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TRPVB Chennai notifies Animal Biotech Career Enhancement Prog 2014

TRPVB, Chennai, announces admission to Animal Biotechnology Career Enhancement Programme (ABCEP) 2014. A job-oriented course with fellowship for post graduates to generate industry-ready manpower)


About ABCEP – Animal Biotech Career Enhancement Prog

Traditionally, academic curriculum is designed with an emphasis on theoretical knowledge and is more suited to guide the students towards higher education
Students who are coming out of this conventional educational system often face a prolonged lag period upon their industry assignment

Moreover, the students who are taught by the staff of conventional teaching system cannot get the knowledge on the perspectives of the commercial entities

This creates a large gap between the academic curriculum and the industry requirement

The students of this programme would become better equipped with enhanced Employability Quotient (EQ) to handle industry assignments and thereby improve their career opportunities; this would catalyze the growth of this nascent sector ultimately fulfilling the needs of farmers and other stake holders of this industry


A consolidated sum of rupees ten thousands (Rs 10,000/-) per month will be provided as a stipend for each selected candidate

Eligibility criteria

Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply

Candidates should have a first class post graduate degree either in

i) M.V.Sc Animal / Veterinary Biotechnology or other relevant disciplines

ii) M.E./M.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation; Biomedical Engineering; Biotechnology; Food technology, Genetic Engineering; Materials Science or other relevant disciplines

iii) M.Sc Animal Biotechnology/ Biotechnology / Medical Microbiology or other relevant disciplines

iv) 30% of seats will be reserved for biotech-industry nominated candidates

v) If there is not enough industry nominated candidates, the seats will be filled from general pool

Selection procedure

i) One hundred applications will be shortlisted for the written examination

ii) The shortlisting will be based on the proportional representation of applications received from each of the academic stream

iii) The shortlisted candidates will be called for a written exam of one hour duration consisting of multiple choice / objective questions in the field of biotechnology, general aptitude and general knowledge

iv) 25 candidates will be shortlisted for the interview based on the written exam scores

v) Personal interview will focus to evaluate the subject knowledge, practical lab skills, aptitude, communication skills and previous research experience of the candidates

vi) The final selection will be based on the interview performance

Application Procedures

The call for ABCEP training programme will be advertised in national newspapers and websites (TANUVAS, TRPVB)

The candidates should apply in the prescribed format (also downloadable from TRPVB website) along with the attested copies of their certificates

An application fee of rupees five hundred (Rs.500/-) should be attached in the form of a demand draft payable to Director, TRPVB, payable at Chennai

Documents to be submitted along with the application

1. Filled in application form

2. Proof of date of birth (attested copy of 10th/ HSC mark sheet)

3. Attested photocopy of the undergraduate degree certificate

4. Attested photocopy of the post graduate degree certificate

5. No objection certificate (in original) from the competent authority for the candidates who are already employed

6. Demand draft (please write the name of the candidate and date of birth on the back of the demand draft)

7. Provide documentary evidence for any extra qualifications, publications etc

Placement Assistance

Assistance for placement in various biotech companies will be provided for the trainees towards the end of the programme

Important Dates

Last date for submission of application: 15th September 2014

Commencement of the course: October 2014 / November 2014

For more information visit


Translational Research Platform for Veterinary Biologicals (TRPVB), 2nd Floor, Central University Laboratory (CUL) Building

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai-600051, Email: [email protected], Phone: 044-25556275, Website