M.Tech. Biotechnology Combined Entrance of JNU: Apply by Oct 13
New Delhi: Combined Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University for admission to M.Tech. Biotechnology Programme (General Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology, Food Biotechnology Marine Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) for 2018-19, in notified institutions, will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm on December 30, 2017, at 53 centres in India and one abroad (Kathmandu).
The Entrance Examination is for admission to four-semester (Two years) M.Tech Biotechnology programme being offered by the following participating Universities.
- Anna University, Chennai
- Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala (M.Tech. in Marine Biotechnology)
- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology), Kolkata.
- Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai (M.Tech. in Bioprocess Technology; M.Tech in Food Biotechnology and M.Tech. in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
- Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, New Delhi (M.Tech. in Computational Biology)
More details on the Institutions, courses, seats etc; are available in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/
Eligibility for Admission: Applicant should have scored minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA (under grading system) from any recognized university in any one of the following.
B.Tech / BE: Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, Leather Technology, Chemistry/Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Chemical Technology, Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Engineering Or M. Sc. in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Microbial Genetics & Bioinformatics or B. Pharmacy.
For Anna University: Those with B.Tech/B.E in Electrochemistry, Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, B.Tech. in Agricultural Biotechnology and M.Sc. in Chemistry & Physics are also eligible
For Cochin University of Science and Technology, those with M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology, Marine Biology/Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, Environmental Biotechnology are also eligible.
For West Bengal University of Technology, those with M.Sc. in Bioengineering are also eligible.
For Institute of Chemical Technology: B.Tech/BE in any discipline, MCA, MSc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biomedical sciences), B.Pharm, MBBS.
M. Tech. Bioprocess Technology: Applicant should have passed B. Pharmacy or should have B. Tech. degree any branch of chemical technology of ICT or any other equivalent four- year degree course after HSSC/Std. XII, of any University recognized by the UGC, with 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA [55% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA for the backward class candidate] or B. Tech./ B.Sc. (Tech.)/ B. E. in Food Engineering and Technology/ Food Engineering/ Food Technology/ Food Process Technology/ Food Process Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Technology/ Oil Technology, pharmaceutical technology, food technology, textile and fibers technology, polymer engineering and technology, dairy technology, industrial biotechnology, Oil & Oleochemicals technology, dyes and dyestuff technology or any equivalent degree of full four year duration of any University recognized by the UGC. B.E/B. Tech in Chemical Engineering, food engineering, biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering; B. Chemical Engineering; Three year degree programs in these disciplines are not recognized for admission; MSc in biotechnology, life sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, microbial genetics, genetics & bioinformatics or equivalent thereof from any recognized university are eligible.
M. Tech. Food Biotechnology: The candidate should have passed B. Tech. degree in Food Engineering and Technology of the ICT or any other equivalent degree of any University recognized by the UGC of four- year degree course after HSSC/Std. XII, with 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA [55% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA for the backward class candidate]. OR B. Tech./ B.Sc. (Tech.)/ B. E. in Food Engineering and Technology/ Food Engineering/ Food Technology/ Food Science/ Food Process Technology/ Food Process Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Technology/ Oil Technology or any equivalent degree of full four year duration of any University recognized by the UGC. Three year degree programs in these disciplines are not recognized for admission; OR M. Sc. in Biotechnology/ Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Genetics/ Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics or equivalent thereof from any recognized university
M. Tech. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Those with B. Pharmacy; B. Tech. degree any branch of chemical technology of ICT or any other equivalent degree of any University recognized by the UGC of four- year degree course after HSSC/Std. XII, with 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA [55% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA for the backward class candidate]. B. M.Tech. Biotechnology PROSPECTUS CEEB – 2018-19 Tech./ B.Sc. (Tech.)/ B. E. in Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Technology, pharmaceutical technology, industrial biotechnology, or any equivalent degree of full four year duration of any University recognized by the UGC. B.E/B. Tech in Chemical Engineering, biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering; B. Chemical Engineering; Three year degree programs in these disciplines are not recognized for admission; MSc in biotechnology, life sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, microbial genetics, genetics & bioinformatics or equivalent thereof from any recognized university are eligible.
Those who are due to appear in the final semester/year of the qualifying examination will also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination provided they have secured 60% or equivalent CGPA (under grading system) in previous semesters/year. However, in the event of their selection, the admission will be granted to them subject to their securing minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA in their qualifying examination.
SC/ST and PWD applicants who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.
Those seeking admission and who are GATE/GAPT qualified or wishing to appear to such national level exams, need to apply to JNU-CEEB.
Reservation: 15%, 7½% and 5% of seats will be reserved for SC/ST/Person with Disability (PWD) candidates (with not less than 40% disability) respectively. OBC reservation, wherever applicable, will be implemented as per the policy of each participating University. For admissions at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, reservation policy of government of Maharashtra will be applicable (61%, 13%, 7% and 19% seats shall be reserved for General, SC, ST and OBC candidates respectively)
Scheme of Entrance Examination: The Entrance Examination will be of 3-hours duration and will be in 2 Streams: (i) Technology Stream and (ii) Life Sciences Stream.
Technology Stream: Questions in Part A will be from Basic Engineering & Technology of under graduate level; in Part B, from Physics/Chemistry/Maths of under graduate level and in Part C, from Fundamental Life Sciences, chemical sciences and Informatics of 10+2 level
Life Science Stream: Questions in Part A will be from Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Immunology) of post graduate level, in Part B from Physics/Chemistry of undergraduate level, in Part C from Maths, Computer & Information Sciences of 10+2 level.
The syllabus is given in the Prospectus. A set of question papers pertaining to the last three years are available on JNU website www.jnu.ac.in.
Applications: Applications can be submitted online at https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/ till 11.59 p.m on 13th October, 2017. The list of Examination Centres is given in the Prospectus. Addresses of the Centres of Examination will be available at www.jnu.ac.in, around 15th December, 2017 (Tentative).
Entrance Examination Fee: The entrance examination fee is Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC category and Rs. 500/- for those of SC/ST and Person with Disability categories. The entrance examination fee for Foreign Nationals is US$ 40.00 or Rs. 2640/-. GST, as applicable will have to be paid by all.
Admit Card: Applicants may download their Admit Card from www.jnu.ac.in around 10th December, 2017 and take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph.
All candidates should check the result at www.jnu.ac.in in the first/second week of February (Tentative).
Selection of the candidates will be done in accordance with their merit in the All India Entrance Examination and the preference of Universities exercised by candidates. In case a candidate has not indicated his/her option 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 will be informed of their merit rank in the entrance examination. They will also be informed about the total number of seats in each participating University and will be asked to exercise their options through online mode for joining the Universities. An online payment of Rs.5,000/- (Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC, ST, PWD candidates) as initial security deposit has to be paid online.
After allotment of seats, JNU will send intimation to the candidates about their allotment of the university and also to the concerned participating university to which the candidate has been selected. 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 at www.jnu.ac.in, in the first/second week of March (Tentative). 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.
A candidate who does not join the concerned University or withdraw after joining during the first semester, after the candidate is offered admission, the initial deposit of Rs. 5,000/- and Rs.2,500/- for General/OBC and SC/ST/PWD categories respectively, will stand forfeited.
The initial security deposit of Rs.5,000/-, (Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC/ST, PWD candidates) will be refunded in full to those of the candidates who are not offered admission to any of the 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.
All selected students will be paid Rs. 12,000/- studentship under DBT Support.
For more details, visit, https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/