KSCSTE-KFRI MSc Botany Project

KSCSTE-KFRI MSc Botany Project Fellow Job Opening – Attend Walk-In

KSCSTE-KFRI MSc Botany Project Fellow Job Opening – Attend Walk-In. MSc Botany PF job opening at Kerala Forest Research Institute. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below

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Project Fellow (No.KSCSTE-KFRI/Admn–HRC/GOI RP 822/2021)

A walk-in interview to fill the post of Project Fellow to join a time-bound research programme on “Establishment of a Medicinal Plant Seed Centre cum Seed Museum at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur” will be held at 10.00 am onward on 05th September 2023, at KFRI. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criterion mentioned below are invited to attend the interview. Please bring testimonials in original.

Name of the Post – Project Fellow

No. of post – 01

Project No. KFRI- GOI RP 822/2021 : ‘Establishment of a Medicinal Plant Seed Centre cum Seed Museum at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur

Duration – One year

Age As on 01/01/2023 – 36 years. Age relaxation of five years in the case of scheduled caste/scheduled tribe candidates and three years in the case of other backward communities as per government rules will be


Essential qualification – MSc Botany with first class.

Desirable qualification: Experience in field botany/medicinal plants /seed science, Working Knowledge in computer.

Fellowship – Rs. 22000/- per month

Selection Procedure:

Walk-in-interview Date, time and place: 05th September 2023, 10.00 AM, KERALA FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PEECHI

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Here are 5 possible interview questions that could be asked in the technical round for the Project Fellow position, along with their answers:

  1. Can you tell us about your experience in field botany and its significance for the “Establishment of a Medicinal Plant Seed Centre cum Seed Museum” project?

    Answer: Field botany involves the study of plants in their natural habitats. It’s crucial for this project as it helps in understanding the ecological factors affecting medicinal plants’ growth. My prior experience in field botany has equipped me with skills to identify plant species, assess their health, and gather valuable data for conservation and research purposes.

  2. How do you envision the role of a Medicinal Plant Seed Centre cum Seed Museum in the context of botanical research and conservation? Answer: A Medicinal Plant Seed Centre cum Seed Museum serves as a repository for diverse plant species’ seeds, especially medicinal plants. It aids in preserving genetic diversity, supports research on plant propagation, and facilitates the availability of seeds for ecological restoration. It’s a hub for learning and education about medicinal plants’ importance and conservation strategies.
  3. Could you explain how your knowledge of seed science could contribute to the success of this project? Answer: Seed science involves the study of seed structure, germination, and viability. In this project, a deep understanding of seed science is crucial for proper storage and management of medicinal plant seeds in the center cum museum. It ensures that the collected seeds maintain their viability, thereby supporting successful propagation and research initiatives.
  4. Can you share an example of a project where you utilized your computer skills to enhance botanical research or data management? Answer: During my academic pursuits, I worked on a research project where I used computer skills to create a database of plant species found in a specific region. This database streamlined data collection, analysis, and reporting. It showcased my ability to integrate technology for efficient botanical research and data organization.
  5. Why do you believe your MSc Botany qualification aligns well with the goals of this project? Answer: My MSc in Botany has provided me with a strong foundation in plant sciences, including taxonomy, physiology, and ecology. This knowledge is directly relevant to understanding the growth patterns, requirements, and conservation strategies of medicinal plants. It enables me to contribute effectively to this project’s goals of establishing a Medicinal Plant Seed Centre cum Seed Museum and advancing botanical research.

Remember to tailor your answers to your specific experiences and qualifications. Good luck with your interview!

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