Benefits of the Online Course Program

The course work would have offer the following:

  1. A complete tour through the rules and regulations of biosafety and bioethics.
  2. A compact and focused study of the above, in a stipulated time.
  3. An overall understanding of the biosafety primarily in India.
  4. An online examination that would test the complete understanding of the biosafey and bioethics rules and regulations.

Who Should Apply?

GSBTM has initiated this program to create awareness about biosafety and to equip the biotech fraternity of the nation, to make an informed choice regarding research related to genetic modifications.Hence, the eligibility for a candidate to take training under this program would remain flexible, and desirous candidates not featuring in the indicative list, may request GSBTM to exercise their discretionary powers and admit certain trainees as special cases. The indicative list of eligible candidates is as cited below.

  • Graduate/Post-graduate/Research Fellows of Life Sciences
  • Graduate/Post-graduate in Law
  • Empolyees of industry at an interface with regulatory affairs

Fees Structure

  • Admission Fee – INR 2000
  • One time Examination Fee – INR 800
  • Re-examination Fee – INR 800

A candidate applying for the first time has to send a Demand Draft of INR 2800/- of any Nationalised Bank in favour of 'MISSION DIRECTOR, Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission' payble at Gandhinagar. In case the candidate has failed in the first round of examination, and intends to give a second exam after 6 months of the first exam, he /she is free to pay only the Re-examination Fee of INR 800/- and send hard copy of the same application form, duely superscribed with “Re-examination” alongwith the DD of INR 800. No hard copy of the attested certificates would be needed.

Admission Procedure

The applicant desirous of receiving the training through this online course, will have to fill up the application form (e-form) available on the website. Once the appliction form is received by GSBTM office, the same would be scrutinized for eligibility. If found eligible and selected, the applicant would be sent an email communication for final application in hard form (format available as word document). The application form alongwith the attested copies of certificates and a demand draft of the prescribed fee, payable at Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission, Gandhinagar would be submitted to GSBTM. On receipt of the above mentioned documents, a login id and password would be sent to the applicant, using which the candidate can download the study material within 10 days. The students are not supposed to change the login id and/or password. In case the candidate is not able to download the study material within 10 days, he/she has to personally come to GSBTM office and take the study material in a CD or Pen Drive, brought by the candidate. From the day next to the 10th day of making the study material available, the candidate has to appear for the examination within 4 months. If not, the registry expires, and the candidate has to re-apply.

Examination Procedure

Exam would be conducted at the GSBTM examination centre in Gandhinagar. The examination would be of 60 minutes, covering 50 questions from the study material provided and other current issues in biosafety. This has been kept so, so that the candidate constantly updates himself/herself about the current issues, for long term benefit to him/her in the field of biosafety. A lot of current issues is covered in the News and Archieve sections of the website. Although, the material is extensive it is not exhaustive. Examination would be conducted at GSBTM centre, Gandhinagar, and the venue would be communicated to the candidate appropriately before the examination. The candidate would have to answer a software generated question paper, at the examination centre. The questions would appear in set of 10 and once the candidate submits a set, the set would not reappear or be revisited. 5 such sets would appear. The software has an inbuilt timer, and hence, if the candidate taking the exam does not submit the 5th set of questions within 60 minutes, the question paper would get autosubmitted, and the autoresult would be generated. The candidate can see whether he/she has passed or failed. The hard copy of the certificate showing the grade, if the candidate is passing the exam, would be couriered to the candidate. In case the candidate does not receive the certificate within 10 days, he/she can approach GSBTM office for further information. In case the candidate fails, no certificate would be sent. Passing Marks is 35%, i.e. 17 marks out of 50. There will be negative marking for multiple choice questions and true/false type of questions only. The grade system for the course is as follows:

  • Grade A+: 80% and above
  • Grade A: 70% to 79%
  • Grade B: 60% to 69%
  • Grade C: 50% to 59%
  • Grade D: 35% to 49%
  • Fail: Lower than 35%
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Contact Information

Gujarat State Biotechnology    Mission
Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat, Udyog Bhavan, 11th Block, 9th Floor, Sector - 11 Gandhinagar - 382 017 Gujarat - INDIA
Phone: (+91) 079 23252197

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