CDFD Admission for Research Scholars Program – 2012

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 in the frontier areas of modern biology. The current research themes include:

Computational and structural biology, genetics and epigenetics, silkmoth genomics, molecular pathogenesis, cancer and stem cell biology, cell signalling, and molecular and cellular biology (The details are listed on our website The CDFD invite applications from highly motivated candidates, willing to take up challenges in modern biology, for admissions to their Research Scholars program. Keeping in view the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, they 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.

Eligibility: M.B.B.S. or Masters degree in any branch of Science, Technology, or Agriculture from a recognized University / Institute. Candidates (other than MBBS graduates) must have cleared the CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/ICAR/INSPIRE NET for JRF or GATE (All India Top 100 Ranks of all the streams) or JEST. MBBS candidates are exempted from any of the eligibility tests mentioned herein. Those who have appeared for their final semester examination, but are awaiting results, are also eligible to apply. However, only those candidates will be considered who produce proof of having cleared the CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/ICAR/INSPIRE NET JRF or have qualified BINC examination conducted by the DBT with fellowship or GATE (All India Top 100 Ranks of all the streams) or JEST. 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 followed by interview of candidates who have qualified the written / LAN based examination. For queries regarding the mode of exam, syllabus, etc. click on FAQs.

Interested candidates who fulfill the above conditions may register their names for RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM – 2012 by applying in the prescribed application form online. Complete the application form online at

The Online facility of application will open on 12.03.2012 and will be closed on 30.04.2012.

In the case of candidates whose JRF examination results are announced after 30.04.2012 but, before the written / LAN based examination of CDFD takes place, and have qualified the NET with fellowship are also eligible to appear for the CDFD examination upon furnishing the relevant details of having cleared the JRF/NET with fellowship under “SPOT REGISTRATION” Category.

Applications may also be made on plain paper as per the format displayed on our website. Candidates applying off-line may send their application form alongwith the certificates in support of Date of Birth, Educational qualifications, Caste and NET fellowship etc., to “The Head – Administration, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Didagnostics (CDFD), Office Block: 2nd Floor, Bldg.7, Gruhakalpa, 5-4-399/B, M. J. Road, Nampally, Hyderabad – 500 001“, so as to reach on or before 30.04.2012

The list of shortlisted candidates for the LAN examination will be displayed on our website on 11.05.2012. The Individual Admit Card / Hall Ticket with details of user name, password, venue of the examination and time will be sent through e-mail. No individual intimation letter would be sent.

Eligible candidates will be called for Computer based LAN examination on 24.06.2012. Those who qualify the LAN based examination will be interviewed on 25.06.2012. No TA/DA will be paid. Director, CDFD reserves the right to accept / reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

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