HRDG CSIR - At a glance

Human Resource Development Group of CSIR has been contributing significantly towards producing an inquiring society. The various programmes and activities of the Group relate to: Identifying budding talent having aptitude and aspirations to work for the generation of new knowledge and technology; Funding of extra mural research; Development of S&T manpower; Nurturing young talents; Promoting excellence through awards and honors; and Encouraging interaction among scientists.

 

These programmes cover a wide range of S&T disciplines and age groups and are undertaken through a true Team India partnership i.e., with active involvement and participation of eminent scientists and experts from academia, industrial R&D units, S&T departments, etc. The highlights of various schemes evolved by the Group over the years are given below:

 

Name of the Schemes(Year of inception)

Eligibility/Qualification/age

Normal time for application

Amount/Stipend/Grant

Tenure

CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Interns Awards
(2003)

Ist Class BE/BTech/BArch/
BPharm/MSc/MBBS degree;
Age limit:25 years b

As per advertisement by CSIR labs

Rs. 24000/- pm (fixed)

2 years

Junior Research Fellowship(JRF- NET)a
(through NET, in 1983)

BS-4 years program/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General & OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates).

Candidate enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible

to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category.

Age limit: 28yrs b

Twice a year, in response to advertisement in Employment News in Feb/Aug

Rs. 25000/-pmc with annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/-

5 years, upgraded to SRF after 2 years

JRF-GATE a

(2002)

( Tenable at CSIR Labs)

BE/B. Tech degree holders in engineering discipline with valid GATE score; or

Candidates with B. Pharm degree and having qualified GPAT ;
Age limit: 28yrs b

As per advertisement by individual CSIR labs

Rs. 25000/-pmc with annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/-

5 years, upgraded to SRF after 2 years

Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPMF) Fellowshipa
(2001)

Offered to certain toppers of NET (details available on HRDG website)

-

Rs. 29,000/- pmc ; upgraded to Rs.34,000/-pmc after two years with annual contingency grant of Rs. 70,000/-

5 years

Technology led entrepreneur-ship programme to Research Scholars (TEP)

(2004)

Research fellow working in CSIR labs with atleast 2 years research experience.

Selection through screening committee

No course fees, free Boarding & lodging

20-30 days

Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)a
(1950)

As Given in the Website
Age limit: 32 years b

Advertised in Employment News

Basic Sciences : Rs. 28000/- pmc ; Engineering and Medical Sciences: Rs. 28000/- pmc with annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- for all

3/4 years; total JRF + SRF tenure: 5 years

Research Associateship (RA) (1950)

As Given in the Website
Age limit: 35 years b

Advertised in Employment News

Rs.36000/-pmc,d or
Rs. 38000/-pmc,d or
Rs. 40000/-pmc,d with annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- for all

3 years

CSIR Nehru Science PDF

(2009)

(Tenable at CSIR Labs)

Within 3 years of Award of Ph D or those who have submitted or about to submit their Ph D Thesis. Publications Mandatory
Age limit: 32 years b

Any time of the Year

Rs. 50000/-pmc or
with annual contingency grant of Rs. 3.0 Lakh

Usually 2 years

Senior Research Associateship e(SRA-Scientist Pool) (1958)

Agricultural, Chemical, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary, Life, Materials, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research and Computer and Physical Sciences Science: PhD followed by two (2) years of research/teaching experience. 

Pharmaceutical/Veterinary and Engineering Sciences: Fresh PhD or thesis submitted in Pharmaceutics/ Veterinary Sciences and engineering/ technology, respectively;

Medical Sciences: MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degree followed by two years of Residency in Hospital, or equivalent experience, or research experience, or higher degrees;

And Publication(s);
Age limit : 40 years

Any time of the year

Basic Rs. 21,000/- to
Rs. 25,810/- plus allowances

3 years

Emeritus Scientiste (ES)

(1958)

Eminent Superannuated Scientists/Technologists

Any time of the year

Rs. 20,000/- pm (honorarium); a suitable contingency grant & a Research Fellow /Associate

3 years; extendable by 2 more years upto 65 years of age

Visiting Associateship (VA)
(1989)

Middle level scientists from Universities/R&D units in industries

Any time of the year

TA & DA for two visits to a CSIR lab upto 60 days in a year

3 years

Funding of Research Schemese (RS)

(1943)

Faculty/Scientists employed in universities, research institutions and R&D units

Any time of the year

Normally up to Rs. 15 lakhs

Usually 3 years

Funding of Sponsored Research Schemese

(1993)

Faculty/Scientists employed in universities, research institutions and R&D units Tie up with CSIR labs is a requirement

Any time of the year

Varies, up to Rs. 25 lakhs

Usually 3 years

Grant for Journalse

Only journals brought out in Indian languages with the sole objective of popularizing science

Any time of the year

Normally varies between Rs. 10,000/- and Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum

Year to year basis

Travel Grante (PTG)

(1981)

Research Fellows/Associates, whose papers have been accepted for presentation in international conferences

Any time of the year, preferably 3 months before the event

Full or partial grant for travel only

Grant for holding Symposium/ Seminare

(1962)

Seminars, Symposia Conferences etc organised on a national level by S & T societies/associations, etc

Any time of the year, preferably 3 months before the event

Normally varies between Rs. 10,000/- and Rs. 1,00,000/- 

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB)e

(1957)

Any Indian citizen with proven R&D track record of achieving excellence in S&T; Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
Age limit : 45 years

Once a year
Dec/Jan

Citation, plaque and Rs. 5,00,000/- as prize money, Book assistance of Rs. 10,000/- pa, Special honorarium of Rs15,000/-pm till superannuation

G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences & Technology (GNR)e

(2004)

Any citizen of India engaged in research in Biological Sciences & Technology. Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.

Once a year
April/May

Gold Medal and Citation

Young Scientist Award (YSA)e
(1987)

Scientist working in CSIR system;
Age limit : 35 years

Once a year
Jan/Feb

Citation, plaque and Rs. 50,000/- as prize money and research project of about Rs. 25 lakhs for
5 years, Special Incentive Rs.7500/- pm till 45 years of age

 

a The fellowships are given for doing PhD.

b Relaxation in age limit upto 5 years for SC /ST /OBC / physically handicapped and women candidates.

c In addition, house rent allowance (HRA) according to the rules of the organization where placed, is admissible.

d The stipend can be fixed in any of the three categories depending upon qualifications/ experience/ recommendations by the Committee.

e Further details, terms and conditions and application proforma can be obtained from the Head, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012 or can be downloaded from the website http://www.csirhrdg.res.in.

 

Contact Address :

 

Dr. Rajesh Luthra

Head, Human Resource Development Group

CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa

New Delhi 110 012

E-mail : headhrdg@csirhrdg.res.in

Website: www.csirhrdg.res.in