Department of Biotechnology
Government of India

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, through nodal HRD Project Management Unit established at Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad conducts Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET). Applications are invited from bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India for the award of ‘DBT-Junior Research Fellowship’ (DBT-JRF) to pursue research in frontier areas of Biotechnology across the country once a year. Based on the performance in BET, candidates are shortlisted under Category-I and Category-II of DBT-JRF Programme. Government of India norms for reservation are followed for shortlisting of candidates.
Candidates shortlisted under Category-I are eligible to avail fellowship at any recognized University/ Institution across India, where the candidate enrols for Ph.D. Programme. Candidates selected under Category-II will be eligible to be appointed in any DBT sponsored project with fellowship equivalent to NET/ GATE qualification as per current DST guidelines and/ or enrol in PhD programme, subject to selection through institutional selection process. There will be no binding on Principal Investigators of DBT sponsored projects to select JRF for their project from Category-II list. Selection in Category-II will not entitle candidates for any fellowship from DBT-JRF programme.