New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh will hold national level examination for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Life Science/Social Science stream on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at the twelve centres viz. Bangaluru, Bhopal, Bhubneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Sri Nagar,and Varanasi.
A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. (120 fellowships would be awarded for work 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 sciences etc). 30(Thirty) fellowships would be awarded for work with emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics anthropology, social work and health economics.
Another 100 candidates would be selected for consideration for positions of JRF under various research schemes of ICMR (subject to fulfilling the conditions for appointment under the schemes) for the duration of that scheme. These JRFs would also be permitted to complete Ph.D. while working in the scheme, if enrolled. The validity of result will be two years for placement in ICMR funded projects.
The candidates selected for the JRF programme of ICMR would be permitted to enroll themselves for the Ph.D. programme of any University recognised by the UGC/MCI. The validity of fellowship awarded to a candidate will be six months.
M.Sc,/M.A. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/OBC Candidates and 50% for the SC/ST & physically handicapped candidates in the subjects mentioned under the head method of selection.
A candidate who is appearing / has appeared in the final year (IV/VI Semester whichever is applicable, and final year where Semester system is not there) of M.Sc./M.A. or Equivalent Examination during the session (2014-2015) can also apply for the test as RA (Result Awaited). Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given in the end of application) duly certified by the Head of the Department/ Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) where he/she is appearing in the final year examination. However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally and shall be considered eligible for JRF only after they submit the proof of having passed the Master's Degree examination with requisite percentage. The M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent degree mark sheet must be submitted to ICMR, latest by 30th September 2014 otherwise candidature will automatically be forfeited.
The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30-09-2014 (upper age limit relaxable up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, physically handicapped (PH) and female candidates, 3 years in the case of OBC category.
Procedure for applying:
Application for JRF fellowship is required to be submitted on the prescribed form enclosed with the prospectus availble on link:
The application, complete in all respects accompanied with all the relevant documents should reach the Registrar, PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh-160012 on or before 30.4.2014. After depositing the fee with the branch of State Bank of India, the candidate shall send PGI’s copy of the Challan Form along with the application form and retain candidate’s copy of Challan with him/her for future use. The third copy of the challan form will be retained by the State Bank of India. The Challan form is required to be filled up in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh in the ‘Power Jyoti’ Account No. 32211616762. In that case the INB reference No. will have to be mentioned instead of Challan No. in the application form. The candidate is required to send two window envelopes (without self-address) affixing Rs. 10/- postal stamp on them directly to Registrar, PGI, Chandigarh before 30.4.2014.
Application fee and mode of payment:
All the candidates are directed to deposit the above fees in the branches of State Bank of India by filling the Challan form in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh (Examination) in the Account No. 32211616762 .
Last Date for receipt of application: 30.04.2014
Late Date for receipt of application for Remote Areas: 05.05.2014
Date of Entrance Examination: 13.07.2014
For details, see the link: