02 October 2014

Change of Answers by CSIR June 2014 Life Sciences

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CSIR Only Changed Answers for 3 part C questions. helpBIOTECH expected some more corrections.

For Booklet A


CSIR Answer 3

Corrected CSIR Answer 2 & 3


CSIR Answer 4

Corrected CSIR Answer 1 & 4


CSIR Answer 1

Corrected CSIR Answer : Benefit of Marks to those  who have attempted.

CSIR June 2014 Marks Statement | Check Your Marks

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CSIR Complex, Library Avenue
Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012, India
held on 22nd June, 2014
Marks of candidate
Enter Your Roll Number :

Minimum cut–off percentage for the award of fellowship/lectureship in different disciplines in the Joint CSIR –UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship held on 22nd June, 2014
Junior Research Fellowship (NET) Lectureship(NET)
%age %age %age %age
Chemical Sciences 50.0 40.0 45.0 35.0
Earth Sciences 41.0 31.0 36.0 26.0
Life Sciences 51.5 41.5 46.5 36.5
Mathematical Sciences 46.0 36.0 41.0 31.0
Physical Sciences 39.5 29.5 34.5 25.5
Engineering Sciences 45.0 35.0  N.A. 

  • The minimum cut off percentage is not fixed and varies from exam to exam.
  • There is no separate cut off for Part A, B ,C. The cumulative marks of all parts are taken into consideration for drawing of merit list.
  • The date of declaration of result is 15.09.2014
  • Candidates with Bachelor's degree, whether science, engineering or any other discipline are eligible for fellowship only as per the clause 2.2 of our notification.

HRDG, CSIR is not responsible for any inadvertent error that may have crept in the result being published on internet.

Change of Answers by CSIR June 2014 Life Sciences

01 October 2014

ICGEB IPR Research Scientist Job Opening

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DBT-ICGEB Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India and International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) have jointly set-up a collaborative centre to perform cutting-edge research in the field of bioenergy using genomics, metagenomics, synthetic biology and systems biology approaches. The investigators at the Centre are leading teams of research personnel to fulfill various objectives of the Bioenergy Centre, including cellulolytic degradation of plant biomass, engineering microbes for consolidated bioprocessing, engineering algae for higher lipid and biomass yield, and engineering microbes for advanced biofuel production. The collaborative centre is seeking applications for the tenure track position with following details.

Project Manager/Research Scientist (1) -

The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in biological sciences/engineering/biotechnology with experience in patent handling and project management.

The selected candidate would be coordinating the team leaders and other scientists in managing the project, compiling the intellectual properties (IPs) and interacting with relevant industries for exploiting the IPs.

Application to the above posts along with latest curriculum vitae including list of publications and names and addresses of three referees should be sent to Dr Syed Shams Yazdani, Coordinator, DBT-ICGEB Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi – 110067, India (email: dbt.icgeb.centre@gmail.com) latest by Oct 9th, 2014.

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GB Pant Microbiology/Botany PostDoctoral Opening

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Department of Biological Sciences
College of Basic Sciences & Humanities
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar – 263145, UA


Applications are invited for the award of one Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences on consolidated salary of Rs. 24,000/- per month under DST funded project “Enhancing thermo-tolerance of the proven biocontrol fungus Trichoderma harzianum”. Applications possessing following qualification should apply on plain paper on the prescribed proforma given as under to Dr. A.K. Sharma, Project Leader, Deptt. Biological Sciences, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar – 263145, US Nagar, UA. Candidates fulfilling the qualification should appear for the interview on 9th October, 2014 at 11.00 AM in the office of Project Leader. No separate interview letter will be issued and no TA/DA will be paid for appearing in interview. The position is reserved for female candidates.

Qualifications Ph.D. in Microbiology/Botany/Life Sciences and trained in molecular work (Essential)

Trained in molecular techniques especially knocking out gene, handling of fungus and bacterial cultures. Should have experience for handling independent research. The use of techniques should be depicted in publications (Desirable)

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Development of biosensors for the diagnosis of Brucellosis | IVRI SRF Walk IN

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Project Name : ICAR Niche Area of Excellence Project on "Development of biosensors for the diagnosis of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) and Brucellosis"

Position : One, Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

Essential Qualification : Masters degree in the discipline of Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Microbiology

Desirable work  / Experience : Working experience of Immunological and Molecular Biology techniques (Gene Cloning and Expression), handling of bacterial strains and cell lines, care and maintenance of laboratory animals

Emoluments : Rs. 16000.00 per month plus HRA admissible as per rules

Age limit : Maximum 35 years for male candidates and 40 years for female candidates as on date of interview. Relaxation for SC/ST/OBC as per rules.

Duration of project: Likely date of completion is October 2016

Date, Time & Venue: 14th October, 2014 at 11.00 AM

Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 243 122 [UP]

Name of PI / Contact person: Dr. Sameer Shrivastava, Scientist, Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 243 122 [UP]

Terms and  conditions
: Eligible candidates may send an advanced application along with CV including email and contact number, colored passport size photo and copy of other relevant documents (certificates, publications etc), to Dr. Sameer Shrivastava, Scientist & Principal Investigator, ICAR-NAE Project, Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 243 122 [UP], Email Id: sameer_vet@rediffmail.com and attend the walk-in-interview along with all original documents.
No TA/DA will be provided for attending the interview. The engagement is purely on temporary/contractual basis, co-terminus with the project or earlier, depending upon performance of the candidate. The services of person so engaged will automatically stand terminated with termination of the project and the Institute will hold no responsibility for payment of emoluments / regular employment after termination of the time bound project.

The interested candidates may also visit the website www.ivri.nic.in/jobs/SRF_Post_300914.pdf

NRCPB Technical Assistant Job Openings

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Applications are invited for filling up the following technical posts at NRCPB New Delhi, under the control of National Research Centre On Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB), a constituent unit of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi:-

Technical Assistant T-3 Grade (Cat.II), (Field Farm Technician)

PB-I/ Rs. 5200–20200 /- + Grade Pay Rs. 2800

02 Posts  UR – 01 SC – 01 01 Backlog post OBC – 01

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Sciences or any other branch of science relevant to agriculture including Botany, Life sciences, Biochemistry and Chemistry from a recognized university with atleast 60% marks.

At least two years experience in general laboratory techniques in the areas of cytology, microscopy and genomics.

Note: 1. For details of age limit, fees, general instructions, last date of receipt of application, prescribed application form etc. candidates may visit Centre’s website (www.nrcpb.org.in)
2. Closing date for receipt of applications will be 30 days from the date of publication of Advertisement in employment newspaper.
3. Vacancies mentioned above are subject to alteration and vacancies arising till final selection can be added and filled through the proposed examination.

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DRDO Delhi Life Sciences JRF 2014 Recruitments

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Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS)
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Brig SK Mazumdar Marg, Timarpur, Delhi-110054

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Fellowship Awardees from CSIR, UGC, DST, etc on 20 Oct 2014 at INMAS, Delhi

(Candidates with fellowship can only apply)

Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi under the aegis of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is engaged in research and developmental work in radiation sciences, Neuro-Computing and Medical Image Processing. INMAS is looking for meritorious young researchers for pursuing research in the frontier areas at INMAS. The Institute invites applications from young and meritorious Indian nationals who are creative, have passion and desire to pursue R&D in
frontier areas. INMAS possesses ambience of a research cum academic institute coupled with an advanced R&D infrastructure in a mission mode. It provides the best infrastructure, motivation and personality development prospects for talented students, dreaming of unparalleled success in their professional endeavors. INMAS provides state of the art research facilities for undertaking pioneering research with defence applications.

1  JRF (Maximum Tenure‐ Five Years: 2yrs as JRF and 3yrs as SRF) 

18 - Posts

a. A first class Master’s Degree in Computer Science/ Electronics ONLY. (likely 3 posts)
b. A first class Master’s Degree in Biotech (likely 4 posts)
c. A first class Master’s Degree/M Tech in Physics/Medical Physics/Electronics/Computer Science/Neuroscience/Bio-Medical Engg /Cognitive
neuroscience (likely 4 posts)
d. A first class Master’s Degree in Biochemistry(likely 1 post)
e. A first class Master’s Degree in Nanotech/Chemistry/Material Science (likely 2 post)
f. A first class Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics (likely 2 posts)
g. A first class Master’s Degree in Chemistry (likely 2 posts)
Candidate must have a valid junior research fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DST, etc. (candidates with their own fellowship can only apply)
28 yrs Around

Rs 16,000/ Plus 30% HRA (as per rules of funding agency)

Applications are invited from candidates possessing the above qualifications. The upper age limit is as on the last date for receipt of application. (5 years relaxation to SC/ST candidates, 3 years to OBC candidates, and other entitled categories as per Govt rules). Actual No. of vacancies may vary.

• Application form can be download from the website www.drdo.gov.in and E Mailed to
inmashrd@gmail.com. Last date to apply by email is 1700 hrs on 15 Oct 2014

• Incomplete applications are liable to be rejected.
• Confirmation will be sent to short-listed candidates through email only
• Antecedents of selected candidates will be verified.
• Written Test will be conducted from 0930-1030 hrs. Latecomers will not be considered.
• Candidates will be required to produce certificates/testimonials in original at the time of interview.
• It may please be noted that offer of Fellowship does not confer on fellows any right for absorption in DRDO.
• Candidates should carry photocopy of Application form sent by email with them.
• No TA/DA will be paid for attending interview & on joining.

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30 September 2014

IISER Bhopal PhD Admissions in Biological Sciences 2015 January

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IISER Bhopal offers Ph.D. programme in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Physics. Applications are invited from the citizens of India for the semester commencing January 2015 in Department of Biological Sciences,Department of Chemistry, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Department of Physics.

Notice for Admission to the Ph.D. Programme.


Nationality: Indian

Minimum Qualification:

  1. M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale.
    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      1. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      2. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
  2. Exceptionally brilliant B.Tech./MBBS/MCA can also apply (For Biological Sciences only)
    Exceptionally brilliant B.Tech. in Chemical and Environmental engineering can also apply (For Earth and Environmental Sciences only)
  3. Additionally, a valid GATE/UGC/CSIR/JEST/ICMR (JRF category I)/DBT (JRF A category)/NBHM/JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.
    Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or ICMR-JRF category-I or DBT-JRF A category or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-Ph.D. or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

Age: Preferably not more than 28 years as on January 01, 2015. Age relaxation of 5 years will be given for SC/ST/OBC/PH/Female applicants.

Application Procedure:

To submit the Online Application Click Here.

Last date for submission of online application form is October 13, 2014 (Monday).

After submitting the form online, a printed copy of the same along with all the required documents must be posted at the address mentioned below. Please note that the online application will be treated as an advance copy and you must send the hardcopy. The hardcopy of your application should reach us on or before October 20, 2014 (Monday) at the address mentioned below:

The Dean, Academic Affairs
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal
Indore By-pass Road, Bhauri, Bhopal - 462 066
Madhya Pradesh, India

To download the format of Recommendation Letter Click Here.

Reservation: According to Government of India norms

Fellowship: All selected candidates will be eligible for either Institute fellowship of Rs. 16,000/- or as per existing funding agency norms, subject to satisfactory performance in their course work.


Broad Research Areas:

Biochemistry and Biophysics
Immunology and Infectious Disease Biology
Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genomics
Structural and Computational Biology
Ecology, Evolution and Molecular Systematics

Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure for admission into the Ph.D. programs will be based on the performance of the candidate in the interviews which will be conducted in two rounds (Rounds I and II). Candidates shortlisted from Round I, will have the option to interact with faculty members in the department following which Round II of the interviews will be conducted for the final selection. During the interviews, the candidate will be evaluated for their conceptual knowledge and the research aptitude in the field of general and Biological sciences.

Important Dates:

November 05, 2014 (Monday): Announcement of short-listed candidates for the interview.
December 08, 2014 (Monday): Date of Interview Round I.
December 09, 2014 (Tuesday): Date of Interview Round II.
January 2, 2015 (Friday): Date of Registration for the Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

For further queries please contact.
Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Sunando Datta
Coordinator and Assistant Professor
Email: admission.biophd@iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Sanjeev Shukla
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
Email: admission.biophd@iiserb.ac.in

More Info: https://iiserb.ac.in/page.php?page=Admissions&pid=24&id=119#id3

Structural Biology IIAR JRF Walk In

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KOBA, GANDHINAGAR-382 007, Gujarat

Date of Walk-in Interview: 28th October. 2014 on 10.30AM at IIAR

Walk-in Interview for the position of JRF in a DBT-sponsored project “Cloning, expression and structural studies on purine salvage enzymes from Leishmania donovani” with Dr. Anju Pappachan, Biophysics Lab, Department of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology, IIAR.

Position: JRF (One post)

Fellowship- Rs 12,000 +  20% HRA (as permissible accordingly to rules)

Essential qualification- Post graduation with minimum 55% marks in any discipline related to Life Sciences (Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry etc). Candidates having cleared CSIR-NET/GATE will be preferred.
Age limit as per government rule.

Desirable- Candidates having experience in cloning, protein purification, molecular biology techniques and bioinformatic tools

General Conditions-

1.The appointment will be initially for a period of six months and extended further depending upon satisfactory performance of the incumbent.
2. The engagement for the projects is purely on temporary basis and is co-terminus with the project.
3.It is not an appointment with the institute and will not confer any right to the incumbent to any claim implicit or explicit on any position.
4. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. Outstation candidates have to make their own arrangement for their stay.

Candidates, appearing in the walk-in interview are requested to bring the hard copy of application addressed to Dr. Anju Pappachan with latest photograph, CV mentioning qualifications, work experience and name of two referees and one page write up as to why you would like to join the project.

Applications made through e-mail would not be entertained at all.

Dr. Anju Pappachan
Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR),
University  and Institute of Advanced Research,
The Puri Foundation for Education in India,
Koba Institutional Area,
Gandhinagar- 382 007, Gujarat, India. Contact no. 079-30514152
e-mail- anju@iiar.res.in

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BDU National Seminar/Workshop on Animal Cell Culture and Molecular Techniques in Animal Biotech | 5-11 November 2014

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SCOPE AND AIMS OF THE WORKSHOP Cell Culture Technology has provided an interesting perspective on its multi-applications in life science research.

Molecular techniques have also become routine in several diagnostic tests and in majority of research publications too.

Basics in genomics and proteomics are necessary for the upcoming generations to fight back against various novel diseases. This workshop is designed to enlighten their knowledge on techniques involved in cell culture based molecular biology and introduces the importance of life science research solely beneficial to the society. After attending the workshop, participants are expected to acquire the basic skills and knowledge of molecular techniques involved in cell culture and to be aware of the importance of safety and precautions needed when working in a research laboratory.


+ Requirements of a Cell Culture Laboratory
+ Procedures for Establishing Primary Cell Culture
+ Media preparation, Maintenance of Cell lines
+ Isolation and characterization of Mouse Oocytes
+ Establishment of Leydig Cell culture
+ Primary Culture of Endometrial stromal cells
+ Quantitative Assays for Cell Viability
+ Flourescent Microscopy in Cell Culture
+ Conventional & Kit based Nucleic acid Extraction Procedures
+ Conventional PCR & Electrophoresis
+ Real time PCR & Gene Expression Analysis
+ Protein Isolation, Purification and Estimation
+ Native and Denaturing 1-D Electrophoresis
+ Western blot Analysis


Date : 05-Nov-2014 to 11-Nov-2014

Venue :

Seminar Hall, Department of Animal Science
Bharathidasan University,
Tiruchirappalli – 24, Tamil Nadu.

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS The Workshop is intended for Research scholars and Post Graduate students of Life Sciences who would like to gain knowledge on cell culture and molecular practices. The participants will be selected on the first come first serve basis with a maximum of 15 participants.

INVITED SPEAKERS The invited speakers will be eminent scientists, Academicians and Technicians in the field of Animal Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Cell culture  technology from the National institutes and Universities.

REGISTRATION Participants are requested to send registration form along with recommendation letter from the Head of the Department. The selected participants will be intimated to pay Rs. 5000/- in favour of ACMT -2014, payable at Bharathidasan university, Tiruchirappalli.

Organizing Secretary
Assistant Professor
Reproductive Endocrinology &
Cancer Biology Lab
Department of Animal Science
School of Life Sciences
Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli – 620 024,
Mobile: +91-8870532185
Phone: +91-431-2407040

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