CEE for Biotechnology: Apply by March 21
Kochi: The Combined Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University for admission to M.Sc. Biotechnology Programmes in 31 Universities in the country will be held on May 19, 2016 at Centres all over the country. The Combined Entrance Examination is for admission to 2-Year M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology in the following participating Universities:
(i) University of Allahabad, Allahabad
(ii) Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology)
(iii) Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (M.Sc. in Bioresources Biotechnology)
(iv) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
(v) University of Calicut, Kerala
(vi) Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
(vii) Goa University, Goa (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology)
(viii) Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
(ix) Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar
(x) Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
(xi) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
(xii) HNB Garhwal University, Garhwal
(xiii) University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
(xiv) University of Jammu, Jammu
(xv) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
(xvi) Kumaun University, Nainital
(xvii) University of Lucknow, Lucknow
(xviii) Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
(xix) Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology)
(xx) M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
(xxi) University of Mysore, Mysore
(xxii) University of North Bengal, Siliguri
(xxiii) North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
(xxiv) Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
(xxv) Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
(xxvi) R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur
(xxvii) Sardar Patel University, Anand (M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology)
(xxviii) Shivaji University, Kolhapur (M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology)
(xxix) Tezpur University, Tezpur (M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)
(xxx) Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
(xxxi) Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan
Brief profiles of the Institutions and the seat availability details are given in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/Pdf/BIT%20Pros-16.pmd.pdf
Applicant should hold 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 B.D.S. with at least 55% marks.
All the SC/ST and PWD candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.
Those 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.
Pattern of exam
The Entrance Examination will be held from 9 am to 12 noon on May 19, 2016. The detail of these examination centres is shown under Section XIII of the Prospectus.
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 from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology each carrying 1 mark. 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. There will be a total of 60 questions, each carrying 3 marks. One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Syllabus for the test is available in the Prospectus. Question papers pertaining to the last three years are available on JNU website http://www.jnu.ac.in.
How to apply
Examination Fee for General Category Candidates including OBC Candidates is Rs. 1000/-. For SC/ST/PWD Category Candidates, it is Rs. 500/-. For Foreign Nationals, it is US$ 40.00 or Rs.2640/-.
Applications can be submitted online at https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/Default2.aspx till 5 p.m. on 21st March, 2016. Those doing online registration can pay the fee by depositing cash in any of the SBI branch which is CBS enabled and which are given in the List. Applicant may visit the admissions.jnu.ac.in, select appropriate fee payment link (Application Fee), fill details and select ‘Cash Deposit at Bank (E Slip)’, as payment mode. Applicant should generate and Print e-slip and deposit your fee payment at bank on next working day of e-Slip generation. Payment status will be reflected on website after 48 hours. Application fee can also be paid through any bank Debit/Credit Card or through Internet Banking.
Offline Application Forms (by Post) will also be issued till 10th March, 2016. Applicant can pay the examination fee by way of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘Jawaharlal Nehru University’, payable at New Delhi.
Applicant should Insert Bank Draft in the 9" X 4" size envelope supplied with the Application Form. The Application Form (Refold the application form where it is originally folded) and the cover containing the bank draft should be put in the 10" X 7" size envelope supplied with the Application Form. Filled application must be submitted only by Registered Post/Speed Post to Section Officer (Admissions), Room No.28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110067. The completed offline Application Form must reach JNU latest by 23rd March, 2016.
The candidates may download their Admit Card from the University’s website, http://www.jnu.ac.in around 10th May 2016 and take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph.
Those candidates who are not able to download the Admit Card are advised to contact either the JNU Representative, who will be available at the Examination Centre at least a day in advance or the Presiding Officer/Principal of the Centre to sort out the problems.
The selection will depend strictly on the inter-se merit of the candidate in the Entrance Examination and 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. After the merit list is drawn, more than double the number of candidates than the total intake only will be informed of their merit rank in the entrance examination. The candidates will also be informed about the total number of seats in each participating 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.5,000/- ( Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC, ST, PWD candidates) as initial security deposit giving their willingness to be considered for admission to the participating Universities in accordance with their options. All candidates are adv ised to check the result on the web site of the university (http://www. jnu.ac.in) in the second week of June. Once allotment of University is made, other options of the universities given by the candidate shall stand frozen. Candidates should check the allotment of university on the web site of the university (http://www.jnu.ac.in) in the first/second 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 to the students after first semester. In case the candidate is offered admission in accordance with his/her options, but subsequently either does not join the concerned University or withdraw after joining during the first semester then in that event, the initial deposit of Rs. 5,000/- and Rs.2,500/- for General/ OBC and SC/ST/PWD categories respectively, shall stand forfeited. The initial security deposit of Rs.5,000/-, (Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC/ST, PWD category candidates) will be refunded in full to those of the candidates who are not offered admission to any of the participating university.
Request for transfer from one university to another will not be entertained under any circumstances.
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 School of Biotechnology of JNU would be awarded to all the students during first semester. 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.
15%, 7½% and 3% of seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates respectively. 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.
For details, visit https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/Default2.aspx