ICMR JRF admissions

About the Scholarship Details
The Indian council of Medical research (ICMR) is collaborating with PGIMER, Chandigarh to hold the national level examination for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in the fields of Life Science/Social Science stream on 13th July, 2014. The centre of the examination is at twelve centres in India namely Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Delhi, Guwahati, Sri Nagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Varanasi.

Eligibility Criteria or Educational qualification for the research position at ICMR
The eligibility criteria for the above scholarship are given below as follows.
1.       The candidate should be M.Sc/M.A or equivalent degree with a minimum percentage of 55 marks for General/OBC candidates.
2.       The candidates appearing for the final year of M.Sc/M.A in the current year 2014-15 can also apply for the above scholarship.
3.       The M.Sc/M.A degree certificate should be submitted before the last date of 30th September, 2014.
4.       The age limit for the candidates to apply as on 30th September, is 28 years. The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for the candidates who are SC/ST, physically handicapped, female candidates and 3 years in the case of OBC applicants.

Number of Fellowships
The total number of scholarships being awarded is around 150. The fellowships awarded are segregated into two categories.
120 fellowships are provided to the group of Life Science field to take up research on the following categories of Human Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biophysics, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics, Veterinary Sciences and Molecular Biology etc.
30 scholarships are provided to the group of social sciences like Psychology, Home sciences, Sociology, statistics anthropology, health economics and social work.
There will be another list of 100 candidates who would be selected for the positions of JRF under various research schemes of ICMR. The candidates will be subject to the terms and conditions for the appointment under the various scholarship schemes. The scholarship selected candidates will be notified through post or through email by the first week of September, 2014.

How to apply
The candidate can download the application form/Challan form from the PGIMER website http://pgimer.edu.in and ICMR New Delhi website http://icmr.nic.in respectively only. The completed application form is to be sent through the speed post/registered post to the Registrar, PGI, Chandigarh on or before the last date of 30th April, 2014.
Three copies of the challan will be available once the candidate deposits the fee amount with the state bank of India. The State bank of India will retain one copy with itself. The other copy will be sent to the PGI, and the third remains with the candidate.

Important dates for JRF
The last date of the application is 30th April, 2014. For the remote areas, the application’s last date of application is 5th May, 2014.
The date of the entrance examination is on 13th July, 2014.


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