On behalf of the participating Universities, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination on Thursday, the 20th May, 2010, for admission to (1) M.Sc. (Biotechnology); (2) M.Sc.Agri./M.V.Sc(Biotechnology) and (3) M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programmes being offered by various participating Universities (as per details given against each).The entrance examination will be held at following 52 cities: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Gangtok, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Secunderabad ,Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Katihar, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Pantnagar, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. (The University reserves the right to change any Centre(s) of Examination without assigning any reason)

M.Sc (Biotechnology) programme

M.Sc. Biotechnology programme at University of Allahabad, Allahabad; Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; University of Burdwan, Burdwan; Calicut University, Kerala; Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore; Goa University, Goa; Gulbarga University, Gulbarga; Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; HNB Garhwal University Garhwal; University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; University of Jammu, Jammu; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Kumaun University, Nainital; University of Lucknow, Lucknow; M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara; Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai; University of Mysore, Mysore; University of North Bengal, Siliguri; Pondicherry University, Pondicherry; University of Pune, Pune; R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur; Sardar Patel University, (Gujarat); Tezpur University, Tezpur (Assam); T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur; Utkal University, Bhubaneswar Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur; and Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary & Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-Years B.S. (Physician Assistant course); or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% marks.

Only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2008 or thereafter including those who are appearing in 2010 are eligible to apply. In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination prior to 2008, are not eligible to apply.

M.Sc (Agri.) Biotechnology/M.V.Sc

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3/4/5 pattern of education with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade point average from any recognized university in the concerned subjects shown hereunder against each participating university, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural university, Hisar, Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H.) recognized by Veterinary council of India; Ch Sarwan Kumar H.P. Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur, Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry; G.B. Pant university of Agriculture and Technology, Pant nagar; Agriculture, Veterinary sciences, Horticulture or Forestry. Students from Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. in ZBC/PCM and B.Sc. (Biotechnology) are also eligible; Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur; Agriculture, Biotechnology (Agriculture), Horticulture or Forestry; Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur; Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) recognized by Veterinary Council of India; Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur; Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry; Marathwada Agricultural university, Parbhani (Maharashtra); Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry; Orissa university of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar; Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore; Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry or B. Tech (Biotech), B. Tech (Horticulture); University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore; Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry or Sericulture; University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad; Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, B.Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology)/B.Tech (Biotechnology)/B.Sc. (Ag Biotechn.)/B.Sc. (Agri) in Biotechnology from recognized Agricultural/Horticultural/Forestry Universities; Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar, Pusa (Samastipur); Biotechnology/ Agricultural Horticulture.

Candidates with Bachelor degree in Biology (3 Years duration) will have to spend 3 years in M.Sc. programme.

Only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2008 or thereafter including those who are appearing in 2010 are eligible to apply. In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination prior to 2008, are not eligible to apply.

M.Tech in Biotechnology

M.Tech (Biotechnology) programme at Anna University, Chennai; Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala; and West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata

Eligibility: Minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade in any one B.Tech/B.E. in Chemical Engineering/Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Leather Technology, Chemistry/Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, B. Pharma, Chemical Technology, or M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics.

For Anna University, candidates with B.Tech/B.E in Electrochemistry, Bioengineering and M.Sc. in Chemistry and Physics are also eligible.

For West Bengal University of Technology, candidates with M.Sc. in Bioengineering are also eligible.

For Cochin University of Science and Technology, candidates with M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology, Marine Biology/Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, Environmental Biotechnology are also eligible.

Only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2008 or thereafter including those who are appearing in 2010 are eligible to apply. In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination prior to 2008, are not eligible to apply.


Reservation:15%, 7½% and 3% of seats shall be reserved for SC/ST/PH candidates respectively. All the SC/ST and PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying degree examination. OBC reservation, wherever applicable, will be implemented as per the policy of each participating University.

Concession for Kashmiri Migrants: 10% marks will be added to the overall marks scored by a Kashmiri Migrant candidate in the entrance examination. After adding 10% marks, in case he/she is covered in the cut-off point in the merit list, he/she will be offered admission strictly in accordance with his/her inter-se merit along with other candidates subject to his/her meeting the minimum prescribed eligibility requirements and also subject to his/her producing valid registration documents issued by the notified authorities certifying the candidate’s Kashmiri Migrant status.

Tuition fee/scholarship

Fee shall be charged from the admitted candidates as per the fee structure of the concerned university. Candidates selected for admission are generally eligible for scholarship at the rates prescribed by the Dept. of Biotechnology.

Procedure for getting the form

By Post: To receive the application form by post candidates should send their request only to the section officer (Admissions), room no 28, Administrative block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, along with a bank draft (valid for six months) of Rs.260/- (for one set of application form and prospectus). The bank draft should be drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University payable at New Delhi. The request should accompany a self-addressed unstamped envelope of the size of 30 x 25 cms indicating clearly on the top of the self addressed envelope the programme for which application form is required, i.e., M.Sc. Biotechnology or M.Sc. (Agri.)/ M.V.Sc. Biotechnology or M.Tech. Biotechnology.

In Person: Sets of application form and prospectus can be obtained personally on cash payment of Rs.200/- per set from any of the participating University as shown above. Please do not send your request through private courier services.

CBEE 2010 Important Dates

  • Issue of application forms from: February 01, 2010
  • Last date for issue of applications by post: 05 March, 2010
  • Last date for issue of applications by cash: 15 March, 2010
  • Last date for submission of completed forms: 15 March, 2010

Important note: (i) There are different sets of prospectus for each programme and, therefore, candidates are advised to apply separately in case they wish to apply for more than one programme i.e. for M.Sc. Biotechnology or for M.Sc.(Agri.)/M.V.Sc. Biotechnology or for M.Tech. Biotechnology Programme (ii) application forms can be submitted by registered post to section officer (Admissions), Room No.28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067 and not to any other participating university or dropped in the box in the administrative block of the university. The application forms must reach the JNU on or before March 15, 2010. JNU will not accept responsibility for any postal delay or irregularity or loss in postal transit. Please do not send your application form through private courier service.

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