CSIR NET Life Science is per-pen exam directed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to decide the eligibility of Indian national aspirants for an award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) NET and for ascertaining the appointment of lecturers (NET) in the following subject areas under the faculty of Science and Technology. Inspired by many stories of scientific discoveries, a career in research is the first priority for a majority of students joining college. So what's needed is awareness of fellowships available. Fellowship programs like CSIR's NET, DBT's BET, GATE and ICMR-JRF exams are the four major all-India exams that lead to fellowship tenures as JRF or Ph.D. student in any institute in India. Apart from these IIsc(Bangalore), ACTREC(Mumbai), TIFR(JGEEBILS), NCBS (Bangalore), BARC(Mumbai), ICAR(Delhi), conducts their own entrance exams for Ph.D. admission.
Candidates clearing at least NET-LS are eligible for lectureship all over India. Also for individual states, state-level entrance (SET) is conducted for recruitment of lecturers.
JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to candidates
holding BS-4 years program/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated
BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree
holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at
least 55% marks for General & OBC 50% for SC/ST candidates,
Physically and Visually handicapped candidates.
Exam is conducted twice a year in June and December.
AGE LIMIT: The upper age limit for applying for
the award of JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed up to 5 years
in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule
Tribes/OBC, Physically Handicapped/Visually Handicapped and female