Research Intern Awards

Research Intern Awards - Under ?CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Intern Awards? Scheme

National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)

(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)

Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi ? 110 012

Phone: 25846301 / 04-07, 25849787, Fax: 25841033

www.niscair.res.in

Research Intern Awards - Under ?CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Intern Awards? Scheme

Applications are invited for 22 (twenty-two) Research Intern Awards, from Indian nationals, who are creative, have passion and desire to pursue S&T as a career.

CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Intern Awards scheme is meant to be a preparatory phase for young interns imbibing the spirit of enquiry and learning the tools and techniques of research through participation and doing. The scheme thus seeks for 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.

About Institute:

National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) is devoted to science communication, dissemination and S&T information management systems and services using modern IT infrastructure. Broadly the core activity of NISCAIR is to collect/store, publish society. The institute offers wide range of information services ranging from literature search to production and printing of S&T publications. The institute has strong Human Resource Development Programme for training personnel in library & information science, documentation, science communication and herbarium techniques. NISCAIR also undertakes projects on turnkey basis for other organizations.

Eligibility:

First class or equivalent GPA in M. Sc (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics), M. Lib. Sci/ M.L.I. Sc OR

First class or equivalent GPA in B.E or B. Tech (Information Technology or Computer Science)/ MCA

Age Limit:

25 years, as on last date of receiving the applications. It is relaxable up to 5 years in the case of SC/ST/OBC/PH and female candidates.

Areas:

The selected interns will work for- Research Journals in S&T, Popular Science magazines, Wealth of India (encyclopedic publication), National Science Library, abstracting/database services and other related activities.

Areas of research intern awards and tentative number of awards required in each area are:

Botany (5), Chemistry (5), Physics (4), Zoology (2), Library Science (5) and Information Technology (2) In the area of Botany, one award each may be considered for the candidates with proficiency in Hindi and Urdu languages.

Stipend: Rs.7, 500/- per month consolidated. No other allowances are payable.

Tenure: Maximum period of 2 years, 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 or the internship.

Mode of Selection:

All eligible candidates would be called for a written aptitude test and the candidates recommended by the screening committee, based on the performance in the test, would be interviewed. Selection of the candidates for the Research Intern Awards would be based on their overall performance in aptitude test and the interview. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the test/interview.

How to Apply:

A) The prescribed application form can be downloaded from NISCAIR website http://www.niscair.res.in. Applications duly filled in (neatly handwritten/typed) and complete in all respects, accompanied by attested photograph and copies of the certificates/testimonials in support of age, educational qualification, experience and caste/tribe etc. mentioned in the application, should be submitted. The applicants must bring all original certificates/testimonials at the time of test/interview OR

B) Applications may also be submitted online through NISCAIR website ? http://www.niscair.res.in. The candidate submitting application online must also submit the printout of the application duly signed, along with attested photograph and copies of the certificates/testimonials in support of age, educational qualification, experience and cast/tribe etc. mentioned in the application. The applicants must bring all original certificates/testimonials at the time of test/interview.

C) Application should be submitted to ? The Director, National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources (NISCAIR), Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi ? 110 012, by mentioning the Advt. No. and the subject of Intern on the Envelope on or before 7th May, 2007 (5 p.m.)

Research Intern Awards - Under ?CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Intern Awards? Scheme