Wednesday, February 13, 2008

CSIR, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

The information Bulletin and Application Form for this UGC NET 2008 test will be sold from 12.02.2008 to 03.03.2008 (at all stations including Delhi) through designated brances of Indian Bank & Oriental Bank of Commerce. Regarding Conditions of Elgibility, Scheme of the Test, Centres of Examination, List of designated brances of the Bank for availability of forms etc., the interested eligible candidates may go through their Notification No.10-2(5)/2008(i)-EU-II as published in the 'Employment News' issue date 09th February 2008.

The candidates should apply only on the prescribed form supplied in the Information Bulletin within the prescribed last date for receipt of completed application form by Examintion Unit, CSIR i.e., 10.03.2008 (17.03.2008 for remote areas). The above Notification containing list of designated branches of abks for sale of Application Forms will also be available on their website:


1.     CSIR will hold the National Level Test on 22nd June, 2008  for determining the eligibility of the Indian national candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of higher learning and research, as applicable.


1.1   A candidate may apply either for 'JRF + Lectureship' both or for 'Lectureship (LS) only'  He/she may indicate his/her preference in col.3 of the application, as the case may be.  CSIR may consider candidates applying for 'JRF + LS' for 'Lectureship only" depending on number of fellowships available. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only.


1.2   Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF - NET) and the second,  of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET),  will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET). The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable as per the eligibility criteria of that Scheme/Project.  However they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship.  They will be eligible to pursue Ph.D. programme with or without any fellowship other than JRF-NET. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment or from the Schemes with which they may find association.


1.3   The result of the examination to be held on 22.06.2008 may   be declared sometime in   the month of October, 2008 and fellowship to successful candidates could be awarded from 01.01.2009.



The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:  

I. Chemical Sciences,            

II. Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences

III. Life Sciences                      

IV. Mathematical Sciences     

V. Physical Sciences




Date of CSIR UGC NET 2008 (June) Examination


Date of start of sale of  Information Bulletin


Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by post only


Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin                        


Last date of receipt of completed application forms


Last date of receipt of completed application forms (from remote areas)


Last date for receipt of request for change of centre on merits




M.Sc. or Equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned in Para 2.1 above, with minimum 55% marks for General & OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had passed Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991.

A candidate can  also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her final year (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above during the academic Session  2007-2008.  Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt./Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in the final year M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination.  However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally.  They shall be considered eligible for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed the Master's Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame.

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