Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination

Admission Announcement

For admission To M.Sc. (Biotechnology);

M.Sc. (Agri) / M.V.SC (Biotechnology) & M.Tech

(Biotechnology) Programmes: 2007-2008

On behalf of the participating universities, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination on Friday the 18 May 2007. for admission to (1) M.Sc. (Biotechnology) (2) M.Sc. Agri./ M.V.Sc (Biotechnology) and (3) M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programmes being offered by various participating Universities (as per details given against each). The entrance examination will be held at: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amristrar, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Gangtok, Goa, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Katihar, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Pantnagar, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shilong, Shimla, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijayawada, and Viskhapatnam. (The University reserves the right to change any Centre(s) of Examination without assigning any reason).

1. M.Sc. (Biotechnology) Programme

Eligibility: Candidates with Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary & Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering, Technology, 4-Years B.S. (Physician Assistant Course): Or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55 % marks are eligible to apply for M.Sc. (Biotechnology) programme being offered by:

1) University of Allahabad, Allahabad

(2) Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu

(3) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

(4) University of Burdwan, Golapbag

(5) Calicut University, Kerala

(6) Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

(7) Goa University, Goa

(8) Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

(9) Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar

(10) Guru Nanak Dev University Amristrar

(11) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

(12) University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

(13) University of Jammu, Jammu

(14) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

(15) Kumaun University, Nainital

(16) University of Lucknow, Lucknow)

(17) M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara

(18) Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

(19) University of Mysore, Mysore

(20) University of North Bengal, Siliguri

(21) Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

(22) University of Pune, Pune

(23) Punjabi University, Patiala

(24) R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur

(25) Sardar Patel University, Gujarat

(26) Tezpur University, Tezpur (Assam)

(27) Tapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

(28) Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and

(29) Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.

2. M.Sc. (Agri) M.V.SC. Biotechnology Programme

(a) M.Sc.(Agri) Biotechnology Programme being offered by; (i) Ch. Sarwan Kumar HP Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur, (ii) G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; (iii) Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur; iv) Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur v) Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani (Maharashtra); vi) Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar; vii) Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore & viii) University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad and

(b) M.V.Sc. Biotechnology programme at (i) Chaudhury Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar ii) G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar and (iii) Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur.

Eligibility:

(i) For Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar: Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) recognized by Veterinary Council of India with at least 50% marks or 5.00 / 10.00 OGP or equivalent grades from a recognized university; (ii) for Ch. Sarwan Kumar HP Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur: Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry with a minimum OGPA of 2.70/4.00 or 6.00 / 10.00 or its equivalent from a recognized University or a degree from a foreign University recognized as equivalent for the purpose (with at least ‘B’ grade or its equivalent; (iii) for G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pangnagar: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+4 /5 pattern of education in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Horticulture, or Forestry with at least 55% marks from a recognized University & Students with Bachelor’s degree in Science with either ZBC or PCM groups are eligible to take admission after qualifying the entrance examination. Remedial courses are mandatory which may extend the degree (iv) For Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+4/5 pattern of education in Agriculture, Veterinary, Diary Technology, Horticulture, Forestry with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University (v) For Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur: Bachelor’s degree in B.V.Sc
& AH from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or 5.5 OGPA I 10 point scale or 2.5 OCGA in 4 point scale. (vi) for Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+4 pattern of education in Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade from a recognized University; (vii) for Marathwada Agricultural University, Thirussur: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+4 pattern of education in Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade from a recognized University; (viii) for Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+4 pattern of education in Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade point average of 6.5 in 10 point scale OR 3.0 in 4 point scale from any recognized University; (ix) For Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+4 pattern of education in Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry or Agricultural Engineering, with at least 70% marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University; and (x) for University of Agricultural Science, Dharwad: Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry from a recognized Agriculture University. CGPA not less than 2.25/- 4.00 or 6.50 / 10.00 or its equivalent. For SC / ST candidates, mere pass is enough.

3. M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programme At (1) Anna University, Chennai: & (2) West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), Kolkata;

Eligibility: Minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade in any one; B.Tech / B.E. in Chemical Engineering / Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Leather Technology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Pharma, Chemical Technology, OR M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Life Science, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Micro Genetics and Bioinformatics (Also B.Tech / B.E. in Electrochemistry, Bioengineering and M.Sc. in Chemistry & Physics in case of Anna University and M.Sc in Bioengineering in case of WBUT)

Tuition Fee / Scholarship:

Fee shall be charged from the admitted candidates as per the fee structure of concerned University. Candidates selected for admission to those of the participating Universities, which are supported by the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India), are generally eligible for scholarship at the rates prescribed by the Dept. of Biotechnology. Candidates may please note that the M.Sc. Biotechnology programme being offered at Punjabi University, Patialla and Thapar Institute of Engg and Technology Patiala, is currently not being financially supported by the Department of Biotechnology. Therefore, the award of scholarships, if any, shall be governed by the ruled prevailing in these Universities. Students admitted to Gulbarga University will not get any scholarship.

Reservation / Concession

A) Reservation: 15%, 7½ and 3% of seats shall be reserved for SC, ST and Physically Challenged (Handicapped) (PH) candidates respectively. All the SC / ST and PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying degree examination.

b) Concession for Kashmiri Migrants: 10% marks will be added to the overall marks scored by a Kashmiri Migrant candidate in the entrance examination. After adding 10% marks, in case he / she is covered in the cut-off point in the merit list, he / she will be offered admission strictly in accordance with her/his inter-se merit along with other candidates subject to his / her meeting the minimum prescribed eligibility requirements and also subject to his / her producing valid registration documents issued by the notified authorities certifying the candidate’s Kashmiri Migrant status.

Procedure For Getting The Form:

In Person: Application form along with brochure can be obtained personally on cash payment of Rs.120/- per set from any of the participating University as shown above. By post: Those willing to get the Application Form by post should sent their request only to the Deputy Registrar (CEEB), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067, along with a valid bank draft of Rs.180/- (for one set of application form). The bank draft should be payable to “Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi”. The request should accompany a self-addressed unstamped envelope of the size of 28 x 20 cms. Indicating clearly: Request for Application form for: (i) “M.Sc. Biotechnology” OR (ii) “M.Sc. (Agri) / M.V.Sc. Biotechnology” OR (iii) “M.Tech. Biotechnology”.

Issue of Application Form :
From 01 February 2007

Last date for issue of Application Forms :

(i) By Post: 6 March 2007

(ii) By Cash: 16 March 2007

Last date of submission of completed forms :
16 March, 2007

Important Note:

(i) There are different sets of Application Forms for each programme and, therefore, candidates are advised to apply separately in case they wish to apply for more than one programme i.e. (1) For M.Sc. Biotechnology OR (2) For M.Sc. (Agri) / M.V.Sc. Biotechnology (OR) (3) For M.Tech. Biotechnology Programme. (ii) Completed Application Form Can Be Submitted Personally OR Should Be Sent By Registered (CEEB), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067 and not to any other participating University.

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