(Notification) CSIR: Recruitment of Direct SRF and RA - 2015
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Group of COUNCIL OF
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH (CSIR), New Delhi, provides opportunities to
bright young men and women in the form of direct Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs)
and Research Associateships (RAs) for training in methods of research under the
expert guidance of faculty members/scientists working in universities,
laboratories and institutes of Government Departments and recognised
laboratories of industry in various fields of science and technology.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS):
MSc/BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks
and one publication in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) Journal and should have
completed at least two years of post MSc/BE/B. Tech research
experience as on the last date of application, as evidenced from fellowship/
associateship or from date of registration for Ph.D.
MTech/ME or equivalent degree in engineering/technology with at least 60%
BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree with at least 60% marks and two years
research experience as on the last date of application.
MBBS/BDS or equivalent with at least 60% marks and one year internship.
BPharm/BVSc/BSc(Ag) or equivalent degree with at least 55%
marks and one publication in SCI Journal and should have completed at least
three years research experience as on the last date of application, evidenced
from fellowship/associateship or from date of registration for Ph.D.
MPharm/MVSc/MSc(Ag) or equivalent degree with at least 55%
marks and one publication in SCI Journal and should have at least one year
research experience as on the last date of application, evidenced from
fellowship / associateship or from date of registration for Ph.D.
STIPEND AND TENURE:
Rs. 28000/- per month during entire tenure of fellowship or
date of PhD viva-voce whichever is earlier. In addition, each SRF will receive a
contingent grant of a maximum Rs. 20,000/-p.a. The grant will be provided to the
University/Institution with which the SRF will be affiliated. SRFs will be given
Rs. 3000/- (lump sum) extra on submission of Ph.D thesis in e-form. For details
regarding format, etc. of e-thesis please see CSIR’s Unit for R&D of Information
Products (URDIP) at www.urdip.res.in.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS: (ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS):
1. PhD (in a science or engineering subject) or MD/MS/MDS (in
medical science subject) or ME/MTech/MPharm/MVSc with three years R&D experience
as on the last date of application, evidenced from fellowship or associateship
or from date of registration of PhD.
2. PhD (science/engineering) thesis submitted is also
eligible for RA’ship. Selection in such cases will be subject to the condition
that PhD viva-voce done & declared qualified for award of PhD/awarded PhD degree
before the expiry of the validity of the award offer.
3. The candidate applying for Research Associateship must
have at least one research publication in standard refereed journal as listed in
Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Employed candidates, whether temporary or
permanent, and also those who have already availed higher fellowships like
Senior Research Associateships etc. will not be considered for RAship.
The stipend of RA will be one of the following for the entire tenure:
- Rs. 36,000/- p.m. (Fixed),
- Rs. 38,000/-p.m. (Fixed),
- Rs. 40,000/-p.m. (Fixed), as recommended by the selection committee.
In addition, each RA will receive a contingent grant of a maximum of Rs.
20,000/-p.a. which will be provided to the concerned University/Institution.
- Senior Research Fellow (SRF) : Maximum 32 years as on the last date of
- Research Associate (RA) : Maximum 35 years as on the last date of
SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR SRF/RA:
Selection will be made through interview of candidates
short-listed on the basis of their academic records, experience and assessment
of research work already carried out and published by the candidates, by
discipline-wise high level expert committees. The SC/ST candidates called for
interview will be paid single second class rail/bus fare to and fro by the
shortest route from the station mentioned in the address for correspondence
given in the online application from (within India) to place of interview on
production of documentary proof as per rule in force. Merely fulfilling of the
essential qualifications will not entitle a candidate for being called for
interview. CSIR reserves the right to call or not to call a candidate for
How to Apply:
The candidates should carefully read these instructions before submitting
i. A candidate can apply in only one subject code. Code
number of the subject should be carefully selected (given in Appendix I) and
indicated against the appropriate column. It should be directly related to past
education and experience and future area of study. Identification of irrelevant
code or code not matching with the proposed topic of research may lead to
rejection of the application. No change of code would be permitted.
- Last date for applying Online SRF/RA applications has been extended
upto 22 December 2015
- submission of application hard copy along with requisite documents
will be 30 December 2015