CDFD Research Scholars Program-2008

CDFD (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics)

Admission for Research Scholars Program-2008

Advertisement No. CDFD/ACAD/257/08/RSP-08. Last Date 21 April 2008
The CDFD (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics) Hyderabad, is a premier institute in the country, which provides services in DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics and conducts basic research in different areas of modern molecular and cellular biology. The main themes of research at CDFD are:
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Molecular Pathogenesis
Computational & Structural Biology

(The details are listed on our website
We invite applications from highly motivated candidates, willing to take up challenges in modern biology, for admissions to our Research Scholars program. Keeping in view the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, we especially encourage persons from diverse backgrounds to apply. Those admitted as Research Scholars would be encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. program of Manipal University or University of Hyderabad.
Eligibility: M.B.B.S or Masters degree in any branch of Science, Technology, or Agriculture. Candidates (other than MBBS graduates) must have cleared the CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/ICAR NET for JRF. Those who have appeared, but are awaiting results, are also eligible to apply. However, only those candidates will be considered who produce proof of having cleared the CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/ICAR NET JRF except for M.B.B.S. Admission to CDFD-Research Scholars program is based on a 2-tier system involving a written test followed by interview of candidates who have qualified the written test.
CDFD is pleased to announce upto two research fellowships for the candidates with MBBS. The admission procedure will remain the same.
In the case of candidates whose JRF examination results are announced before the written test of CDFD takes place, and have qualified the NET with fellowship,they will be eligible to appear for the CDFD examination upon furnishing the relevant details of having cleared the JRF/NET with fellowship.
Applications on plain paper as per the format displayed on our website should be sent to Admissions Co-ordinator, Academic cell, CDFD, Gandipet, Hyderabad-500 076. Applications may also be made on-line through our website (

The last date for applications to reach CDFD is 21st April, 2008. The list of eligible candidates will be displayed on our website in the fourth week of April, 2008. No individual intimation letter would be sent.
Eligible candidates will be called for written examination at CDFD in the first fortnight of June, 2008. Those who qualify the written test will be interviewed on the following day.No TA/DA will be paid. Director, CDFD reserves the right to accept/reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons, whatsoever.

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