CDFD Hyderabad announces Research Scholarship Programme 2014


Research Scholars Program - II - 2014 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 the frontier areas of modern biology The current research themes include: - Computational & Structural Biology - Cancer and stem cell biology - Genetics and Epigenetics - Cell Signalling - Silkmoth genomics - Molecular and cellular biology


Masters degree in any branch of Science, Technology or Agriculture from a recognized university/institute OR MBBS Candidates who have not completed their final year/fourth semester exam are not eligible for RSP-II-2014 Candidates (other than MBBS graduates) must have cleared the CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/ICAR/BINC/INSPIRE NET/UGC-RGNF (for SC/ST candidates) or JEST for JRF Candidates who are within the top 50 ranks of Biotechnology [BT], Life Sciences [XL] or Chemistry [CY] stream of GATE exam may also apply; candidates having qualified for the Project-JRF fellowship under the ICMR funded project Scheme (which is only for a period of two years) and those who have qualified DBT JRF NET with a B.Tech (Biotechnology) degree, are not eligible to apply.


- Molecular pathogenesis 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 PhD program of Manipal University or University of Hyderabad


MBBS candidates are exempted from any of the eligibility tests mentioned herein Admission to CDFD-Research Scholars program is based on a 2-tier system involving a written/LAN based exam followed by interview of candidates who have qualified the written/LAN based exam Only those candidates will be allowed to appear for the CDFD RSP-II-2014 exam & interview who produce proof of having cleared the CSIR/UGC/ DBT/ICMR/ICAR/ BINC/INSPIRE NET/UGC-RGNF (for SC/ST candidates)/or JEST for JRF or have qualified BINC exam conducted by the DBT with fellowship or GATE (All India Top 50 Ranks in BT, XL or CY) or JEST For queries regarding the mode of exam, syllabus, etc Application process Interested candidates who fulfill the above conditions may register their names for Research Scholars Program - II - 2014 by applying in the prescribed application form online Complete the application form online at The Online facility of application will open on 01st October 2014 and will be closed on 21st November 2014 In the case of candidates whose JRF examination results are announced before the written/LAN based exam of CDFD takes place, and have qualified the NET with fellowship are also eligible to appear for the CDFD examination upon furnishing the relevant details of having cleared the JRF/NET with fellowship under SPOT REGISTRATION Category Applications may also be made on plain paper as per the format displayed on our website. Candidates applying off-line may send their application form along with the certificates in support of date of birth, educational qualifications, caste and NET fellowship, etc., to The Head - Administration, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Office Block: 2nd Floor, Bldg. 7, Gruhakalpa, 5-4-399/B, M. J. Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-500001 so as to reach on or before 24th November 2014 The list of short-listed candidates for the LAN examination will be displayed on our website on 03rd December 2014 The Individual Admit Card/Hall Ticket with details of user name, password, venue of the examination and time will be sent through e-mail. No individual intimation letter would be sent Eligible candidates will be called for Computer based LAN exam on 18th January 2015 Those who qualify the LAN based exam will be interviewed on 19th January 2015 No TA/DA will be paid. Director, CDFD reserves the right to accept/reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons whatsoever Important Dates Last date for submitting online application: 21st November 2014 Last date for receipt of offline/ postal application: 24th November 2014 Display of list of candidates shortlisted for LAN examination: 03rd December 2014 Date of the LAN Exam: 18th January 2015 Date of Interview for those who qualify in the LAN Exam: 19th January 2015