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First UG student in MU to clear the GAT-B test with 68th national rank

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Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. P Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya appreciating the achievement of Mariyam Razana of University College, Mangaluru, who cleared GAT-B recently. Her mentor, Assistant Professor of Botany D at the University, Siddaraju MN is also present.


Mangaluru: Mariyam Razana, a final year B.Sc  student at Mangalore University has achieved a rare feat by becoming the first UG student in the history of Mangalore University to clear the GAT-B test. 

Mariyam Razana has cleared the Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2020 with a National ranking of 68. Mariyam’s achievement has turned into a proud moment for her trainer at University College, Dr Siddaraju MN. He is the  Assistant Professor of Botany and also the BOE Chairman of Biotechnology. He played a key role in the postponement of the Zoology examination on October 3rd which clashed with the GAT entrance exam schedule.

Jawaharlal Nehru University has offered Mariyam Razana a letter of admission. She wants to pursue Indian Forest Service (IFS) for her future. 

GAT-B examination is an eligibility test conducted by the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad for admission to DBT-supported PG Programmes in Biotechnology in institutions across India. Based on the ranking, the participating institutions admit students as per their admission and selection process.

About the examination:

The examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT), with a duration of 180 minutes. Part A has 60 compulsory multiple-choice questions of the level of 10+2 subjects (science). Part B has multiple choice questions which require thinking and analysis at a bachelors student’s level. Candidates should attend at least 60 questions out of 100. There are negative marks for wrong answers. 


All students admitted through GAT-B will be paid a stipend. It is Rs.5000 per month for M.Sc. in Biotechnology & Allied Areas, Rs. 7500 for M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology and Rs. 12000 per month for MTech. /M.V.Sc. programs. 


Raksha Bela, another final year B.Sc student who was also trained by Dr Siddaraju MN got selected for Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) in  2019 and worked in Hyderabad University for 2 months with a stipend of Rs.12500 per month.

 For further details, interested may contact Dr.Siddaraju MN at 9008761986.

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