Junior Research Fellowship Project Assistant at Karimganj College, Assam, India

About the scholarship
The fellowship is for the junior research position/project assistant at the Department of Botany, Karimganj college, Assam, India for a SERB, DST sponsored project entitled ‘Physiological and molecular approaches to dehydration stress tolerance and recovery in Oryza sativa L. : role of calcium’. The fellowship is supposed to last for three years. The interview dates will be announced once the applicants are shortlisted. 

The department of Botany was established at 1949. The department of Botany has received grant for introducing the advance diploma in biotechnology. The department has introduced honours programme in biotechnology in the year 2006. The department has at present eight laboratories with state of the art facilities Tissue culture lab, Biochemistry lab, Molecular Biology lab, Microbiology lab. 

Study subjects

The study subjects/fellowship is awarded in physiological and molecular approaches to dehydration stress tolerance and recovery in oryza sativa L. Role of calcium. 

Course level

The course level for the scholarship is for pursuing the junior research fellowship for the above mentioned SERB and SCT sponsored project at the karimganj College, Assam, India. 
Scholarship Provider

The scholarship is provided by the SERB, DST which is sponsoring the project also. 

Scholarship can be taken at

The scholarship can be taken at Assam, India. 

Eligibility criteria

The candidate has to satisfy the below eligibility criteria for the above mentioned fellowship. 

1.       The candidate should be M.Sc either in Biotechnology or Molecular biology or in any of the Life sciences fields.
2.       The desired qualification of the candidate is that he/she should be NET qualified with research experience or project work in areas of plant biochemistry/ molecular biology/stress psychology/biotechnology with a published paper.
3.       The age limit of the candidate should be below or 28 years. 

Scholarship open for

The applications are for the Indian students. The students from India are eligible for the junior research fellowship.

Number of awards

The fellowship is offered for only one junior research fellow position for the SERB, DST sponsored project at the department of Botany, Assam, India.

Duration of awards

The duration of the award is for three years. The initial scholarship is for only 6 months and can be extended after the review of the satisfactory performance of the work done during the previous months/year.
The position may also end with the end of the project.  

Scholarship amount/coverage

The scholarship amount provided to the junior research fellow is as per the DST norms. The exact scholarship amount is not known. 

Selection criteria

The candidates will be shortlisted based on the merit. The candidate should have the necessary eligibility criteria to get selected for the initial round of selection too. 

How to apply

The applications have to be sent along with CV, a statement of Interest and photocopies of credentials by email or by post to the Dr H Upadhyaya, Assistant Professor & Principal Investigator, SERB, DST project’, Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Karimganj College, Karimganj-788710, Assam, India.
The email can be sent to the hkupbl_au-at-rediffmail.com within 10 days of the advertisement.


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