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M S Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme (MMSS-Fellow)

Official notification for the Mina – M.S.Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme (MMSS-Fellow) has been released. M S Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme (MMSS-Fellow). Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the details on the same below:

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About MSSRF:

The M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M. S. Swaminathan. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities. MSSRF follows a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach and applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical problems faced by rural populations in agriculture, natural resources, food and nutrition.

The Foundation works in the areas of Coastal systems, Agro-biodiversity management, Biotechnology, Ecotechnology and Agriculture, Health and Nutrition. MSSRF is currently working in six states of India. Please visit our website for more information. http://www.mssrf.org

Job Code: MMSSF23519

About Fellowship:

The Mina – M.S. Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme offers the opportunity for young post-graduates in agriculture and related fields who

wish to work on problems of sustainable development to pursue doctoral studies. The fellowship encourages research that fosters science-society interactions

Minimum Qualification and skillsets:

  • Postgraduate degree in Agriculture/Animal Sciences/Botany/ Fisheries/Environmental sciences/Economics with a good academic record
  • MPhil with NET is desired.
  • Demonstrated interest in ‘science-society’ interface to address problems of sustainable rural and agricultural development.

Remuneration: Consolidated amount of INR 25,000/ per month(annual assessment is mandatory to continue the benefits during the fellowship period).

Duration & University:

The fellowship shall be awarded to do PhD in the foundation for three years in the areas of Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Economics. Foundation is the recognized centre for the PhD program for the above three subject areas by the University of Madras. If selected one must be willing to enrol for their PhD program with the University of Madras.

Age: Aspiring candidates should be between the age group of 24-28 years with age relaxation up to three years for women candidates and SC/ST candidates.

Mode of Application:

Please send CVs and statement of purpose and a short proposal on the area of interest. The application must clearly indicate “MMSSF23519” with code before the last date to the email id: [email protected].

Last Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Location: Chennai ( with field travel to project sites)

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