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 2010-11.
FROM JNU ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE ACADEMIC SESSION 2010-11
On behalf of participating Universities*, JNU will hold a Combined Entrance
Examination for admission to 2-Year M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology/M.Sc.
(Agri.) Biotechnology/ M.Vsc. (Animal) Biotechnology and M.Tech.
Biotechnology on May 20, 2010 at various centres in the country.
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Candidate with 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 are eligible to apply
for M.Sc. Biotechnology.
Only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in
2008 or thereafter including those who are appearing in 2010 are eligible to
apply. In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination
PRIOR to 2008, are NOT eligible to apply.
*1) University of Allahabad 2) Annamalai University 3) Banaras Hindu
University 4) University of Burdwan 5) University of Calicut 6) Devi Ahilya
Vishwavidyalaya 7) Goa University 8) Gulbarga University 9) Guru Jambheshwar
University 10) Guru Nanak Dev University 11) Himachal Pradesh University 12)
HNB Garwal University 13) University of Hyderabad 14) University of Jammu
15) Jawaharlal Nehru University 16) Kumaun University 17) University of
Lucknow 18) Madurai Kamaraj University 19) M.S. University of Baroda 20)
University of Mysore 21) University of North Bengal 22) Pondichery
University 23) University of Pune 24) R.T.M. Nagpur University 25) Sardar
Patel University 26) Tezpur University 27) T.M. Bhagalpur University 28)
Utkal University 29) Vir Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University 30) Visva
M.Sc. (Agri.) Biotechnology/ M.Vsc. (Animal)
Candidate with bachelor’ degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in
Agriculture, Horticulture, forestry, fisheries, Veterinary Sciences or
Agricultural Engineering and (obly BVSC degree for Tamil Nadu veterinary and
Animal Sciences University, Chennai) with 70% marks or CGPA of atleast 3 out
of 4 or 7 out of 10 in the grading system in case of Tamil Nadu Agricultural
University and Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science and 55% marks in
case of G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology are eligible to
Candidates possessing B.Tech. degree with minimum 60% marks of equivalent in
Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Leather Technology,
Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, B.Pharma and Dairy Technology or
Master’s degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent in Life sciences,
Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology,
Pharmacology and Bio-physics are eligible to apply for M.Tech. Biotechnology
offered at Anna University, Chennai & Jadavpur University, Calcutta.
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.
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. 1200/- p.m.
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 2010) 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
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 five years has been prepared. In order to meet the
processing and printing charges, the cost of one set of five years’ question
papers has been fixed as under:
1) At Cash Counter : Rs.80/-
2) By Post : Rs.180/-
Those who wish to obtain this set of five question papers by post may write
to the Section Officer (Admissions), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
– 110067 along with a Bank Draft for Rs.180/- drawn in favour of “JAWAHARLAL
NEHRUUNIVERSITY” payable at New Delhi and a self-addressed unstamped
envelope of not less than 30x25cm. mentioning clearly “Request for “M.Sc.
Biotechnology previous question papers” before 10th April 2010. However last
date for issue of sets of question papers at Cash Counter will be 30th April
2010. Please note that even though questions will be of multiple choice, the
pattern may change from year to year.
Candidates are advised to exercise in the Application Form options for the
30 participating Universities in order of their preference for joining the
participating Universities for admission to the M.Sc. Biotechnology
programme. 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 under column of the Application
Form. 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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 be
responsible for any delay/lapse on the part of postal/telegraph
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ONE MERIT LIST WILL
BE RELEASED AND THERE WILL BE NO SECOND LIST UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
TIME – TABLE FOR ADMISSION
1. Date of issue of Application Forms : February 01, 2010
2. Last date for issue of Application forms: a) by post : March 05, 2010
b) by cash : March 15, 2010
3. Last date for submission of completed Application Forms : March 15, 2010
4. Date and time of Entrance Examination : May 20, 2010
(9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon)
5. Result of Entrance Examination : June / July 2010
6. 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 by post/telegram, it is the
responsibility of the candidate to see the result on University website.
University will not be responsible for delay/lapse on the part of
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
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
The entrance examination fee is Rs. 600/- for general category candidates
including OBC candidates and Rs. 300/- for the candidates to SC/SC, Blind
and physically challenged (Handicapped) categories. The entrance examination
fee for Foreign Nationals is US$ 25.00 or Rs.1250/-. The candidates are
required to enclose a bank draft for the prescribed examination fee.
The Bank Draft should be valid for six months and drawn in favour of
“JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY” payable at New Delhi.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR APLLICATION FORM THROUGH PRIVATE COURIER
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