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Admission to our M.Sc. Biotechnology (General) teaching programme is through a centralized Combined Entrance Examination for admission to M.Sc./M.Sc.(Agr.)/M.Vsc.(Animal) Biotechnology/M.Tech. Biotechnology Programme conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU), New Delhi. The details may be obtained from JNU (www.jnu.ac.in). Some important information is given here as per the advertisement of JNU for the academic session 2014-15.


SOME INFORMATION FROM JNU ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE ACADEMIC SESSION 2014-15

Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold a Combined Entrance Examination for admission to 2-Year M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology on behalf of following participating Universities.

1) University of Allahabad, Allahabad. 2) Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology). 3) Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (M.Sc. in Bioresources Biotechnology). 4) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 5) University of Burdwan, Burdwan. 6) University of Calicut, Kerala. 7) Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. 8) Goa University, Goa (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology). 9) Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. 10) Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar. 11) Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. 12) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. 13) HNB Garwal University, Gurwal. 14) University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. 15) University of Jammu, Jammu. 16) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 17) Kumaun University, Nainital. 18) University of Lucknow, Lucknow. 19) Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. 20) Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (M.Sc. in Medical biotechnology). 21) M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara. 22) University of Mysore, Mysore. 23) University of North Bengal, Siliguri. 24) North Eastern Hill University, Shilong. 25) Pondichery University, Pondichery. 26) University of Pune, Pune. 27) R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur. 28) Sardar Patel University, Anand (M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology). 29) Shivaji University, Kolhapur (M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology). 30)Tezpur University, Tezpur (M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology). 31) T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. 32) Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. 33) Vir Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur. 34) Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan.

PROGRAMME OF STUDY

M.Sc. Biotechnology

Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and fishery sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-year B.Sc. (Physician Assistant Course); OR Medicine (MBBS) or B.D.S. with at least 55% marks.

Only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2012 or thereafter including those who are appearing in 2014 are eligible to apply. In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination PRIOR to 2012, are NOT eligible to apply.

Important Notice:- Before applying , please ensure that you will fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed above. Also please note that permission to appear in the entrance examination is subjected to your fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed abov. You may, therefore, appear in the entrance examination only if you fulfil the eligibility requirements for M.Sc. Biotechnology Programme. Despite this caution, in case you do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria and still appear in the entrance examination, you will do so at your own risk and cost, and if at any stage, it is found that you do not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted to you, shall be cancelled ipso facto.



ELIGIBLITY OF CANDIDATES WHO ARE DUE TO APPEAR IN THE QUALIFYING EXAMINATION

The candidates who are due to appear in the respective qualifying examination prescribed as eligibility for admission shall also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination. Such of the candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance examination
at their own risk and on the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection, they will be entitled to admission only if they secure the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying degree examination and they will be required to submit all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination (including the final and overall percentage of marks) before the deadline for admission fixed by the concerned participating University.

SCHOLARSHIP/ FELLOWSHIP


Students selected for admission to M.Sc. Biotechnology (General) Programme of the participating Universities which are financially supported by the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) will be eligible to receive scholarship at the rate of Rs. 3000/- p.m.


RESERVATION/CONCESSION

a) Reservation: 15%, 7 &1/2%, 3% of seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates respectively. All the SC/ST and PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply for irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying examination. Only those SC/ST?PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2008 or thereafter (including those who are appearing in 2012) are eligible to apply. In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination PRIOR TO 2008 are NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. OBC reservation, where

b) Concession for Kashmiri Migrants: 10% marks will be added to the overall marks scored by a Kashmiri migrants candidate in the Entrance Examination. After adding 10% marks, in case he/she is covered in the cut-off point in the merit list, he/she will be offered admission strictly in accordance with his/her inter-se merit along with other candidates subject to his/her meeting the minimum prescribed eligibility requirements and also subject to his/her producing valid registration documents issued by the notified authorities certifying the candidate’s Kashmiri migrants status.

GUIDELINES/COURSE OUTLINES FOR ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

The question paper for the Entrance Examination will be of three hours duration and divided into two parts:

Part A- will have multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The Candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions: Total marks for Part A will be (60 questions x 1 mark each) of 60 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½(half) mark will be deducted.

Part B- will also have multiple-choice questions of Bachelor’s level requiring thinking and analysis. There will be questions from Physics, Mathematics, Biology(e.g., Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) and Chemistry. The candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions. Total marks for Part B will be 60 questions x3 marks each = 180 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted.

PREVIOUS YEARS QUESTION PAPERS

For the reference of intending candidates, a set of question papers pertaining to the last three years are available on JNU website www.jnu.ac.in


SELECTION PROCEDURE

The selection will depend strictly on the basis of inter-se merit of the candidate in the Entrance Test vis-à-vis preferences for joining the Universities indicated by the candidate. In case a candidate has not indicated his/her choice for joing a particular University in column (18) of the application form, his/her name will not be considered for that University.

The selection procedure will be as follows:

  1. After the merit list is drawn almost double the number of candidates than the total intake will be informed of their merit rank in the entrance examination. The candidates will also be informed about the total number of seats in each participating University. The candidates will be asked to exercise their final options once again for joining the Universities in the Proforma (which will be sent by JNU). The candidates will be asked to send to JNU a Bank Draft of Rs. 5,000/- (Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC,ST, PH and BL candidates) as initial security deposit giving their willingness to be considered for admission to the participating Universities in accordance with their options for joining the universities vis-à-vis their inter-se merit in the Entrance Examination.ALL CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE RESULT ON THE WEB SITE OF THE UNIVERSITY (www.jnu.ac.in) IN THE FIRST/SECOND WEEK OF JUNE.

  2. The candidates who do not exercise their options for joining any of the participating universities will not be considered for admission to that university/universities.

  3. After allotment of seats, the JNU will send intimation to the candidates about their allotment of the university and also to the concerned participating university to which the candidate has been selected. Please note that once allotment of the university is made on the basis of inter merit vis-à-vis option, other options of the universities given by the candidate shall stand frozen. ALL CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE ALLOTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY ON THE WEB SITE OF THE UNIVERSITY (www.jnu.ac.in) IN THE FIRST/SECOND WEK OF JULY.

  4. The participating university will then inform the candidate about the complete admission procedure and schedule of their university as well as the amount of fee etc. to be deposited by the candidate. The initial security deposit already send by the candidate through demand draft to JNU will be sent to the concerned University for refund after first semester.

  5. In case the candidate is offered admission in accordance with his/her options for joining the universities vis-à-vis his/her inter-se merit, but subsequently in case he/she either does not join the concerned university or withdraws during the first semester then in that event, the initial deposit of Rs. 5,000/- or Rs.2,500/- in the case of Sc, ST, PH and BL categories as the case may be, will stand forfeited.

  6. The initial security deposit of Rs.5000/-,(Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC, ST, PH, BL candidates) will be refunded in full to those of the candidates who are not offered admission to any of the participation university.

  7. Candidates may note that request for transfer from one university to another will not be entertained under any circumstances. Therefore, candidates are advised not to make any request in this regard.

  8. Only those candidates who will be asked to exercise their option once again will be informed by post/telegram and the list of these candidates will also be available on JNU website (www.jnu.ac.in). although intimation to this effect is also sent to the candidates on their e-mail account. However, the candidates are advised to find out through their own sources whether their names appear in the list and thereby make arrangement for sending their final option together with initial security deposit by the stipulated date. The University will not issue any paper intimation to the candidates. Candidates are advised to regularly check JNU website for updates.

  9. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ONE MERIT LIST WILL BE RELEASED AND THERE WILL BE NO SECOND LIST UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

ADMIT CARD FOR ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

The candidates may download their Admit card from the University’s website: www.jnu.ac.in around 10th May 2014 and take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph.

Before taking the entrance examination, please ensure that you fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed by the University. Also please note that permission to appear in the entrance examination is subject to your fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed for admission as notified in the Prospectus. You may therefore, appear in the entrance examination only if you fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed for M.Sc. Biotechnology Programme under section-II of this prospectus. Despite this caution, in case you do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria and appear in the entrance examination, you will do so at your own risk and cost, and if at any stage, it is found that you do not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted to you, shall be cancelled ipso facto.

Those candidates who have applied and fulfil the prescribed eligibility conditions but somehow are able to download the Admit Card are advise to contact either the JNU Representative (who will be available at the Examination Centre at least a day in advance) or the presiding officer/Principal of the centre to sort out the problems. It may be noted that only those candidates will be allowed to appear in the Entrance Examination whose names appear in the roll-list available with the examination centre. The university will assume no responsibility whatsoever in case the candidate fail to report on the due date and time for appearing in the entrance examination.

TIME TABLE FOR ADMISSION

1. Start of online Application process : from 10.00 a.m. on 7th February, 2014.
2. Issue of offline Application Forms (by post) : 7th February 2014
3. Last date for issue of offline Application Forms ( by post) : 11th March 2014
4. Closing of online Application Process : till 5.00 p.m. on 16th March, 2014.
5. Last date for submission of completed Application Forms to reach JNU
i) Offline Application forms : 28th March 15 2014
ii) Printed copy of online Application form : 2nd April 2014
6. Date and time of Entrance Examination : May 19, 2014 (9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon)
7. Result of Entrance Examination
i) Merit list of candidates to exercise their Option for Universities : 2nd /3rd week of June 2014
ii) Final result of allotted Universities : Last week of June/1st week of July 2014
8. For admission/result queries, visit our website : www.jnu.ac.in

Although the University will inform the candidates falling under consideration zone about their merit in CEEB on their e-mail account, it is the responsibility of the candidate to see the result on University website. The list/letter of these candidates will also available on JNU website (www.JNU.ac.in). The University will not issue any paper intimation to the candidates. Candidates are advised to regularly check JNU website for updates.

CERTIFICATES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION


1. Two copies of the Matriculation, Higher Secondary Pre-University of Indian School Certificate or Senior School Certificate (10+2) or an equivalent examination certificate, showing the age/date of birth of the candidate duly attested by the Principal of the College/School last attended or a Gazetted Officer.
2. A character Certificate from the head of the Institution last attended;
3. Two attested copies of the statement of marks obtained by the candidate in Senior School, Bachelor’s Degree/Master Degree Examination etc; or their equivalent examination;
4. Two attested copies of the Bachelor’s Degree and/Master’s Degree;
5. SC/ST/OBC Certificate, if belonging to SC/ST/OBC category
6. A medical Certificate for PH Candidates certifying nature & percentage of disability issued by the competent medical authority.
7. Migration Certificate (in original) from the Head of the Institution/University last attended.



Important: The candidates are also required to produce all originals of the above certificates/documents for verification at the time of registration/admission. In the absence of any of the original certificates/documents, registration/admission shall not be allowed.


 


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