Recruitment of BIRAC Innovation Post Master Fellow: 

Application deadline on 5.00 PM on 31st October, 2017. 

UIC-TNAU acts as a pre-incubation centre to foster innovation and entrepreneurial skills among young Post Master’s and Post Doctoral researchers. The fellowships are highly competitive and exceptionally motivated researchers who have an eye for innovation and drive for start-ups in the Biotechnology sector would be selected for the fellowships. Under UIC-TNAU three Post Masters Fellowship positions are available.

Stipend / Fellowship (consolidated)    : Rs 30,000 per month with an yearly innovation grant of Rs. 2,00,000/-

Duration of Fellowship                          Post Masters Fellowship is for two years.

UIC-TNAU has the following focus areas under which the BIRAC Innovation Fellows will be selected. The qualification and eligibility are mentioned below.

S. No

Focus area

Qualification & Eligibility


Molecular kits/diagnostics for plant/insect  diseases

Essential: M. Sc. (Ag) / life sciences or  Pharmacology or Biotechnology / ME / M. Tech in Agriculture /Biotechnology

Eligible/Desirable: Master’s research related to the proposed project, experience related to product development / industrial research


Plant/Microbe based therapeutic/industrial compounds


Omics technologies for crop improvement


Big data analysis/Biotechnology services


Plant tissue culture



Who can apply?

Candidates, who have completed their Master on and after 1st January, 2014, are eligible for Post Masters Fellowship position.

Eligible candidates can download application from UIC-TNAU website at <>. Filled in application form should be submitted both by soft copy via email to and hard copy via post/courier to Director, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003 before 5.00 PM on 31st October, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be called for project presentation and personal interview for final selection of the BIRAC Innovation Fellow. Only applicants who are selected for interview will be intimated through their respective email id.

Application should be submitted both by soft copy via email to and hard copy via post/courier and no other means of communication shall be entertained.

Mere fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle applicants to be called for interview.

For any queries, please contact