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Recruitment for Scientists in the Department of Biotechnology

The remarkable march of India into the world of biosciences and technological advances began in 1986. That year, the then Prime Minister of the country, late Rajiv Gandhi accepted the vision that unless India created a separate Department for Biotechnology, within the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India the country would not progress to the desired extent. This was because many of our macro-economic issues of growth were subsumed within that science’s development.

Post : Scientist ‘C’

Description : Group ‘A’ Gazetted Post (Non-Ministerial & Scientific)

Scale of Pay : Pay Matrix Level-11 (Rs. 67,700-208700/-) in 7th CPC [Pre-revised scale of Rs. 15600-39100 + GP Rs 6600/-]

Vacancies : Five (05) [UR-03, OBC-02]*
*Note: The number of posts to be filled may vary. The Department reserves the right to fill vacancies arising subsequent to this advertisement under this recruitment process till the validity date of the panel recommended candidates in the main list or waiting list. The Department also reserves the right to cancel the recruitment without assigning any reason.

Nature of Post : Permanent

Eligibility Conditions:
Nationality : The applicant must be a citizen of India.
Age Limits : The upper age limit for direct recruits shall be 40 years. The crucial Date for determining the age-limit shall be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates. Any age relaxation in age limit shall be in accordance with orders issued by the Central Government from time to time. Note I: The date of birth, accepted by the Department is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the post. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Government Corporation, Service records and the like will be accepted. Note II: Candidate should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Department, and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted. Note III: The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the online Application Form for the post. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Department as per the Rules.


Educational Qualification :
Essential : Master of Science in Life Sciences or Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology in the field of Biotechnology from a recognised University.
Desirable : Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences or Master of Veterinary Science or Master of Technology in the field of Biotechnology from a recognised University.
Note I : The candidate must hold a valid degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification as on the closing date of receipt of applications. (In case, the final degree has not been issued, candidates may submit provisional degree from the University/Institute)
Note II : Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible to apply.

EXPERIENCE : Five years experience in research and development in industrial or academic institutions or an organisation of science and technology after obtaining the minimum educational qualifications (except for departmental candidates).


Detailed Plan Of Selection
Only those applications will be considered which will be received online in prescribed format (Appendix-I). The selection process will be a single stage process consisting of interview/personal interaction for the shortlisted candidates. If considered necessary, the screening process shall include written test, to be conducted by the Central Government directly or through any other Central Government agency or organization having experience and expertise in the area.
1. Screening and Selection Process: The composition of the screening-cumshortlisting Committee and Expert selection committee etc. shall be as per the prescribed norms by Central Government. The prescribed essential qualifications are minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview. The consideration of qualifications as 'equivalent' to the essential and desirable qualifications stated above shall be the discretion of the relevant committee constituted for scrutinizing the applications. Eligible candidates will be shortlisted by the Screeningcum- shortlisting Committee based on a well-defined criterion which includes possessing of desirable qualifications and / or experience more than that prescribed in the advertisement and/or qualifications/ experience in a particular field as per the specific requirement of the Department. Shortlisted applicants will be called for Interview/ Personal interaction. The Department will restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable limit i.e. ten times the number of vacancies.
2. Candidates will be assessed based on their academic qualification, contribution to the sector specifically in terms of activities related to the specific job requirement, their broad understanding and vision for the growth of the Biotechnology sector and their leadership qualities. Selection will be done in order of merit based on the total marks obtained. However, the department will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks for Interview. A reserve panel of candidates in order of merit will also be prepared from the candidates called for interview which will remain valid for a period of one year from the date of interview. The panel can be utilized to fill up vacancies arising as advertised as well as vacancies that might arise/ may have arisen subsequent to the date of publication of this advertisement due to any reason like retirement/resignation/death, etc.

Fee :
All candidates (except Females/SC/ST/OBC/Persons with Benchmark Disability/Ex-servicemen) are required to pay (non-refundable) fees of Rs.2000/- (Two Thousand only). They should mention the voucher details/transaction details while filling their online applications.
Note I : Applications without the prescribed Fee (Unless remission of Fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.
Note II : Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
Note III : Candidates would be required to bear the cost of online payment of fees (through net-banking/debit card-credit card, etc.)

General Conditions
I. The relevant Recruitment Rules are available under the following link Regulations & Guidelines < Rules & Regulations on the Department’s website (dbtindia.gov.in). The candidates are advised to refer the same before filling the online application form.
II. The applicants are advised to visit the Department’s website dbtindia.gov.in regularly. Any addendum/corrigendum or any update regarding the recruitment process shall be posted only on the Department's website.
III. Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the portal on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.
IV. No correspondence will be entertained from candidates who are not called for interview/selected for appointment.
V. Results of all eligible candidates shall be available on Department’s website. Communications with the department in this regard shall not be normally entertained.
VI. If a candidate indicates in his/her application form for the post that he/she belongs to General category but subsequently writes to the Department to change his/her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Department.
VII. No request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he/she has submitted his/her application will be entertained under any circumstances.

Last Date For Receipt of Applications in Online Mode : 15.11.2021

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