Notification of CSIR JRF NET, Life Science Examination

GS 2016 Biology Entrance Examination: (JGEEBILS Exam Notification, 2015)

Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS)

The JGEEBILS (Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences) test is a shared entrance test for graduate programmes in Biology and interdisciplinary life sciences. The test originated from the TIFR annual entrance test for Biology, which was used by DBS/TIFR as well as NCBS/TIFR. The motivation for this shared test is to reduce the difficulties that students faced with multiple entrance tests, and to reduce the duplication of effort by many institutions in conducting such examinations. JGEEBILS is intended to serve as a common point for students from any science discipline or engineering to start the process to apply for biology graduate programmes around India. Participating institutions contribute questions and logistical support for conducting the examination. This year the examination will be on 13 December 2015.

Each participating institution has its own admission process and eligibility criteria. The JGEEBILS test is only one step in this. In general, applicants must apply separately to each participating institution that they are interested in. Please visit the institutional websites for details of these different entrance processes.

Participating institutions in GS2016 Biology

1.      Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Mumbai (
         Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) :
2.      IISER Bhopal (
3.      IISER Kolkata (
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DBT RA Notification 2015 in Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Award of DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Dept. of Biotechnology

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals for the award of “DBT-Research Associateship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Applied Biology. The associateship is tenable in Research Institution / Universities including non-profit R & D Institutions within India. The associateships are awarded under a program sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.


The applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. (Medical) degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record. The associateship can be availed within 2-3 years of the award of Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree; however, may be relaxable (by 2 years) in case of in-service candidates. Those who have already submitted the Ph.D/M.D./M.S. thesis are also eligible to apply (attach proof of submission from the Registrar/ Controller of Examinations). The applicants should be below the age of 40 years and 45 years in case of women and in service candidates. Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.

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Notification of CSIR JRF NET, Life Science Examination

WII-NET 2015 Notification (Application Invited for Wildlife Institute of India’s National Eligibility Test 2015 for NET and PhD in Wildlife)

Applications are invited from eligible interested candidates for the online national level test for the selection of Wildlife Institute of India’s National Eligibility Test (WII-NET) 2015 for the award of Junior Research Fellowship and Ph.D. Entrance Test of Saurashtra University (An Autonomous Institution of the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Govt. of India) in the discipline of Wildlife Science.

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier national institute for training and research in the field of wildlife conservation and management. The Institute’s idyllic ambience, state of the art infrastructure, scientific faculty of repute and diverse professionals provide a vibrant academic atmosphere for scholarly work. The WII has been constantly engaging research personnel for its various research activities and also encourages research scholars all over the country to pursue their career in the field of ‘Wildlife Science’ by providing a platform to register for Ph.D. Program of Saurashtra University, Rajkot. In this regard, the Institute intends to conduct an `online’ National Eligibility Test (WII-NET), 2015, for the award of Junior Research Fellowship at WII and Ph.D. Entrance Test for registration in the Ph.D. Program of Saurashtra University, Rajkot, in the discipline of Wildlife Science on Sunday, 13th September 2015.

I. Eligibility Criteria:

(A). For National Eligibility Test of Wildlife Institute of India (WII-NET), 2015 for the award of Junior Research Fellowship: Masters’ Degree in Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Statistics/ Life Science/ Experimental Biology/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology/ Climate Change/ Environment Science/ Environment Management/Geo-informatics/Biological Science/ Wildlife Science or M.V.Sc. or M.Sc. Agriculture or M.A. (Sociology/ Economics/ Mass Communication/ Anthropology and Psychology) with minimum of 60% aggregate marks.

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Notification of CSIR JRF NET, Life Science Examination

GATE 2016 Exam Notification: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – Online Application for the GATE 2016 Examination

Online applications are invited from qualified candidates for the GATE 2016 Examination. This time (2016) the GATE examination is organized by (organizing institute) Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) Bangalore.

About GATE Exam: GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering): An all India examination that tests the competency of a candidate in various undergraduate subjects such as Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and also post graduate level subjects in general sciences. The one who qualify the GATE examination will be awarded with a GATE score. The GATE score of a candidate will reflects the relative performance level of that candidate in a particular subject. The GATE score is also used for direct admission to post graduate programmes (such as ME, M.Tech.) and direct Ph.D in Indian Institutes with a financial assistance from MHRD. 

Important Dates to Remember for GATE 2016 Examination

GATE Online Application 2016

GATE for Biology/Life Science Students: There are at least THREE options are there in GATE for those candidates with Biology/Life Science background. 

(1). GATE in Life Sciences (XL): Students with Post Graduate degree in any branch of biological sciences can write the GATE examination in Life Science (XL). The final year students or those who are waiting for their final year results are also eligible for applying GATE.

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CSIR UGC NET Examination December 2015: Life Sciences: Notification for Online Application Submission

CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on Sunday 20th December, 2015 for determining the eligibility of the Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of higher learning and research, as applicable. A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF’ OR for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates for ‘JRF’, or ‘Lectureship only” depending on number of fellowships available & performance in the test subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criterion. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only. Candidates with M.Sc. qualification OR under M.Sc. Result Awaited (RA) category shall be eligible for LS subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC. Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF – NET) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable.

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