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Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

HRD Group Activities at a Glance

HRD has been contributing significantly towards producing an ‘inquiring society.’ In its mandate, it has various activities which have potential for generating a strong knowledge base. These numerous schemes cover a wide range of scientists (aging from 16 years to 65 years). The following chart highlights the eligibility criteria, selection procedure, time of application, amount/stipend and tenure of the various activities.

 

Activity/Scheme

Eligibility Qualification / age

Selection Procedure

Normal time for application

Amount / Stipend / Grant

Tenure

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CSIR Programme on Youth for Leadership in Science (CPYLS)

Class X Plus/16 Years

Top 50 students of CBSE,ICSE, State Board Examination

After the Class X results are announced. Application to be sent to nearest CSIR laboratory

No stipend. Hand holding programme in CSIR laboratory upto graduate level in science

Extendable upto M.Sc. level

Junior Research

Fellowship(JRF)a

M.Sc.(55%)

Age limit: 28yrs d

By qualifying in the National Eligibility Test(NET) - (CSIR-UGC Examination)

Twice a year, in response to advertisement in Employment News in Feb / Aug

Rs. 5000/-pm b with annual contingent grant of Rs. 10,000/-

2 years, extendable by 1 year

Senior Research

Fellowship(SRF)a

1st class M.Sc. with 2 years research experience; M.Pharm., MBBS with one year internship;

M.E. or M.Tech. or equivalent degrees; Age limit: 32 yearsd

Evaluation by

discipline-wise

expert committees on the basis of

documents submitted /personal interview

Advertised in

Employment

News twice a year

Basic science

post-graduates, Rs. 5,600/- pm b ;

Engineering and Medical Science awardees, Rs. 6000 pm Contingent Grant of Rs.10,000/- for all

SRF: 3 years

Total tenure JRF+SRF: 5years

Research

Associateship (RA)

Ph.D. having research publications;

M.E. or M.Tech.

having three years experience; M.D. with good academic record;

Age limit: 35 yearsd

Evaluation by discipline wise expert committees on the basis of documents submitted/personal interview

Advertised in Employment News twice a year

Rs. 8,000/-(fixed) e

Rs. 8,800/-(fixed) e

Rs.10,500/-(fixed) e

Annual Contingent

Grant of Rs. 10,000/- for all

3/5 years

Senior Research

Associateship (SRA) (Scientist's Pool Scheme)

Ph.D., M.Tech.,

MD/MS with 2 years research/ teaching experience and publication(s)

Evaluation by discipline wise expert committees on the basis of documents submitted/personal interview

Being received throughout the year

Basic Rs. 8,000/- to Rs. 10,325/- plus usual allowances admissible to CSIR employees

Maximum 3 years

Emeritus Scientist Scheme

Eminent Superannuated scientists

Evaluation by referees and the standing committee

Any time during the year

Rs. 10,000/- pm (honorarium)a suitable contingency grant & Research Fellow

/Associate

3 years; extendable by 2 more years upto 65 years of age

Visiting Associateship Scheme

Middle level scientists from universities/R&D units in industries

Evaluation by Director(s)

Twice a year

TA&DA for two visits to a CSIR lab. Maximum of 60 days in a year

3 years

Research Scheme

All levels of scientists employed in universities, research institutions and R&D units

Evaluation by referees and area-wise research committees;

Committees meet twice a year

Any time during the year

Normally, up to Rs. 12 lakhs for 3 yesrs

Usually 3 years

Sponsored Research Scheme

All levels of scientists employed in universities, research institutions and R&D units. Tie up with CSIR labs is a requirement.

Evaluation by referees and area-wise research committees; Committees meet twice a year

Any time during the year

Varies, up to Rs. 25 lakhs for 3 years

Usually 3 years

Indian Language Journal

Only journals brought out in Indian languages with the sole objective of popularizing science

Evaluation by referees

Any time during the year

Normally varies between

Rs. 10,000/- and

Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum

Year to year basis

Travel Grant

Invited Research Fellows & Research Associates, whose papers have been accepted for presentation

Evaluation by a committee which meets 10-12 times a year

Any time during the year, preferably 3 months before the event

Full or partial grant for travel only

Days required for presentation of research papers in international conferences

Grant for holding Symposium/ Seminar

Seminars, Symposia

Conferences etc. organised on a national level by scientific societies, etc.

Evaluation by a committee which meets 10-12 times a year

Any time during the year, preferably 3 months before the event

Normally varies between Rs. 10,000/- and Rs. 1,00,000/- 

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Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB)

Citizen of India engaged in research in S & T

Age limit : 45 years

Evaluation & recommendations of the Advisory Committee

Once a year

Dec / Jan

Citation, plaque and Rs 2,00,000/- as prize money

Book assistance of

Rs 10,000/- p.a.

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Young Scientist Award (YSA)

Young Scientist of CSIR system

Age limit : 35 years

Evaluation & recommendations of the Advisory Committee

Once a year

Jan / Feb

Citation, plaque and Rs 50,000/- as prize money and research project of about Rs.10 lakhs for 5 years.

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  1. JRFs and SRFs are expected to register for and obtain Ph.D. degrees by the end of tenure.

  2. In addition, house rent allowance (HRA) according to the rules of the organization where placed, is admissible.

  3. Further details, terms and conditions and application proforma can be obtained from the Head, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, New Delhi – 110 012.

  4. For JRF, SRF and RA positions, there is relaxation in age limit upto 5 years for SC /ST /OBC / physically handicapped and women candidates.

  5. The stipend can be fixed in any of the three categories depending upon qualifications/ experience/ recommendations by the Committee.

Along with the plethora of activities done by HRDG, the Industry Sponsored Special PhD Programme (ISSPP) has been launched for NET qualified students.