DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences at IISc Bangalore: Apply by April 30

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India invites applications for the DBT Research Associateship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences Program 2020. The DBT has introduced the aforesaid program. The Secretary, DBT requested the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore to co-ordinate and administer the implementation of the said program.

The program was started in December 2000 at a total project cost of Rs. 465.00 lakhs. The purpose of the fellowship program is to train scientists in frontier areas of research in Biotechnology at such institutions in India which are engaged in major biotechnological research activities.

The Objective of the program is to train post-doctoral students in frontier areas of research in Biotechnology and Life Sciences at premier institutions in India.


  • The applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering or M.D./M.S. degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record.
  • Those who have already submitted the Ph.D./M.D./M.S. thesis are also eligible to apply.
  • The applicants should preferably be below the age of 40 years, and 45 years in case of women candidates.
  • Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.


75 Fellowships would be awarded every year. Depending on the utility of the program, the number of fellowships to be awarded per year may be revised.

How to Apply?
The hard copy of the application should be sent via speed post to Prof. Arun Kumar, Ph.D., National Program Coordinator, DBT-Research Associateship Program, Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics, Biological Sciences Building, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012. The last date to apply is April 30, 2020.

Phone Number: 080-2293 2462

Email ID: arunk@iisc.ac.in