9 Posts Vacant For JRF / RA & Project Fellow @ CSIR – IHBT I Attend Walk-In Interview

Govt. of Himachal Pradesh took up initiative in early seventies to set up a CSIR lab to make prudential use of the natural resources of the region. After several levels of discussions a formal request was made by then Chief Minister of HP to Vice President, CSIR in 1982 for initiating the matter, and giving final shape to the proposal. The dream of HP government finally came true in 1983 when the foundation stone of this National lab was laid as CSIR Complex Palampur by Prof. Nurul Hasan, former Vice President of CSIR, with then Chief Minister of HP chairing the function.

Position I – Junior Research Fellow/ Project Fellow

No of posts – FIVE

Project Title – “National Mission on Himalayan Studies-Himalayan Research Feliowships(NMHS-HRF)”

Maximum Age – 28 years

Stipend (per month) [consolidated] – Rs. 25,000/- P.M. + HRA (for JRF) / Rs. 16,000/- P.M. + HRA (For PF)

Tenure of the Project – Up to 29/03/2019

Qualifications – 

  1. M.Sc. in Botany / Forestry/ Environmental Sciences/ Ecology with 55% marks and CSIR- UGC-NET / LS qualified. (For JRF)
  2. M.Sc. in Botany I Forestry / Ecology / Environmental Sciences with 55% marks
    (For Project Fellow)

Walk-In Details:

  • Date of Interview – 17th May 2016
  • Time of Interview – 9:30 a.m.
  • Venue of Interview – CSIR- IHBT, Palampur (H.P)

Position II – Project Fellow

No of posts – THREE

Project Titles

  • Plant -Microbe and Soil Interactions (PMSI)
  • Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of the threatened plants through application of biotechnological tools

Maximum Age – 28 years

Stipend (per month) [consolidated] – Rs. 14,000/- P.M. and Rs. 12,000/- P.M.

Tenure of the Project – Up to March 2017

Qualifications – 

  • Essential: M.Sc. in Microbiology/ Biotechnology / Plant Pathology/ Botany/ Life Sciences/Agricultural Sciences with 55% marks.
  • Desirable: Candidates having experience in the areas of Microbiology/ Plant Pathology/Plant Tissue Culture will be preferred.

Walk-In Details:

  • Date of Interview – 17th May 2016
  • Time of Interview – 9:30 a.m.
  • Venue of Interview – CSIR- IHBT, Palampur (H.P)


Position III – Research Associate

No of Posts – ONE

Project Title – “National Mission on Himalayan Studies-Himalayan Research Feliowships(NMHS-HRF)”

Maximum Age – 35 years

Stipend (per month) [consolidated] – Rs.36,000/-P.M.+ HRA

Tenure of the Project – Up to 29/03/2019

Qualifications – 

  • Ph.D. in Botany/ Forestry/ Environmental Sciences/ Ecology preferably with work
    experience in bio-indicators or ecosystem services.

Walk-In Details:

  • Date of Interview – 18th May 2016
  • Time of Interview – 9:30 a.m.
  • Venue of Interview – CSIR- IHBT, Palampur (H.P)

Age Relaxation:

  • 5 years for SC/ST 3 years for aBC and widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried are allowed age concession up to the age of 35 years, (up to 40 years for members of SC/STs).
  • No other women are entitled for such relaxation.

Application Instructions:

  • Eligible candidates may appear for ‘Walk-in-Interview(s)” on the dates, time and place mentioned above along with an application on prescribed format which is available on the CSIR-IHBT, website “www.ihbt.res.in” along with attested photocopies of testimonials of their age, educational qualifications, experience, reserved category, etc. at the time of interview.
  • The positions are purely temporary and co-terminus with the duration of the
    projects. There will be no right implicit or explicit for regular position or any post in CSIR-IHBT, whatsoever.
  • Candidates must also bring with them original certificates of testimonials at the time of appearing for the interview failing which he/she will not be allowed to appear for interview.
  • No TA will be paid for attending the interview.
  • The Selection Committee(s) may adopt the selection criterion at its own i.e. either by conducting direct interview or written test followed by interview on the same day.

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