Appointment of Junior Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow & Research Associate in Visva- Bharati

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For appointment of JRF/SRF/RA for CSIR Scheme entitled “Studies on System Development for Fluoride Removal from Groundwater” tenable at Visva-Bharati Santiniketan

Post: Junior Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Research Associate

Application is invited for appointment of JRF/SRF/ RA for CSIR Scheme entitled “Studies on system development for fluoride removal from groundwater” tenable at Visva-Bharati Santiniketan for 36 Months.

NET qualified candidates having basic degree in M.Sc in Chemistry (Inorganic/Analytical Special) or in Environmental Science or BE/B. Tech in Ceramics/Material Science are requested to apply. Experience in the related field is required for SRF/RA. Details of CSIR guidelines are given below:

The educational qualifications prescribed for the award of research fellowship/ associateship are as under:-

The minimum qualifications are: MSc/BE/BTech or equivalent degree, with 55% marks and passing of NET/GATE test. The selection for award of JRF is made on the basis of a competitive written test organised jointly by CSIR and UGC at National Level consisting of three papers. One of them is a compulsory paper of general nature for testing mental ability and broad awareness of scientific knowledge at an elementary level. The other two are optional papers to be selected from amongst 1) Chemical Sciences, 2) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, 3) Life Sciences, 4) Mathematical Sciences and 5) Physical Sciences. One of these will be objective type and the others will require short descriptive answers to questions.

Applications for JRF-ship are invited twice a year on all India basis in the prescribed application form printed alongwith the advertisement in the Employment News by a specified date. The completed application form may be submitted to the Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex Building, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012.
The candidates who qualify in the test are informed individually after the result is finalised.

The minimum qualifications are: (i) MSc,BE, BTech, BPharm, or equivalent degree, and at least two years of post-MSc, BE, BTech, BPharm, research experience, as evidenced from published papers in standard refereed journals; (ii) ME,MTech or equivalent degree in Engineering/Technology; (iii) MBBS or BDS, with 1 year internship/MPharm or equivalent.

The minimum qualifications are : Doctorate (PhD/MD/MS/MDS) or equivalent degree OR having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after MPharm/ME/MTech.

Those who have submitted PhD theses can also be selected for RAship provisionally for one year only pending award of PhD degree, through interview mode as at 3.5.2 of Booklet - Emeritus Scientist Scheme (iii). They have to get regularized as RA after award of PhD degrees but within one year.

The upper age limit for JRF, SRF (extended SRF) and RA (including provisional RA) shall be 28, 32 (33) and 35 years respectively as on the day on which the application is made. A small relaxation in age limit may be considered, in the case of applicants who are suitably qualified and experienced, on the recommendations of the selection committee. The upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/tribes/OBC, and women, and physically handicapped candidates.

Appointment of JRF/SRF/RA: The approved research schemes of CSIR have provision for manpower to assist the investigator(s) in the research programmes. The position provided is JRF or SRF or RA. The qualifications and age requirements for JRF/SRF/RA appointments are given in paras 3.9 and 3.10 of Booklet - Emeritus Scientist Scheme.

Competitive written test is conducted jointly by CSIR and UGC at national level (National Eligibility Test, NET), to qualify young men and women for appointment as JRFs. Available NET qualified candidates under i) JRF and ii) Lecturership (NET) categories can be appointed directly in the schemes of CSIR. Persons who have qualified in the GATE test can also be selected for appointment as JRFs. Both NET and GATE qualified candidates should be interviewed to determine their suitability. Non-NET or non-GATE qualified candidates can not be appointed as JRFs. The recommendation of the Board is to be sent to CSIR for formalization of the same along with the Biodata of the candidate in Form G.

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