New Delhi-110067, Tel 011-26704089
On behalf of the participating Universities, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination on 19th May, 2015, for admission to (1) MSc (Biotechnology); (2) MSc Agri / MVSc (Biotechnology) and (3) MTech (Biotechnology) Programmes being offered by various participating Universities (as per details given against each).
ala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dimapur, Gangtok, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Secunderabad ,Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Katihar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Pantnagar, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. In addition, the University will hold entrance examination at Kathmandu (
University reserves the right to change any Centre(s) of Examination without
assigning any reason). Nepal
Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-years B.Sc (Physician Assistant Course); or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% marks.
Only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2013 or thereafter including those who are appearing in 2015 are eligible to apply.
In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination prior to 2013 are not eligible to apply.
Before applying, please ensure that you fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed above.
Also please note that permission to appear in the entrance examination is subject to your fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed above.
Therefore, appear in the entrance examination only if you fulfil the eligibility requirements for M.Sc Biotechnology Programme.
The candidates who are due to appear in the respective qualifying examination prescribed as eligibility for admission shall also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination.
Such of the candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance examination at their own risk and on the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection, they will be entitled to admission only if they secure the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying degree exam and that they will be required to submit all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying exam (indicating the final and overall percentage of marks) before the deadline for admission fixed by the concerned participating university.
Scholarship: Students selected for admission to M.Sc Biotechnology programme of the participating universities will be eligible to receive scholarship at the rate of Rs.3000/- p.m.
The scholarship of Rs.3000/- p.m. for students joining M.Sc Biotechnology programme at the
would be awarded to all the students during first semester. School
In the subsequent semesters, the scholarship will be extended only in respect of those students who secure minimum CGPA of 6.00 in the end-semester examinations.
Reservation: 15%, 7½% and 3% of seats shall be reserved for SC/ST/PH candidates respectively.
All the SC/ST/PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.
Only those SC/ST/PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2013 or thereafter (including those who are appearing in 2013) are eligible to apply.
OBC reservation, wherever applicable, will be implemented as per the policy of each participating University.
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 his/her 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.
The question paper for the entrance examination will be of three hours duration and divided into two parts.
Part-A will have multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
The candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions.
Total marks for Part A will be (60 questions x 1 mark each) of 60 marks
There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted.
Part-B will also have multiple-choice questions of Bachelor’s level requiring thinking and analysis.
There will be questions from Physics, Mathematics, Biology (e.g., Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) and Chemistry.
The candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions.
Total marks for Part-B will be 60 questions x 3 marks each = 180 marks.
There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer one mark will be
Exam Centres: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dimapur, Gangtok, Gwalior, Guwahati, Goa, Gorakhpur, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Katihar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Madurai, Nagpur, Noida, Pant Nagar, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kathmandu (overseas centre)
Note: The University reserves the right to change/cancel any Centre of Examination within India/abroad without assigning any reason.
Addresses of the centres of examination will be available on our JNU website
The selection will depend strictly on the basis of inter-se merit of the candidate in the entrance examination visa-vis preferences for joining the universities indicated by the candidate In case a candidate has not indicated his/her choice for joining a particular University, his/her name will not be considered for that University.
The candidates will be asked to exercise their options for joining the universities in the proforma (which will be sent by JNU).
The candidates will be asked to send to JNU a Bank draft of Rs.5000/- (Rs.2500/- in the case of SC/ST/PH candidates) as initial security deposit giving their willingness to be considered for admission to the participating universities in accordance with their options for joining the universities vis-à-vis their inter-se merit in the entrance examination.
Candidates are advised to check the allotment of university on the web site of the university in the 01st / 02nd Week of July.
The participating university will then inform the candidate about the complete admission procedure and schedule of their university as well as the amount of fee etc., to be deposited by the candidate.
The initial security deposit already sent by the candidate through demand draft to JNU will be sent to the concerned University for refund after first semester.
Candidates may note that request for transfer from one university to another will not be entertained under any circumstances.
Therefore, candidates are advised not to make any request in this regard.
The candidates may download their admit card from the university’s website and take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph.
Those candidates who have applied and fulfill the prescribed eligibility conditions but somehow are able to download the Admit Card are advised to contact either the JNU.
A candidate can apply either "Online" or "Offline". Online Application: Candidates can apply Online on payment of prescribed fee if they have access to a computer, a printer and Internet by logging on to JNU website. The sites have been designed in a 'user friendly' way to help candidates for applying Online in a step-by-step fashion. Online application portal will remain open from 10:00 AM (1ST) on 6th February, 2015 till 5:00 PM (1ST) on 20th March, 2015. Offline Application: Set of Application Form and Prospectus can be obtained through Post by sending crossed Bank Draft for Rs.260/- (Rs. Two Hundred sixty only) drawn in favour of JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY payable at
along with a self addressed (unstamped) envelope of the minimum size of 30 cms
x 25 cms. Clearly indicating the programme of study for which the Application
Form is required on the self-addressed envelope to the SECTION OFFICER (ADMISSIONS), Room No.28, Administrative Block, NEW DELHI Jawaharlal Nehru
University, 110067. Candidates seeking a
set of Application Form and Prospectus from New Delhi are required to send a Demand
Draft of Rs.400/- or equivalent in US Dollars. Money Orders and Cheques are not
DO NOT SEND YOUR REQUEST FOR SET OF APPLICATION FORM AND PROSPECTUS THROUGH
COURIER. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO CASH COUNTER FOR SALE OF SET OF
APPLICATION FORM AND PROSPECTUS. Nepal
Start of Online Application process from: 06th February 2015 (10.00 a.m.)
Closing of online Application Process: 20th March, 2015
Start of issue of offline Application Forms (by post): 06th February, 2015
Last date for issue of offline Application Forms (by post): 09th March, 2015
Entrance Exam: 19th May, 2015
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