A certain number of RA-ships may be awarded each year directly by CSIR
to young research workers who have shown promise in original research
and propose to pursue research work in science, engineering, medicine
or technology on specific projects. The Associate will do full time research
work on problems stated in his/her application and approved by CSIR.
this scheme, persons possessing Doctorate (PhD/MD/MS/MDS) or equivalent
degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development
experience after MVSc /MPharm /ME/ MTech will be eligible for award as
Age Limit:The upper age limit for award of RA shall be 35 years.
The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years in the case of applicants
belonging to scheduled castes/tribes, women, physically handicapped and
Application Procedure :Application
for RA ship are normally invited twice a year on all India basis through
press advertisement. The prescribed application form will be printed along
with the advertisement in the Employment News. The completed application
proforma must be submitted to the Deputy Secretary, EMR Division, CSIR
Complex, Opp. Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012,
within the prescribed date.
The selection would be through assessment of academic achievements of
candidates and interviews of those screened by high level discipline wise
Selection Committees constituted for the purpose. Second class rail fare
is admissible to those applicants who are called for interview. The validity
of the offer of award shall be six months from the date mentioned in the
award letter. The RA-ships are tenable in Indian Universities/IITs/Colleges/Government
Research Establishments and those of recognized public or private sector
industrial firms other Institutions approved by CSIR.
Stipend and Contingency
The consolidated stipend of RA will be one of the following
a) Rs 11000/- (fixed)
b) Rs 11500/- (fixed)
c) Rs 12000/- (fixed)
The stipend may normally be fixed at Rs 11000/-. However, a selected RA
may be placed in the higher stipend if there is ample justification and
such recommendation is made by the discipline wise Selection Committee
and approved by DG CSIR. In addition, contingent grant of Rs. 20,000/-
per annum per Associate will be provided to the concerned Universities/Institutions.
Tenure: Associateship will be tenable initially for a period of
one year. It may be extended further at the discretion of CSIR. In such
a case the progress of RA would be assessed each year by high level discipline
wise Assessment Committee consisting of one external member not below
the rank of Professor, Supervisor of the candidate and Head of the department.
The total tenure of RA is planned to be of maximum 3 years including the
tenure of associateship awarded by UGC/DST/ICMAR/ICAR etc.