JNU-CEEB-2021 (JNU Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology) JNU-CEEB
Exam Date: 03/10/2021 Exam State: All India Last Date: 05/09/2021

Exam Details
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary area on the educational scene and programmes have been developed to meet the growing demand for trained manpower for any meaningful Biotechnology activity in the country. The programmes are designed to expose the students to recent exciting developments in the area of genetic engineering and biotechnology and their exploitation in industry, agriculture and medicine.

M.Sc. Biotechnology Programmes:  General Biotechnology, Industrial, Environmental, Marine, Medical Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Molecular & Human Genetics and Bioresource’s Biotechnology.

M.Tech. Biotechnology Programmes: General Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology, Food Biotechnology Marine Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold a Combined Entrance Examination for admission to 2-Year M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology Programme being offered at the following participating Universities:

1. University of Allahabad, Allahabad, (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

2. Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology)

3. Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (M.Sc. in Bioresource’s Biotechnology)

4. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

5. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (M.Sc. in Molecular & Human Genetics)

6. University of Calicut, Kerala (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

7. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

8. Goa University, Goa (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology)

9. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

10. Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

11. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

12. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

13. HNB Garhwal University, Garhwal (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

14. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

15. University of Jammu, Jammu (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

16. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

17. Kumaun University, Nainital (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

18. University of Lucknow, Lucknow (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

19. Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology)

20. M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

21. University of Mysore, Mysore (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

22. University of North Bengal, Siliguri (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

23. North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

24. Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

25. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

26. Sardar Patel University, Anand (M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology)

27. Shivaji University, Kolhapur (M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology)

28. Tezpur University, Tezpur (M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)

29. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

30. Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

31. Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.Sc. in Neuroscience)

32. Sri Padmavathi Mahila Vishvavidyalayam, Tirupati (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

M.Sc. (Agri.) Biotechnology Programme being offered at the following participating Universities:

1. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat

2. Ch. Sarwan Kumar H.P. Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur;

3. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar

4. Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Raipur

5. Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur

6. Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Latur (Maharashtra)

7. Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar

8. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

9. University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K., Bangalore

10. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

11. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur

M.V.Sc. Programme being offered at the following participating Universities:

1. Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar;

2. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar;

3. Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati.

M.Tech Biotechnology programme being offered by the following participating Universities:



3. MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology), KOLKATA.

4. INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY (ICT), MUMBAI (M.Tech. in Bioprocess Technology)


6. INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, (ICT), MUMBAI (M.Tech. in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology).


MSc (Biotechnology): Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and FisherySciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-years B.Sc. (Physician Assistant Course); OR Medicine (MBBS) OR B.D.S.with at least 55% marks.

MSc (Agri- Biotechnology): Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3/ 4/ 5 pattern of education with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade point averagefrom any recognized university in the concerned subjects.

MTech (Biotechnology): Minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA (under grading system) from any recognized university 

a) Reservation: 15%, 7½% and 3% of seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates (with not less than 40% disability) respectively. All the SC/ ST and PWD candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying examination. OBC reservation, wherever applicable, will be implemented as per the policy of each participating University. For admissions at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, reservation policy of government of Maharashtra will be applicable (i.e. 61%, 13%, 7% and 19% seats shall be reserved for General category, Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and OBC candidates respectively)

b) 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 validregistration documents issued by the notified authorities certifying the candidate’s Kashmiri migrant status.

Admission process

Entrance Examination Fee: The entrance examinatin fee is Rs. 1000/- for general category candidatesincluding OBC candidates and Rs. 500/- for the candidates belonging to SC/ST and Person with Disabilitycategories. The entrance examination fee for Foreign Nationals is US$ 40.00 or Rs. 2640/-. 

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