Career for pharma and lifescience professionals to work as BIRAC Innovation fellow at Panjab University

The Panjab University has been incorporated for the purpose, among others, of making provision for imparting education in Arts, Letters, Science and the learned professions and of furthering advancement of learning, the prosecution of original research, with power to appoint University Professors, Readers and Lecturers, to hold and manage educational endowments, to erect, equip and maintain University colleges, libraries, laboratories and museums, to making regulations relating to the residence and conduct of students and to do all such acts as tend to promote study and research.

Post: BIRAC Innovation fellow

Require two positions of BIRAC Innovation fellow (purely temporary basis) under Cluster Innovation Centre in Biotechnology (CIC-B) at Panjab University, Chandigarh. The CICB is sponsored by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Govt. of India.

Applicants who have completed their Masters in any of the below given focus areas (I or II); (Free cut- off year for selection)


Applicants who have completed their 4 years of education after 10+2 (B.Tech., B.E., B.Pharm, B.Sc. +1year of education as post graduate (Pre-M.Sc.) student with upcoming research projects/s in at least one semester of 2nd year as a part of curriculum with credits in fields of Life Sciences like Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbial Biotechnology etc. are eligible. In this case, the project can be submitted as M.Sc thesis, basic criterion sticking to innovation and plagiarism-free concepts. The candidate will have to pursue the project even after completion of the Master's degree and take the project to completion. These candidates can also register for Ph.D. as per the norms of the (University).


A registered PhD Candidate who has completed (or about to complete) his/ her one year of course work. BIRAC "Entrepreneurship Research fellow (ship)," Fellowship will start when the course work is completed and candidate is ready to work towards the Research project. The same project may be taken for as PhD dissertation. In such case BIRAC fellowship will be for two year extendable to another year, subject to review of the project. All the milestones of the project have to be achieved within this duration.


BIRAC Innovation fellowship will start for the main Ph.D. work and will be for two years and extendable for one more year based on the project progress, potential and BIRAC discretion. The project approved by the selection committee will be taken forward under the BIRAC fellowship and will also serve the Ph.D. thesis. BIRAC Innovation Fellowship will not be continued for the complete duration of the Ph.D. and candidate should plan his alternate source of funds. BIRAC Innovation Fellowship for Post Masters: is Rs. 30.00 thousand per month along with BIRAC Innovation Grant of Rs.2.00 Lakhs per year.

Focus Area I: Healthcare Diagnostics
Eligibility: Areas of Biotechnology /Microbiology / Microbial Biotechnology/ Biomedical Engineering / Life Sciences/ Bio chemistry / Bio Physics

Focus Area II: Bioprocess Technology
Eligibility: Areas of Biotechnology / Microbiology / Microbial Biotechnology/ Life Sciences/ Pharmaceutical Sciences & allied disciplines

BIRAC Innovation Fellowship: Rupees 30,000/- per month and BIRAC Innovation Grant of Rupees 2, 00, 000/- per year.

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