Tuesday 18 May 2021

Recruitment of various post in Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy

 Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy

(An Autonomous  Institution of MNRE, Govt. of India)

Advertisement No. 348-26/14/2020-R and D

Advertisement    for    JRF/SRF/RA    under    “SSS-NIBE    Bioenergy

Promotion Fellowship” Programme

Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy, an autonomous  Institute of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has initiated ’SSS-NIBE Bioenergy Promotion Fellowship' to promote research activities in bioenergy and to attract competent  researchers  in this field. Applications in prescribed Performa are invited from eligible candidates for 9 posts of JRF/SRF/RA in the field of Bioenergy.

The specific topics of the research areas are:

The fellowship amount and duration will be governed as per DST norms (adopted
by MNRE) and guidelines as amended from time to time.

JUNIOR RESEARCH  FELLOW (JRF) Essential Qualifications:
Post Graduate (PG) Degree in Basic Sciences and NET/GATE qualified
Graduate/Post Graduate Degree in Professional Courses selected through a process
described through any one of the followings:
a.   Scholar who are selected through National Eligibility Tests – CSIR/UGC NET
including lectureship (Assistant Professorship)  and GATE
b.  The  selection  process  through  National  Level  examination  conducted  by Central Government Departments and their Agencies & Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc. 
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 Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBC applicants as per Govt. of India rules & regulations.

JRF will be tenable initially for a period of two years. After completion of two years, an external assessment by the institute and PhD enrollment are mandatory for upgradation from JRF to SRF. 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.

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (SRF) Essential Qualifications:
Qualification as prescribed for JRF + 2 years of research experience

Age Limit:
The upper age limit for SRF shall be 32 years, which is relaxed upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBC applicants.

SRF will be given for a period of three years, which is extendable for one more year on the basis of assessment of the progress made through publications. Annual Satisfactory Assessment is mandatory to continue for the benefits during SRF period.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (RA) Essential Qualifications:
PhD/MS or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after ME/MTech with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.

Age Limit:
The upper age limit for RA shall be 35 years, which is relaxed upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBC applicants.

RA will be given for a period of three years, which is extendable for one more year on the basis of assessment of the progress made through publications. Annual Satisfactory Assessment is mandatory to continue for the benefits during RA period. 
STIPEND/ Fellowship Amount
The amount of IRF/SRF fellowship will be as per DST norms (adopted by MNRE), which  are as follows:
*For highly qualified and experienced candidate, the emolument may be revised to
RA-II or RA-III, as per DST norms.

Note: The stipend of research fellow is exempted from the payment of income tax under
10(16) of IT Act I961. (Emoluments are on the basis of latest guidelines defined by DST
OM no. SR/S9/Z-08/2018 dated 30 January 2019).

1.    Selection:  Selection  of  the  fellows  would  be  strictly  based  on  merit  and through  open  advertisement.   Only  online  application  will  be  considered under   this  call.  A  committee   under   the  Chairmanship   of  the  Director General,  SSS-NIBE  having  subject expert will assess the applicants  through personal interview. Successful applicants will be communicated as per procedure.
2.    Performance   Review:   The  performance   of  the  fellow  will  be  reviewed
through  an appropriate  review  committee  (three  members)  constituted  by the  Director  General,  SSS-NIBE  before  extending  the  tenure  as  per  DST norms.
3.    DA: JRF/SRF are not entitled for DA
4.    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. Wherever provision of hostel accommodation is not possible, HRA may be allowed to all the above categories viz., JRF, SRF & RA as per Central Government norms applicable for Kapurthala.   The fellowship amount may be taken as basic for calculating the HRA.
5.    Medical Benefits: The research fellows (JRF/SRF/RA) 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 and as per DST norms.
6.    Leave and other entitlement benefits:  The  JRF/SRF/RA are eligible only for
casual leave. During the first year of Fellowship or any uncompleted year, leave may be granted on pro-rata basis. In case a Fellow proceeds on leave before termination of Fellowship, he/she must join back before the expiry of tenure; failing which the tenure will be deemed to have terminated with effect from the 
date he/she proceeded on leave. The date of joining back from leave should be communicated to SSS-NIBE immediately.
7.    Travel Entitlement: Participation of any of these categories (JRF/SRF/RA) in any
scientific event/workshops in India or abroad will be treated as “on duty” and subject to prior approval of competent authority well in advance. The travel entitlement for JRF/SRF/RA for participation in scientific events/ workshops in India will be 2nd AC by rail. Maternity leave as per Govt. of India instructions issued  from  time  to  time  would  be  available  to  female  candidates  in  all categories.
8.    Bonus  and  Leave  Travel  Concession:  JRF/SRF/RAs will not  be  entitled  to
these allowances
9.    Retirement Benefits: JRF/SRF/RA will not be entitled to these benefits.
10.  Publication/Patent: The results of JRF/SRF/RA research work may be published in standard refereed journals with the concurrence of Fellow or his Supervisor. It should be ensured by the fellow that the assistance provided by the Funding Agency /Institution of Government of India is acknowledged in all such publications and one copy of the published research papers should be sent to SSS-NIBE for Intimation.
11.  Patent:  The  commercial  exploitation  of  the  results  and  ownership  of  patent
rights pertaining to investigations concerning the intellectual work of the SSS- NIBE research fellows/associates will be as follows:
a. SSS-NIBE at its own cost may seek the patent rights and/or commercial exploitation of the results of the intellectual work of the fellow and all right would vest exclusively with SSS-NIBE.
b.  All matters concerning ownership of IP and its licensing/exploitation would be governed by the IP policy defined by the MNRE/SSS-NIBE.
12.  Encouragement for pursuing higher degree: Students selected as JRF/SRF may
be encouraged to register for higher degrees.
13.  Obligations of JRF/SRF/RA:
a.  He/ She shall be governed by the disciplinary regulations of the Institute.
b.  The JRF/SRF/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.

14.  Date of Effect. The revision in emoluments and rules come into effect from notification from DST and the approval of Governing Council of the Institute.

The  candidates  should  carefully  read  these  instructions  before  submitting  their application:
1.  Only  bonafide  Indian   citizens,   residing   in  India  are  eligible   for  the award  of Research Fellowship. 
2.  The  candidate  must   furnish   about   500  words   abstract   of  the  R&D works  he/she  plans  to  pursue  at  the  Institute on  the  research topics proposed in the advertisement.
3.  Misrepresentation or hiding  of facts,  canvassing in any form shall lead to disqualification/termination. No interim enquiries  will be attended by the Institute.
4.  The decision of Competent Authority, SSS-NIBE on all matters  related
to posts,  selection, recommendation etc. shall  be final  and the number of posts,  with  respect  to positions of JRF/SRF/RA, may  be increased or decreased, as per requirement in the Institute. Any  correspondence in this matter  will not be entertained.
5.  The selected  candidates have the bindings at the Institute only.
6.  The  upper  age  limit  is  relaxed  up  to  5 years  in  the  case  of  candidates belonging  to SC/ST/PH  and OBC (NCL) applicants  as per Govt. of India rules and regulations. Physically handicapped  candidates should produce the medical  certificate  issued from the Govt. Hospital  / medical  board as the case may be in support of his/her claims.
7.  The application  must be upload  scanned  copy of curriculum  vitae (CV), brief proposal on research topic, self attested copies of certificates  / mark sheets  / testimonials  together  with  their  best publication  and a passport size photograph on Online application portal.
8.  Applicants  must   apply   at   online   portal.   No   hard   copies   will   be accepted this time. The link of for the online  application is available on the  institute   website   (www.nibe.res.in). Application received via email will not be accepted.
9.   External Candidate can apply for only one post. Internal candidate(s) are not eligible to apply for the current posts.
10. TA/DA    or  any   claim   whatsoever  will   not   be   reimbursed/paid  to candidate to attend  the written  test/presentation/interview.
11. All disputes on the subject matter will be within the jurisdiction  of courts at Kapurthala,  Punjab.
12. The date of written  test/ presentation / interview will be intimated to
the   candidate  by   e-mail   only.   So   candidates   are   instructed  to mention their e-mail  id/id’s  carefully in application form.

The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions should apply online (link available at SSS-NIBE website  www.nibe.res.in).
For any issue during the online submission, the candidate may contact at email ID sss.nire@gmail.com   /   sssnibe@outlook.com.      However   no   application   will   be accepted via email.   The last date of application would be 21 days from the publication of advertisement in Employment News.