National Centre for Biological Sciences – Summer Internship

The National Centre for Biological Sciences, or NCBS for short, is a premier institute in biological research, known especially for its excellence in the field of research. A part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), the main purpose of NCBS, is the conducting of fundamental research in the frontier areas of biology. The particular research fields range from single molecule studies to ecology and evolution studies. NCBS is part of the Bangalore bio-cluster, along with inSTEM and C-CAMP, this association helps bring together fundamental research, translational studies and

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6th World Congress on Biotechnology

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The 6th Edition of the World Congress on Biotechnology, will be held in New Delhi, India, over the period of three days, from October 05 to October 07, 2015.  The World Congress, serves as a platform for the decision-makers of biotech industries, academic institutions and pharmaceutical and healthcare institutes from around the nation and the globe, to exchange ideas and thoughts, not only for the dissemination of knowledge, but also allows biotech professionals and scientists to build up a professional and scientific network. This year’s World Congress on Biotechnology – 2015,

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Major Biotech Events in India in 2015

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These are few of the events in the field of Biotechnology, that will be happening in this year: Recent developments in Medical Biotechnology and Structure-Based Drug Designing The conference is being organised from 6th to 7th December, by the Department of Bio-sciences and Bio-engineering, IIT Guwahati. There will be lectures from renowned scientists and academicians. And both oral and poster presentations by participating students. The conference will cover lectures on communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as Structure-based Drug Designing (SBDD). SBDD is the most preferred tool in the technique

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Funding for Indians to Study Biotechnology Abroad

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Following are some of the best scholarships available for Indian students who want to pursue higher studies in Biotechnology and other related fields:-   To study in Asia   HM King’s and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Asian students in Thailand: Scholarships provided by the Thai government, for Indian students to pursue a master’s level within engineering and technology or environment and development, among other disciplines  at the Asian Institute of Technology.   To study in Australia   University of Adelaide Ashok Khurana Scholarship for Indian students: Scholarships provided by the

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Where biotech students can apply for internship?

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Internships are an integral part of the career of a biotech student, especially those from B.Tech degree courses. Some students have a mandatory 2 month summer internship in their curriculum at the end of their second year. And also a 6 month long degree project as a partial completion of their degree. Though there are numerous private institutes that conduct paid summer internships, most students do not prefer to do them as they either cannot afford them, or the credibility of such internships is questionable. The following list is made

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10 Funding Options for Indians Studying Abroad

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The education loan, is the financial key, that has enabled a lot of us to study in some of the best colleges and pursue our favorite subjects, that otherwise perhaps we might not have been able to. But, with the ever-increasing interest rates of education loans, currently standing at an average of 10.10% p.a., the less one borrows, the lesser of a headache it grows to be later. Most students want to pursue their higher studies abroad, especially their masters, and/or their doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. This is preferred so

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The Marking Scheme and Cut-off for GATE 2016

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The General Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) is a national-level entrance exam, for post-graduate studies. The colleges and institutions of IIT and the IISc take turns to conduct this Computer Based Test (CBT), and GATE 2016 is expected to be conducted by IISc, Bangalore. Though the degree of difficulty of the paper depends on the institute tasked with setting it, the one thing that remains same is the marking scheme. The exam consists of 1 paper containing a total of 65 questions, and the marking scheme is: Q1 to Q25:

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Preparing for the Aptitude portion of GATE 2016 Biotechnology Paper

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One of the common features of all GATE papers is the portion on General Aptitude. This portion carries a total of 15 marks; 5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks each. The main purpose of this section is testing the language as well as the analytical skills of the students. it might seem inconsequential, but these 15 marks, if properly done, can give the GATE score of a student, a pretty big boost. There are certain methods to apply while preparing for this particular portion of

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ICMR’s Junior Research Fellowship 2015

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The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) is holding a national-level examination, for the awarding of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Life Science/Social sciences streams. This is being held in collaboration with Post-Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). The date for the exam is 19th July, 2015, on a Sunday.  The examination centres are: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Srinagar (J&K) and Varanasi.  The candidates who wish to apply, can start applying at the official websites of ICMR and/or PGIMER from 13th April,

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Walk-ins for Biotech and Life-Science Students at SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar, Dantiwada, Gujarat

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  1) A job opening has come up at Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwala Agricultural University, for Research Fellow, for the scheme “Establishment of Animal Biotechnology at College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry” under the Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar. The details of the post and the required qualifications are as below:   Research Position No. of Posts Fellowship Amount                    Educational Qualification Junior Research Fellow (JRF)OR    Senior Research Fellow (SRF) 1 Rs 12,000/- OR

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