CSIR’s GATE qualified Junior Research Fellowship for
PhD for Engineering Graduates
introduced a new research fellowship in 2002 for the GATE qualified candidates with
BE/ BTech/ BArch/ BPharm degree to pursue research leading to PhD. This will be
known as the GATE qualified Junior Research Fellowship (JRF-GATE). JRF’s selected under this scheme will have
excellent opportunity to work with the CSIR scientists with state-of-art
R&D facility and obtain PhD degree. These fellowships are tenable only at
WHO CAN APPLY ?
fulfilling any of the criteria given below are eligible to apply :
Fresh BE/ B Tech degree holders with valid GATE score. The
selected candidates will have to pursue Ph.D. There can be two possibilities
Get direct admission to Ph.D programme of University/ IIT/
After joining as JRF-GATE, the candidate may pursue MTech as
a part of PhD programme, where their thesis semester (last semester) should be
spent at the CSIR laboratory relating to lab specialization in order to keep
the continuity for the PhD programme.
Those who are starting the thesis semester of ME/
MTech programme and having valid GATE score and desirous of pursuing PhD.
may be noted that these candidates have to work on their PhD problem and should not be employed in sponsored
WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
(either with BTech/ MTech or with MSc/
MTech) are not eligible for this fellowship. They have a separate opportunity
for direct SRFship through interview .
All those eligible for direct CSIR
SRF cannot apply for this fellowship.
age limit for JRF shall be 28 yrs which is relaxable upto 5 years in case of
candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes, women, physically
handicapped and OBC applicants.
STIPEND AND TENURE
fellowship is to be given to a candidate for a total duration of five years
within which the candidate is required to complete the PhD degree. This
fellowship amount is Rs 16000/- plus HRA per month. In addition, contingency
grant of Rs 20,000/- per annum (calculated on pro rata basis for fraction of a
year) is available to each fellowship as per the CSIR guidelines.
completion of two years as JRF-GATE, the fellowship may be upgraded to SRF-GATE
and stipend may be increased to Rs 18000/- per month in the subsequent years on
the basis of assessment as per normal CSIR rules. In exceptional cases where the fellow has completed MTech within
one year of joining JRF-GATE, the Director may assess the performance of the
fellow (through a three member
assessment committee) and recommend upgradation of the fellowship to
SRF-GATE. All other conditions of
JRF-NET will apply.
of these GATE qualified JRF’s can be done by the Director of the CSIR
laboratories and forwarded to Head, HRDG for the issue of requisite award
letters. Director may permit the
candidate to provisionally join JRF-GATE subject to meeting the eligibility
criteria and issue of formal award letter from HRDG.
JRF-GATE should register for PhD within two years of
joining, otherwise the fellowship is
deemed to be cancelled and
withdrawn. Intimation about PhD
registration is to be sent to HRDG.
Aim of JRF-GATE is to attain academic excellence and to
generate high level science and these fellows are expected to contribute to lab
research through a suitable PhD program.
o JRF-GATE are not to be deployed in any sponsored project.