Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre
M.Sc in Biotechnology
Bachelor's degree under the 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical sciences, Biological
sciences, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Veterinary,
Fishery Sciences or a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology or Medicine (MBBS)
or B.D.S with minimum 55% marks.
Mode of Selection
Selection by All India Level Combined Open Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for all
the participating Universities in India.
Application forms will be
available from the office from the last week of February every year. Advertisement will be seen in major English dailies and
Employment news. Candidates are advised to exercise in
the Application Form all options for all the participating Universities in
order of their preference for admission to the M.Sc Biotechnology programme.
Selection will depend upon inter-se merit of candidates in the Entrance Test
vis-a-vis preferences for universities made by him/her in the Application Form.
Candidates selected for admission will be intimated by the concerned University.
Mode of Selection
Selection by All India Level Combined Open Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for all the participating Universities in India.
Application forms will be available from the office from the last week of February every year. Advertisement will be seen in major English dailies and Employment news.
Candidates are advised to exercise in the Application Form all options for all the participating Universities in order of their preference for admission to the M.Sc Biotechnology programme. Selection will depend upon inter-se merit of candidates in the Entrance Test vis-a-vis preferences for universities made by him/her in the Application Form. Candidates selected for admission will be intimated by the concerned University.
Eligibility of candidates who are due to appear in the qualifying examination
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 examination and that they will be required to submit all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination (indicating the final and overall percentage of marks) before the deadline for admission fixed by the concerned participating University.
Students selected for admission to M.Sc Biotechnology Programme of the participating Universities which are financially supported by the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) will be eligible to receive scholarship at the rate of Rs. 800/- p.m.
15%, 7½ and 3% of seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Physically Handicapped 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.
Guidelines/Course outlines for Entrance Examination
The question paper for the Entrance Examination will be three hours' duration and divided into two parts :
Part A will have multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2. This part is sub divided into Section-I, II and III. Section I will have 40 questions from Physics and Chemistry and must be answered by all the candidates. Section II will have 20 questions from Mathematics and Section III will have 20 questions from Biology. Candidates will have to answer questions from either Section II or III. Total marks for Part A will be 60 questions x 1 marks = 60 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer
½ mark will be deducted.
Part B will also have multiple choice questions for Bachelor's level requiring thinking and analysis. there will be about 40 questions from Physics and Mathematics, about 40 questions from Biology (eg. Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) and about 20 questions from Chemistry. the candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions. Total marks for Part B will be 60 questions x 3 marks = 180 marks. There will be negative marking and one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. there could be a possibility of change in the pattern and designing of the question paper.
Previous Years' Question papers
For the reference of intending candidates, a set of question papers pertaining to the last five years has been prepared. In order to meet the processing and printing charges, the cost of one set of question papers has been fixed at Rs. 50/- only. Those who wish to obtain this set of five years question paper, may write to the Deputy Registrar (CEEB), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi alongwith (1) Bank Draft for Rs. 100/- Drawn in favour of "Jawaharlal University, New Delhi"; & (2) a self-addressed unstamped envelope of the size of 28x20 cms, mentioning clearly : (Request for "M.Sc (Biotechnology)" Previous years' question papers). This set of question papers will be sent through registered post.
The outstation candidates admitted to the programme of study of the participating Universities will be considered for hostel accommodation as per rules of the concerned University and subject to availability of hostel accommodation. Students may please note that grant of admission in a University would not ensure automatic allotment of hostel accommodation and that the same will be offered subject to its availability.
Certificates and other documents required in connection with admission
Barring candidates belonging to any of the special categories i.e., SC, ST, Physically Handicapped and those candidates who have passed the qualifying examination from Universities outside India, no enclosures are required to be submitted alongwith the application form. Candidates belonging to SC and ST will be required to submit a certificate from an authorised officer not below the rank of Magistrate/Tehsildar to teh effect that the candidate belongs to SC or ST category. Candidates belonging to Physically Handicapped category are required to submit a copy of the certificate with the application form from the Government Hospital(s) indicating the nature and degree of disability and the extent to which the disability hampers the candidate in pursuing his/her studies.
Claims for concessions in examination fee and relaxation in eligibility shall be admissible only if a copy of the relevant certificate is enclosed with the application form.
The candidates who have passed their qualifying examinations from Universities outside India are required to enclose photo copy of the certificates and marksheets of examinations passed by them along with the application form.
In case the certificate/marksheets are in a language other than English, the English version of such documents duly attested should be enclosed.
Certificates and documents are required to be submitted by all selected candidates at the time of admission as per selection letter issued by the respective Universities.
Last updated: Monday, December 03, 2007 10:45 AM