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Research Fellowships

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) / Senior Research Fellow (SRF):

Research Fellow Qualification Ist & 2nd Yr (monthly emoluments)(w.e.f 01/01/2019)
Junior Research Fellow (JRF) Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science OR Graduate/Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course selected through a process described through any one of the following :
  1. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests - CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant professorship) and GATE.

  2. The selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and institutions such as DST, DBT,DAE,DOS,DRDO,MHRD,ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc.

Rs. 31,000/-
Senior Research Fellow(SRF) Qualification prescribed for JRF with two years of research experience Rs.35,000/-

Note: The performance of the Junior Research Fellows (JRF) shall be reviewed on completion of the two years, by an appropriate Review Committee duly constituted by the Directors of Centres/Units. Based on the recommendations of the review committee and approval of the Director of Centre/Unit, Junior Research Fellow may be awarded the position of Senior Research Fellow (SRF).

NET Examinations and Its Equivalent for Coverage under the OM.

Any National Level Examination conducted by the Central Government departments/agencies for admission to PhD programme are considered equivalent to NET. The following are the list of examination which can be equated to NET:
  1. CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test Including NET –Lecturership.
  2. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by MHRD.
  3. Joint Admission Test (JAM) conducted by MHRD.
  4. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) conducted by MHRD.
  5. Biotechnology Eligibility Test & Test conducted in Bio-Informatics by Bio-Informatics National Consortium.
  6. Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology & Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) conducted by Department of Atomic Energy.
  7. JRF Entrance Examination conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research.
  8. All India Competitive Examination (AICE) conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Service conditions
Obligations of JRF/SRF/RA:
  1. JRF/SRF/RA/RS shall be governed by the disciplinary regulations of the host institute.

  2. The JRF/ SRF/RA/RS must send a detailed consolidated report of the research work done during the entire period of Fellowship on completion of the tenure/ resignation at the earliest.
The periodic enhancement of Research fellowship: The Research Fellows, Research Associates and Research Scientists are not entitled for annual increment. The revised emoluments will take effect from January 01, 2019 for all categories of JRS/SRF/ Research Associates / Research Scientists.