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Biotechnology Social Development Award-2018 

Ministry of Science and Technology Department of Biotechnology Govt. of India Application for Biotechnology Social Development Award (Guidelines) Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India invites application for Biotechnology Social Development Award-2018 to recognize the contribution of an Individual or a Social Organization who has worked at grass-root level for societal development through application of biotechnological interventions in agriculture and allied areas, healthcare and hygiene for empowering people for livelihood generation, skill development and entrepreneurship for self employment. 

Nature of the award: Biotechnology Social Development Award is given to and Individual/Social Organization, (NGOs, Trusts etc.) who has contributed significantly towards social development of the community as the case may be. 

Number of Awards: Three awards are given annually in two categories (i) Individual category (02), (ii) Organization (01). Each award will carry a cash prize of Rs. 5.00 Lakhs alongwith a citation and a trophy. 

Who is eligible? The applicant must be a citizen of India and can be an individual/ extension scientist/ teacher/ NGO/ social organization having done outstanding work towards societal development through biotechnological interventions. Scientists/ teachers engaged in DBT funded projects are also eligible to apply for the award. 

How to Apply? Application forms and other detailed information including eligibility criteria are available on the DBT website (www.dbtindia.nic.in). Mode of selection: Department will advertise the Award annually on its website (www.dbtindia.nic.in), National Newspapers and Scientific Journals. The awardees will be selected by expert committee duly constituted by the department.

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