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FSSAI Internship Scheme 2019 The official notification for the FSSAI September Internship Scheme 2019-20 has been released. Interested candidates with a background in Life Sciences, Food Technology and Microbiology are encouraged to apply online for the Internship scheme. CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS ON THE SAME BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

F. No. Z-12020/01/2016-E&A Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (A Statutory Authority established under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006) (HR Division) FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi-110 002 Internship starting in the month of September 2019 under Internship Scheme 2019-20 in Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an independent statutory body established under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It is the apex body responsible for ensuring food safety and compliance with food standards throughout the nation. FSSAI invites application for the month of September 2019 for its Internship Scheme 2019-20, which will supply Interns with different learning opportunities via a well-designed training calendar. Eligibility Criteria: Students pursuing a Complete time postgraduate degree/ diploma or higher level in the Recognized Institute in India/ overseas, in any of the following: A. Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Food Technology, Microbiology, Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Sciences or some other related field B. Business Administration & Management including Policy Regulation & related disciplines C. Media & Communications Notice – Students in 3rd / 4thyear of the 4-year Bachelor’s program in Food Technology or related disciplines also can apply.

Tenure: The internship will be accessible throughout the year at various points of time. Internships offered will be for the length of 8 weeks, which might be extended to a maximum period of 6 months for reasons to be recorded in writing. Place of Internship: • FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road New Delhi- 110002. (HQ) • FSSAI (NR), First Floor, NBCC Place, Bhisham Pitamah Marg, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi-110003. • FSSAI, Hall Mark company plaza, Sant Dyaneshwar Marg Oppst. Gurunanak Hospital road, Bandra (East), Mumbai400051. • FSSAI, Central Documentation Complex, (South Wing), Che1mai Port Trust, Rajaji Salai, Chennai 600001 • FSSAI, Benfish Tower, 6th floor,31 G N Block, SSectorV, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 91. Working Space: Interns would be asked to get their own laptops. FSSAI shall supply their functioning area, net facility and other essentials but Shall not ensure local accommodation and travel facilities. FSSAI won’t bear the costs of any Boarding & Lodging.

Application Process:

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Regulations/Codex Regulatory Compliance FSMS Training Imports Quality Assurance Risk Assessment & R&D IT SNF Projects Legal Food Fortification

1. Interested and eligible students can apply online in the specified format as per the timelines provided by FSSAI. Applicants, who have applied for an internship for previous months, need to apply afresh. 2. The shortlisted candidates may be required to submit a short write up/ presentation for final selection. 3. The final list of selected candidates along with their date of joining Regional Offices (NR Delhi, Mumand Internship tenure would be de- bai, Chennai & Kolkata): clared online on FSSAI website. Hands-on training in Food Imports In the time of joining, Intern will be Clearance and Licensing and Regisasked to carry a letter from their own tration of Food Business Only. Institute indicating his/her status .in the institution as a student and “No Assignments: Objection” for allowing him or her to undergo Internship Program for the Interns will be attached to one of time for which he/she’s chosen, is rel- the many Divisions at FSSAI based evant. A character certificate from the on the technical and academic trainjurisdiction of the Institute, together ing and assigned project(s) associatwith evidence of educational quali- ed with different aspects of Food and fications as stated in the application Nutrition Management Processes. form would also have to be submitted Some attributes of the Program: at the time of joining for an internship. • Orientation Program to easeon-boarding Areas/Domains Available for In- • Structured session for planning ternship: project outcomes and action plan with timelines The area mentioned in the applica- • Seminars/presentations to protion will be indicative of the prefervided required exposure ence rather than a confirmation of • Allocated ·’Buddy” to profesprotect allocation at the particular desionally encourage and empower partment. HQ New Delhi: • Standards

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mentoring Sessions to improve learning and provide direction • Smaller Projects to Give cross-divisional exposure • Routine review and supervision of conduct, adherence to functioning standards and project advancement They will be given a certificate from FSSAI only once the final report/ presentation is completed successfully, submitted and reviewed.


Important Dates:



Start date of receiving application

07th August 2019

Last date for submitting online application

18th August 2019

Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates

23rd August 2019 (For the candidates who had apply for internship starting from 04th September 2019)

Date of Joining

04th September 2019

Govt DRDO Recruitment 2019 – Scientist Job With Rs. 80,000 pm Pay Latest Government Recruitment & Assesment Centre jobs for eligible candidates. A high pay of Rs. 80,000 will be given. INTERESTED AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES CAN CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS ON THE SAME BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

RECRUITMENT & ASSESSMENT CENTRE (RAC) Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi – 110054 RAC invites online applications from graduate engineers and postgraduates in Science including students who’ve appeared in their final year exam through RAC site https:// for recruitment to the posts of Scientist’B’ (including Backlog vacancies of OBC/SC/ST) in Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Scientist’B’ in Department of Science & Technology (DST), Scientist/Engineer’B’ in Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), and Executive Engineer in Gallium Arsenide Enabling Technology Centre (GAETEC) in Level‐10 (7th CPC) of this Pay Matrix (Rs.56,100/‐) in specified disciplines and categories. Total emoluments (inclusive of HRA and the rest of the allowances) at the time of joining will be approximately Rs. 80,000/‐ p.m. at the present metro city rate. DRDO, India’s premier Defence R&D organization employs bright, capable and competent scientists in Group’A’ (Gazetted) technical service known as Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) and offers exciting and challenging career opportunities in a broad spectrum of

technologies at its laboratories/estab- Essential Qualification Degree: lishments (over 50) located across the nation. For more info regard- 1. Food Science/Technology ing DRDO, please visit DRDO site 2. Food Science & Technology Academic Requirments: Name of the Post: Scientist ‘B’ Candidates should possess the requi(DRDO) site Essential Qualification (EQ) along with a valid GATE ‐ 2017/2018/2019 No. of Posts: 01 Qualification. Subject/Discipline: Food Science* How to Apply: Details of corresponding Essential Qualification (EQ) & Graduate Ap- • Candidates have to register ontitude Test in Engineering (GATE): line in the RAC site (https://rac. Essential Qualification#: At least • On successful registration, the candidates can log in prior to the First Class Master’s Degree in Food Science from a recognised university final date of the ad to fill the apor equivalent. plication form online. The candidates are expected to upload the GATE Qualification: Valid GATE requisite certificates (See Para 3 for details), the specifics of the score in Life Sciences [Paper code: XL] application fee payment (if not exempted) and lock the application before submission of the Equivalent acceptable subjects of

same. • Candidates are expected to indicate their preferences for DRDO and/or DST and/or ADA and/or GAETEC (whatever is appropriate ). • Candidates in Govt. Service or in Govt. Owned organisations must also submit their applications online directly to the Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC) and such applicants need to upload a declaration (Please see Para 3 (v) for information ) which they’ve intimated the employer they’ve applied for a post in DRDO/DST/ADA/GAETEC. But such applicants, if in regular service whether in a permanent or temporary capacity, will be asked to produce a”No Objection Certificate” (NOC) from their Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) according to the pro-

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HEADLINES forma available at RAC site at the time of the interview, as well as the aforesaid declaration. In case CCA considers withholding the NOC, the candidate must notify RAC within 30 days of the final date. Candidates are advised to keep a copy of the online recruitment application (pdf format) after locking the online application form. Only locked/finalised applications in all respects shall be considered. Points to be considered while filling Application form: a) The GATE paper and also the subject of the qualifying degree of these candidates must be according to the discipline‐wise table provided (Table 1). b) Candidates are advised to be cautious while completing their GATE score as the shortlist will be based upon the GATE score filled in the application/biodata form (Not Applicable to Category II applicants in Part‐I disciplines). c) The scrutiny of the application (confirmations of GATE score from the submitted documents/ scorecard) will only be done for all those candidates who are above the cut off of GATE score, in accordance with the standards of shortlisting specified in the advertising. Hence the erroneously filled GATE score will automatically lead to the candidate not getting shortlisted for scrutiny purposes also.

DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED ONLINE: • Self-attested certificates/testimonials regarding Date of Birth (Matriculation /High School Certificate or Birth Certificate issued by appropriate local authority), Essential and Higher qualification combined with mark‐sheets, caste, EWS status, ex‐servicemen, employment etc.. The maximum file size of each attachment shouldn’t exceed 500KB and it has to be legible when a print out is taken. • A current passport size colour photograph (size not exceeding 30 KB; resolution of 110 x 140 pixels). • Scanned sample of candidate’s signature. • Valid GATE score card (Category II applicants in Part‐I disciplines exempted from this requirement). • The candidates, if in Govt Ser-

vice or in Govt owned organisations, should upload a signed declaration (according to the proforma available at RAC site ) which they’ve informed their Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) in writing they have applied for the post of Scientist’B’ in DRDO/ Scientist’B’ in DST/ Scientist/Engineer’B’ at ADA/ Executive Engineer in GAETEC. • A provision will be made for the candidates that have appeared in final year exam, to upload their degree/provisional degree certificate online until 30 Sep 2019. APPLICATION FEE & MODE OF PAYMENT: General (UR), EWS and OBC male applicants must pay a non‐ refundable non‐transferable application fee of’ 100/‐ (Rs. One Hundred only) payable online only. There’s not any application fee for SC/ST/PwD and women candidates. CLOSING DATE: Online submission closes on 21st day at 1700 Hrs (IST) from the date of publication of an advertisement in the Employment News. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: • Online application submission link can be found at RAC site ( • Those applications that aren’t locked/finalised by the candidates in compliance with the instructions will be automatically rejected by the computer system and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. Hence candidates are advised to submit/finalise the application and enclose all required documents as applicable. • The candidates must make sure their eligibility in regard to age, necessary qualification etc. • No request with respect to the change in almost any data submitted by the candidates will be entertained once the Final Date of online submission is over. • The OBC (Non‐creamy Layer) candidates must submit a requisite certification in the format of Government of India, from a competent authority. The certificate should have been issued on or after 01 Apr 2019 and has to be valid through the Financial Year 2019‐20. • The EWS candidates are expected to submit a requisite certifi-

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cate (Income & Assets) in the prescribed format of Government of India, from a competent authority. The certificate should have been issued on or after 01 Apr 2019 and has to be valid throughout the Financial Year 2019‐20. • Applicants are advised not to change their registered mobile number as crucial information concerning their shortlisting/selection status will be intimated through SMS. • Shortlisted applicants will be able to download their admit card for the Descriptive Examination (Only for Part‐I disciplines) /call letter for interview respectively together with its venue, time & date following successful registration via the RAC site. Intimation in this regard shall be sent as SMS on the registered mobile number of the candidate. Candidates may please be aware the admit card for the descriptive examination/ call letter for an interview won’t be sent by post/courier. • Detailed guidelines for submission of online applications can

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be found on RAC site (https:// Candidates are advised to keep visiting RAC site (https://rac. for updates issued from time to time. The number of vacancies might vary. Translation ambiguity, if any, could be resolved to the English version of this ad published in the Employment News. Dispute, if any, will be subject to this courts/tribunals having jurisdiction over Delhi only.

IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS i) For all query related to applying online, please contact 011‐23830599 Email ID: pro@recruitment.drdo. in ii) For any other queries related to this advertisement, please contact 011‐23812955(Extn–403/408), Email ID: or during working days (0900 Hrs to 1730 Hrs).


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Govt Food Safety Officer Job (FSO) – RPSC Recruitment 2019 Latest Rajasthan Public Service Commission Jobs 2019. RPSC Jobs 2019. MSc Candidates apply online for food safety officer jobs at RPSC.


Advertisement No. 04/2019-20 Name of Post: Food Safety Officer No. of Posts: 26 Age Limit as on 01.01.2020: Minimum of 18 and less than 40 years. Pay Scale Pay Matrix: Level L-11 (Grade Pay – Rs. 4200). Qualifications: (i) A degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agriculture Science or Veterinary Science or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Masters Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognized University. or Any other equivalent/ recognized qualification notified by the Central Government; and (ii) has successfully completed training as specified by the Food Authority at a recognized institute or institution approved for the purpose: (Note:- there’s not any need for training before selection. This training will be provided to the chosen candidates during the probation period.) Provided that no person that has any financial interest in the manufacture. Import or sale of any article of food will be Appointed to be Food Safety Officer under these rules. 2. Working understanding of Hindi written in Devnagri Script and knowledge of Rajasthani Culture. How to Apply: • Interested candidates are requested to check out the complete advertisement available on the website https://rpsc.rajasthan. and read the (Instructions for Applicants) carefully and de-

termine their eligibility. • On visiting the website https://, click the Apply Online option and proceed towards the SSO portal where you will have to either Login or Register to apply for the vacancies. • Click “Registration”, if you’re a new user. • Complete the Registration & Click “Submit”. • After Registration, Log in with Registered Number & Password.

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Merck Young Scientist Award for Life Sciences 2019 + Rs. 2 Lakh Cash Prize To all the life sciences scientists out there, a call exclusive for Indian Nationals to apply online for MYSA Life Sciences Award 2019, you will receive a cash award of Rs. 2 Lakh and a Travel Award of Rs. 1.5 Lakh. INTERESTED AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES CAN CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

About the Award: Merck Young Scientist Award is a step towards our vision of solving the toughest issues in life sciences by Dealing with the scientific community. Merck Young Scientist Award is looking for inquisitive minds driven by a passion to make a difference in millions of people across India. Merck Young Scientist Award offers career push and worthwhile incentives to researchers who have advanced ideas. The future of life science begins with you. Explore the unexplored and be part of our community of curious

minds. Eligibility: • Researcher/Scientist with less than 10 years of research experience (post PhD) • A scientist from Academic and Research Institutes across India • Researchers residing in India

Merck Young Scientist Award will be presented to 6 Curious Minds Cash award: Rs 2,00,000 Travel Award: Rs 1,50,000

Important Dates: • Submission Period: 1st August – 15th Sept 2019 • Review Period: 16th Sept – 15th Nov 2019 • Award Ceremony: November 2019


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Top 10 Best Private Biotech College / Institutes List

Recently biotechnology is exhibiting exponential growth. It is an interdisciplinary subject with tremendous opportunities for those students who are high achievers. It plays a very important role in various sectors like agriculture, food processing, brewery among others, hence it has also become a very popular course which can create a lot of jobs. THERE ARE VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS THAT HELP STUDENTS TO GET A DEGREE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY. YOUR SEARCH FOR THE BEST PRIVATE BIOTECH COLLEGE/INSTITUTES FOR STUDYING BIOTECH END HERE. By Dr. Violet Senapati

The list here consists of Top Private Biotech College list that one can think of for fetching a biotechnology degree. 1. Vellore Institute Of Technology (VIT)– VIT has School of BioSciences and Technology which offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in the field of Biotechnology. To get into the postgraduate program in VIT students have to clear their own entrance exams known as VIT Engineering Entrance Exams (VITEEE). Students who want to pursue Ph.D. have to qualify the VITREE (VIT Research Entrance Examination) by choosing a particular field of their specialization. Candidates for Integrated Ph.D. (M.Sc.+Ph.D.) should clear the VITMEE (VIT Masters’ Entrance Examination) in the field of specialization, after which a personal interview is scheduled. The final selection is based on the overall merit index in university examinations, written test, performance in personal interview and research output. This is one of the Top Private Biotech College which has very well equipped labs with facility for recombinant protein expression, monoclonal antibody production, chromatography separations, proteomics, mammalian cell culture facilities, specialized yeast cell culture. Course Structure • B.Tech Biotechnology • Integrated M.Sc. (Biotechnology) • M.Tech Biotechnology • M.Sc. Biotechnology • M.Sc. Biomedical Genetics • M.Sc. Applied Microbiology • Ph.D. • Integrated Ph.D.

2. Manipal Institute Of Technology– Manipal Institutions have a very good reputation for excellence in professional education. It is one of the first self-financed engineering colleges in the country and a constituent institute of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Their Department of Biotechnology provides B.Tech and B.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology and M.Tech – Industrial Biotechnology degree. For B.Tech and B.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Tech Industrial Biotechnology and M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology one has to write Manipal Entrance Test while for B.Sc. admissions is based on merit in Biology, Chemistry + optional subject marks. The institute has a well-equipped laboratory with modern facilities for research. They also promote the overall development of the student and urge their participation in national and international conferences, workshops, etc. Course Structure • B.Sc. Biotechnology • B.Tech Biotechnology • B.Tech – Biomedical Engineering • M.Tech – Industrial Biotechnology • M.Tech – Biomedical Engineering • M.Sc. by Research in Life Sciences • M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology • M.Sc Molecular Biology and Human Genetics • M.Sc. Systems Biology

• M.Sc. – Bioinformatics 3. SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) Chennai, Tamil Nadu is one of the top-ranking universities / Top Private Biotech College in India. College of Science and Humanities has the department of Biotechnology which offers B.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc Biotechnology, and Ph.D. programs. Admission for the various courses is done based on obtaining minimum marks in the qualifying examination. Their laboratories are equipped with instruments such as ELISA reader, UV – Vis and Spectrophotometer, Gel Documentation, Thermal cycler, Co2 Incubator, Fermentor, Millipore Unit. The faculty is also dedicated to research activities in Nanotechnology, Animal/Plant Biotechnology, Cancer Biology and more. Course Structure • • • • •

B.Sc. Biotechnology B.Sc. Biotechnology B.Sc. Bioinformatics M.Sc. Biotechnology Ph.D. programs

4. Jaypee University of Information Technology Solan, Himachal Pradesh – Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics. For the last four years the Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, having a huge diversity of students has been ranked 1st among all private universities and institutions in India. The Department

offers various programs like B.Tech Biotechnology, M.Tech Biotechnology, M.Sc. Biotechnology and Ph.D. Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics. The admission for M.Sc. is subject to the successful completion of the graduate program and having the minimum eligibility criteria of at least 45% marks aggregate/equivalent CGPA (for SC/ ST) and 50% marks aggregate/equivalent CGPA (for other categories). Their laboratories are well established with facilities for Proteomic Technologies like Isolation and characterization of proteins, 1-D & 2-D, Genomic Technologies wherein Gene discovery, comparative & functional genomics, transcriptomics, gene silencing like performed. They have industrial biotechnology & gut simulation lab. They have provision for maintenance of animal & plant Cell Culture Cell lines, Embryonic stem cells, Phytopharmaceuticals production, Micropropagation. Their laboratories have high-end instruments like DNA sequencer, Q-ToF, Prep. HPLC, GC-MS. Course Structure • • • • • •

B.Tech. Biotechnology B.Tech. Bioinformatics M.Tech. Biotechnology M.Sc. Biotechnology M.Sc. Bioinformatics Ph.D. Biotechnology

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• Ph.D. Bioinformatics 5. Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, UP offers B.Sc. (Hons.) – Biotechnology, B.Sc. + M.Sc. – Biotechnology (Dual Degree) B.Tech + M.Tech Biotechnology (Integrated), B.Tech – Biotechnology, M.Sc. – Biotechnology, M.Tech – Biotechnology, Ph.D. in Biotechnology. The admission is based on minimum required marks scored in qualifying exams. Amity Institute of Biotechnology has 50 biotechnology laboratories. The laboratories are well established with state-of-art equipments like Gel documentation system, CO2 Incubator, Elisa Plate readers, Ultracentrifuge, Tissue sonicator, Tissue homogenizer, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Inverted Phase Contrast Microscope, Lyophilizer, Gradient Thermal Cyclers PCR, UVVIS Spectrophotometer (single and double beam), Refrigerated Centrifuge, B.O.D. incubator, Electrophoresis systems (vertical and horizontal), Media Filtration systems, Plant Growth Chambers, Fermenter and many more. Course Structure • 3 Continent B.Sc. (Hons.) – Biotechnology • 3 Continent B.Sc. (Hons.) – Medical Biotechnology • 3 Continent B.Tech – Biotechnology • B.Sc. (Hons.) – Biotechnology • B.Sc. (Hons.) – Medical Biotechnology • B.Sc. (Hons) – Zoology • B.Sc. + M.Sc. – Biotechnology (Dual Degree) • B.Tech + M.Tech Biotechnology (Integrated) • B.Tech – Bioinformatics • B.Tech – Biotechnology • M.Sc. – Bioinformatics • M.Sc. – Biotechnology • M.Tech – Bio-Chemical Engineering • M.Tech – Biotechnology • Ph.D. Biotechnology • Ph.D. Bioinformatics 6. The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka. The Department of Biotechnology of this college is rated one of the best departments in India and stands first in the state of Karnataka. To get into M.Sc. Biotechnology one should score minimum 50% marks in the aggregate of the entire three optional subjects at Bachelor’s Degree. The minimum requirement is that the prospective candidate should have subjects like Chemistry or Biochemistry compulsorily along with an optional subject, which can

be one of the following areas viz. Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Applied Genetics, Applied Botany, Applied Zoology, Industrial Microbiology, Sericulture, Home Science, Life Science. They have a very high quality of research work which is evident by the numerous awards they have garnered for both Oral and Poster presentations by the students and faculty at various conferences. Course Structure • B.Sc. Microbiology C.Z.Mb (Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology) • B.Sc. Genetics C.G.Bt (Chemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology) • B.Sc. Biochemistry G.Bt.Bc (Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry) • B.Sc. Biochemistry Gt.Mb.Bc (Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry) • B.Sc. Biotechnology C.Z.Bt (Chemistry, Zoology, Biotechnology) • B.Sc. Biotechnology Bc.Gt.Bt (Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology) • B.Sc. Biotechnology C.Gt.Bt (Chemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology) • B.Sc. Biochemistry B.Z.Mb (Biochemistry, Zoology, Microbiology) • M.Sc. Microbiology • M.Sc. Biotechnology • M.Sc. Biochemistry • M.Sc. Applied Genetics 7. R V College of Engineering, Department of Biotechnology, Bangalore, Karnataka. The UG program includes a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology. The PG program includes Master of Technology in Biotechnology. In 2002 R V College of Engineering established the Biotechnology department which is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, and gets support from the Rashtriya Sikshana Samithi Trust. The undergraduate program in Biotechnology is also accredited by National Board of Accreditation. Admissions are subject to having a minimum academic qualification and for Bachelor of Engineering should qualify the CET/COMEDK and other national entrance tests. The Department has the state of the art laboratory facilities with instruments like CO2 Incubator, Laminar Air Flow, Autoclave, Plant growth chamber, Inverted microscope, Fluorescent Microscope, Lynx Trinocular Stereo Microscope, Green House with blower, Hybridization oven, Centrifuge,

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Incubator orbital shaker, Hot bead Chemistry Biology or any other scisterilizer, Tissue culture rack, Double ence subjects). For seeking admission distillation unit. into M.Sc Biotechnology, one has to apply separately to the Director of the Course Structure Shoolini Institute of Life Sciences & Business Management. The Biotech• B. E. Biotechnology nology Laboratory is well equipped • M.Tech in Biotechnology with facilities for research and train• M.Tech in Bioinformatics ing in enzymology and fermentation technology. 8. REVA University – REVA University, established under the REVA Course Structure College Act, 2012 is located in Bengaluru on a vast eco-friendly campus, • B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology spread over 45 acres of land, devel- • B.Sc. Microbiology oped with the advanced infrastructure • M.Sc. Botany creating an atmosphere for higher • M.Sc. Biotechnology knowledge and study. Its Bioscience • M.Sc. Microbiology courses have been designed exclusively to meet the needs of existing 10. Jacob Institute of Biotechnoloand also futuristic biotech industry. gy and Bioengineering – “Sam HigThe program is developed to create ginbottom Institute of Agriculture, graduates with higher-order impor- Technology and Sciences” formerly tant, analytical skills and capability known as the college of Biotechnolto assume carefully and individually ogy & Allied Sciences, Allahabad to fulfill higher-level assumptions of Agricultural Institute Allahabad, UP biotech industries, research institutes is well known for its transformation & academic establishments. The pro- from the facility of fundamental/basic gram likewise offers sufficient skills sciences to well advanced exploitaas well as training on entrepreneur- ble technology. The various courses ship advancement in Biotechnology. include B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology, The program manages courses on cell B.Tech Biotechnology, M.Sc. Biobiology, microbiology, genetic mod- technology, M.Tech Biotechnology ification, biochemistry; clinical, fo- and P.G. Diploma in Nanobiotechnolrensic and environmental biotechnol- ogy. The eligibility criterion should ogy, biochemical techniques as well be fulfilled for getting admission into as procedures, entrepreneurship, and various courses, for B.Sc. (Hons) Bimany other relevant training courses. otechnology, one has to pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry along with Course Structure Biology or Agriculture (Minimum 45% marks should be scored in ag• B.Sc – Bioinformatics (Biology, gregate). For getting into B.Tech BiComputer Science and Mathe- otechnology the eligibility includes matics –BCsM) 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry Math• B.Sc. (Biotechnology, Biochem- ematics or Physics, Chemistry along istry, and Genetics) with Biology or Physics, Chemistry • MSc in Biochemistry Biology along with Agriculture. The • MSc in Biotechnology minimum marks include 45% in ag• MSc in Chemistry gregate. • Post Graduate Diploma in Functional Genomics and Bioinfor- For M.Sc. Biotechnology the elmatics igibility is to either B.Sc. (Hons.) • Ph. D. in Biochemistry Biotechnology or B.Tech Biotech• Ph. D. in Biotechnology nology or B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiol• Ph. D. in Microbiology ogy or B.Sc. Agriculture (4 Yr) or B.Sc. Horticulture or B.Sc. Biology 9. Shoolini Institute of Life Scienc- or B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Teches and Business Management, De- nology or MBBS any other related partment of Biotechnology, Solan, field where minimum marks scored Himachal Pradesh – This top pri- should be 50% or 5.5 CGPA) M.Sc. vate biotech college is formed under (Ag.) Biotechnology requires B.Sc the aegis of the Foundation for Life (Hons.) Biotechnology or B.Tech BiSciences and Business Management, otechnology or B.Sc. Agriculture or which is a non-profitable organiza- B.Sc, Horticulture or B.Sc. Biology tion. The various programs offered are B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology and M.Sc. Biotechnology. The admission for bachelor’s degree is direct admission based on securing minimum marks of 50% (SC/ST 45%) in 10+2 having 3 science subjects (Physics, Next Page>>>>


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in any related. The minimum requirement is to get 50% or 5.5 CGPA. The M.Tech Biotechnology requirement is to possess a B. Tech Biotechnology or B. Pharma or M.Sc. Biotechnology or Microbiology or Biochemistry or Botany or Zoology or Forensic Science or Organic Chemistry or MBBS. The minimum score required is 50% or 5.5 CGPA. For getting into P.G. Diploma in Nanobiotechnology the eligibility is to have B.Sc. (Hons) or M.Sc. having subjects related to Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or Genetics (Or) B. Tech or M.Tech in any stream subjects related to Electronics, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical

Engineering, Material Science Engineering. The minimum marks scored should be 50% or 5.5 CGPA. After possessing minimum qualification candidates will be required to pass the faculty-level test and interview to be conducted on a scheduled date. They are well known for providing theoretical and practical skills in disciplines of biotechnology. Course Structure • B.Sc.(ZBC) [Zoology, Botany, Chemistry] • B.Sc.(LSCFS) [Life Sc., Chemistry, Forensic Sc] • B.Sc.(PCFS) [Physics, Chemis-

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try, Forensic Sc.] M.Sc. Botany M.Sc. Forensic Science M.Sc. Plant Physiology B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology B.Tech Biotechnology B.Tech Bioinformatics B.Tech Biochemical Engineering M.Sc. Biochemistry M.Sc. Biotechnology M.Sc. Microbiology M.Sc. (Ag.) Biochemistry M.Sc. (Ag.) Biotechnology M.Sc. (Ag.) Microbiology M.Sc. Bioinformatics M.Tech Biotechnology


• M.Tech Bioinformatics Colleges/Institutes are like a furnace where minds of students are molded with the fire of knowledge so that they carve a niche for themselves in the world. There are different reasons for entering the colleges/institutes, but one thing is for sure, the only reason why people attend colleges/institutes is to increase knowledge. The above mentioned are some of the most notable & Best Private Biotech Colleges / Institutes where one can pursue Biotech at BSc, MSc or Ph.D. levels.

How Much Of Physics Knowledge Is Required For Career In Biological Sciences? Have you ever come across this famous joke, where – A biologist, a physicist, and chemist were visiting the ocean for the first time? The physicist was fascinated by the waves of the ocean and thus he wished to do some research on the fluid dynamics of the waves. HE WALKED INTO THE OCEAN AND QUITE CLEARLY AS YOU GUYS PREDICTED HE WAS DROWNED AND NEVER RETURNED. NEXT BIOLOGIST WISHED TO DO INTERESTING RESEARCH ON THE FLORA AND FAUNA INSIDE THE OCEAN AND WALKED INSIDE SADLY GOT DROWNED. By Kajol Patel

Then came the chemist. He waited thinking and observing for a long time and afterward wrote the observation, “The biologist and the chemist were soluble in ocean water”. Hilarious right !! Biology, chemistry, and physics are brothers from the same mother i.e. science. In any of these subjects, there are always interrelated topics in which one needs to have knowledge about other streams as well even if he/ she is doing specialization in either biology, chemistry or physics. Let’s explore how biology and physics melt together in order to give rise to a beautiful area of research. Study of the living organism in biology and physics deals with matter and the laws of nature in order to understand the behavior of matter and the universe. With no matter, space, time and energy which are the components that make the universe, living organism wouldn’t have existed. A famous physicist, Richard Feynman said that

all the things on earth are made up of While this biology and physics as atoms which is the basic unit of mat- a couple are odd, there are instances where physics cannot explain and ter and which constantly move. sometimes even disproves some bioPhysics has always helped biologist logical phenomenon that occurs. One to explain and research about a huge example is a study by Cornell Univermyriad of biological events like for sity that explains the biological theoexample, physics helps in explaining ry of evolution which contradicts the how bats use sound waves to navigate second law of thermodynamics as nain the dark and how insects wings ture can’t create order from disorder have the ability to move through the and against this idea evolution is such air. Another interesting finding by the a process that creates an increasing American Physical Society exhibits level of order. how different flowers arrange their petals and seeds in a Fibonacci like One such field wherein biology and sequence to maximize the exposure physics are beautifully entangled is of nutrients and light. In other cases, biophysics. Mechanisms like how biology as well helps to prove physi- our system which is complex like the cal theories and laws. Feynman also immune system, circulation, brain, stated that biology helped scientist to and others work, how molecules that come up with the law of conservation makeup life works and are made of, how different parts of tissues and of energy.

cells work and function. It’s a vibrant scientific field where scientists from different field use their skills to understand how biology and life as a whole work. In one of the first collaborations between physics and biology, it is very interesting to understand how physics has helped biology to reveal one of the most complex and crucial phenomena. In an interesting instance, physicist dive in the biological area by providing a service typically related to imaging. Medical imaging such as MRI, CAT scans and ultrasound are familiar in hospital settings and are extensively used in treatment,

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diagnostics and developing medical and carry on. theories wherein much of such work is attributed to physicists and engi- All is all biophysics include a huge neers. variety of different fields such as: A microscope is not less than a divine eye which is almost responsible for defining life at its minute level. A lot is owed to physicist’s understanding of the noise, image analysis algorithms, lenses coupled with the power of lasers. Hence some basic knowledge in physics will help anyone to master in microscopy which eventually will help in understanding biology better under the lens. Talking about the applications of physics in the evolutionary biology field, let’s understand a theory given by physicist Jeremy England of the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. He argues that adaptation as such doesn’t need to rely on Darwinian ideas of natural selection or genetic inheritance, but they might very beautifully integrate into the thermodynamics of complex systems. The very idea of adaptation and fitness is very hard to pin down often ending sounding circular. England explains this idea in the most basic form as the ability of a system to persist in the state of constant throughput of energy by oppressing big fluctuations and dissipating that energy. In simple language just keep calm

a. Computer Modelling Computer modeling is very commonly used to understand and manipulate the structures and shapes of proteins, complex molecules, and viruses. Also, crucial information extracted from computer models is used for developing new drug targets to understand how proteins mutate and cause tumors to grow. Also, simulations and computer models are used to make predictions in other biological fields like evolutionary biology, ecology, cell biology, molecular biology, etc. b. Data Analysis and Structure Using Biophysics, the structure of DNA was solved in 1953 and this discovery was critical in showing how DNA is the blueprint of life. The vast amount of data which is generated from sequences of DNA from a huge number of humans and other living organisms can be read and analyzed efficiently with the help of biophysical techniques. c. Neuroscience With the help of computer models,

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biophysicist is learning how to build g. Medical Applications neural networks in order to understand how the nervous system and Many life-saving treatments and brain works hence leading to novel devices used for the same are being understanding of how visual and au- developed with the help of biophysics ditory information is processed. knowledge. Treatments like artificial heart valves, pacemakers, radiation d. Molecules in Motion therapy, cardiac defibrillators, kidney dialysis etc are extensively been used Knowing the cell’s internal system in medical science in today’s time. can help in exploring a lot of aspects of life and diseases. Biophysicists h. Ecosystems usually use fluorescent tags which helps them to understand life under From the stratosphere to deep ocean the microscope. They also study how vents, environmental biophysics hormones move in and around the cell measures and models all the enviand how they help in communication. ronmental aspects. They do their research about microbial communities e. Bioengineering, Nanotechnolo- that is present at every niche on this gies, Biomaterials planet, they are involved in tracking pollutants across the atmosphere and Biophysics also helps in understand- also in finding methods to turn algae ing how one can make use of biome- into biofuels. chanics in order to design better prosthetic limbs, better nanomaterials for Hence biology and physics are trudrug delivery. ly incomplete without each other. Physics Knowledge in Biology field f. Imaging is very much required. Whether it is to develop a computer model in order Biophysicists help in developing di- to expose a new flu strain eludes the agnostic imaging techniques includ- immune system or construct 3D moding MRIs, CT scans, and PET scans. els of new protein structures to better Internally how our body works are understand how they work, physics better understood using such tech- has given additional knowledge to niques. understand life more precisely. Thus we cannot skip physics if one wants to be an efficient biological scientist.

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AIMNET – All India CSIR NET Life Science Test Series 2019 – Registration Open

You must be aware by now that the CSIR NET Dec 2019 Exam will be conducted Online. The detailed notification is yet to be received from CSIR but its always better to start preparation early. Biotecnika’s AIMNET Test Series for CSIR NET – Life Science Dec 2019 Exam is a completely online-based test series which you can attempt anytime & anywhere. CSIR LIFE SCIENCE TEST SERIES – AIMNET TEST SERIES IS DESIGNED AS PER CSIR NET EXAM PATTERN WITH NEGATIVE MARKING AND TIMER, SO AS TO GIVE YOU A REAL-TIME FEELING OF THE EXAM. By Preety Suman

AIMNET test series have been acclaimed by a lot of CSIR NET aspirants over the past 10 years. How does the AIMNET test series work? AIMNET – CSIR Life Science test series is the best test series if you are preparing for the CSIR NET Dec 2019 Life science exam. Check your preparation level with Unit wise test series designed as per important questions that can be asked from each unit in CSIR NET Exams. Key Features:

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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2020-2021


he official notification for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2020-2021 Academic Year has been released. Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the details on the research scholarship and application procedure below: Annually the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to encourage global exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and more than 180 other nations. Recipients are chosen by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS). The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are targeted at young researchers from overseas who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and in foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree. Kinds of scholarship • The research scholarship can be obtained to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a min-

imum) that are planning to visit Switzerland to pursue research or additional studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level. • Research scholarships are given for study or research in any respect Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences along with also the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor in one of those higher education institutions will be considered. the different types of scholarship on ship awards are decided on the basis offer. These vary based on country. of scientific and academic excellence. You’ll also find details of what to do The FCS assesses scholarship appli- next and where to get more informa- Awards cations based on three criteria: tion. The FCS will announce its conclua) Candidate profile Selection: sions regarding the new scholarship B ) Quality of the research project or awards by the end of May at the latest. artistic work Applications are subject to prelimic) Synergies and potential for future nary selection by the relevant national Outlook research cooperation authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The short-listed ap- The FCS will select scholarship Curious? plications are subsequently assessed holders for the 2020-21 academic year by the Federal Commission for Schol- by the end of May 2020. Scholarships Select your country of origin ac- arships for Foreign Students (FCS), for the 2021-22 academic year will be cording to your passport: which requires the last decision. advertised online from August 2020. Selection criteria

Countries A – L / Countries M – Z The FCS consists of professors from Check the application deadline and all Swiss public universities. Scholar-

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Wellcome DBT Researcher Mobility Funding 2019 – Grant of $5,000 + $2,500


unique opportunity for Indian researchers to avail a mobile funding grant. Wellcome DBT is offering a grant of $5,000 + $2,500. Applicants that are interested are encouraged to check out all of the details regarding the scheme, the eligibility, the application procedure, the timelines and important links all posted below: The Africa India Mobility Fund (AIMF), a fund to encourage collaboration between Indian and African scientists, has reopened calls for applications to scientists from both regions who would like to conduct visits of around 3 months in either direction. The mobility capital will be given via AIMF, and it will be a partnership between The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) along with the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) Running as April 2018. Travel grants which seek to establish links between Indian and African researchers and cultivate a culture of collaboration will serve as a vehicle to boost research capacity and build leadership in clinical and biomedical research both for Africa and India. The AIMF comes on the heels of this Third India-Africa Forum Summit held in 2015, in which Heads of State adopted the Delhi Declaration renewing their commitment to work with each other and outlining the priority areas and ways in which Africa and India can work together to improve the lives of their people. The AIMF can also be one of several efforts to exploit the synergistic relationship between Africa and India outlined in the India Africa Health Sciences Summit held in 2016. Africa and India share many challenges, such as in health, along with the asset of a young population. The AIMF expects that bringing together researchers from such geographies would lead to sustainable solutions for common problems. The relationship between India and Africa is mutually beneficial. India has the technological advances, being among the world’s top filers of patents and excelling in the production of generic drugs, and therefore may

provide learning opportunities for African scientists. Africa provides a conducive environment for research with its genetic diversity, fairly well-developed capacities for clinical trials, and higher disease burden. The AIMF hopes to exploit this relationship and lead to efforts of building an extremely skilled and advanced science and technology workforce and thereby advance awareness economies and make sure more people live healthy, productive lives. Funding will support collaboration in research in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, dengue, malaria, vector-borne diseases, parasitic infections, emerging infections, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, health systems research, antimicrobial resistance, microbiome, drug development and general biomedical sciences.

whole period of this project. • Collaboration should concentrate on a single project involving researchers in Africa and India, respectively. • An applicant is eligible to receive only 1 grant each year.

The finance is now issued as a single call with applications closing on Friday, 04 October 2019 in 7:30 PM IST (5 PM EAT).

• The award will cover directly incurred costs up to $5,000 / INR 325,000 for travel lasting up to 3 months. This is to cover the applicant’s airfare (at Economy class) and subsistence whilst on the visit. Salaries and fees to attend meetings won’t be eligible. An extra $2,500 could be asked for lab reagents, but the decision to award the additional funds are going to be on a case by case basis upon justification of their needs. • The amount of each individual award will vary based on location and timescale. As an example, if staying for a 3-month placement, the applicant might be expected to source university accommodation, or a short term let. But if visiting for a week, a hotel or equal might be more suitable. The conclusion committee will consider whether the expenses are reasonable and might ask for revised costing. • Please be aware that the grant may only be used to deliver the objectives stated in the grant application. Make sure that the best estimates for the entire cost of undertaking the project described in the application are requested. • Applicants might not seek funding for conference attendance, wages, equipment, per diem and indirect costs

Eligibility: • Applicants should be nationals of India or nationals of states within Africa. • They ought to be established either in Africa or in India, and needs to be affiliated with a recognised academic, medical, research institution, or other comparable institutions. • Those located at for-profit organisations aren’t eligible. • The call is also open to non-African investigators that must be resident in Africa or even Overseas Citizen of India (evidence may be requested), possess an appointment/affiliation with an African/Indian institution, and their residence and tenure of service with the appointing African/ Indian institution ought to cover the duration of this award. • Travel ought to be between an African nation and India and could be in either way. • Travel within Africa may also be sought to get engagement of more than one African country with India. • Applicants need to have a PhD/ MD or equivalent research qualification and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract at an eligible institution, which has to span the


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You’re asked to calculate your budgets with the local currency’s most current USD exchange rate and also be willing to disclose the exchange rates used to The AAS as necessary. Assessment Criteria: • The candidate — evidence of scientific track record or accomplishments (if young researcher) in the specified project field and demonstrated an interest in collaborating with India/Africa. • The proposal — the scientific quality and feasibility of this proposal. • Evidence that the grant will facilitate scientific exchange which would otherwise not be possible from distance. Evidence of added value for addressing the disease area/challenge and for fostering Africa-India collaboration. Review Procedure: When your completed form is received by The AAS, it is going to be shared with our expert reviewers who will consist of scientific experts nominated by India Alliance and The AAS. The review process will be conducted online using The AAS online grants system. The outcome of the selection of funded applications will be final and not open to appeal. Support Letter: When successful, the funds will be received and administered by the home institution or employer. The support letter ought to be clear on the institution’s agreement to deal with prudence and integrity of the funds received and also to agree and support

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the research proposed. The administering institution will submit the final accountability report and documents. Additional Information: Details regarding the programme are available here, and information on eligibility and the application procedure are available here. Queries may be addressed to The profiles of the awardees from the 2018 round of competition are here. Apply: To apply, visit The AAS Grants Management System Ishango.

2020 DUO-India Fellowship Programme (Students)


he official notification for the 2020 DUO-India Fellowship Programme (Students) has been released. Interested applicants can check out all of the details regarding the eligibility, the application procedure, the important dates and more all given below: 1. General Description DUO-India Fellowship Programme is established in 2019 with the aim of promoting exchange of people between India and European countries on a balanced and permanent basis. For this program, only such institutes which are part of the Joint Research Projects under Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) are eligible to participate. DUO-India aims to fund every year, 100 student-pairs for exchanges for one semester, starting from 2020 onwards aiming to provide mobility between Indian and European institutes. In this respect, DUO-India requires

that a PAIR (two persons) of students be exchanged, and they should be from any of the collaborating institutes (both Indian and European) under SPARC projects. The list of such institutes (both Indian & European) can be seen in https:// As of now, 14 European countries namely Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK are part of SPARC programme. CAUTION: If any application falls under the following 3 cases, the application is disqualified and will not be considered for selection. If such a case is found after the selection, the Secretariat reserves the right to cancel the fellowship (BOTH Indian/European students) and request the return of the fellowship in full. Therefore, the contact persons of the institutes should carefully confirm that the applications do not fall under the following 3 cases.

• Case 1. In case of the Transfer of Credits, the credits for transfer are less than 10 credits (20 ECTS): language and sports courses are NOT to be counted • Case 2. GPA/ECTS written on the application are different from those of the transcript • Case 3. During the period for the fall semester 2019, the Indian student does not stay in India (leave of absence is allowed) or the European student does not stay in Europe (leave of absence is allowed) Definitions of students are as below: • Students: undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctorate students who are currently enrolled in institutes (leave of absence is allowed)

The exchange fulfills all the three requirements below: 1. The Indian institute (Home institute) will select an Indian national student enrolled at the Home institute to send to the European institute (Host institute), and such selection has been accepted by the Host institute; 2. The same Host institute will select an EU citizen student enrolled at the Host institute to be sent to the Home institute, and such selection has been accepted by the Home institute. 3. If any of the students are in exchange programmes in the fall of 2019, then they are disqualified.

N.B.: All applicants shall maintain 1.2. Duration and Fellowship their “enrollment status” at the time of application until the time they are DUO-India 2020 is for exchange engaged in exchanges. of students for spring semester (between Jan/Feb and May/June, 2020) and fall semester (between Aug/Sep 1.1. Eligibility and Nov/Dec, 2020). The selection of DUO-India Fellows would be made Due to the unique nature of this programme, in order to be eligible, the following are required: Next Page>>>>


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ONLY once a year. In this respect, those who are planning to exchange in 2020 shall apply for DUO-India 2020 within the timelines specified below.

If the duration of a semester is longer than 4 months, fellowship will be given for 4 months. Similarly, If the duration of a semester is less than 4 months, then the fellowship will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis

The duration of exchange should be at least one semester. Exchange The duration and the amount of the of less than one semester is NOT al- fellowships are standardized as followed. lows:

2. Application and Selection Procedure 2.1 Application Period Applications will be accepted from July 15 to August 31, 2019 local Indian time. Applications submitted after August 31, 2019 will not be accepted. 2.2. Who Applies? The Indian institute applies on behalf of both institutes and people who are to participate in the exchange. European institutes in partnership with Indian institutes shall cooperate fully with Indian institutes in supplying precise information of European applicants. Individuals wishing to take part in exchanges are advised to contact the relevant offices, most probably international relations offices of the institute to file an application for this program. The Home institute will decide the contact person for DUO-India Fellowship, who probably should be from international relations office and other than the Professor / Lecturer. 2.3. Documents 1) Filling out an Online Application Form ONLY. 2) A copy of Passport of paired applicants (a copy of document showing nationality for Indians or citizen card for Europeans are acceptable). 3) A copy of Transcript of paired applicants (including the grades until spring semester 2019, if available)

4) A Motivation Letter of paired applicants (the form can be downloaded from the ASEM-DUO website 2.4. Application Submission 1) Click JOIN US button and find the Name of Home institute to get an ID. ※If you don’t find the name of your institute, please contact the Secretariat at to add your institute to the list. 2) Enter your password with the minimum information of the contact person in Home institute. One institute can get ONLY one ID. 3) There should be ONLY one contact person in the same institute. 4) Home institute should fill out the whole application including the information of Host institute. If needed, Application Form in word file can be downloaded from the ASEM-DUO website ( 5) The rest of the documents (Passport Copies, Transcripts and Motivation Letter) can be uploaded in the last step of the application process. 6) Once completed, please make it sure to submit your application by clicking “Submit” button. Home institute should get a confirmation email from the Secretariat within 3 days after completion of submission. If you don’t get a confirmation email, please contact promptly. 2.5. Selection Method


subject to change depending upon the • CONTACT PERSON: means a workload. regular staff of Home institute who arranges the exchange and is willing The notification will be displayed to communicate with the Secretariat on website, and in such events as verifying applicathe Secretariat will directly notify tion details, monitoring exchanges Contact Persons/Awardees in writing. and providing further information on Hard copies of notification and Letter the status of the exchange. The Home of Acceptance (forms are also availa- institute will decide the contact perble will be for- son for DUO-India Fellowships, who warded to both Home and Host insti- should preferably be from internatutes. Contact Persons may download tional relations office. forms of Letter of Acceptance, if they • PERSON OF EXCHANGE: shall so wish. be an Indian student who will participate in the exchange. 2.6. Selection Criteria • GPA: means a grade which an Indian student has earned up to the most 1) Eligibility: master and doctoral recent semester. students preferred, but undergraduate • Type of Exchange: for the understudent or post-doctorate can be con- graduate student, click the boxes how sidered in case of exceptional merit. many years an Indian student has ac2) Subject Groups: Sciences, Tech- complished (you may include the fall nology and Social Sciences semester of 2019). For others, click 3) Institutes: Students from such In- the appropriate boxes. dian institutes which are part of joint research projects under SPARC with N.B.: For each pair of an exchange, European institutes will get the first the exchange period of Indian and priority. The European students shall European students need not necessarbe from such European institutes ily coincide, and the field of exchange which are already in association with need not be the same. the Indian institute under the SPARC project. 2) Page 2. – Host institute 4) Fellowship Amount: The fellowship covers the travel and living ex- In this page, provide information penses for the students @ 4 months. of Host institute involved in the exchange. The Host institute shall be reAdditionally, the following selection sided in 14 European countries which criteria will be considered; are part of SPARC (Austria, Belgium, a) Motivation letter Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, b) Courses to take in Host and Home Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, institutes Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK). c) GPA and ECTS • CONTACT PERSON: means a 2.7. Fellowship Amount regular staff of European institute who arranges the exchange and is willing There are no restrictions in using the to communicate with the Secretariat fellowship. It can finance the tuition, in such events as verifying applicaand living or travel expenses. How- tion details, monitoring exchange and ever, if the student stay in exchange providing further information on the country less than 4 months (120 days) status of the exchange. or traveled without informing the • PERSON OF EXCHANGE: Secretariat in advance, the fellowship shall be any European student who will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis. will participate in the exchange. • ECTS: means a whole ECTS that 3. How to Fill out Application an European student has earned up to Form the most recent semester. • Type of Exchange: for the under3.1. Language of Application graduate student, click the boxes how many years an European student has You should write your application in accomplished (you may include the English. fall semester of 2019). For others, click the appropriate boxes. 3.2. Structure of the Application • Confirmation on Agreement Form with Host institute (TO BE SIGNED 1) Page 1. – Home institute

An Indian Selection Committee, as decided by the Apex Committee of The first box of ID number and Date SPARC will make the selection after of submission is for the use of the Secthe application deadline. The decision retariat only. Please, start from filling will be announced by October 2019, out information of Home institute.

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BY the CONTACT PERSON at the Home institute): since the contact person in Home institute is required to complete the application on behalf of two people who will participate in the exchange and the Host institute, he/she should confirm here by checking on “YES” that the contact person in the Host institute also agree with this submission of the application. 3) Page 3. – Description of Exchange Program In this section, please describe the duration and purpose of exchange as instructed on the form. • Duration of Exchange: As stipulated in General Description above, duration of DUO-India Fellowship is standardized on a semester basis. One semester means 4 months. • Purpose of Exchange: Please,

specify what the purpose of the ex- intensive language courses and the change is. A minimum of 10 credits sport courses by students is not hon(20 ECTS) must be taken up during ored in this program the semester in exchange. ※ Please refer to section 3.2 of the 4) Page 4.- Exchange Details/ Implementation Guideline. Source of Finance 5) Page 5. –Certification of Au• Exchange Details: Under this thenticity heading, intended class schedules by Indian and European students should After completing all relevant items be listed during their exchanges peri- in appropriate manner on the entire ods. field of application, please write the • Source of Finance: If this ex- date and the names of contact person change has any other source of fi- of Home institute and the president or nance, please specify. Director of institute in the section of Certification of Authenticity. Submit CAUTION: If the actual courses the form to the Secretariat by clicking differ from the courses listed on the “submit” button. application, such changes shall be approved and noticed in advance. If this ※Save the attachment files as a procedure is not taken beforehand, Surname_Given name in its order fellowship may be subject to can- (e.g. John_Smith). cellation and/or refund. Please note

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If your application has been selected, the scanned version of all documents with signatures by email, along with an endorsement letter by the contact person of the institute that the scanned version is authenticated/verified will be requested. 3.3. After the Submission: Acknowledgement The acknowledgement on the receipt of submission will be sent to the contact person in Home institute by e-mail within 3 working days after submission. CAUTION: If the application is incomplete, incorrect or inconsistent, please note that such applications may be disqualified.


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NCBS Young Investigator Award – Applications Invited


he official notification for the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) Young Investigator Award – Application Invited 2019. NCBS Young Investigator Programme 2019. Interested and eligible candidates who are freshers are encouraged to apply. Check out all of the details on the same below:

career. We encourage approaches that address new queries or take novel paths. There are no targeted specific areas of hiring, and we’ve made appointments in several research areas across biology. We greatly encourage applicants in new areas, as the boundaries of biological research to expand and intersect with all the physical sciences, engineering, and medicine. Indian citizenship isn’t a prerequisite Applying for The Young Investi- and global applicants are invited to gator Programme in NCBS apply. The Young Investigator Programme (YIP) is for exceptionally talented young scientists (known as as YIPs) that want to establish themselves quickly as independent researchers. Since 2004, when the programme was started, NCBS has hosted several YIPs, many of whom have moved on to independent faculty positions.

3. Who shouldn’t apply

Applicants that have either had considerable postdoctoral experience (>3 years), or who are already senior independent investigators, are encouraged to apply for school positions in NCBS. Applicants whose proposal links very closely with an existing research group at NCBS should con1. What positions are available sider applying to the’NCBS Fellows programme’. We don’t consider proNCBS would love to have at least 7 posals which are mostly high-throughYIPs at steady state, also is enthusi- put screening projects without a cenastic about making at least one new tral scientific hypothesis. YIP appointment per year. Wages and benefits will be attractive. Accommo- 4. When to apply for NCBS Young dation, at a nominal rent, will be pro- Investigator Programme 2019 vided. Generally, the sooner the better. ApThe Young Investigator programme ply with a clear-cut plan for future isn’t a tenure-track programme. But, research; your track record needs to Young Investigators will also be men- demonstrate that you have the requitored by a Research Advisory Com- site intellect, technical capabilities, mittee whose role and operations are commitment and potential. extremely similar to that of the Tenure Advisory Committee of tenure-track 5. How to apply ( Now NCBS is acfaculty. cepting online applications ) The standard course of a Young Investigator appointment is for 3+2+2 years. The initial 3-year appointment is subject to renewal. This decision is made at the conclusion of the third year. If the renewal isn’t granted then the Young Investigator has another 2 years prior to the term runs out. If renewal is given, then the Investigator can continue for up to seven years. 2. Who can apply A YIP appointment is a career option for a variety of researchers: those who’ve only just completed their PhD degree and would like to work independently; young scientists with some post-doctoral experience who’d like to explore a particular question; and those who have embarked on a completely new direction early in their

6. After you apply Your application will undergo a preliminary screening together with others and when chosen, you’ll be invited to pay a visit to NCBS, and we are going to write to your referees. You will prompt your referees to send in their letters, but please do ask them to wait for us to contact them since we ask them specific questions about you. Typically, your application will be considered further only after you visit. Your file will be kept active for a year from the date of submission. 7. When you visit You are not going to need to undergo a formal interview. You might instead be invited to give a research seminar, and thereafter talk to all faculty members separately. If invited, you must plan on spending at least two days NCBS. The seminar: Give this the importance it deserves and provides some knowledge on pertinent background in the area. We find that excellent talks are given by those who have practised beforehand. Target your audience well; remember it will have widely varied backgrounds and you could plan a slightly longer introduction if you feel your work is very different from what an audience at NCBS might be used to listening. Remember that presenting too much data could be counterproductive if you lose the audience early on. Make it obvious that you haven’t only the ability to produce data, but also the capacity to think wisely about it. You’ve got one hour, make the best use of it.

Send your CV with a list of publications, and a 1-2 page summary of your research accomplishments up to now. Send reprints of your most significant papers (maximum of five) as soft copies for ready reference. Please, additionally send a 3-5-page research proposal describing your plans for future research which you intend to pursue more than a 5-year period. Make sure that you bring out the importance of your general area of research, and of your specific projects in this context. Remember that your application is going to be perused by biologists trained in very different fields, so write accordingly. Finally, send the names and addresses Meetings with individual faculty (including email) of six referees who members: We can schedule a series of are willing and can comment on your meetings with a section of this faculty. The meetings with individual faculty application and on your abilities. members will be informal and inter-

active; they will give you a chance to discuss one another’s research interests in more detail. Faculty members will be keen to discover how your experience and research abilities will enrich NCBS. Meetings with the Dean and/or NCBS Director: Come prepared with a list of all that you would have to get started at NCBS, if you’re to be chosen. Ensure that you have thought about all you want to be productive in as short a time as possible. 8. Funding and startup at NCBS NCBS has been rather generous in providing startup funds for YIPs and may match funding levels of the very best funded laboratories in the world today. With an expanding core infrastructure as well as the springing up of new institutes with heavy investments in platform technology in our vicinity, we offer an extremely conducive research environment, competitive that you execute your research. Selected candidates will be provided with all possible support to their research goals. These include bench space, generous equipment and supplies as needed for the project, access to international facilities such as synchrotrons, genomic resources, transgenic resources etc. Salary support for up to two research assistants will be provided during the startup period. If post-doctoral fellows or graduate students elect to join the investigator, their wages will also be supported. (Graduate students or post-doctoral positions are filled by interviews conducted by the faculty. All these are completely funded positions, and also the candidates might choose to join any investigator’s lab

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) Investigators will get support to at- 9. Then what tend one international meeting every year and will be permitted to spend up Following your visit, and following to 3 months every year at a lab oth- all your referee reports are in, your er than NCBS, if their collaborations application will be looked at closely therefore require. by an internal committee. Your case will then be presented to and be discussed by the whole faculty. We feel

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it essential that the faculty be nor- ations. We aim to deliver a decision to mally enthusiastic. Upon a positive a potential YIP candidate within three response from the faculty, your appli- months. cation will be steered via an internal committee as well as the NCBS Man- Upinder S. Bhalla agement Board. All this can take a Dean, NCBS few months, but we inform you soon of the outcome of the faculty deliber-


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250+ Govt Jobs – PGT Biology / Biochemistry HSSC Recruitment


50+ Govt Jobs. Latest Government job opportunities at Haryana Staff Selection Commission. Government HSSC PGT Careers. Post Graduate Teaching Opportunities for MSc Biotech/Zoology/Life Science/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology candidates. Check details below: Advt. No 13/2019 HARYANA STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION BAYS NO. 67-70, SECTOR-2, PANCHKULA – 134151 Website Invitation of Applications: Online applications are invited for direct recruitment for the 3864 posts of (PGT)- H.E.S.-II (Group-B Services) cited under paragraphs 2.1 through the URL address i.e http:// Home Page.aspx from 20.08.2019 to 05.09.2019 until 11.59 P.M. Thereafter website link will be disabled. Procedure/Instructions/Guidelines for Online Filling of Application Form: Following are the special and general instructions for the applicant with respect to the internet filing of the application form: a. Apply online well in advance without waiting for the final date of submission of the online application form. b. Please read the instructions and procedures carefully before you start filling the Online Application Form and assess all of the particulars filled up in application form after obtaining the printout to guarantee the correctness of the information and upload all documents before finally submitting the application. c. The candidate must fill all of the details while filling out the Online Application Form. After applying online, Registration No. And the Password will be generated. Take a print from this registration no. And password screen for future reference of your application status and for Reprinting of your online filled application form and e-Challan form. d. After successful submission of application, applicants may again take

the final print from the application form and e-Challan. e. The hard copy of the application form together with all uploaded documents have to be brought at the time when called upon to do so by the Haryana Staff Selection Commission. Documents that haven’t yet been uploaded, won’t be entertained. f. No request for change of any particular on the application form shall be entertained by the Haryana Staff Selection Commission. g. No offline application form or copy of downloaded application form will be accepted b,y the Haryana Staff Selection Commission. h. The Selection shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Haryana Govt. Notification No’5233GS-70/2068, dated 28.01.1970 and further amended from time to time. i. Candidates who don’t meet the qualifications/eligibility requirements on the cutoff date, their application will not be approved by the online application system. AII the Certificates/Documents relating to educational qualification/eligibility conditions and Socio-Economic Criteria, etc. will be ascertained with regard to the last date fixed to apply online applications also called as final date i.e. 05.09.2019 as given in the advertisement. The Commission doesn’t scrutinize the documents at the time of submission of online application and the same is checked only in the time of Scrutiny. Important Note: • Candidates are advised to meet with their application form carefully including Name, Father’s/ Mother’s Name, Date of Birth and category, qualification, marks, obtained passing year, photograph, Signature, details & fee, etc.. No request for modification of any particular on the online application form shall be entertained by the Haryana Staff selection commission following submission of the application form. • After final submission of the application form, no change will be permitted. The candidate will

be responsible for any mistake in the data of program form and fees paid by him/her. • If a candidate feels that he/she has filled up the form erroneously, he/she should fill up a fresh online application form along with fresh requisite fee before the final date. Special Instructions for filling application form: • The online application can be filled up using URL address i.e., http:/ • The conclusion of this Commission in all matters relating to acceptance or rejection of an application, eligibility/suitability of those candidates, mode and standards for selection etc., will be final and binding on the candidates. No inquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this regard. • Candidates applying for a post should make sure that they meet all of the eligibility requirements on the last date of application. • If on verification at any stage starting from submitting application form till appointment and any time even after appointment, it’s found that any candidate doesn’t meet any of their eligibility condition or it’s found that the information furnished is false or incorrect, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will even be liable to be criminally prosecuted. That is irrespective of whether the candidate has been benefitted by furnishing the incorrect or false information in his/her application. • A candidate whether he belongs to General or reserved category viz. SC, BCA, BCB, EWS, ESP, ESM/DESM, DFF or PwD (persons with disabilities) may sub-

mit only one online application form under one particular category of the post advertised. Submission of more than 1 application form will automatically cause rejection of candidature. • Haryana Staff Selection Commission reserves the right to call any candidate personally along with a printed copy of this application form with uploaded documents original certificates and photocopy of self-attested certificates along with Photo, Identity Proof i.e. Identity Card/Driving License/Passport/Voter CardlPan Card/Aadhaar Card etc.. DETAILS OF POST & QUALIFICATIONS POST GRADUATE TEACHERS (PGT) H.E.S.II (GROUP-B SERVICES) DEPARTMENT OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, HARYANA ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION COMMON TO ALL CATEGORY OF POSTS (i) Hindi/Sanskrit as one of the subject in Matriculation or Higher. (ii) Certification of having qualified Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET)/School Teachers Eligibility Test (STET) of the concerned subject. (iii)”Good Academic Record” Candidates with 5O7o marks after taking an average of any 3 examinations from 10th/12th /Graduation/Post Graduation as the case may be. However, the candidate should have at least 50% marks in Post-Graduation except for PGT Computer Science and in the event of PGT Computer Science, the candidate should have at

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least 55% marks in Post Graduation/ Graduation as the case may be. Age: 18-42 years. Pay Scale: In the pay matrix level-8 (Rs. 47,600-1,51,100). Eligibility: Cat. No. 1: 127 posts of PGT Biology. M.Sc. Zoology/ Botany/ Bio-Sciences/ Bio-Chemistry/ Genetics/ Micro-Biology/ Plant physiology/ Bio-Technology/ Life Sciences/Molecular Bio with 50% marks provided the candidate had studied Botany & Zoology in Graduation Level and B.Ed. From recognized university. Cat. No. 2: 131 posts of PGT Chemistry.

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M.Sc. Chemistry or Bio-Chemistry with 50% of marks and B.Ed. From a recognized university. Application Fees: • General (Male/Female) – Rs. 500 • General Female (Haryana Resident) – Rs. 125 • SC/BC/EWS Candidates of Haryana State Male – Rs. 125 • SC/BC/EWS Candidates of Haryana State Female – Rs. 75 • PwD (Person with Disability)/ Ex-Serviceman of Haryana – No Charges Documents to be uploaded with Application Form (MANDATORY) • Scanned Copy of Essential Academic Qualifications and Matriculation Certificate Showing Date of Birth along with other

Govt India Railway PGT Biology Recruitment 2019


ovt India Railway PGT Biology Recruitment 2019 jobs, govt railway jobs, zoology govt jobs, biology jobs, NE jobs, msc careers. PGT Contractual Jobs for MSc candidates with biology and zoology qualifications. Check all details below: Post Name: a) Post Graduate Teachers (PGT) – Zoology b) Post Graduate Teachers (PGT) – Biology Essential Qualification: Post Graduate in relevant subject & B.Ed Salary: 27500 PM How to Apply: The willing candidates may directly report for the ‘WALK-IN-INTERVIEW” to the venue of the interview as per date and time specified above ‘With copies of all certificates/testimonials/mark sheets in original and true copies (attested by a Gazetted officer) and also 2 (two) recent passport size photographers along with a filled-in application form. No TA/DA will be compensated for attending the interview.

If any candidate is employed he will have to submit NOC from his/her employer, if he/she is already employed. Date, Time & Venue of Interview: 22.08.2019 at 10:00 hrs at Office of the General Manager (P) C/o GM Office Complex, Maligaon, N.F. Railway, Guwahati-11

pertinent particulars. • 2. Scanned Copy of SC/BCA/ BCB/EWS/ESP/ESM/DESM/ DFF/ PwD (Person with Disabilities) certificate along with Haryana domicile Certificate issued by the competent authority. • Scanned copies of Certificate claiming weightage/marks under socioeconomic standards and expertise along with Haryana

domicile Certificate issued by the competent authority. • Scanned Photo duly signed by the Candidate. • Scanned signatures of this Candidate. • Scanned copy of all documents showing higher qualification, expertise etc. on which basis candidate claim marks.

Important Dates: Item(s)


Date of publication

7th August, 2019

Opening date for submission of online applications

20th August, 2019

Closing date for submission of online applications

05th September, 2019 (by 11 :59PM)

Closing date for deposit of fee

09th September 2019


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BIRAC Biotech / Life & Biological Sciences Job With Rs. 60,000 pm Salary


.Sc / B.Tech & PhD in life sciences, biological sciences candidates can apply online for Technical Officer vacancy at BIRAC. Life Sciences & Biological Sciences jobs for MSc candidates. Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the details on the same below: 1. About the Mission: The National Biopharma Mission is an Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India for Accelerating Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals; to be implemented by Biotechnology Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)-a Public Sector Undertaking of DBT Approved by the Government for implementation at an entire cost US$ 250 million the Mission is co-funded 50 percent with World Bank loan assistance. The Mission Programme is a Pan-India Programme together with the most important goal of making India a hub for development and design of novel, affordable and effective biopharmaceutical products and solutions. This Program will aid in enhancing India’s innovation research and product development capabilities, notably by focusing on the development of vaccines, biologics and medical devices such as combating public health concerns. The Program would help academic researchers (through improving their translation capability); empower bio-entrepreneurs and SMEs (by decreased cost and risk during early stages of product development) and the industry (by elevating their innovation quotient). Anticipated long term impact would help the Indian population at large benefit because of the availability of affordable products and solutions pertinent to Indian health needs. Additional Information about the Mission Programme could be seen at BIRAC site 2. About Agency:



Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) a Public Sector Undertaking of the Depart-

ment of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and Government of India have been entrusted the responsibility of implementing this Program. It houses the Program Management Unit (PMU) which works as an operational and functional arm to oversee and monitor program implementation. 3. Position: Technical Officer in NBM A. Job Description: Key Duties: • Work closely together with experts to identify priorities and want based project • Help Head Technical for project appraisal and technical due diligence • Make comprehensive technical reports, analyze data and interpret results • Technical monitoring of projects • Evaluate the project-specific technologies, project results, products and processes and define future strategies • Contribute to scientific analysis and Comprehension of the problem, gaps and necessary scientific intervention • Support the projects for product development regulatory approval process • Understand team aims and cooperate and collaborate with others to achieve them

• Adhere to external and internal compliance responsibilities in a c. Age Limit: 35 years according to timely fashion the date of closing of the applications. b. Eligibility Criteria: i. Essential Requirements: • M.Sc / B.Tech in life sciences, biological sciences or allied areas. • two to three years of related work experience in any reputed life science industry. • Experience in making detailed reports and giving presentations • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Excellent documentation skills ii. Desirable Requirements:

d. Compensation: Rs. 60,000/(Consolidated) 4. General Information • The above position is on a 3 years contract extendable based on the length of the Program duration based on performance. There’ll be a probation period of 3 months. Candidates found not appropriate during the period of probation won’t be confirmed in the post. • Interested candidates can apply at the in the prescribed format enclosed as Document I. • Applications of applicants who haven’t applied in the prescribed format won’t be considered.

• A PhD or equivalent in life sciences, biological sciences or allied areas. • Exceptional analytical and conLast Date of Application is August ceptual thinking skills • Experience in Vaccine Research 22, 2019. or Vaccine Development



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CDFD DNA Fingerprinting R&D Job For Biotech / Life science Candidates


DFD DNA Fingerprinting R&D Jobs. MSc/ MTech/BTech and PhD Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics, Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics candidates apply online for Research positions that are available at CDFD – Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics. CDFD jobs for msc/mtech/btech & phd candidates, as per the details that have been given below: CDFD, an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology invite applications from Indian nationals for the following only temporary vacancies in the research project entitled “NATIONAL GENOMICS CORE” financed by DBT. The application form along with the General Conditions regulating the advertisement might be downloaded from the CDFD site The final date for receiving filled in applications is 31.08.2019 CDFD wishes to fill the following posts in the project POST I Experimental Laboratory Manager: (01 No. Post) Age Limit: 40 years Essential Qualifications: • PhD at Genomics/Life Science subjects • Minimum 3 years’ post-PhD experience in genomics platform technology Desirable Qualification: • Degree/diploma in business administration • Conversance with Quality Assurance and GLP • Proven track record of independent academic work and leadership • Two years’ experience in the management of a service lab Nature of Duty: Will manage and coordinate experimental lab facilities, execute projects in a time-bound manner and implement Quality Assurance and GLP measures POST II

Technical Associate (Experimental): (02 No. Post) Age Limit: 35 years Essential Qualifications: • MSc or equivalent (or BSc with 3 years of lab experience) in Genetics/Life Sciences/Biochemistry/related discipline • Minimum 3 years of experience (along with above qualification) of Working in high-throughput genomics platforms (massively parallel sequencing and microarray) Desirable Qualifications: • Experience in whole-genome/ targeted sequencing, RNA-Seq, GWAS and Methylation Array • Experience in lab automation plafforms • Experience in a service lab • Proficiency in massively parallel sequencing library prep and/ or Operation of sequencing/microarray platforms Nature of Duty: Hands-on massively parallel sequencing, microarray data analysis, data Analysis pipeline operations in addition to other related lab activities

• Nature of Duty: QA/QC and analysis of raw sequence data generated by massively parallel DNA sequencing and microarray platforms, Programing, design and operation Of massively parallel DNA sequencing data analysis pipelines in addition to additional Related activities. POST IV Chief Executive Officer (CEO): (01 No. posts) Age Limit: 45 years Essential Qualifications:

Age Limit: 35 years

• PhD in Genomics/Life Science subjects • Minimum 8 years of Post-PhD experience in genomics/Life Science research lab and/or industry (from which a minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing genomics platforms/genomics or life science service industry)

Essential Qualifications:

Desirable Qualification:

• M. Tech/MSc or B Tech with two years’ experience or equal in Computer science / Bioinformatics or a related discipline • Minimum 3 years of experience (along with above qualification) of Working in the analysis of massively parallel DNA sequencing data • Proficiency of working in Unix (Linux) environment

• MBA from a reputable organization • Experience of management and coordination of big multi-centre jobs, liaising with international organizations • Experience of conducting independently for profit/not for profit life science ventures • Experience of preparing reports of projects, documents required by funders and clients, etc.

Post III Technical Associate (Computational): (02 No. Post)

Desirable Qualifications: • Experience in handling of software packages, genomic databases and data analysis pipelines • Proficiency in programming in C/C++ or Python • Experience in a service lab

Nature of Duty: Provide overall leadership, vision and direction to the Core, that involve meeting short term and long-term objectives, forming and developing a team; oversee operations and setting processes for best in class deliverables; role also

entails high-level networking, formulating winning policies, strategies and periodically advising the Monitoring Committee and Governing Board of the Core. General Terms and Conditions: • No TA/DA is going to be compensated for attending the interview. • Based upon the qualifications, experience and recommendations of this Selection Committee, the chosen candidates could be placed in a scale And designation lower than the grade advertised/applied (at the exact same group) • These positions are strictly temporary and are initially for a maximum of 1 year. They are extended/terminated depending upon the Continuation of the project(s). • Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/ Physically Handicapped/Ex-service person Applicants will be according to Govt. of India rules. • Relaxation of age for SC/ST/ OBC/Physically Handicapped/ Ex-service Person/ Women applicants will be according to Govt. of India rules. • Mere fulfilling the minimum qualifications Won’t entitle the candidate for being called for interview. The applications will be screened by a Committee and applicants found suitable will be called for interview. The Decision of the Director, CDFD will be final in this regard and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. • Any of the chosen individuals may from time to time be

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assigned to Perform any other ject or accept any application duties commensurate with their without assigning any reason. qualifications, by the Director, CDFD. How to Apply: • The Director, CDFD reserves the right to suitably change/relax The applications duly completed some of the above conditions. and supported by attested copies of He also reserves the right to re- certificates, testimonials and Caste

Certificate in the event of SC/ST/ OBC Applicants superscribing the name of this post in bold letters ought to be sent to“The Dean — Academics, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics, Inner Ring Road, Uppal, HYDERABAD — 500 039”, in order to reach on or before 31.08.2019.


Incomplete Applications and Applications without the caste/disability Certification (if applicable) or the applications received following the last date are liable to be rejected.

Govt ZSI Life Science Research Assistant Salary – Rs.44,900/- + HRA


ovt ZSI Life Science job vacancies for msc life sciences candidates. Research Assistant posts for msc life sciences candidates at Zoological Survey of India. Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) jobs for msc life sciences candidates. Check out all of the details on the same below:

project. He/she will even encourage the PI into the development and upkeep of the logistics and infrastructure necessary for the implementation and functioning of the various designated activities under the general target of the project.

Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate change Zoological Survey of India 29th July 2019 Call for applications to the post of Research Assistant

The Research Assistant will take up these responsibilities, but will not be limited to, due to the obligation of the total management of this Project.

Position: Research Assistant Number of posts: 1 (one) Tenure: 2 years. However, as Required by the Necessity of This project, and on the evaluation of the performance of this candidate, the tenure could be extended until 2025 or even co-terminus together with the conclusion of the project, whichever is sooner. Place of Posting: Marine Biology Regional Centre, Chennai Wages: Rs.44,900/- plus HRA as admissible to Central Government employees based on the VIIth CPC recommendations. Job Description: To serve in the Research project ‘Conservation Management of Coral Reefs in Lakshadweep — Longterm Monitoring Programme’ that is targeted at achieving the goal of successful conservation management and protection of critical coral habitats in Lakshadweep. The Research Assistant will co-ordinate the works of this Research Scholars and Monitoring Staff to meet the goals laid out beneath the overall goal of the project. He/she will support the Principal Investigator (PI) in attaining the research targets defined in the

Major Duties:

• Assisting the PI along with the Research Associate in setting up the project machinery, which entails, infrastructure development, ensuring Research Scholars takes up activities for their PhDs aiming at specific outcomes under the overall goal of the project, training the tracking staff and establishing a protocol for routine monitoring activities. • Coordinating the data collection by the Research Scholars and Monitoring Staff, storing and analyses, while ensuring that the data is collected in a timely manner and according to set protocols. • Assisting the PI along with the Research Associate in preparation of reports and timely submission of the exact same to the financing agency. • Preparing, in consultation with the PI, Research Associate, and scholars, material for publication in national and international journals and presented at international conferences. • Designing, developing and refining field research experiments or methodologies, in consultation with the PI and Scholars so as to get reliable data. • Planning a year beforehand to meet deadlines for journal publications and prepare papers and presentations for conferences. • Communication to Lakshadweep Administration for obtaining necessary permits clearances etc.

• Partnering with Range Forest Application Process: Officers in organizing outreach and awareness campaigns by in- Application Process Please send the volving project staff. detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of certifications of Educational qualEssential Qualifications: ifications, Training etc., with a cover letter explaining interest and suitabil• A first-Class MSc with majors in ity to the job post, to reach Principal Marine Biology, Environmental Investigator, Long-term Coral Reef or any Life Sciences. Monitoring Programme – Lakshad• Candidate must have a minimum weep, Marine Biology Regional Cenof five years of research experi- tre, Zoological Survey of India, 130 ence in coral reefs. Santhome High Road, Chennai — • Must have CMAS** or PADI 600028, before or on the Final date advanced open water certifi- of filing the applications. A pdf copy cation — or CMAS* or PADI of this application together with the open water certification with 80 files (saved as a Single file) may be dives logged in, and possessing emailed to: extensive expertise in marine fieldwork. The short-listed candidates will be • Ability to communicate fluently intimated by email to attend the interand clearly in English. view. • Should have demonstrated research record with publications General Conditions: to showcase. • Should be physically fit and not • The Principal investigator reaverse to fieldwork serves the right to leave the posts vacant if a right candidate were Desirable Qualifications: not Found and also to publicly invite candidates again to apply • PhD degree in Marine Biology at a later time. or related discipline. • The upper age limit for the post • Statistical expertise — used softof the Research Assistant will be ware like statistics, SPSS, R etc., 42 Years, shall be relaxed in the • Experience of leading and workevent of deserving candidates. ing with diverse groups of indi- • Reservation and relaxation in viduals and cultures, particularage limitation as applicable as ly with research scholars from per Government of India standother scientific areas, volunteers and interns. • Experience in establishing and operating a field station. Next Page>>>>



ards shall be available for SC/ ST/OBC applicants. • The performance of the Research Assistant will be reviewed by a Suitable review committee constituted by the Head of the Institution. The recommendations of this committee will be final to Granting continuation of tenure. • The Research Assistant is enti-

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tled to leave as per leave rules ly be regulated by the guidelines nal date is 5th September 2019) followed in Zoological Survey & rules of the Zoological Survey of India. of India, Including the submis- Anticipated Interview Date — • The travel entitlements will be sion of monthly reports, APARs, 16th September 2019 RFD reports, etc. commensurate of Scientist’B’ Reference: 4-64/14-24/Tech. /Re(Level 10 of Pay Matrix), in Zoological Research of India / Closing Date for filing an applica- cruitment/RA Ministry of Environment, For- tion: 20th August 2019 (in the case ests & Climate Change. of applicants from NE Region, Lak• The Research Assistant will like- shadweep and A & N Islands the fi-

NIMHANS Junior Scientific Officer Recruitment 2019


Sc Biological Science/Life Science/ Biotechnology Junior Scientific Officer for eligible candidates at NIMHANS. NIMHANS is recruiting for research vacancies. NIMHANS Scientific Officer Recruitment. NIMHANS is hiring msc biotech/life & biological science candidates. Interested and eligible candidates check details below: NO.NIMH/PER(7)/RECT/ ADVT–5/2019-20 Name of the Post: JUNIOR SCIENTIFIC OFFICER (Neuromuscular Laboratory) No. Of post: 01 POST [UR] Educational Qualification: M.Sc (Biological Science/Life Science/ Biotechnology) from any recognized University. Essential Experience: 02 Years research experience. Desirable Experience: Experience in immunohistochemistry, enzyme assays, basics of Molecular biology including DNA extraction, immunoblots. Upper Age limit: 35 years Consolidated Pay: Rs. 35,000/P.M. Period: On contract basis for one year likely to be renewed for the 2nd & 3rd Year determined by the satisfactory performance of duties. Note: • The number of vacancies/category-wise vacancies may vary/ likely to Increase/ decrease at any given stage of recruitment. • The official who has been

worked on said post at this institute need not apply. The application form may be downloaded from the Institute’s Website The prescribed application processing fee of Rs. 590/- (including 18% GST) for UR/OBC Candidates & Rs. 295/- (including 18% GST) in the event of SC/ST candidates shall be remitted to State Bank of India, NIMHANS Branch, Bengaluru, Beneficiary Name: The Director, NIMHANS, S.B. Account No. 64118462718, IFSC Code No. SBIN0040675, MICR Code: 560002480 and Branch Code40675 via ONLINE MODE only. The application in the prescribed form should be submitted along with the transaction/payment Details for getting remitted the prescribed application processing fee as mentioned previously. The duly Filled in application along with its enclosures has to reach The Registrar, NIMHANS, P.B No.2900, Hosur Road, Bengaluru-560029, India on or before 31.08.2019. TERMS & CONDITIONS AND DETAILS REGARDING THE POST IS AS FOLLOWS:

TERMS & CONDITIONS: • The application form should be downloaded from the Institute Site & submitted together with required copies of certificates of The Age Proof, Academic Qualification, Experience Certificate, photographs etc, in order to reach The Registrar, NIMHANS, P.B.No.2900, Hosur Road, Bengaluru — 560 029. • Any modification or Corrigendum will be updated in the Institute Website only. • The prescribed application processing fee is Rs.590/- (includ-

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ing 18% GST) for UR & OBC Candidates and Rs.295/- (including 18% GST) for SC & ST Candidates) shall be remitted to State Bank of India, NIMHANS Branch, Bengaluru Beneficiary Names: The Director, NIMHANS, S.B Account No: 64118462718 and IFSC Code No: SBIN0040675, MICR Code: 560002480 And Branch Code — 40675 through online mode only. No applications shall be entertained if it is incomplete/ received after the last date prescribed/not forwarded through proper channel. The institute doesn’t take responsibility for postal delay if any. In case if it is felt necessary, the Institute may not fill the said posts and if so, no separate intimation will be given to the candidates. Candidates will be chosen on the basis of a written exam followed by Skill Test. No separate intimation will be given to the ineligible candidate and No correspondence will be entertained in this regard or replied to. The Number of Vacancies/Category-wise Vacancies may vary/ likely to change. Age relaxation will be given as per GOI rules. All the enclosures should be

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neatly tagged to the application and name of The post should be clearly specified in the application form. Interim correspondence won’t be entertained and replied to. Candidates are informed to write their email id in the application form and to Regularly check their emails as call letter to the said posts will be sent through nimhansrecruitmentcell@gmail. com or personnel@nimhans. email only. The final date for receipt of filled in application along with the relevant documents is on or before 31.08.2019 up to 4.30 P.M. Cut off date for calculation of age, the experience is 31.08.2019.


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MSc Biotech JRF Post Vacant @ C.M.P. Degree College – University of Allahabad


he college is a co-educational institute and it has been associated to the University of Allahabad since its establishment and it became Constituent of the University of Allahabad in 2005 when the central status of the university was restored. Applications are invited on a plain paper for the one position of “Junior Research Fellow” purely on temporary basis for a period of three years in a project titled Name of Project & Sponsoring Agency: “Investigation on nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide crosstalk and acquisition of arsenate tolerance in rice seedlings” (File No. EMR/2017/000518) sponsored by the Science & Engineering Research Board (S.E.R.B.; A Statutory Body of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India), New Delhi. Tenure of Fellowship & Stipend:

The tenure of the fellowship will be co-terminus with the scheme and the stipend payable will be Rs. 31, 000+ 16% HRA per month for first two years and Rs. 35, 000+ 16% HRA for third year as per SERB rules. Essential qualifications: The candidates must have M.Sc. in Botany/Biotechnology/Life Sciences (with minimum of 55% for general and OBC, and 50% for SC and ST at PG level), and have qualified NET or GATE. Desirable qualification: Candidate having research experience in plant molecular biology and crop stress tolerance as evidenced by published research papers will be preferred. Age Limit: The upper age limit shall be 28 years (relaxable up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to ST/SC/PH/OBC and females. How to Apply: Application with complete biodata

along with self-attested photocopies of mark-sheets, certificates and supportive documents (details of previous research work experience if any) should reach to Dr. Vijay Pratap Singh (Principal Investigator SERB Project), Department of Botany, C.M.P. Degree College, A Constituent College of University of Allahabad, Prayagraj- 211002, UP within 21 days of publication of this advertisement. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview through email.

No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. Dr. Vijay Pratap Singh Principal investigator SERB Project, File No. EMR/2017/000518 Department of Botany, C.M.P. Degree College, A Constituent College of University of Allahabad Prayagraj-211002 Email:




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