CSIR-CSMCRI Diamond Jubilee Research Internship

CSIR-CSMCRI Diamond Jubilee Research Internship – Stipend of Rs. 24,000 pm, Attend Walk-In

Date of Interview: 16th & 17th May 2024

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for awarding 22 (numbers) of Diamond Jubilee Research Internship positions to those who are creative and have a passion and desire to pursue S&T as a career. The total number of internships is tentative and may vary/increase as per requirements. The presently advertised posts, as well as any additional requirements, would be filled up from the panel of selected candidates in the order of merit in the designated areas through this interview, which will be valid for one year.

The CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Intern Awards scheme is meant to be a preparatory phase for young interns to imbibe the spirit of inquiry and learn the tools and techniques of research through participation and doing. The scheme seeks young interns to gain from the knowledge and experience of accomplished scientists by working with them and to take up S&T as a career.

CSIR, the premier industrial R&D organization in India, was established in 1942 by a resolution of the then Central Legislative Assembly. CSMCRI, Bhavnagar is an autonomous body under the aegis of

CSIR registered under the Registration of the Societies Act of 1860.


Essential Qualification: Minimum 1st Class or equivalent GPA in the BE/ B.Tech or 1st class equivalent GPA in M.Sc, broadly in the areas of Chemical Sciences / Biological sciences (plant sciences). The details of the positions and related fields are as follows:


Tentative number of posts

Essential qualification Job description
Biological Science (Algal/Plant sciences)


M.Sc. in Biotechnology/Genetic engineering/botany/plant sciences/microbiology/marine science/biochemistry/Agricultural biotechnology

(1st Class or equivalent GPA)

A. Genetic engineering/biotechnology: Mining salt-tolerant genes, gene function and regulation, transformation for salinity-tolerant crops.

B. Algal biology: seaweed cultivation (2 posts would preferably require diving experience in sea and/or swimming, of which 1 post is for Mandapam, Tamil Nadu); diatom culture and valorization of products.

C. Seaweed biostimulants: transcriptome, metabolome, biochemistry, analysis of bioactives in seaweed biostimulants

Internship Requirement: Selected interns would assist scientists in various assignments broadly in the field of chemical sciences, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and biological sciences (algal/plant sciences), and related areas to acquire multi-tasking hands-on training on the subject/area.

Age Limit: Not more than 25 years as of the date of the interview, relaxable 05 years in the case of SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disabilities/female candidates and 03 years in the case of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates.

Stipend: Rs. 24,000/- per month consolidated. No other allowance is admissible.

Tenure: The tenure will be a maximum period of 2 years, subject to the availability of funds under the scheme, not extendable under any circumstances, and subject to satisfactory performance to be evaluated every 6 months. The interns shall have no claim for further extension, absorption, or regularization in CSIR after the expiry/termination of the internship. In case the performance is not satisfactory, the internship will be terminated with one month’s notice or one month’s stipend in lieu thereof. This scheme may be terminated at any time with the approval of the Director, CSIR-CSMCRI, in case of financial exigencies. During the internship period, the intern would be free to appear for NET/GATE and secure a regular fellowship for doing a Ph.D. However, the candidate won’t be eligible to pursue their Ph.D. while being an intern. The experience of an intern would also not be counted for getting a Ph.D. admission in AcSIR.

Mode of Selection:

  • Candidate’s academic records and/or
  • Performance in a test that may be conducted by the Institute.
  • Interview.

How to Apply:

Interested eligible candidates must report at CSMCRI, Bhavnagar on the subject-wise scheduled interview dates at 9:00 A.M. (Candidates will not be entertained after 10:00 A.M.). A written screening test would be conducted, if needed, to shortlist the eligible candidates for personal interview. Selection of candidates for the Research Intern Awards would be based on their overall performance in the interview.

How to Apply:

  • The prescribed application form can be downloaded from the CSIR-CSMCRI website, and duly filled-in forms (complete in all respects) may be submitted at the time of the interview.
  • ‘Walk-in interview’ will be held as per the schedule given below:


Sl. No. Subject/Areas Date & Time for Walk-in-Interview
1. For M.Sc. in Chemistry/ B.E/B.Tech in Chemical engineering/Mechanical engineering 16th May, 2024

Reporting Time: 09.00 AM

at CSIR-CSMCRI Bhavnagar

2. For Biological science (Algal/Plant Sciences): M.sc in Biotechnology/Genetic engineering/botany/plant sciences/microbiology/marine science/biochemistry/Agricultural biotechnology 17th May, 2024

Reporting Time: 09.00 AM

at CSIR-CSMCRI Bhavnagar


The application forms should be accompanied by self-attested photographs and copies of testimonials/certificates in support of age, certificates and mark sheets of educational qualifications, experience, and caste/tribe, etc., mentioned in the application. The applicant must also bring all original certificates/testimonials at the time of the test/interview for verification.

The selected interns would need to sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement before joining. They also need to have personal medical insurance coverage of at least Rs. 2.5 Lakhs per annum at their own cost before joining CSIR-CSMCRI.

Venue for Walk-in-Interview: CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, G.B. Marg, Bhavnagar, Gujarat PIN 364002.



Download the application format here

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