Application is invited from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Recruitment for the post of 150 Junior Research Fellow vacancies. Interested and eligible candidates may apply online through the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website.
Last Date: 31/07/2021.
ICMR JRF Recruitment 2021 Details:
Name of Post: Junior Research Fellow
No of posts: 150
Life Sciences: 120 (e.g., microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, nursing, zoology, botany, environmental sciences, and veterinary medicine)
Social Sciences: 30 (e.g., psychology, sociology, home sciences, statistics, anthropology, social work and public health/health economics)
Eligibility Criteria of ICMR JRF Recruitment
Age Limit: The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30-09-2021 (upper age limit relaxable up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, PwBD and female candidates, three years in the case of OBC category.
Educational Qualification: M.Sc. /M.A. or equivalent degree (subject areas mentioned in Section 5, pg. no. 7) with minimum 55% marks for General/EWS/OBC candidates and 50% for the SC/ST and PwBD candidates.
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 (2020–2021) can also apply for the exam as RA (Result Awaited). Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given in annexure–I 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 Exam 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 31st December, 2021 otherwise candidature will automatically be forfeited.
(i) The value of the fellowship is Rs. 31,000/- (Rupees Thirty One thousand only) per month.
(ii) The duration of fellowship will initially be limited until two years carrying a monthly stipend of Rs. 31,000/- and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per annum.
The progress of research work would be evaluated annually through annual progress reports (APR). On completion of two years as a JRF, the stipend of a fellow may be increased to Rs. 35,000/- p.m. from 3rd year onwards on the basis of assessment of candidate’s research progress/achievements and upgradation report recommendation as submitted by the Institute’s Assessment Committee. Upon such a recommendation, the fellow will be called as a senior research fellow (SRF). In the event of the Committee not recommending upgradation, the fellow will continue as JRF with a stipend of Rs. 31,000/- per month for the 3rd year or his/her fellowship may be terminated depending on the decision of the Committee. The duration as SRF may be for a maximum duration of 03 years or until submission of Ph.D. thesis (whichever is earlier). Thus, the total tenure as JRF plus SRF shall not exceed 5 (five) years.
Selection Process of ICMR JRF Recruitment
ICMR will hold a National level examination on Sunday, September 12, 2021 for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of JRF through ICMR. The ICMR JRF Entrance Examination 2021 will be an online test of two hours duration.
The paper will consist of two Sections. The Aptitude Section (Section A) will have 50 questions on (i) scientific phenomenon in everyday life; (ii) general knowledge in Sciences; and (iii) common statistics. All these questions would be compulsory with each question carrying 1 mark. The subject Specific Section (Section B & C) would pertain to (B) Life Sciences and (C) Social Sciences. Each area of section B & C would have 100 questions and the candidate will attempt any 75 questions in the predesigned area of Section B or C. In the online Computer-based exam, the system will not allow the candidate to attempt more than 75 questions. Candidates are required to indicate the option for Section B or C in the application form too.
Each question carries one mark. Negative marking @ 0.25 will be made for each of the wrong answer. The questions in both the Sections would appear in English only.The qualifying marks will be 55% obtained in both the Sections (A+B or C) for General Category, EWS & OBC and 50% for SC/ST and PwBD. The exam will be held in the following streams: (1) Aptitude test (common for all) (2) Life Sciences(3) Social Sciences.
Subjects covered under Life Sciences include microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, nursing, zoology, botany, environmental Sciences and veterinary Sciences (excluding Agriculture extension/ Soil Sciences etc.)
Subjects covered under Social Sciences include psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, home Sciences, statistics and Public health/Health economics (excluding others).
General/EWS/OBC: Rs. 1500/– +Transaction charges as applicable.
SC/ST: Rs. 1200/– +Transaction charges as applicable.
PwBD: Exempted from payment of a fee
All candidates are directed to deposit the above fee through online payment gateway available at ICMR–JRF 2021 application portal w.e.f. 01.07.2021 to 31.07.2021. Payment through UPI may be avoided.
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How to apply for ICMR JRF Recruitment
Interested candidates have to apply online through the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website https://main.icmr.nic.in/.
Apply starts from – 1st July 2021 at 09:00 AM
Last date for apply – 31st July 2021 at 11:55 PM
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