Inspired by many stories of scientific discoveries, a career in
research is the first priority for majority of students joining
college. So what's needed is awareness of fellowships available.
Fellowship programmes like CSIR's NET, DBT's BET, GATE and ICMR-JRF
exams are the four major all India exams that lead to fellowship
tenures as JRF or PhD student in any institute in India. Apart from
these IIsc(Bangalore),ACTREC(Mumbai), TIFR(JGEEBILS), NCBS
(Bangalore), BARC(Mumbai), ICAR(Delhi), conducts their own entrance
exams for phD admission.
Candidates clearing at least NET-LS are eligible for lecturership
all over India. Also for individual states, state level entrance
(SET) is conducted for recruitment of lecturers.
JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to candidates
holding BS-4 years program/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated
BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree
holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at
least 55% marks for General & OBC 50% for SC/ST candidates,
Physically and Visually handicapped candidates.
Exam is conducted twice a year in June and December.
AGE LIMIT: The upper age limit for applying for
the award of JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed up to 5 years
in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule
Tribes/OBC, Physically Handicapped/Visually Handicapped and female