SSS-NIRE Kapurthala notifies Bioenergy Promotion Fellowship 2014

INTRODUCTION

Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewal Energy (SSS-NIRE), Kapurthala announces Bioenergy Promotion Fellowship 2014. Applications in prescribed format are invited from eligible candidates for the positions of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) / Senior Research Fellow (SRF) / Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to work under the positions in "SSS-NIRE Bioenergy Promotion Fellowship" at Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy Interested Candidates having zeal, motivation and experience in Chemical / Mechanical/ Agriculture/ Civil/ Biochemical/ Bioenergy/ Energy Science /Environmental Engineering & Allied Science may apply online SSS-NIRE under Bio-Energy Promotion Fellowship scheme provide Research Fellowships to bright and enthusiastic young men and women for research under the expert guidance of scientists working at SSS-NIRE in the various fields of Bio-Energy. The SSS-NIRE Bio-Energy Promotion Fellowships are tenable in India. Only bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India are eligible for the award of research Fellowship. The programme is aimed at National Human Resource Development in the area of Bio-Energy. Subject of Research Preference is given to a subject / topic of research relevant to the research programmes of SSS-NIRE and importance in Bio-Energy areas.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

Age Limit: The upper age limit for Post doctoral fellowship / Research Associates shall be 35 years as on the day on which the application is made,The upper age limit is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of women scientist, for physically handicapped candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST & OBC (NCL) candidates as per Govt. of India rules and regulations Tenure: PDF will be awarded initially for one year. The fellowship can be extended for another two years (maximum) based on satisfactory performance

CAREER PROSPECTS

1) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) under SSS-NIRE Bio-Energy Promotion Fellowship Essential Qualifications: Candidates must either have 60% marks or equivalent CGPA in B.E./B.Tech (degree in Chem. Engg., Mech. Engg., Agri. Engg., Civil Engg., Biochem. Engg., Energy Engg., Environmental and allied engineering subjects or must have 60% marks in M.Sc (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, microbiology and allied science subjects) and GATE/NET qualification as applicable Age Limit: The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH &OBC (NCL) applicants as per Govt. of India rules & regulations Tenure: JRF will be tenable initially for a period of two years The term is extendable for one more year on the basis of assessment of the progress made through publication and if not awarded the SRF. The combined tenure of JRF & SRF will not exceed more than five years in any case. On completion of two years as JRF and if the fellow is registered for PhD, the fellowship will be upgraded to SRF and stipend will be increased for the 3rd and subsequent years on the basis of assessment through interview by an review committee consisting of scientists concerned, Head of Division and Expert member in the relevant field 2) Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) under SSS-NIRE Bio-Energy Promotion Fellowship Essential Qualifications: ME, M.Tech or equivalent degree in Engineering/Technology (Chem. Engg., Mech. Engg.Agri. Engg., Civil Engg., Biochem. Engg., Bioenergy Engg., Energy Science & Engg., Environmental Engg., etc) with minimum 60% marks or M.Sc, BE, B.Tech with minimum 60% marks and at least two years of post M.Sc, BE, B.Tech, research experience as evidence from fellowship/Associateship and evidence of published papers in standard refereed journals/patents from reputed R & D or academic institution Age Limit: The upper age limit for SRF shall be 32 years, which may be relaxed upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH & OBC (NCL) applicants as per Govt. of India rules & regulations Tenure: SRF will be given for a period of three years The term is extendable by one year on the basis of assessment of the progress made through publications. The combined tenure of JRF and SRF will not exceed five years,Extension of the tenure will be on receiving the recommendation of the three member expert Committee consisting of scientist concerned, Head of the Division & external expert in the relevant field,The extension of the tenure will be purely on the basis of progress report and recommendations of review committee 3) Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) under SSS-NIRE Bio-Energy Promotion Fellowship Essential Qualifications: The minimum qualification is Doctorate (PhD) degree or having 3 years research, teaching and design & development experience after M.E/M.Tech with published work in peer reviewed journals (SCI/Engg) /patents in the field of Renewable Energy or relevant field of science and engineering

PAY PACKAGE

Application Procedure: Interested Candidates having zeal, motivation and experience in Chemical/ Mechanical/ Agriculture/ Civil/ Biochemical/ Bioenergy/ Energy Science /Environmental Engineering & Allied Science may apply online and send hard copy of application form to "Director, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy" (SSS-NIRE), Jalandhar-Kapurthala Road, Wadala Kalan, Kapurthala-144601, Punjab,Candidates should send signed application attached with their curriculum vitae (CV), self attested copies of certificates / mark sheets / testimonials together with their best publication and a passport size photograph This is a rolling advertisement and hence do not have any last date for receipt of applications However applications received till 29th August 2014 will be considered for the first round of written test/ presentation / interview. Information regarding the next round of written test/ presentation / interview shall be provided on the institute website No TA/DA will be paid to attend the written test/ presentation / interview The detail of JRF/SRF/PDF positions is given below: i) PDF - Pay Criteria Rs 22,000/- plus HRA ii) SRF - Pay Criteria Rs 18,000/- plus HRA iii) JRF - Pay Criteria Rs 16,000/- plus HRA No of Posts: 14 (fourteen) Procedure for Submitting Applications: The applications submitted by candidates (online and hard copy) till 29th August 2014, will be considered for the first round of written test/ presentation / interview.The date of written test/ presentation/ interview will be intimated to the candidate by e-mail only. The date for the next round of written test/ presentation / interview will be published on institute website Applicants are required to submit their completed application by Speed/Registered post, prescribing "Application for Post of JRF or SRF or PDF" on the envelope Service Conditions Selection: Selection of the fellows would be strictly based on merit and through open advertisement. Both online and hardcopy application will be considered and reviewed from time to time as per requirement of the Institute.A committee under the Chairmanship of Director, SSS-NIRE having subject expert will assess the applicants through personal interview Tenure: The performance of the fellow will be reviewed through an appropriate review committee (three members) constituted by the Director of the Institution before extending the tenure in terms of fellowship tenure. Research Fellow to submit annual progress report to Guide/Project Incharge/Scientist as per Annexure-I Three members assessment committee report format is at Annexure-II DA & CCA: JRFs, SRFs and PDFs / RAs will not be entitled to these allowances House Rent Allowance (HRA): All research fellows may be provided hostel accommodation wherever available and those residing in accommodation provided by the Institute will not be eligible for drawing HRA. Medical Benefits: The research fellows (JRF/SRF/PDF) will be entitled for medical allowances as applicable in the Institute. Medical Allowances will be limited to Fellow only and not for his/her family members/dependents. Leave and other entitlement benefits: The JRF/SRF are eligible only for casual leave while PDF/RA is entitled to leave as per rules of the host institution Leave with stipend not exceeding 30 days for each completed calendar year of tenure may be allowed to PDF/RA Bonus & Leave Travel Concession: JRF/SRF/PDF will not be entitled to these allowances Retirement Benefits: JRF/SRF/PDF will not be entitled to these benefits Encouragement for pursuing higher degree: Students selected as JRF/SRF may be encouraged to register for higher degrees Obligations of JRF/SRF/PDF/RA: (a) He/ She shall be governed by the disciplinary regulations of the Institute; (b) The JRF/SRF/PDF/RA must send a detailed Annual progress as per Annexure-I; (c) The JRF/SRF/PDF/RA must send a detailed consolidated report of the research work done during the entire period of Fellowship on completion of the tenure/resignation of the Fellowship as per Annexure-III. Last date for receipt of applications till: 29th August 2014 Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy (An Autonomous Institution of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India), 12 KM stone, Wadala Kalan, Jalandhar-Kapurthala Road, Kapurthala-144601
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