 astronauts, stagnant or reverse flow affected six, one had a blood clot and another experienced a potential partial blood clot. None of the astronauts exhibited any symptoms. Without the study, the findings wouldn’t have been evident. An ultrasound of one of the astronauts during the second month of six months’ mission revealed a blood clot. The scientists and radiologists on the ground confirmed the findings through a second ultrasound in real-time. The results of the ultrasound were interpreted by the radiologists immediately. This risk has not been detected in an astronaut before, so scientists considered the possibility of blood clotting and the possibility of a blood vessel being blocked in the absence of gravity. They also evaluated how the treatment would affect the astronaut in this environment. Dr. Stephen Moll was the only outside physician NASA approached to help the astronaut in real-time. He is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. When NASA approached Dr. Moll, his first reaction was if he could visit the International Space Station to treat the astronaut himself. But he began with the treatment process from the Chapel Hill as NASA informed that they couldn’t get him up to space so quickly. Dr. Moll is an

expert in blood clots and a member of UNC’s Blood Research Center. The treatment for deep vein thrombosis usually starts with the use of blood thinners for three months so that the clot doesn’t get bigger and the harms it could cause if moved to different parts of the body such as lungs can be reduced. But there are some risks behind taking blood thinners. It could cause internal bleeding and emergency medical attention could be needed in that case. As there are no emergency rooms in space, they had to weigh their options carefully. Moll spoke with the astronaut in space just like his other patients. The astronaut was instructed to use the injectable blood thinner from the 20 vials with 300 milligrams each available at the space station on a dai-

ly basis until the anticoagulant drug could be sent up to the space station on a resupply mission. Injections are challenging in space as syringes are limited in space and the zero gravity has an effect on the liquids while drawn from the vials. For 33 days he took a strong dose of enoxaparin, an injectable blood thinner to reduce the risk of the blood clot. After 33 days, the dose was lowered as he waited for the drug apixaban. The clot shrank over a period of time. After 47 days, blood flow was induced through the vein. But even after 90 days of treatment, the spontaneous flow was not achieved. But the blood clot disappeared after 24 hours of landing. There wasn’t any family history of blood clotting with the astronaut.

Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor, the author of the study, NASA astronaut and professor at Louisiana State University’s Health New Orleans School of Medicine said, “These new findings demonstrate that the human body still surprises us in space, we still haven’t learned everything about Aerospace Medicine or Space Physiology”. But the stagnant blood flow and the first blood clot in space treated have made NASA aware of this potential risk, especially when considering future long-duration missions to the moon or Mars. Further research is required to understand the blood clot formation in zero gravity and possible countermeasures.


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ILS Bhubaneswar & AIIMS Collaborate For Advanced Research in Human Health ILS Bhubaneswar and AIIMS Partnership For Advanced Research in Human Health & Welfare. ILS Bhubaneswar and AIIMS Bhubaneswar collaboration. FOR UNDERTAKING ADVANCED RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF HUMAN HEALTH & WELFARE, A COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT WITH ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BHUBANESWAR HAS BEEN SIGNED BY AN AUTONOMOUS INSTITUTION UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, THE INSTITUTE OF LIFE SCIENCES, BHUBANESWAR. By Prathibha HC

Strengthening the partnership between the two institutions in education, research, and outreach is the aim of this pact. the necessary infrastructure including flow cytometry, genomics and proDr. RenuSwarup, Secretary, De- teomics platforms, high-performance partment of Biotechnology, welcom- computing facility, zebrafish faciliing the agreement said, “This is a ties, imaging facilities, animal house, much-needed partnership. For trans- green-house, and plant tissue culture. lating our research leads, we need more of such collaborations between The institute has successfully rebasic research groups and clinical re- cruited a high number of faculties searchers.� with a high level of competence in research fields like computational In 1989, the Institute of Life Sciences was established as an autonomous institute under the administrative control of the Government of Odisha. In 2002, the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, took it over. Then in July 2003, the institute was dedicated to the nations by the then Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In the areas of life sciences, it has a broad vision of carrying out high-quality multidisciplinary research. The overall development and betterment of the environment, agriculture, and human health is the goal. For future India, its mission is to generate skilled human resources. By undertaking cutting-edge research, it seeks to achieve the vision and mission using state-of-the-art technologies in the fields of viral infections, vector-borne diseases such as filaria and malaria, genetic disorders, allergy, cancer biology, agricultural productivity, and auto-immune disorders. With financial support from the Dept. of Biotechnology, Government of India, the institute has established

biology and bioinformatics, developmental biology, nano-technology and nano-medicine, environmental biotechnology, plant immunity, plant biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, immuno-genomics, cell biology, structural biology, gene function, and regulation, immunology, and auto-immune diseases, etc. To promote and facilitate research

on infectious diseases, the institute has set-up an extension center at the Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela. For collaborative research involving neighboring research organizations like AIIMS, KIIT, NISER, RPRC, IIT, NRRI, and others, the institute has initiated and is particularly committed to developing the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack cluster model.


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University Of Minnesota Researchers Find New Molecular Interaction Study Techniques Researchers at the University of Minnesota have carried out a first-of-a-kind study on molecular interaction. THIS RESEARCH WILL MAKE IT EASIER AND MORE EFFICIENT FOR SCIENTISTS TO DEVELOP NEW MEDICINES AND OTHER THERAPIES FOR DISEASES SUCH AS HIV AIDS, CANCER, AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES. By Rahul Mishra

The research resulted in a mathematical framework that simulates the effects of the critical parameters that control interactions between molecules that have multiple binding sites, as is the case for many medicines. Scientists at the University of Minnesota plan to use this computational model to develop a web-based application that other scientists can use to escalate the development of new therapies for diseases. Molecular Interaction Study For New Medicines- The New Methodology Casim Sarkar, a University of Minnesota biomedical engineering associate professor as well as the senior author of the study, said that this is the first time a mathematical model has been used for this kind of research instead of the conventional trial and error experimental method. This computational model will make research highly efficient & could accelerate the creation of new therapies for many kinds of diseases. The team of scientists studied three main parameters of molecular interactions—binding strength of each site, the rigidity of the linkages between the sites, as well as the size of the linkage arrays. The scientists looked at how these three parameters can be “dialed up” or “dialed down” to control how molecule chains with two or three binding sites interact with one another. The research team then confirmed their model predictions in lab experiments. Molecular Interaction Study For New Medicines- Maths For Medicine The researchers highlight the need for a mathematical framework to de-

code this programming language. The study notes that even when the interacting molecule chains have just three binding sites each, there are a total of 78 unique binding configurations. These binding configurations cannot be experimentally observed.

By dialing the parameters in this new mathematical model, scientists can quickly understand how these different binding configurations are affected & tune them for a wide range of biological and medical applications.

Wesley Errington, a University of Minnesota biomedical engineering postdoctoral researcher & lead author of the study, said that this new mathematical model could be applied to more complex molecule interaction.


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CERTIFICATION COURSE

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Forensic Science & Pharma Intelligence Certification Course Forensics & Pharma Intelligence Course-Certification Program

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aven’t we all dreamt of being a famous detective like Sherlock Holmes? Words like Drug toxicology, Cybercrimes, DNA fingerprinting, Biocrime, etc fascinates most of us. The close relation between Biosciences and the Forensic field makes this one of the most exciting career options. By Definition Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and methodology to criminal investigations and legal problems. It is a multidisciplinary subject that encompasses various fields of science, such as chemistry, biology, physics, geology, psychology, social science, engineering, etc. Biotecnika Forensics & Pharma Intelligence Course: With the rise in crime and criminal activities like theft, rape, murder, kidnapping, cybercrime, and credit card frauds, the corresponding demand for forensic science professionals is also increasing. Biotecnika self-learning course is designed to bring in the awareness about the Forensic field in all young enthusiasts. What topics will you cover? • Introduction about Forensics, Criminal mindset, and behavior. • Crime scene Observation, Investigation, and Evidence Collection • Ethics and bias in crime scene investigation and criminalistics • Network intrusions and cybercrime investigation, computer forensics. • Examine the four major evidence types: drugs of abuse, DNA, firearms and impression evidence • Drug Identification and Toxicology, Non-human DNA forensics • Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Entomology • Guidelines and Testing Procedures of physical pharmaceuticals • Vibrational spectroscopy (e.g., NIR, FTIR, Raman), Small Material Sensors (SMS), toolkits, etc. • Multivariate statistics (e.g., regression analysis for classification or property calibration)

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Complete and Continue button on the top to begin your next session. Make sure you don’t skip through! Unless you complete the current lesson, you cannot proceed to the next lesson.

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• What is an Online Self Learning Course? An Online Self Learning Certification Course means you can log in any time and study at your own pace. However, you must watch 90% of all the lessons to proceed to the next lesson and if you want a Hard copy certificate, you must clear the evaluation test, which will be available at the end of the course.

Unlimited access until you decide to complete the course. But once you have given your certification test, the course ends. If you fail the test, you can revise the course again.

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This course is eligible for all minds eager to learn something new! If you are a Student in B.Sc / B.Tech / M.Sc / M.Tech who aspires to work on Forensic Sciences and Pharmacy then • How to get started with the this is the course you need to enroll self-learning course? for. It is a must for everyone interested to explore the widespread opportu- Once you enroll for the awesome nities the field has to offer. course, You will get the activation email almost immediately. Start and Job Opportunities: Forensic sci- finish the course at your own pace! ence is used around the world to pro- Start learning whenever you can. tect public health, to enforce criminal There is no need to bend your schedlaws and regulations and to resolve ule. civil disputes. You can find employment in Forensic Laboratories, Detec- • How to unlock the next lesson tive Offices, Banks and other Govt. of the course? and private agencies. Once you master a session, hit the

• How do I evaluate myself? Time to test all the knowledge you have gained. Take the test at the end of the course and evaluate yourself. Every Self Learning Course has a test at the end. • How to get the hard copy certificate? To avail, the hard copy certificate, Take the test at the end of the course. Clearing the test ( with a minimum of 40%) will earn you the certificate. The certificate will be sent to your doorstep. Now you know not to skip through the course. • Whom do I contact for any further queries? Having any trouble? Get in touch with our team. Write to us cst@biotecnika.org or info@biotecnika.org.


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36 Govt TSPSC Food Safety Officer Openings – Salary Upto Rs 79,000/- pm Govt TSPSC Jobs – 36 Food Safety Officer Openings. High paying msc jobs at Telangana State Public Service Commission. TSPSC IS HIRING MSC BIOTECH/ BIOCHEM/MICROBIOLOGY FOR 36 VACANCIES FOR FOOD SAFETY OFFICER POSITIONS. By Diluxi Arya

Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the information on the same below: TELANGANA STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION: HYDERABAD NOTIFICATION NO. 10/2019, Dated: 31/12/2019 FOOD SAFETY OFFICER IN THE DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE PUBLIC (HEALTH) LABORATORIES & FOOD (HEALTH) ADMINISTRATION AND GREATER HYDERABAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (GENERAL RECRUITMENT) • Applications are welcomed Online from qualified candidates with the proforma. Application to be made available on the Commission’s WEBSITE (www. tspsc.gov.in) to the post of Food Safety Officer in The Director, Institute of Preventive Medicine Public (Health) Laboratories & Food (Health) Administration and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in the State of Telangana. i. Submission of ONLINE applications from Dt. 06/01/2020. ii. Last date for submission of ONLINE applications Dt. 25/01/2020. The payment. of Fee will certainly not be accepted after 11:59 P.M of last day for submission. iii. Hall Tickets can be downloaded 07 days before the beginning of Evaluation. • The Examination (Objective Type) dates will be announced later. The Commission reserves the right to carry out the Assessment either COMPUTER SYSTEM BASED RECRUITMENT TEST (CBRT) or OFFLINE OMR based Exam of objective type.

Before making an application for the posts, applicants will register themselves according to the One Time Registration (OTR) with the Official Website of TSPSC. Those who have actually registered in OTR already will apply by login to their profile using their TSPSC ID as well as Date of Birth as provided in OTR.

AGE: Minimum 18 years & Maximum 34 * years. The age is reckoned as on 01/07/2019 ( Rule- 12( 1 )( a) ( v) of State and Subordinate Service Rules). Minimum Age (18 years): A Candidate ought to not be born after 01/07/2001.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates Maximum Age (34 years): An apare requested to maintain the details plicant should not be born prior to of the following documents ready 02/07/1985. while uploading their Applications and also updating the OTRs if need- The Upper Age limit will certained. ly be relaxed based on Rules as well as will certainly be calculated on the i. Aadhar number. above lines. ii. Educational Qualification details i.e., SSC, INTERMEDIATE,. N.B.: DEGREE, POST GRADUATION etc. as well as their Roll numbers, 1. No individual shall be eligible if Year of passing etc. he/she is less than 18 years old. iii. Community/ Caste Certificate 2. No individual will be eligible if acquired from Mee Seva/ E Seva i.e., he/she crossed 58 years of age Enrollment number as well as the date (Superannuation age). of a problem for uploading in OTR. (a) FEE: (Remittance of Fee) Each • The applicants that have requi- candidate should pay Rs. 200/- (RUsite qualification might apply PEES TWO HUNDRED ONLY) toonline by satisfying themselves wards Online Application Processing about the terms of this recruit- Fee. This apart, the applicants have ment. The details of the open- to pay RS. 80/- (RUPEES EIGHTY ings are given below: ONLY) towards Examination Fee. Nevertheless, the following category (The Details of Vacancies depart- of applicants coming from Telangana ment wise i.e., Community, and Gen- State only are exempted from payder wise (General / Women) might be ment of Examination fee. seen at Annexure-I). a) SC, ST, BC & PH. IMPORTANT NOTE: The number b) Unemployed candidates in the of jobs is subject to variation on in- age of 18 to 34 years (They need to timation being received from the ap- send declaration at an appropriate pointing authority. time to the Commission that they are

unemployed). N.B.: BC’s, SC’s and also ST’s coming from other states are not exempted from payment of Application processing Fee and Examination Fee and also they are not entitled to any kind of reservation. b) Mode of Payment Fee: The Fee mentioned at Para-I(6)(a) is to be paid on-line duly following online instructions once the application details are submitted by filling up TSPSC ID, day of birth as well as other particulars. The fee as soon as remitted, shall not be reimbursed or adjusted under any circumstances. Failing to pay the examination fee, application fee, wherever applicable will entail total rejection of application. How to Apply: HOW TO UPLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM: (i) The Applicants need to check out the User Guide for Online Submission of Applications and after that proceed further. I Step: The Applicant needs to see the WEBSITE http://www.tspsc.gov. in as well as fill up the OTR application otherwise registered earlier to

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acquire TSPSC ID. While filling the exact same, the candidates have to ensure that there are no mistakes in it. The Commission bears no responsibility for the mistakes, if any type of, made by the candidates. II STEP: The applicants have to check out the site http://www.tspsc.gov.in to submit Application and Click on the Link with Notification Number and also Name, provide TSPSCID and also Date of Birth to proceed further. Candidate has to confirm the details fetched from various databases pertaining to qualification, caste, Aadhar etc, and also displayed on the screen. If the displayed details are correct he/she needs to click Yes on the validate button. If any details are not displayed or require to be altered, he/ she must click No on confirm button. If details are not displayed a text box will open and also applicant needs to feed the details manually. Required documents need to be uploaded by clicking the upload button. Additionally, to the details acquired from OTR database, Notification specific details such as Examination Centre opted, needed qualification, university details, eligibility and accepting declarations etc. are to be filled by the candidate. Preview and also Edit facility is available to make changes and submit for continuing to Next step of making online payment of fee. III STEP: Immediately on entering the above details, the applicant will get a payment gateway. IV STEP: The applicant must pay the prescribed fee as defined through any of the four modes of payment online. Different instructions have to be followed for every mode of payment. V STEP: After payment of fee, the PDF Application will be generated which includes the particulars provided by the candidates. The ID No in the PDF Application form has actually to be quoted for future reference/correspondence. i) Candidate shall note that the details available with the OTR database at the time of submitting the application will be thought about for the purpose of this notification. If, any type of modifications is made by the applicant to OTR database at a later date will not be considered for the function of this Notification. ii) Handwritten/ Typed/ Photostat

copies/ outside the printed Application Form will not be accepted as well as liable for rejection. iii) The candidates need to be willing to serve anywhere in Telangana State. iv) For any type of Technical troubles connected to Online submission as well as downloading of Hall-Tickets please contact 040-23542185 or 040-23542187 (Call Time: 10.30 A.M to 1.00 P.M & 1.30 P.M to 5.30 P.M) or mail to helpdesk@tspsc.gov. in. NOTE: 1. The Commission is not responsible, for any type of discrepancy in Bio-data particulars while submitting the application form via Online. The applicants are therefore, recommended to strictly comply with the instructions as well as User guide in their own interest prior to submitting the application. 2. The details furnished by the candidate in the Application Form will be taken as final, and also data entry is processed, based upon these particulars only by Computer. Candidates should, therefore, be really careful in Uploading/ Submitting the Ap-

plication Form Online. 3. Incomplete/incorrect application form will be summarily rejected. The info if any furnished by the candidate subsequently in any kind of form will not be entertained by the commission under any kind of circumstances. Candidates must be careful in filling-up the application form and also submission. If any kind of lapse is detected throughout the scrutiny, the candidature will be rejected even though he/she comes through the final stage of the recruitment process and even at a later stage. 4. Prior To Uploading/Submission of Application Form, the Candidates should carefully ensure his/her eligibility for this evaluation. No pertinent column of the application form should be left blank, otherwise the application will not be accepted. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have the qualifications from a recognized University/ Institution as detailed below or equal thereto, as specified in the pertinent Service Rules, indented by the Department as on the date of Notifica-

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tion. Post Code: 01 Name of the Post: Food Safety Officer in IPM No. of Vacancies: 10 The scale of Pay: 28,940 – 78,910/ Post Code: 02 Name of the Post: Food Safety Officer in GHMC No. of Vacancies: 26 The scale of Pay: 28,940 – 78,910/ Educational Qualifications for both Post Code 01 & 02″ i) A degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognized University. OR. ii) Any other equivalent/ recognized qualification notified by the Central Government.


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Govt Delhi Subordinate Board Forensic Lab Scientific Assistant Job 2020 Govt of Delhi Job – DSSSB Forensic Lab Recruitment – MSc Apply. Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board job openings for biotechnology/biochemistry/ microbiology/ botany/zoology/molecular biology candidates. INTERESTED AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES CAN CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS REGARDING THE JOB AND MORE BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board FC-18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, KARKARDOOMA, DELHI-110092 Website: http://dsssb.delhi.gov.in VACANCY NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT NO.03/20 IMPORTANT NOTE:- Only online applications will be accepted. Applications received through any other mode shall be stand rejected automatically. The details of the qualification, age limit, fee etc. are available on the website http://dsssb.delhi.gov. in/current-vacancies/Delhi-subordinate-services-selection-board Candidates must apply online through the website http://dsssbonline.nic.in. The closing date for submission of online application is up to 20/02/2020 (till 11:59 P.M.) after which the link will be disabled. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted. Name of the Post: Senior Scientific Assistant (Biology) Forensic Science Laboratory Post Code: 58/20 Number of Vacancies of Delhi Govt Job: (Total-04)- (UR-02 & OBC-02) Age Limit for Delhi Govt Job: Not Exceeding 30 years, Age Relaxation will be given as per the table given at para 6. This post is identified suitable for PwD (OL) candidates as per requisition of the user department.

• The candidates need to read the INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING ONLINE meticulously, which are available at http:// dsssbonline.nic.in (when candidate login for filling of applications) before filling up Online. Application Form for the post( s) concerned. • e benefit of reservation for numerous classifications i.e. SC/ ST/OBC/ EWSs etc. shall be provided according to the policy of Govt of NCT of Delhi. • The successful candidates will be needed to submit legible Self-attested duplicates of the documents, Admit Card containing signature of the Invigilator (used in evaluation) in addition to the hard copy of the printout of online application in OARS at the time of verification of documents (any kind of information contained in the affixed certifications will not be taken into consideration unless it is claimed in the application form). • The centres for holding the examination will remain in Delhi/ NCR only. • The applicants must carry in original Aadhaar Card/ any other Govt. issued Identity proof to the exam centre, failing which they will not be permitted to appear for the assessment.

NOTE:

1. EXAMINATION FEES AND MODE OF PAYMENT: 100/- (One Hundred only).

• The candidates should apply Online only. No other mode of application shall be accepted.

a) Women applicants and also candidates belonging to Schedule Caste,

Schedule Tribe, P.W.D. & Ex-serviceman category are exempted from paying the Application fee. b) Ex-servicemen that have currently secured employment in civil side under Central Government on a routine basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their reemployment are NOT eligible for fee concession. c) The applicants submitting their application online ought to pay the requisite fees only through SBI e-pay. Various other modes of payment will not be taken into consideration as well as the application of such candidates will be rejected out rightly and payment made will stand forfeited.

Govt Job: Master’s Degree in Zoology or Botany or Anthropology or Human Biology or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Genetics or Biotechnology or Molecular Biology or Forensic Science with Zoology or Botany or Forensic Science as one of the subject at B.Sc. level from a recognized university. Desirable Qualification for Delhi Govt Job: Doctorate Degree in concerned discipline from a recognized university or equivalent. Experience for Delhi Govt Job: Two years experience in analytical methods/ research therein in relevant field

d) Fee once paid will not be reimbursed under any type of situations.

Important Dates for Delhi Govt Job:

Pay Scale for Delhi Govt Job: 9300-34800 + Grade Pay 4600/Group: ‘B’

• Opening Date of Application: 21/01/2020 (21st January 2020) • Closing Date of Application: 20/02/2020 (20th February 2020)

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Delhi Govt Bacteriologist DSSSB Recruitment – MSc Candidates Apply Delhi Govt Job – DSSSB Bacteriologist Recruitment – MSc Apply. Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board job openings for biotechnology/biochemistry/ microbiology/ bacteriology candidates. INTERESTED AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES CAN CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS REGARDING THE JOB AND MORE BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board FC-18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, KARKARDOOMA, DELHI-110092 Website: http://dsssb.delhi.gov.in VACANCY NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT NO.05/20 IMPORTANT NOTE:- Only online applications will be accepted. Applications received through any other mode shall be stand rejected automatically. The details of the qualification, age limit, fee etc. are available on the website http://dsssb.delhi.gov. in/current-vacancies/Delhi-subordinate-services-selection-board Candidates must apply online through the website http://dsssbonline.nic.in. The closing date for submission of online application is up to 27th February 2020 (till 11:59 PM) after which the link will be disabled. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted. Name of the Post: Assistant Bacteriologist (Delhi Jal Board) Post Code: 101/20 Number of Vacancies of Delhi Govt Job: (Total-7)- (EWS-1, UR-4, OBC1 & ST-1) including PwD(OH)-1 Age Limit for Delhi Govt Job: Not Exceeding 30 years, Age Relaxation will be given as per the table given at para 6. This post is identified suitable for PwD (OL) candidates as per requisition of the user department.

• The candidates need to read the INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING ONLINE meticulously, which are available at http:// dsssbonline.nic.in (when candidate login for filling of applications) before filling up Online. Application Form for the post( s) concerned. • The benefit of reservation for numerous classifications i.e. SC/ ST/OBC/ EWSs etc. shall be provided according to the policy of Govt of NCT of Delhi. • The successful candidates will be needed to submit legible Self-attested duplicates of the documents, Admit Card containing signature of the Invigilator (used in evaluation) in addition to the hard copy of the printout of online application in OARS at the time of verification of documents (any kind of information contained in the affixed certifications will not be taken into consideration unless it is claimed in the application form). • The centres for holding the examination will remain in Delhi/ NCR only. • The applicants must carry in original Aadhaar Card/ any other Govt. issued Identity proof to the exam centre, failing which they will not be permitted to appear for the assessment.

NOTE:

1. EXAMINATION FEES AND MODE OF PAYMENT: 100/- (One Hundred only).

• The candidates should apply Online only. No other mode of application shall be accepted.

a) Women applicants and also candidates belonging to Schedule Caste,

Schedule Tribe, P.W.D. & Ex-serviceman category are exempted from paying the Application fee. b) Ex-servicemen that have currently secured employment in civil side under Central Government on a routine basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their reemployment are NOT eligible for fee concession. c) The applicants submitting their application online ought to pay the requisite fees only through SBI e-pay. Various other modes of payment will not be taken into consideration as well as the application of such candidates will be rejected out rightly and payment made will stand forfeited. d) Fee once paid will not be reimbursed under any type of situations. Pay Scale for Delhi Govt Job: 9300-34800 + Grade Pay 4600/Group: ‘B’ Essential Qualification for Delhi

Govt Job: (A) Master’s Degree in Biochemistry/Microbiology/Bacteriology/BioTechnology/Zoology from a recognized University or Institute. OR (B) (i) Degree in Science with Chemistry/Bio-Chemistry/ Biology/Micro Biology / Bacteriology/Bio-Technology of a recognized University/Institute; and (ii) Two years experience in Bacteriological examination of Water. Experience for Delhi Govt Job: NIL Important Dates for Delhi Govt Job: • Opening Date of Application: 28/01/2020 (28th January 2020) • Closing Date of Application: 27/02/2020 (27th February 2020)


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Delhi Govt DSSSB Forensic Science Laboratory Job – MSc Apply Delhi Govt DSSSB Job – Forensic Science Laboratory – MSc Apply. Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board job openings for biotechnology/biochemistry/ genetics/ molecular biology candidates. INTERESTED AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES CAN CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS REGARDING THE JOB AND MORE BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board FC-18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, KARKARDOOMA, DELHI-110092 Website: http://dsssb.delhi.gov.in VACANCY NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT NO.01/20 IMPORTANT NOTE:- Only online applications will be accepted. Applications received through any other mode shall be stand rejected automatically. The details of the qualification, age limit, fee etc. are available on the website http://dsssb.delhi.gov. in/current-vacancies/Delhi-subordinate-services-selection-board Candidates must apply online through the website http://dsssbonline.nic.in. The closing date for submission of online application is up to 06/02/2020 (till 11:59 P.M.) after which the link will be disabled. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted. Name of the Post: Laboratory Assistant (Biology) Post Code: 18/20 Number of Vacancies: (Total-10)(EWS-1, UR-6, OBC-2 & SC-1) Age Limit: 18 – 27 years, Age Relaxation will be given based on the table provided at para 6. Contractual Employee of the exact same Department:– Relaxation in upper age as a one-time come up to the actual time spent as a contractual employee of the exact same department, subject to a maximum of 5 years provided they have worked for at least 180 working days in that specific year. This post is identified not suitable

for PwD candidates based on the requisition of user department. NOTE: • The candidates should apply Online only. No other mode of application shall be accepted. • The candidates need to read the INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING ONLINE meticulously, which are available at http:// dsssbonline.nic.in (when candidate login for filling of applications) before filling up Online. Application Form for the post( s) concerned. • The benefit of reservation for numerous classifications i.e. SC/ ST/OBC/ EWSs etc. shall be provided according to the policy of Govt of NCT of Delhi. • The successful candidates will be needed to submit legible Self-attested duplicates of the documents, Admit Card containing signature of the Invigilator (used in evaluation) in addition to the hard copy of the printout of online application in OARS at the time of verification of documents (any kind of information contained in the affixed certifications will not be taken into consideration unless it is claimed in the application form). • The centres for holding the examination will remain in Delhi/ NCR only. • The applicants must carry in original Aadhaar Card/ any other Govt. issued Identity proof to the exam centre, failing which they will not be permitted to appear

for the assessment. 1. EXAMINATION FEES AND MODE OF PAYMENT: 100/- (One Hundred only). a) Women applicants and also candidates belonging to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe, P.W.D. & Ex-serviceman category are exempted from paying the Application fee. b) Ex-servicemen that have currently secured employment in civil side under Central Government on a routine basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their reemployment are NOT eligible for fee concession. c) The applicants submitting their application online ought to pay the requisite fees only through SBI e-pay. Various other modes of payment will not be taken into consideration as well as the application of such candidates will be rejected out rightly and payment made will stand forfeited.

d) Fee once paid will not be reimbursed under any type of situations. Pay Scale: 5200-20200 + Grade Pay 2400/- Group: ‘C’. Essential Qualification: B.Sc. with Botany/ Zoology from a recognized University. Desirable Qualification: Master’s Degree in Botany/ Zoology/ Anthropology/ Human Biology/ Bio-Chemistry/ Genetics/ Bio-Technology/ Molecular Biology/ Forensic Science with Zoology/ Botany as one of the subject at B.Sc. Level from a recognized University. Experience: NIL Important Dates: • Opening Date of Application: 07/01/2020 (7th January 2020) • Closing Date of Application: 06/02/2020 (6th February 2020)


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