National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) invites applications for All India Competitive Examination for ICAR’s Senior Research Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. Programmes
Ph.D Programme is available in the following subjects:
Soil Science Pedology
Soil Chemistry/Fertility/Soil Microbiology
Soil Physics/Soil and Water Conservation
Agricultural Chemistry/ Agric. Chemicals
Biochemistry (Agric./ Plant Sciences)
Biotechnolgy (Agric./ Plant Sciences)
Horticulture (Fruit Crops/ Pomology)
Horticulture (Vegetable Science)
Animal Genetics and Breeding
Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology
Livestock Production and Management
Livestock Products Technology
Veterinary Extension Education
Biotechnology (Animal Science)
Veterinary Public Health
Food Science & Technology
Agricultural Structures & Process
Engineering/ Process & Food Engineering
Farm Machinery & Power
Soil & Water Conservation Engineering
Food & Nutrition
Home Management/ Family Resource
Home Science Extension Education
Textile and Clothing
Fish Processing Technology
CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANT OF AWARD
(i) ICAR-SRF (PGS) will be awarded on the basis of merit in the All India Competitive Entrance Examination for ICAR-SRF (PGS) and admission to Ph. D. degree programme at State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), Deemed Universities, viz. IARI (New Delhi) / IVRI (Izatnagar) / NDRI (Karnal) / CIFE (Mumbai) / AAU (Allahabad), Central Agricultural University (Imphal, Manipur), and Central Univerisities having
faculty of agriculture, viz. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Viswa Bharti, and Nagaland University, herein-after referred to as the Agricultural Universities (AUs).
The fellowship will NOT be available for admission in any university other than the AUs as mentioned above. ICAR-SRF (PGS) is effective from the date of registering in the Ph.D. programme in any Agricultural University (SAUs, ICAR DUs, CAU or CUs having faculty of agriculture) or effective from the date ICAR-SRF (PGS) is awarded, whichever is later.
(ii) The fellowship will be admissible to persons of Indian Nationality as defined in the Constitution of India or persons domiciled in India.
(iii) The award of ICAR-SRF (PGS) can be availed within a period of one year from the date of issue of this award letter for seeking admission in Ph.D. programme in the qualifying subject at any Agricultural University (AU). It will not be extended in any case
(iv) If already registered as full time Ph.D. Scholar, he/she should not have completed two years on the date of examination.
(v) Duration of ICAR-SRF (PGS) will be three years and in no case it will be extended beyond the period of three years.
(vi) SRF will be awarded subject to verification of credentials by award administration authority, viz. the University/ Institute where the candidate gets admission.
(vii) No TA and DA will be paid to the candidates for appearing in the Examination at the Centres or for joining the University.
(viii) For admissions, eligibility conditions of the admitting University/ Institute will be applicable.
(ix) Fellowship would be granted only when the candidate gets eventually admitted and pursues Ph. D. degree from an Agricultural University (AU) other than the Agricultural University (AU) of completing M. Sc./ M.V.Sc./ M.E./ M.Tech. degree, except for ICAR – Deemed to be Universities.
(x) In case of in-service candidates, the awardee joins/has joined the University/Institute other than where he/she is working.
(xi) The awardee joins/has joined the University/Institute where Ph.D. programme consists of both course work and research.
VALUE AND TENURE OF FELLOWSHIP
The Fellowship will be awarded to meritorious candidates seeking admission in the listed State Agricultural Universities, ICAR Deemed Universities, Central Universities having faculty of agriculture, Central Agricultural University or any other approved University/ Institute where Ph.D. Degree programme consists of course work with definite credit hours and research work/thesis. The fellowship will be at the following rates:
Postgraduate other than in Veterinary Science
Rs. 12000/- p.m. (fixed) for 1st & 2nd year. Rs. 14000/- p.m. (fixed) for 3rd year.
Postgraduate in Veterinary Science
Rs. 14000/- p.m. (fixed) for 1st & 2nd year. Rs. 15000/- p.m. (fixed) for 3rd year.
(Contingent grant of Rs. 10,000/- per year for procurement of essential chemicals, books, and travel connected with research work will also be paid to all the awardees).
Candidates having completed their Master’s Degree programme with a minimum of 55 per cent marks or equivalent OGPA from any recognized university in India and abroad would be eligible. For SC/ST and Physically Handicapped candidates, the minimum per cent of marks will be relaxed by 5 per cent or equivalent OGPA. The equivalence of OGPA to per cent marks, where needed, will be certified by the Registrar of the concerned University and must have to be produced by the candidates. Candidates appearing in the final semester would also be eligible provided they complete the Postgraduate degree in all respects by the date of examination and produce the degree-completion certificate from the Registrar to this effect. The candidates who have already joined Ph.D. and have completed more than two years as on the date of examination are not eligible to apply for Senior Research Fellowship. The above condition will also apply to in-service candidates. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to check his/her eligibility for admission before applying. NAARM will not be held responsible for refusing ICAR-SRF(PGS) to any non-eligible candidates.
(i) Senior Research Fellowship is a financial assistance given by ICAR for pursuing Ph.D. programmes in the field of Agriculture and Allied sciences.
(ii) Merely qualifying the examination will not guarantee SRF. Only those candidates will be eligible for SRF who come in the merit list and join the University within stipulated time.
(iii) Candidates will have to take admission on their own and there will not be any responsibility of ICAR/NAARM in securing admission for the candidates.
(iv) In many courses, the Universities have diversified eligibility conditions. The candidate has to meet the prescribed eligibility conditions of the University where admission is sought.
(v) The in-service candidates qualifying for SRF will themselves arrange for study leave/leave of the kind due from their respective organizations themselves and that ICAR/NAARM will not intervene in this regard.
(vi) The in-service candidates will be those working in ICAR Institutes, SAUs, CAU, CUs having faculty of agriculture, Central Government/State Government Departments dealing in agriculture and allied sectors and Public Sector Undertakings dealing with agriculture and allied sectors.
The minimum and maximum age limit shall be 21 years and 30 years respectively for General Category. Relaxation in upper age limit of 5 years will be admissible to candidates from SC/ST and PH categories. For candidates belonging to OBC, relaxation in upper age limit for 3 years will be admissible.
For in-service candidates, the maximum age limit shall be 45 years in all cases. The crucial date for determining the minimum and maximum age limit for all categories will be the date of examination.
Candidates seeking age relaxation should submit an attested copy of the Caste Certificate issued by the prescribed authority of Government of India in the form given in the bulletin at Annexure – II (for SC/ ST) candidate and at Annexure III for OBC.
A Physically Handicapped (PH) and Visually Handicapped (VH) person seeking to apply for this examination should submit an attested copy of certificate about being handicapped from a Government Hospital/ Medical Board alongwith his/ her application form.
15% of the total SRF are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST candidates and 3% for PH candidates subject to their being otherwise suitable. The responsibility of verification of the genuineness of SC/ST/OBC and PH certificates will be of the concerned Agricultural University (AU) where the candidate has been granted admission.
If suitable candidates are not found for reserved seats for PH candidates, the same will be filled as per merit from general category. In case sufficient number of candidates of a category are not available to fill up the seats, the fellowships will not be awarded/transferred to another category.
(A) PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING
(i) The course and the sub-subject (with code) to which the admission is sought, must be quoted in all correspondence.
(ii) The Information placed in web contains the following.
(a) Application Form
(b) Specimen copy of answer sheet (OMR sheet)
(c) Caste certificate
(d) Identity verification form
(iii) A candidate can apply for ICAR-SRF for one Major Subject Group only. No change would be allowed thereafter.
(iv) The Application Form (filled neatly and correctly by the applicant as per the instructions) should be sent by Registered Post to The Controller of Examination, ICAR-SRF (PGS), National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 407.
The candidate has to send the following documents:
(a) Filled-in application form, in duplicate, along with D.D.
(b) Caste certificate (SC / ST / PH / OBC – wherever applicable)
(c) Identity Verification Form
(d) Attested photocopy of
i) UG Degree
ii) PG Degree
iii) UG Marks
iv) PG Marks
Applications sent without the accompanying documents indicated above will not be considered.
CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED NOT TO FOLD THE FILLED-IN APPLICATION FORM. SUITABLE ENVELOPES MAY BE USED ACCORDINGLY. DOCUMENTS SENT ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION SHOULD NOT BE STAPLED TO THE APPLICATION FORM.
(v) IF A CANDIDATE FURNISHES WRONG INFORMATION OR SUPPRESSES ANY RELEVANT INFORMATION, HIS/HER ADMISSION in Ph.D. WILL BE CANCELLED EVEN DURING THE COURSE OF STUDY. Admit Cards for the Examination will be sent by Post in advance to all eligible candidates, who have submitted their application form complete in all respects by the due date. However, if any candidate does not receive the Admit Card in time, he/she may get it downloaded from NAARM website http://www.naarm.ernet.in and http://www.icar.naarm.ernet.in
Controller of Examination, ICAR-SRF(PGS)
National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM)
Hyderabad – 500 407
Tel No. : 040-24015340
Fax No. : 040-24015912
Download of Application Form from NAARM Website: August 20 to September 30, 2009
Last date for receipt of filled in applications : September 30, 2009
Last date for receipt of filled in applications from remote areas; namely Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Laddakh
Division of J&K State, Lahaul & Spiti district and Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island, and Lakshdweep : October 7, 2009
(iii) Date of Examination (Change, if any, will be notified) : December 20, 2009 (Sunday)
(iv) Likely date of declaration of result : Last week of February 2010