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CDFD Hyderabad Research Scholarship 2017 Program II

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics Admission for Research Scholars Program – II 2017


The CDFD (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics) Hyderabad invites applications for Research Scholarships Program - II 2017. 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 Ph.D. program of Manipal University or University of Hyderabad


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. It is managed by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India


The current research themes include - Computational & Structural Biology, cancer and stem cell biology, genetics and epigenetics, cell signalling, silkmoth genomics, molecular and cellular biology and molecular pathogenesis


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible all the candidates must have:

Master’s 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 examination are not eligible for RSP-II-2017

Qualified CSIR / UGC / DBT / ICMR / INSPIRE NET JRF / UGC – RGNF (or similar) or have qualified BINC examination conducted by the DBT with fellowship or JEST.

Candidates having qualified for the Project – JRF fellowship under the ICMR funded project Scheme/ [which is only for a period of two years] / DBT JRF NET with a B.Tech [Biotechnology] degree /DBT JRF NET under DBT – B category list are NOT eligible to apply

Candidates with LS-NET qualification only in CSIR-UGC (NET) examination need not apply

MBBS candidates are exempted from any of the eligibility tests mentioned herein but must be below the age of 28 years as on the last date for receipt of application


Selection Procedure

Admission to CDFD–Research Scholars program is based on a 2-tier system involving a written / LAN based examination followed by interview of candidates who have qualified the written / LAN based examination. Only those candidates will be allowed to appear for the CDFD RSP-II-2017 examination and interview who produce proof of having cleared the CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE NET/UGC-RGNF (or equivalent)/ or JEST for JRF or have qualified BINC examination conducted by the DBT with fellowship



Interested candidates who fulfill the above conditions may register their names for RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM – II – 2017 by applying in the prescribed application form which is available online only. Complete the application form online at


Application Fee:

The candidates applying are requested to pay an application fee as detailed below:

Rs. 500 (for General/OBC Candidates)

Rs. 250 (for Other Backward Classes non creamy)

Rs. 125 (for SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates)

The application processing fees as mentioned above should be paid online only and is non‐ refundable

The additional Payment Gateway Transaction Charges @ 3.10% will be charged extra from the Candidate

The Online facility of application will open on 08th November 2017 and will be closed on 08th December 2017

For more information visit the website:


Important Dates


Online registration starts date: 8th November 2017


The Last Date for Submitting Online Application: 8th December 2017


Date of Issue of ADMIT CARDS: 21st December 2017


Computer Based Test: 21st January 2018


Announcement of candidates shortlisted for interview: 21st January 2018


Date of the Interviews: 22nd January 2018


CDFD Hyderabad

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics [CDFD] , Office Block: Hostel & Residential Complex, Survey Nos. 728, 729, 730 & 734, Opp. Uppal Water Tank, Beside BSNL T E Building, Uppal, Hyderabad-500039, Ranga Reddy District, Phone No.: +91 40 2720 9451, Website


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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