ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) – the apex body of biomedical research in India, conducts exam for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) every year in the 2nd/3rd Sunday of July. Like previous years, ICMR has issued notification for ICMR JRF Exam 2011.
How to apply for ICMR JRF exam?
This blog post discusses this in a nut shell to help you apply for the same while in my next blog post titled: ICMR JRF Exam pattern, Sample papers & Books
I would try to provide you the prep materials for this exam.
First: What is on offer for ICMR JRF:
On being selected as an ICMR JRF, you would be offered stipend of Rs. 16,000/- per month for two years. The progress of research work would be evaluated annually through annual progress reports.
On completion of two years as JRF the stipend of a fellow may be increased to Rs. 18,000/- p.m. for 3rd year on the basis of assessment of candidate's research progress / achievements. Upon such a recommendation, the fellow will be called SRF.
In the event of the Committee not recommending upgradation, the fellow will continue as JRF with a stipend of Rs. 16,000/- per month for the 3rd year or his/her fellowship may be terminated depending on the decision of the Committee. The duration as SRF may be for a maximum duration of 3 years. Thus, the total tenure as JRF plus SRF shall not exceed 5 (five) years.
How many ICMR JRF are available in 2011?
120 JRF in Biomedical sciences (Life sciences) & 30 in Social Sciences.
On being selected for ICMR JRF programme, the candidates would be permitted to enroll themselves for the Ph.D. programme in any University recognised by the UGC/MCI.
ICMR JRF Selection process:
Selection process for JRF in ICMR consists of a national written test to be conducted in eight centres viz. Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai,Hyderabad, Varanasi and Guwahati.
Eligibilities for ICMR JRF Exam 2011:
Age eligibility: Max. 28 years as on 30-09-2011
Age relaxations:5 years for SC/ST/PH/female candidate & 3 years for OBC.
Academic qualification eligibility:
Min. 55% (50% for the SC/ST/PH) in M.Sc,/M.A. or equivalent degree in any of following disciplines:
For Life Sciences stream:
Microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, Pharmacology, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary sciences.
For Social Sciences stream:
Psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, Home sciences, Statistics & Health Economics.
Final year students can also apply provided they can provide the proof of acquiring the qualification latest by 30th September 2011.
ICMR JRF Exam 2011 Application form:
You need to apply for ICMR JRF Exam through the application form provided by ICMR.
How to apply for ICMR JRF Exam is given very clearly in section: “HOW TO APPLY “ in page 7 of the notification.
After filling in the form, you need to send the same to reach within the last date to following address:
Registrar, PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh-160012.
Important dates for ICMR JRF Exam 2011:
Last date for receipt of completed form in PGIMER: 17.05.2011 (For remote areas: 21.05.2011)
Date of ICMR JRF Exam 2011: Sunday, July 17th 2011
Result date of ICMR JRF Exam 2011: 1st week September 2011.
Result would be communicated through post. ICMR JRF Exam 2011 result would also be available in the ICMR website
as well as in PGIMER website
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