DBT biology scholarship is granted to 100 students from schools around the country. The students must be of higher secondary, intermediate or 10+2 level from any of the boards—CBSE, ICSE or state boards. This is done to encourage students to pursue studies in biological sciences and related subjects after 10+2. A total of 44 students from CBSE board, four from ICSE board and 52 (two from each state board) from the various state boards are selected for the award which carries a cash prize of Rs 20,000, a certificate and a medal
The selection is on the basis of merit list provided by the boards.
Necessities for the electronic release of the DBT Biology ScholarshipThe list of awardees for the DBT Biology scholarship had earlier been uploaded. Now for the electronic release of one time Scholarship i.e. Rs. 20,000/- by DBT, the concerned awardees/students may note the following procedure/ points for immediate necessary action:-
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The department provides fellowships to biotechnology students to pursue doctoral research in universities/research institutions across the country. The students are selected through Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) now being co-ordinated by the National Centre for Cell Sciences.
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The department provides fellowships for post doctoral research in frontier areas of biotechnology and life sciences at premier institutions in India. The DBT-RA programme is being implemented by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The fellowship is initially awarded for a period of two years and the support can be extended for 1 to 2 years based on review of progress.
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This program of scholarship is an Indo-US collaborative effort to create an effective scientific contact between the biotechnology students of India and the biotech students of the United States of America. The scholarship allows Indian students of B Tech, M Tech and M Sc to undertake research internship in Wisconsin-Madison University of USA. The programme has now been expanded to some other universities of USA like Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana and Georgetown.
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