2 May 2013

Research Fellowships for PhD

CHANDIGARH - 160 014

Applications are invited for the Award of UGC BSR Research Fellowship in Sciences for Meritorious Students (Botany). Under this scheme the UGC has approved 05 (Five) Research Fellows at a monthly Fellowship along with a contingent grant as per detail given below.

1. For Non UGC/CSIR/SLET/GATE/ (JRF) Examination and P.U. Ph.D. Entrance Test Qualified candidates, the Fellowship will be Rs. 14,000/- p.m. (fixed) plus H.R.A. for 1st and 2nd year and Contingency @ Rs. 12,000/- p.a. as per UGC/University rules. In the 3rd,4th and 5th year fellowship @ Rs. 16,000/- p.m. (fixed) plus H.R.A. and Contingency @ Rs. 25,000/- p.a. as per UGC/ University rules.

2. For UGC/CSIR/SLET/GATE/ (JRF) Examination qualified candidates, the Fellowship for 1st & 2nd year will be Rs. 16,000/- p.m. (fixed) plus HRA and Contingency @ Rs. 12,000/- p.a. as per UGC/University rules. In the 3rd, 4th and 5th year the fellowship will be Rs. 18,000/- p.m. (fixed) plus H.R.A and Contingency Rs. 25,000/- p.a. as per UGC/ University rules.

Qualifications/ Eligibility:
The candidates should be M.Sc. in Botany with at least 55% marks. The candidates who are enrolled/registered or eligible for enrolment/registration for Ph.D. in the subject of Botany as per the P.U. guidelines and have passed entrance test of Panjab University or UGC/CSIR/SLET/GATE/ (JRF) Examination are eligible.
Preference for selection will be given to those who are not getting fellowship but are otherwise eligible for the grant.
Selected candidates who are eligible for enrolment will have to submit duly completed enrolment form within three days of the selection failing which the selection shall get cancelled without any prior notice.
The selection will be subject to the approval by the UGC. The Department of Botany or the University will not be responsible for the award of fellowship in case UGC, for whatsoever reason/s, fails to approve or delays in approving or granting the fellowship. The department/ university is only the recommending body.

The allotment of guide and field will be subject to availability of seats with the guide/in the lab.

How to Apply: The application on plain paper giving detailed bio-data along with self-attested copies of the testimonials should reach the Office of the undersigned latest by May 15, 2013 till 5.00 p.m. The interview date will be intimated later. No T.A. & D. A. is permissible for attending the interview. The rules and regulations as laid down by Panjab University and /or University Grants Commission will govern the terms and conditions of fellowship of the selected candidates.
Tenure: The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the RFSMS scheme. Upon expiry of this period, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by Experts Committee of the university. If the research work is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years. The total period of fellowship is 5 years with no further provision of extension.

The selected candidates shall be entitled to the fellowship only after approval by the UGC and receipt of the grant.

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