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CDFD Hyderabad Research Scholarship 2018

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics) Hyderabad announces Research Scholarship 2018 Program 1

CDFD Hyderabad Research Scholarship 2018 - The CDFD (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics) Hyderabad invites applications for Research Scholarships Program - I 2018

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 PhD Program of Manipal University or University of Hyderabad.


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CDFD 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, silk moth genomics, molecular and cellular biology and molecular pathogenesis


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Important Dates

  • Open date for Submitting Online Application 13th March 2018.
  • Last Date for Submitting Online Application: 10th April 2018
  • Date of Issue of ADMIT CARDS: 15th April 2018
  • Date of CCMB/CDFD Joint Entrance Exam: 22nd April 2018
  • Date for Display of CDFD JGEEBILS-2018 Shortlist: 10th May 2018
  • Date for Display of CDFD-LAN Shortlist: 10th May 2018
  • Dates of the Interviews: 06th June &07th June 2018


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-I-2018
  • 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
  • A valid fellowship is an Absolute requirement for pursuing PhD at CFDF
  • If a candidate’s fellowship result is Awaited, the candidate can update the fellowship status by 30th April 2018


Selection Procedure

  • Admission to the CDFD Research Scholars program in July /August 2018 (TRSP-1-2018) will be based on interviews conducted at CDFD on 06th June to 07th June 2018
  • Two shortlists based on (i) CCMB-CDFD Joint Entrance Exam on 22nd April 2018 (CDFD - LAN shortlist)and (ii) JGEEBILS 2018 exam (CDFD – JGEEBILS shortlist) would be prepared based on cut-off scores determined by CDFD
  • As the CDFD-JGEEBILS shortlist will be displayed only on 10th May 2018, candidates who have appeared for the JGEEBILS-2018 exam are encouraged to appear for the CCMB/CDFD Joint Entrance Exam to be held on 22nd Apr 2018


Application Procedure

  • Interested candidates who fulfill the above conditions may register their names for RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM - I - 2018 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 GeneralCandidates)
  • Rs.250 (for Other Backward Classes non-creamy)
  • Rs.0 - No fee (for SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates)
  • 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. Online facility of application will open on 22nd April 2018
  • For more information visit the


CDFD Hyderabad

Phone No.: +91 40 2720 9451, Website