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NEST – New, Emerging & Strategic Technologies – Fellows

NEST - New, Emerging & Strategic Technologies - Fellows

NEST – New, Emerging & Strategic Technologies – Fellows

About NEST – New, Emerging & Strategic Technologies – Fellows

Applications in the prescribed proforma (as per Annexure I to the advertisement) are invited from eligible candidates for engagement of NEST [New, Emerging & Strategic Technologies] Fellows in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, on Consultancy basis as per details given below:


1. Name of the Post NEST Fellow in Ministry of External Affairs
Headquarters, New Delhi
2. Number of vacancies 04 (Four)
3. Period of Consultancy Initially for 01 (one) year

The contract could be extended further depending on assessment of performance, mutual willingness and depending on the requirement. The contract can be terminated by either side at any time, by giving one month’s notice. The Government can terminate the contract immediately, by paying one month’s agreed remuneration  in lieu of the notice period.

4. Nature of Duties * The selected NEST Fellows will be required to work in the New, Emerging & Strategic Technologies [NEST] Division in the Ministry.

* Their duties will entail gauging of emerging and strategic technologies and their relevance to India’s development, economic growth and national security.

*  This may include regular monitoring of information on international normative frameworks, technology governance rules and standards being deliberated by countries and providing knowledge-based inputs for the same.

*  In this context, assist in analyses of legal implications of new and emerging technologies and technology-based resources.


* Assist in assessment of demand driven requirements of new emerging and strategic technologies in the country, help identify new emerging technologies of relevance to India and assess potential for collaboration.


* Analyse published material on new emerging and strategic technologies.

* Assist in meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences relevant to the work of NEST Division and submit reports on them.

*  From time to time, undertake research on specific NEST related issues.



5. Job Location Ministry of External Affairs (Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan / South Block/Patiala House/Akbar Bhawan), New Delhi.
6. Qualifications/Essential
*  The applicant should be an Indian National.

*   Applicant must be a graduate in Mathematics/Physics/Bio-science/Computer Science. The candidates having specialisation/work experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence/Quantum Frontiers/Renewable Energy, Waste to Wealth, Water, Space and Deep Ocean Exploration technologies will be given preference.

*  Candidate should be in the age group of 30-40 years as on the  last date of submission of application.

7. Desirable Criteria *  Previous experience of handling issues relating to fields mentioned in point 6 above.

*   Extra credit will be given for experience of work in a reputed university, think-tank or research organisation in the areas mentioned above and/or foreign policy or international affairs.


8. Remuneration & Entitlements *  The remuneration package will be commensurate with the experience and profile of the selected candidate, subject to a maximum of Rs. 12 lakh per annum and deduction of applicable taxes.

*   The employment will be strictly contractual and will not confer any other benefits to the selected candidates.

*   In case the NEST Fellows are required to travel domestically or abroad as part of their duties, the Ministry will take care of their travel, accommodation and per-diem costs.

*   The NEST Fellows would not be permitted to  conduct independent research work for themselves or for any other organisation.

*   Those selected are required to enter into a contract with the Ministry in a prescribed format w.e.f. from the actual date of engagement as NEST Fellow.




9. How to apply * Interested applicants may submit application indicating their interest in working for the Ministry of External Affairs as per proforma at Annex I.


The applications in the prescribed format should be sent via email to aopfsec@mea.gov.in with the subject “Application for the post of NEST Fellow in the Ministry of External Affairs in NEST Division”.

*  References from past employers may be included.  The applications should include the contact details of the candidate, including residential address, email ID and land line and mobile numbers.

 The duly signed application (with a colour photograph pasted thereon) as per the Annex-I and documents in support of educational qualifications/previous experience etc. should be
scanned and converted to the PDF format before sending them by email.

*  Ministry of External Affairs will review the applications and the short-listed candidates will be called for an interview in the Ministry.

*  The date, time and venue of the interview will be conveyed in the call letter.

*  Candidates will have to make their own arrangements to reach the place of interview.


* The candidates short-listed for the interview would be required to bring their original application form along with the copies of
the relevant educational/experience certificates and documents that were submitted online.


*  No TA/DA will be payable by the Ministry to attend the interview.

*  The final selection will be based on their performance at the interview.

*  The decision of the Government on selection of candidates will be final.



The last date for receiving applications is June 12, 2020. Applications received after the closing date or without the prescribed documents or otherwise found incomplete or not in the prescribed proforma will be rejected and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.


Information Document & Application Form 


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