The ‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ (IYBA) was instituted by the Department of Biotechnology in the year 2005, as an attractive, career-oriented scheme to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desire to pursue research in frontier areas of biotechnology. For the year 2013 awards, the department invites applications from the young Indian investigators upto the age of 35 years. The award will consist of financial support for a project and Cash Award/fellowship for the awardees. Awardees having a regular employment will receive a cash award of ` 1.00/- Lakh every year during the course of the project in addition to grants-in-aid of ` 50.00/- Lakhs for a project. The awardees, those are not in the regular employment  will receive a fellowship of ` 40,000/- per month with grants-in-aid and shall be attached to a Senior Scientist (Mentor) in a University, Research Institute, Medical/Agriculture/ Veterinary College or any other institute of repute. It is expected that the awardees will work independently and the Mentor will facilitate the awardees research efforts. Applications (1 copy) neatly typed on plain paper in the prescribed format along with enclosures & certified copies to be sent to  Dr. T. Madhan Mohan, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003, so as to reach latest by    6th December, 2013. Soft copy of the application also needs to be sent to:  For more details and application format, please visit DBT websites: OR


Call for Research proposals on Biotech Product and Process Development

Department of Biotechnology aims to promote commercialization of biotech products and processes relevant for national self reliance by supporting appropriate basic and applied research in institutes and by facilitating strategic partnership with institutes and industries.

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Ramalingaswamy Fellowship

The Department of Biotechnology has instituted a scheme known as “Ramalingaswami Fellowship” for scientists of Indian origin who are working outside the country in various fields of biotechnology, life sciences, bio-engineering and translational health science and all other related disciplines, and who are interested in taking up scientific research positions in India. Ramalingaswami fellows could work in any of the scientific institutions / universities in the country and would also be eligible for regular research grant through extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the Govt. of India.

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Applications  are invited for “Tata Innovation Fellowship” a highly competitive scheme instituted by the Department of Biotechnology to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences with, a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in agriculture, health care, veterinary sciences, energy, environment, industry and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology. Applicants should have publications of the highest order and contributed to knowledge generation that has created significant impact in the field of translational possibilities for development of a process or product and show evidence of having done some specific work with high degree of innovation. The applicant should also highlight prestigious award (s) and other recognitions such as fellowship(s) of major academies. Applications (along with separate summary sheet as per format enclosed) duly forwarded by the host institute as per proforma may be sent to Dr. Meenakshi Munshi, Joint Director, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, 6-8th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 latest by 31st July, 2009 on the prescribed format (also available on DBT website: Email :

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On behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) is implementing since last 14 years, a scheme of practical industrial training for M.Sc./M.Tech./B.E./B.Tech. Biotechnology students. The objective of this progamme is to provide industry-specific training to Biotech students for skill development and enhancing their job opportunities in biotech industry. This programme provides an opportunity to Biotech Industry for training and selecting suitable manpower. The training period is for six months during which a trainee is paid stipend of Rs.6500/- per month and trainer company is paid a bench fee to cover the expenses for providing training. The next batch of training will commence in September-October 2009

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Call for Proposal for Young Investigators (RGYI Scheme)

The Department of Biotechnology is attempting to reduce the age at which scientists get their first Principal Investigator grant and expand opportunities for young scientists. We invite proposals in any branch of biotechnology related to medical, agriculture, vetinerary, environment, marine, industrial or to bioresources.  DBT will provide rapid review and approval for suitable proposals and early funding.  Post Doctoral students can be Co-PI or Co-Investigator together with young faculty/ scientists holding permanent positions.  It will be our endeavour to release funds within eight weeks of the last date of submission of the proposal. Budget may be appropriate to the project goals and activities.

The interested scientists may submit 10 copies of their proposals in the format on or before 30th June, 2009 to Dr.T.S.Rao, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Block–2 (6th-8th Floor), CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003 Tel.:011-24364065, Fax: 011-24362884 E-mail:

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