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Applications invited for Research Fellowships under MRFP Research Fellow Program

Applications invited for Research Fellowships under MRFP Research Fellow Program

Organization: Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)

Apply By: 20 May 2019

Fellowship title: Applications invited for Research Fellowships under MRFP Research Fellow Program

Deadline: 20th May 2109

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India is mandated to provide the nation with best possible services in forecasting the monsoons and other weather/climate parameters, ocean state, earthquakes, tsunamis and other phenomena related to earth systems through well integrated programmes. The Ministry also deals with science and technology for exploration and exploitation of ocean resources (living and non-living), and play nodal role for Antarctic/Arctic and Southern Ocean research. The ministry has 10 key organizations such as:

  • India Meteorological Department (IMD)
  • National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Delhi
  • National Center for Seismology, (NCS), Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune
  • Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad
  • National Center for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa
  • National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai
  • National Center for Coastal Research (NCCR), Chennai
  • National Center for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Trivandrum
  • Center for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), Kochi

The MoES invites applications for Junior/Senior Research Fellow Program (MRFP) to be coordinated by Development of Skilled Manpower in Earth System Sciences (DESK-ESSC), at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. MRFP is Ministry’s dedicated JRF/SRF program in which eligible fellows will be selected through a nation-wide selection processes and subsequent interviews. Selection will be against each of the advertised positions as below. Selected fellows initially will undergo induction training at IITM (of four months duration) and will be sent to the respective MoES organizations as per given in the advertisement. Selected candidates are required to complete Ph.D. in relevant fields by registering to a university as per the norms of the respective MoES organization where the fellow will be engaged in research. MRFP fellows will be provided with a two year JRF and two year SRF fellowship as per the DST guidelines and will undergo the stipulated evaluation processes therein.

Qualifications:

In addition to the basic qualifications as below table, candidate should have qualified NET/GATE/LS (CSIR/UGC/ICAR). Candidates appeared for final year of M.Sc./ M.S./ M.Tech. can apply for the post and should write their aggregate marks upto the latest semester they have appeared but their appointment is subject to having passed the M.Tech./M.Sc./M.S. examination as evidenced by mark sheets/provisional degree certificate.

Age Limit: 28 years as on last date of application; c) Stipend (JRF): Rs.31,000/- p.m. plus admissible HRA;

Tenure: 04 years (as followed in DST norms)

For General and OBC Category: Minimum 60% aggregate mark in the qualifying examination is essential.

For SC/ST/Physically Handicapped Category: Minimum 55% aggregate marks in qualifying examination is essential.

Candidates who would like to avail fellowship from CSIR/UGC/ICAR and work as JRF in MRFP are also encouraged to apply. Such candidates need to specify in the online application form about their preference of fellowship (whether availing MRFP Research Fellowship or CSIR/UGC/ ICAR fellowship). Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC, 10 years for physically handicapped and as per rule for ex-servicemen.

All applications have to be sent online via the online application link at https://iitmjobs.tropmet.res.in/job/rarf-mrfp-2019.php  . Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

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