Reminder: Official Notification for ICMR-JRF Fellowship 2010 | Dates Announced
ICMR Examination is the first step in the process of admission to the Ph.D/ Research Programme through council's support. Test for ICMR fellowship are conducted at the seven centres viz. Chandigarh, Chennai, , , Hyderabad, Guwahati and Mumbai once a year. The award of is made on merit basis by holding an entrance examination after issuing a countrywide admission notice. The entrance examination is usually held in the first/second week of July.
Details of the Award
A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. 120 Fellowships would be awarded for work in the field of biomedical sciences with emphasis on (like , physiology, , genetics, human biology, , , , biophysics, immunology, Pharmacology, , Environment Science, , veterinary sciences, bio-informatics etc.). Thirty Fellowships would be awarded for work with emphasis on Social sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics, anthropology, social work and Health Economics.
The candidates selected for the programme of ICMR would be permitted to enroll themselves for the Ph.D. programme of any University recognised by the UGC/MCI. However, the programme would not have any connection with the Ph.D. programme. The validity of fellowship awarded to a candidate will be six months.
The duration of fellowship will initially be limited till three years carrying a monthly stipend of Rs. 12000/- and an annual contingency grant up to Rs. 20,000/- per annum. The progress of research work would be evaluated annually through annual progress reports. On completion of two years as the stipend of a fellow may be increased to Rs. 14,000/- p.m. for 3rd year on the basis of assessment of candidate's research progress / achievements. Upon such a recommendation, the fellow will be called SRF. In the event of the Committee not recommending upgradation, the fellow will continue as with a stipend of Rs. 12000/- per month for the 3rd year or his/her fellowship may be terminated depending on the decision of the Committee. The duration as SRF may be for a maximum duration of 3 years. Thus, the total tenure as plus SRF shall not exceed 5 (five) years.
./M.A. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/OBC Candidates and 50% for the SC/ST & physically handicapped candidates in the subjects mentioned under the head method of selection.
The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years (upper age limit relaxable upto 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, physically handicapped (PH) and female candidates, 3 years in the case of OBC category.
As prescribed by UGC.
Scheme of Test: The test will consist of one paper of 2 hours duration. The paper will consist of 2 Sections. The Aptitude Section (Section A) will have 50 questions on (i) scientific phenomenon in everyday life; (ii) general knowledge in sciences; and (iii) common statistics. All these questions would be compulsory with each question carrying 1 mark. The subject Specific Section (Section B & C) would pertain to (B) and (C) Social Science. The candidate may attempt questions in either of the two areas. Each area of section B & C would have 100 questions and the candidate may attempt any 75 questions in the predesigned area of Section B or C. Candidates are required to indicate the option for Section B or C in the application form too.
Each question carries one mark. Negative marking @ 0.25 will be made for each of the wrong answer. The questions in both the sections would appear in English only.
Date Of Exam - July 18th, 2010.
Application Forms will be available from: 29th March
Last date to submit application forms is 28th April 2010
How To Apply: Information bulletin containing the application form and other details will be available at PGIMER Website http://pgimer.nic.in and ICMR New Website : icmr.nic.in . The candidates may apply in the downloaded form together with requisite fee by demand draft in the name of DIRECTOR, PGIMER, Chandigarh. The prescribed application form along with Information Brochure will also be available on cash payment (Not by Cheque or money order) from the office of Registrar, Academic Section,PGIMER,Chandigarh-1600
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