Research scholars program at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics in Hyderabad

Dr.S Rajoo Krishnan

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The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, a premier institute in the country, which conducts cutting edge basic and translational research in frontier areas of modern biology besides providing services in DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics has invited applications from highly motivated candidates for admission to its Research Scholars Program, beginning August 2023.

Current research themes of the Institute include; Cell & Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Disease Biology, Genetics, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Details are available at

Keeping in view the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, persons from diverse backgrounds may apply. Those admitted as Research Scholars would be encouraged to register under the Ph.D. program of Regional Centre for Biotechnology or Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Eligibility: Applicant must have a Master’s degree in any branch of Science, Technology or Agriculture or MBBS from a recognized University / Institute. Those who have appeared for their final semester examination, but are awaiting results, are also eligible to apply.

Applicant should have qualified for a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR / UGC / DBT / ICMR / INSPIRE / JEST / UGC – RGNF or any other similar examination with fellowship. The fellowship must be valid till the time of joining (August 2023).

A valid fellowship is an absolute requirement for pursuing Ph.D. at CDFD. However, a candidate is allowed to submit application without having qualified valid fellowship. But only those candidates who submit proof of having a valid fellowship will be eligible for interview. If applicant’s fellowship result is awaited, he/she must update the fellowship status positively before the interview, via email to

Those having qualified for Project-JRF under the ICMR funded project Scheme [which is only for a period of two years] or DBT JRF NET with a B.Tech. [Biotechnology] degree or DBT JRF NET under DBT - category - II list or LS-NET qualification only in CSIR-UGC (NET) examination are not eligible.

Selection Procedure: Admission will be based on an interview via video conference; scheduled to be held in end of May / beginning of June, 2023 (the exact dates will be informed along with the list of candidates shortlisted for the interview). Candidates should be available for more than one round of interviews, spread over a week, if needed. The list of candidates shortlisted for interview will be displayed in the first fortnight of May, 2023.

Application: Application can be submitted online at latest by April 27, 2023.

CDFD’s Research Scholars Program is a fully residential program. The selected candidates will have to stay on campus.

Updates will be posted at

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