CSIR SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE FELLOWSHIP

 

To commemorate the birth centenary year (2000) of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who was the first Vice-President of CSIR in the Independent India, CSIR has instituted a special fellowship, namely, "DR. SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE (SPM) FELLOWSHIP" open to toppers of CSIR-UGC JRF (NET) awardees.

 

Objective:

 

To nurture the budding scientific talent and to nourish the objective of pursuit of scientific research.

 

Scope:

 

Pursuing Ph.D programme with a special fellowship in CSIR Labs/other specialized R & D institutions / universities.

 

Nature of Fellowship:

 

Stipend : Rs.20000/- + HRA per month during the first two years of the fellowship and a Contingency grant of Rs.70000/- p.a. May be raised to Rs.24000/- + HRA per month from third year onwards on the basis of assessment through interview. May be reverted to JRF (NET), if performance is not found satisfactory.

 

Duration: Initially for 2 years. Extendable as per normal rules for CSIR JRF (NET) scheme. The maximum tenure of SPM Fellowship will be up to 5 years.

 

Contingent Grant:

 

An annual contingent grant of Rs.70,000/- per fellow is provided to the University/Institution. For less than one year, the contingent grant will be admissible on pro-rata basis. Part of this grant may be utilized in the interest of research work, purchase of books, etc. and the detailed guidelines for utilization of contingency grant are given in Annexure-I. The unspent balance of contingency grant at the end of a year may be carried forward to the next year, however, the next release of contingency grant will be subject to adjustment of unspent balance of contingency grant of the previous year, thereby restricting contingency expenditure to a maximum of Rs. 70,000/- in a year. Further, request (claim) for release of contingency grant of the previous financial year(s) will not be entertained. The CSIR Research Fellows will be given Rs.3000/- (lump sum) extra on submission of PhD thesis in e-form. For details, Head, CSIR’s Unit for R&D of Information Products (URDIP), ‘JOPASANA’, 85/1, Paud Road (Near Vanaz Engineering Company), Kothrud, Pune -411 038, Maharashtra, may be contacted. The website address of URDIP is www.urdip.res.in

 

Guidelines for utilization of contingent grant are given in Annexure-I.

 

Selection process:

 

Shyma Prasad Mukherjee (SPM) Fellowships will be awarded through interview mode.

 

Eligibility Criteria for calling candidates for interview:

 

A maximum of 10 SPM Fellowships each in Chemical Sciences and Life Sciences, and 5 each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be awarded through interview mode from NET held in December 2014.

 

·          Candidates in ratio of 1:3 will be called for interview in each subject.

 

Subject

Number of candidates to be called for interview

Unreserved

OBC

SC

ST

PWD

Chemical Sciences

30

14

8

5

2

1

Life Sciences

30

14

8

5

2

1

Earth Sciences

15

7

4

2

1

1

Mathematical Sciences

15

7

4

2

1

1

Physical Sciences

15

7

4

2

1

1

Engineering Sciences

15

7

4

2

1

1

 

·          Category-wise number of candidates to be called for interview is based on reservation policy, i.e. 27% for OBC, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3% for PWD.

 

·          Top 14 candidates each in Chemical and Life Sciences, and 7 candidates each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences in unreserved category will be taken from combined merit list of General/OBC/SC/ST/PWD. 

 

·          Top 8 candidates each in Chemical and Life Sciences, and 4 candidates each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be taken from OBC category. A maximum relaxation of 5% of the cut off of the 14th/7th candidates of unreserved category will be given to OBC candidates subject to short listing of a maximum of 8/4 candidates for interview in the respective subject.

 

·          Top 5 candidates each in Chemical and Life Sciences, and 2 candidates each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be taken from SC category. A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cut off of the 14th/7th candidates of unreserved category will be given to SC candidates subject to short listing of a maximum of 5/2 candidates for interview in the respective subject.

 

·          Top 2 candidates each in Chemical and Life Sciences, and 1 candidate each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be taken from ST category. A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cut off of the 14th/7th candidates of unreserved category will be given to ST candidates subject to short listing of a maximum of 2/1 candidates for interview in the respective subject.

 

·          Top 1 candidate each in Chemical and Life Sciences Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be taken from PWD category. A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cut off of the 14th/7th candidates of unreserved category will be given to PWD candidates.