ICMR's Junior Research Fellowship - 150 fellowships

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. As early as in 1911, the Government of India set up the Indian Research Fund Association (IRFA) with the specific objective of sponsoring and coordinating medical research in the country. After independence, several important changes were made in the organisation and the activities of the IRFA. It was redesignated in 1949 as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with considerably expanded scope of functions.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research(PGIMER), Chandigarh will hold a National level examination for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), for Indian national candidates at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Srinagar (J&K) and Varanasi on Sunday, July 22,2018.

A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. [120 fellowships in the field of Biomedical Sciences with emphasis on Life Sciences (like microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary Medicine (excluding Agriculture extension/ Soil Sciences, etc) and thirty fellowships for the work with emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics anthropology, social work, public health/health economics (agriculture economics will not be considered)]

Educational Qualification:
M.Sc/MA or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marksfor General/OBC candidates and 50% for the SC/ST & Physically Handicapped (PH)and Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates in the subjects mentioned above.Candidates appearing in the final year examination (2017-2018) can also apply.

Age Limit: The upper age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on30-09-2 018 (relaxable up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH/
VH/female candidates and three years in the case of OBC

Fee: RS 1000/- (General/OBC) & Rs 800/- (SC/ST/PH/VH)

All disputes relating to the conduct of the examination or any matter connected with this advertisement shall be dealt in the jurisdiction of National Capital Territory of Delhi Court.

A copy of the above is forwarded to Ms. Sandhya Diwakar, Consultant, Division of Human Resource Planning & development (HRD) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) New Delhi with the request to display the same on the official website of ICMR New Delhi

Information bulletin/brochure, online application form and other details will be available at both PGIMER, Chandigarh website pgimer.edu.in and ICMR, New Delhi website: icmr.nic.in. Candidates may visit the websites w.e.f.12.04.2018. The last date for filling of online application is 15.05.2018. Only online application will be accepted, no other mode of submission of application will be accepted.



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