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 Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs)/ SRF (Extended)/ 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.
Preference will be given to the research topics relevant to R&D programmes of CSIR Laboratories, in
the new and emerging fields of science and in the areas of importance for development of scientific
and technological capability of the country. The Fellowships/ Associateships are tenable in all the
universities and deemed universities/IITs/postgraduate colleges/government research establishments
including those of CSIR, R&D establishments of recognised public sector, industrial firms and other
recognised institutions. Only bonafide Indian citizens are eligible for the award. The award is for fixed
tenure and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR to the
beneficiary. CSIR reserves the right to determine the place in India best suited to provide necessary
facilities in the areas of science in which the awardee is to specialise. Selected Fellows and
Associates will have to devote their full time to the approved research programmes. Fellows and
Associates are not permitted to take up any other remunerative jobs/assignments during their tenure.
A. SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
MSc/BE/BTech or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks and one publication in SCI Journal and
should have completed at least two years of post MSc/BE/BTech 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% marks.
BE/BTech/BPharm 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.
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.
Apply Online on or before 31stAugust 2011at http://www.csirhrdg.res.in
Only online applications followed by hard copy will be accepted.OR
MPharm 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.
MPharm or equivalent degree in pharmaceutical sciences with at least 60% marks.
Documents in support of research, teaching (not below the undergraduate level) experience
and Ph.D. registration should be attached.
Those who have been awarded PhD/MD/MS/MDS degree or have submitted their thesis for the award
of PhD/MD/MS/MDS degrees are not eligible for the position of SRF. Those who are eligible for RA
will not be considered for SRF.
These fellowships are held on a full time basis. Therefore simultaneous employment elsewhere
is not permitted. However, those desirous of pursuing higher studies, but employed presently,
whether temporary or permanent may apply with an undertaking that if selected, they will
resign the job before taking up the fellowship. The application will be rejected if the
undertaking is not enclosed.
For Science disciplines: Rs. 18000/- per month for 1st, 2ndand 3rdyear. For Medical/Veterinary/
Pharmacy, Engineering and equivalent disciplines: Rs. 18000/-p.m. for the 1stand 2ndyear and Rs. 20,000/-p.m. for the 3rdand 4thyear. 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 eform. 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.
SRF will be tenable initially for a period of two years. The term is extendable by one year on the basis
of assessment of the progress already made. Those who have held or are holding equivalent
fellowships awarded under various schemes of all India grant giving agencies such as DST, DBT,
ICMR, UGC, ICAR etc. may apply subject to the condition that the total tenure inclusive of CSIR
fellowship shall not exceed three years. Those who have already availed, or would have availed
by 31stMarch 2012, equivalent fellowship etc. for 3 years need not apply. The combined tenure
of JRF, if any, and SRF will not exceed five years. SRF will be terminated from the date of PhD viva
voce or completion of tenure whichever is earlier. Those who are already holding equivalent fellowship
should specify the reason for applying. The application is likely to be rejected if the reason is not
B. SRF (EXTENDED):
All those candidates who have submitted their PhD/MD/MS/MDS thesis can apply under this category.
All such candidates must submit necessary documents issued by the University, as proof of their
having submitted the thesis. In the absence of such documents, application will be rejected. The
applicant must have at least one publication in standard refereed journal as listed in Journal Citation
Reports (JCR) etc. The selected candidates will be offered SRF (Ext) for one year only at a stipend of
Rs. 20,000/-p.m. Candidates applying for SRF (Ext), who are expected to obtain PhD degree by the
time of the date of interview, may submit their research proposal as applicable to RA. Only those
candidates, who bring the proof of PhD degree at the time of interview will be considered for RA.
C. RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS:
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:1. The applicant should have a PhD before the last date of application (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. The candidate must have at least one research publication in standard refereed journal as
listed in Journal Citation Reports (JCR), etc.
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
The stipend of RA will be one of the following:
Rs. 22,000/- p.m.
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.
RA will be tenable initially for one year. It may be extended further annually at the discretion of CSIR
based on three members assessment committee report. The total tenure of RA is fixed for 3 years.
Those who have availed or are holding equivalent Associateships under various schemes of All-India
grant giving agencies such as DST , DBT, ICMR, UGC, ICAR etc. may apply subject to the condition
that the total tenure of RA including that of CSIR shall not exceed three years. Those who have
already availed equivalent grant of any kind for three years need not apply.
D. OTHER CONDITIONS/INFORMATION
Senior Research Fellow : Maximum 32 years as on the last date of application.
SRF Extended : Maximum 33 years as on the last date of application.
Research Associate : Maximum 35 years as on the last date of application.
Age limit is relaxable by five years for SC, ST, OBCs and physically handicapped on production of
suitable certificates from the competent authority. Women candidates are also given age relaxation 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 candidates called for interview will be
paid single second class rail fare to and fro by the shortest route. 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 interview.
E. CANDIDATES APPLYING UNDER THE CODE STS 71
Only those candidates desirous of working on one of the following broad topics may apply
under the Code STS 71:
R & D Management (Planning, Priorities, Evaluation, Social and Economic Impact, etc.)
Intellectual Property laws, Policies, Management and evaluation, etc
Technology forecasting, Assessment and Management;Policies, Programmes, and approaches for innovation policies, promotion instruments and
S & T Policies, Programmes and interface with global economic agenda such as Food, Energy,
Ecology and Environment, Climate Change, poverty alleviation, Natural hazards.
S & T interface with Society, Polity and Production sectors.
Studies on Technological Change in the Production Sectors.
Studies on mobility of S & T professionals: Demands, Trends, Impact, etc.
Studies on International competitiveness of Indian S & T.
Societal impact in the open economy era.
Candidates applying under this code should have essential qualification as applicable to other codes
with an exception that degree at the master level can also be in management, social sciences,
F. FELLOWSHIP IN TRANS DISCIPLINARY AREA TDR/81:
The objective of fellowship in Trans disciplinary area is to encourage research in new and emerging
areas where boundaries between disciplines are transcended and knowledge and perspectives from
different disciplines are integrated.
Trans disciplinary research brings together two or more disciplines to generate new knowledge
through collaborations outside the limits of one’s own discipline.
Candidates applying under this code should have essential qualification as applicable to other
G. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES
The candidates should carefully read these instructions before submitting their applications:
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.
ii. Details from the time of obtaining the qualifying degree till the last date of application should be
mentioned clearly in column 18 of application form. Unaccounted period, if any, may lead to
iii. All the necessary documents i.e. office orders in support of the research experience mentioned in
column 18 of application form and proof of PhD registration should be attached, otherwise
application will be rejected. No testimonial will be accepted as proof of research experience.
iv. Candidates should be prepared to produce original certificate, PhD registration, research
experience (office orders), reprints & letter(s) of acceptance about papers under publication,
NET, GATE certificate at the time of interview and later when required.
v. Applications will be processed on the basis of information provided in the online
application. (If the information given in the application form does not match with the originals
at the time of verification of documents, the candidate may not be allowed to appear for
interview and no TA shall be paid to such a candidate). Applications/ documents received
after the last date will not be entertained.
vi. Those who have already applied three times and not called or selected need not to apply.
vii. Date of interview will not be changed on request from candidates.
viii. Misrepresentation or hiding of facts shall lead to disqualification.
ix. Every effort is made by CSIR to have committees with wide-ranging expertise, therefore,
complaints of rejection on this account will not be entertained by CSIR after the interviews.x. Decision of CSIR on all matters including calling for interview, selection, recommendation and
placement etc. shall be final. No correspondence in the matter will be entertained.
xi. Canvassing if any form will be a disqualification. No interim enquiries will be attended to.
xii. The candidates are advised in their own interest to apply early enough to ensure timely receipt
of their application by the CSIR on or before the closing date.
Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take print out of the
Application Form and paste his/her recent photograph in the space provided and send (as the
topmost page) along with the following documents
(i) Demand Draft of specified fee ( in favour of Head HRDG, EMR Payable at Delhi. )
General Rs. 400/-
Other backward classes Rs 200/-
SC/ST/physically challenged Rs 100/-
Mention your Acknowledgement no., name and address on the back of Demand Draft.
(ii) Detail description of proposed research topic giving an outline of the problem (about
1000 words) to be addressed, its importance, objective(s), technical programme and
year wise plan of work.
(iii) Attested copies of school leaving certificate, degrees, marksheets, Proof of PhD
registration, Proof of PhD Submission (for SRF Extended), NET, GATE, etc.
(iv) Attested copies of documents in support of research experience. Only office orders will
be accepted as proof of experience. Testimonials will not be accepted for this purpose.
(v) Attested copies of research papers published, accepted for publication.
(vi) Testimonial from Guide/ Supervisor.
(vii) Undertaking to resign in case of employed candidates in the event of award of
fellowship (for SRF)
(viii) Attestations by the proposed Guide/Supervisor and the Head of the Institute at the
space provided in the hard copy of the Application Form
to Scientist In-Charge, EMR-1, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex,
Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012, so as to reach latest by September 9th, 2011.
The subject code in which applied should be clearly and boldly written on the envelope.
Since the application is to be forwarded through proper channel, it will be advisable to
apply well in time.
Applications received after the last date or incomplete applications will be rejected. No interim
correspondence will be entertained. The decision of CSIR on all aspects of selection process will
be final. No refund of application fee can be made under any circumstances.
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