Fellowship at Center for scientific & Industrial
GENERAL : The EMR Division under HRD Group of CSIR provide
CSIR Research Fellowship and Associateships to bright young
men and women for training in methods of research under the
expert guidance of faculty members /scientists working in
University Departments/ National Laboratories and Institutes
in various fields of Science & Technology and Medical
The CSIR Fellowships / Associateships are tenable in Universities/IITs/Post-Graduate
Colleges/Government Research Establishments including those of CSIR, R&D
establishments of recognized public or private sector, industrial firms and other
recognized institutions. However, CSIR reserves the right to determine the place
best suited to provide necessary facilities in the area of science and technology
in which the awardee is to specialize.
The CSIR Fellowships / Associatships are tenable in India. Only bonafide Indian
citizens, residing in India are eligible for the award of research Fellowship/Associateships.
The programme is aimed at National Human Resource Development for S&T.
The award of CSIR Fellowship / Associateships is for fixed tenure and does not
imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR to the beneficiary.
The authority to award / terminate vests with CSIR. The awardee shall not lay
claim to permanent absorption in CSIR, after the expiry of Fellowship / Associateship.
SUBJECT OF RESEARCH : Preference is given to a subject / topic of research relevant
to the research programmes of CSIR laboratories and nationally important S&T
CSIR SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (SRF) :
A certain number of SRFs will be awarded
each year by CSIR directly to those possessing the following qualification and
MSc, BE, BTech with minimum 60% marks and at least two years of post MSc, BE,
BTech, research experience as evidence from fellowship/ associateship or traineeship
and published papers in standard refereed journals OR ME, M.Tech or equivalent
degree in Engineering/Technology with minimum 60% marks OR MBBS or BDS (with
1 year if internship) with first division OR BPharm/BVSc/BSc (Ag) or equivalent
degree with minimum 60% marks and at least three years of research experience.
Research workers who have had requisite training in methods of research alongwith
above qualification and who have proved their aptitude for original research
are eligible for this Fellowship.
AGE LIMT : The upper age limit for SRF shall be 32 years. The upper age limit
is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/tribes,
women, physically handicapped and OBC applicants.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Applications for SRF are normally invited every year
on all India basis through press advertisement. The prescribed application form
is printed along with the advertisement in the Employment News every year. Application
proforma duly completed and forwarded through the proposed Supervisor and Head
of the Department/Institutions should be submitted within the prescribed date
alongwith a Demand Draft for the amount indicated in the advertisement to the
Deputy Secretary, EMR Division, HRD Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa,
New Delhi - 110 012.
SELECTION PROCEDURE : Selection will be made through the procedure of assessment
of academic record and published/project work by discipline-wise high-level expert
Committees. Second class rail fare will be admissible to those applicants who
are called for interview. Merely fulfilling of eligibility criteria will not
entitle a candidate for being called for interview. Candidates will be called
for interview after screening on the basis of criteria adopted by CSIR depending
on the number if fellowships available. CSIR reserves the right to call or not
to call a candidate for interview. The validity of the award letter shall be
six months from the date mentioned in the award letter. No extension beyond six
months will be considered. Decision of CSIR in matters of selection for interview
or for award of Fellowships etc. shall be final.
TENURE : The tenure of SRF will initially be 2 years. Extension of tenure for
the 3rd year will be issued by EMR Division of HRDG after receiving the recommendation
of three member Expert Committee consisting of Guide, Head of Department and
external Professor in the relevant field duly supported by detailed progress
report & publications in the form of reprints / preprints / manuscripts or
paper communicated for publication. The total tenure as JRF & SRF will not
exceed 5 years. The tenure of SRF in Engineering & Medical Sciences is four
years. Extension for 3rd & 4th years will be issued by EMR Division according
to the procedure outlined above. Computation is made of the total period of
tenure ship of Research Fellow/ Associate if he/she has availed any other fellowship
of equivalent status from any agency/institute. A Research Fellow/Associate
joins on the first day of the month, his/her tenure ship will be completed
on the last day of the previous month. In other cases the tenure ship will
on the last day of the same month.
STIPEND : SRF in a science discipline is entitled to a stipend of Rs.9000/-
pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd years. The stipend in case of medical (MBBS, BPharm, BDS,
and MPharm) and engineering subjects (both at bachelors & master's degree
level) will initially be Rs.9500/- pm for 1st and 2nd years and later enhanced
to Rs.10,000/- for the subsequent years depending on progress of research having
been assessed as satisfactory.
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN CSIR LABORATORIES :
The JRF's may be recruited in
CSIR Laboratory/Institute from among the candidates who
are identified for support
by EMR from the result of the national CSIR-UGC NET only. The terms and conditions
as given above will be applicable to all JRFs & SRFs. GATE - Qualified
(in Engineering and technological subjects only) candidates can be selected
in CSIR Laboratories after following a procedure prescribed by Directors. Persons
declared eligible for lectureship only will also be eligible for award of JRF
in sponsored schemes, through HRD or other agencies only.
SRF (EXTENDED) : For those meritorious candidates who have submitted their
PhD thesis and are awaiting the award of PhD degree may apply for SRF (Extended).
The tenure will for a maximum period of one year only. This tenure of SRF
will be counted in case the candidate applies and get selected as CSIR RA,
after getting the PhD degree. The upper age limit for SRF (Ext) is 33 years.
CSIR RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP (RA) :
A certain number of RA-ships
may be awarded each year directly by CSIR to young research
workers who have shown promise
in original research and propose to pursue research work in science, engineering,
medicine or technology on specific projects. The Associate will do full
time research work on problems stated in his/her application
and approved by CSIR.
ELIGIBILITY : Under this scheme, persons possessing Doctorate (PhD/MD/MS/MDS)
or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design
and development experience after MVSc/MPharm/ME/MTech will be eligible
AGE LIMIT : The upper age limit for award of RA shall be 35 years. The
upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of applicants belonging
scheduled castes/tribes, women, physically handicapped and OBC candidates.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Application for RAship are invited every a year
on all India basis through press advertisement. The prescribed application
be printed alongwith the advertisement in the Employment News. The completed
application proforma must be submitted to the Deputy Secretary, EMR Division,
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012, within the prescribed
SELECTION PROCEDURE : The selection would be through assessment of academic
achievements of candidates and interviews of those screened by high level
Selection Committees constituted for the purpose. Second class rail fare
is admissible to those applicants who are called for interview. The validity
of the offer of
award shall be six months from the date mentioned in the award letter.
The RA-ships are tenable in Indian Universities/IITs/Colleges/Government
Research Establishments and those of recognized public or private sector
other Institutions approved by CSIR.
STIPEND AND CONTINGENCY GRANT :
The consolidated stipend of
RA will be one of the following.
a) Rs.11000/- (fixed)
b) Rs.11500/- (fixed)
c) Rs.12000/- (fixed)
The stipend may normally be
fixed at Rs.11000/-. However, a selected RA may be placed
in the higher stipend if there is ample justification and
is made by the discipline wise Selection Committee and approved by DGCSIR.
In addition, contingent grant of Rs.20000/- per annum per Associate will
to the concerned Universities/Institutions.
TENURE : Associateship will be tenable initially for a period of one year.
It may be extended further at the discretion of CSIR. In such a case the
of RA would be assessed each year by high level discipline wise Assessment
Committee consisting of one external member not below the rank of Professor,
of the candidate and Head of the department. If the supervisor happens
to be the Head of the department, another professor of the same Department
with the Committee. External member should be preferably chairman of the
three members Committee. However the order for extension or otherwise will
by the EMR Division after having considered the high level discipline wise
Committee/s report, together with the detailed progress report duly supported
by the reprints/ preprints/manuscript of the papers published, accepted
or communicated. The total tenure of RA is planned to be of maximum 3 years
including the tenure
of associateship awarded by UGC/DST/ICMAR/ICAR etc.
AWARD OF ASSOCIATESHIP
AND RELEASE OF GRANTS. :
The procedure described in paras 19
to 27 for Fellowship will be applicable in the case of
CONTINGENT GRANT : The Contingent grant
is Rs.20,000/-p.a. The details in para 20 of the Fellowship
will be applicable for utilization of this
associate shall present yearly reports on the progress of his /her work,
through the supervisor
and the Head of the Department in the University/Institution, in the
prescribed proforma. The associate shall, at the expiry
of the Associatship submit
a comprehensive report of the work done during the entire period Associateship
supervisor to CSIR in the published work (manuscript, reprints). If an
to leave the Associateship before the end of the tenure, it should be
with the prior approval of CSIR. The Asociateship can
be terminated, if any
is not satisfied with the progress or conduct of the Associate. For the
rules regarding selection, payment of funds, utilization of the contingent
submission of progress report, tenure, publications and the patents,
leave for temporary
or paid lectureship research job etc. the general rules applicable to
JRFs & SRFs
will apply to RA.
GENERAL : CSIR may send whenever considered necessary its
officers for reviewing the work of the fellows and Associates,
inspection of accounts, etc, in Universities/Institutes where
the scholars are placed. Any kind of paid or honorary, part-or-full-time
employment or private practice even in honorary capacity
is not permissible during the tenure of Fellowship/Associateship.
The stipend of research fellow/associate is exempt from the
payment of income tax under 10(16) of IT Act, 1961. These
terms and conditions supersede all previous instruction issued
in regard to JRF/SRF/RA. However, any relaxation would require
approval of DGCSIR. In all matters decision taken by CSIR
shall be final b) Rs.11500/- (fixed) c) Rs.12000/- (fixed)