Title Elements of DBT-JRF Biotechnology
Subtitle Useful for CSIR-NET, ICAR-JRF, ICMR-JRF, GATE-BT, XL, JNU-Ph.D., BHU-Ph.D. and NII-Ph.D.
Author Debasish Kar
ISBN 9789389662528
List price Rs 745.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 596
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Viva Books Private Limited
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
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More than 10 Previous Years’ Question Papers with Solutions

Model Questions with Explanations

The book is intended for those appearing for the DBT-JRF Biotechnology examination known as the Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET). The examination is conducted by DBT, Government of India, to encourage students (B.Tech./M.Sc.) of Life Sciences disciplines to pursue research (Ph.D.) in both DBT-affiliated and non-DBT-affiliated institutes. The book is written based on the currently prescribed syllabus by DBT. The book has three sections. The first section deals with the fundamentals of General Biotechnology covering an entire syllabus of the examination. Similarly, the second section deals with the different branches of Biotechnology. Every unit of the syllabus is considered into account to frame quality questions that equalize the standard of BET examination. All the questions are answered with detailed explanations to give an insight into the fundamental concept. The third section of the book deals with more than 10 previous years’ question papers with solutions. The book is also useful for the aspirants of similar examinations, viz. CSIR-NET, ICMR-JRF, ICAR-JRF, NII-Ph.D., JNU-Ph.D., IIT-JAM and TIFR-NCBS.

List of Authors:

Debanjan Kundu, Ph.D. Fellow, IIT BHU, Varanasi

Bhavik Ashwin Shah, Ph.D. Fellow, IIT Bombay

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Post Doc Fellow, Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, ICAR, Delhi-NCR

Dr. Rupa Harsha, Assistant Professor, Balurghat College, West Bengal

Dr. Vibha Vishvkarma, Assistant Professor, Shobhit University, Meerut

Joycy Vungneihchoi, Ph.D. Fellow, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Mehak Munjal, Ph.D. Fellow, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Delhi – NCR

Supradipta De, M.Sc., Lund University, Sweden

Nilanjan Das, M.Sc., St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

Priyanka Kulkarni, M.Sc., Pune University, Pune

Chandrani Dey, M.Sc., Vidyasagar University, Midnapore

Swagata Sarkar, M.Sc., University of Calcutta, Kolkata


Syllabus for DBT-JRF BET Examination


List of Authors

Section I. General Biotechnology

Chapter 1. Biomolecular Structure and Function

Chapter 2. Methods in Biotechnology

Chapter 3. Organization of Structure and Functions of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

Chapter 4. Cellular Processes

Chapter 5. Recombinant DNA Technology

Chapter 6. Genetics, Phylogeny and Evolution

Chapter 7. Genomics and Proteomics

Chapter 8. IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics


Section II. Branches of Biotechnology

Chapter 9. Agricultural Biotechnology: Plant Biology, Physiology, Molecular Biology and Seed Technology

Chapter 10. Agricultural Biotechnology: Tissue Culture, Transgenic Technologies and Biotechnology

Chapter 11. Agricultural Biotechnology: Molecular Breeding and Genomics

Chapter 12. Agricultural Biotechnology: Abiotic and Biotic Stress Biology

Chapter 13. Agricultural Biotechnology: Biodiversity

Chapter 14. Animal Biotechnology

Chapter 15. Biochemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology

Chapter 16. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Chapter 17. Environmental Biotechnology

Chapter 18. Marine Biotechnology

Chapter 19. Medical Biotechnology

Chapter 20. Molecular and Human Genetics

Chapter 21. Neuroscience

Chapter 22. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


Section III. Previous Years’ Question Papers with Solutions

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) for DBT-JRF EXAM 2008–2019

Chapter 23. BET 2019

Chapter 24. BET 2018

Chapter 25. BET 2017

Chapter 26. BET 2016

Chapter 27. BET 2015

Chapter 28. BET 2014

Chapter 29. BET 2013

Chapter 30. BET 2012

Chapter 31. BET 2011

Chapter 32. BET 2010

Chapter 33. BET 2009

Chapter 34. BET 2008

About the Editor:

Debasish Kar graduated in Physiology (H) from Midnapore College, West Bengal. He studied M.Sc. in Biotechnology at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar followed by M.Tech. in Biotechnology at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata). Later he was awarded a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from IIT Kharagpur. Dr Kar has presented his research findings in one of his talks at an International conference, FEMS in the Netherlands. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru. His primary research area includes molecular characterization of beta-lactamases that cause bacterial resistance against a broad-spectrum antibiotic - a threat to the global medicine. He has published numerous papers in the peer-reviewed journals. A few of his book chapters are published in Springer Nature and Cambridge Scholar Publishing, UK. Dr Kar has penned a number of books on CSIR NET Life Sciences. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Bio Frontiers, India’s first monthly magazine in Biological Sciences for the aspirants of CSIR NET. He is a life member of Asian Federation of Biotechnology, The Indian Science Congress Association, and the Society of Biological Chemists (India). Recently, Dr Kar has been included in the reviewer board members of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (Royal Society of Chemistry, London).

Target Audience:

The book will help the entrance exam students of DBT JRF Biotechnology to develop an approach to tackle questions on various aspects of Biotechnology. It also helps them to prepare for similar competitive examination like CSIR-NET, ICAR-JRF, ICMR-JRF, GATE BT, XL, JNU-Ph.D., BHU-Ph.D., NII-Ph.D.

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