Research opportunities at VSSC Tvm

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Research opportunities at VSSC Tvm

 |  9th February 2016
Kochi: Applications are invited for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) positions at the Space Physics Laboratory (SPL), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram under the Indian Space Research Organisation, in different disciplines of Atmospheric, Space, and Planetary Sciences, offers excellent and challenging research opportunities in various fields including Physics, Chemistry and Dynamics of surface, lower, middle, and upper atmosphere-ionosphere and their coupling processes, Aerosols, Clouds, Space Weather phenomena, and Lunar and Planetary Explorations.

a)    M.Sc. Degree in Physics/Applied Physics/Space Physics /Atmospheric Science/Meteorology/ Space Science/Planetary Sciences/Astronomy/ Astrophysics or any other allied field or with M.Sc. Physics with specialization in any one of the above subjects including Electronics, or M. Tech in Atmospheric/ Space/Planetary Sciences/Applied Physics or allied fields with minimum 60% marks as average of all semesters or CGPA/CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 point scale or equivalent, and
b) Applicants should also have qualified one of the following:
1.       CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test, including NET-Lectureship.
2.       Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by MHRD.
3.       Joint Admission Test (JAM) conducted by MHRD.
4.       Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

Age Limit :  28 years as on 22.02.2016 (31 years for OBC candidates and 33 years in case of SC/ST candidates. Persons with Disability are eligible for age relaxation as per rules).

Pay and allowances :
The Fellowship is initially for a period of ONE YEAR and is renewable annually for a total period of FIVE years.  There will be a review of the activity every year before renewal. 

The Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)  carries an amount of Rs.25,000 per month, with a possibility to be increased to Rs.28,000/-, a Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), after two years, on successful completion and review of research work  of the previous two years by a review committee. 

How to apply:
Applications can be done on till 17.00 hours on 22.02.2016
Upon on-line registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. After submission, it is mandatory for the applicant to send only the following documents:
- A confirmatory copy of the online application.
- No Objection Certificate, from the employer concerned in respect of those applicants who are employed under Central / State Government / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous Bodies.

The applicant should not send any other documents such as copies of certificates/marklists in proof of educational qualification, work experience, age etc. The candidates have to send the documents mentioned above to Senior Administrative Officer, Recruitment & Review Section, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 022 by speed post superscribing “RECRUITMENT TO THE POSITION OF JRF (ADVT. NO.293) on the envelope within seven days of submission of the online application and in any case not later than 29.02.2016.

Important Dates:
22.02.2016 17:00 Hrs : Closing date of online submission
29.02.2016 17:00 Hrs : Closing date of receipt of hard copy of online application and all testimonials


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