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RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (JRF / SRF) for CPRI, Bangalore

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CENTRAL POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(A Govt. of India Society, Ministry of Power)
Prof.Sir C.V.Raman Road, Sadashivanagar P.O.
PB No.8066,  BANGALORE – 560 080

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RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (JRF / SRF)


Applications are invited from candidates to assist project investigators in the in-house R&D programmes, equipment – evaluation activities and collaborative research projects of national importance.   Candidates will have to work towards Ph.D / M.Sc., (Engg) by research  at “CPRI Research Centre”, under Visvesvaraya Technological University-VTU, Belgaum, Karnataka  in the following research areas. 


Sl No
Areas of Research
Location
1
Electrical & Electronics
Bangalore / Hyderabad
2
Mechanical
Bangalore
3
Civil
Bangalore

Mode of Selection:
CPRI will shortlist the candidates for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg) based on valid GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) / NET of UGC (National Eligibility Test)  score.   Shortlisted candidates should apply to VTU through “CPRI Research Centre” for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg) by research.   Candidates who are successful in the interview and approved to pursue  Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg) by research  in VTU in eligible for Award of “CPRI Research Fellowship”. 

Fellowship:                  
  • Rs.20,000/- for M.Sc. (Engg.)
  • Rs.30,000/- for Ph.D in Engg. 
  • Three shall be a 10% increase in Fellowship every year subject to maximum of 3 years and extendable by 1 more year.

Please visit for details regarding examination, rules & regulations, entrance examination etc., at www.vtu.ac.in.

List of broad areas with locations are indicated in CPRI website.  The students may indicate locations to work for research.  Initially all students will be accommodated at CPRI, Bangalore, till the completion of course work and then posted to respective locations.   Last date for receipt of application is 25th June 2014.  For details please visit at http://www.cpri.in.      





CENTRAL POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(A Govt. of India Society, Ministry of Power)
Prof.Sir C.V.Raman Road, Sadashivanagar P.O.
PB No.8066,  BANGALORE – 560 080

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JUNIOR / SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF/SRF) PROGRAMME

Central Power Research Institute is a premier National body under Ministry of Power, Government of India, promoting applied research in Power System Technology Development. It has several laboratories and state-of-art facilities for evaluation of Electrical Materials and performance of Power Equipment. It also acts as the National Testing & Certification Authority and the apex body for initiating and coordinating Research and Development.

As a part of the research initiative of CPRI, Junior/Senior Research Fellowship Programme is being launched. Under this programme a Junior/Senior Research Fellow will work full time at CPRI in different laboratories at Bangalore and other units of CPRI. Necessary laboratory, computational and Library facilities shall be provided to work on CPRI identified research projects.   The list showing major thrust areas of research enclosed (Annexure – I).

General Information

Minimum eligibility:

Senior Research Fellow (SRF): Post Graduate in Engineering with first class in the relevant area of specialization with consistently high level of academic record, aptitude for research with valid GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)  score / NET (National Eligibility Test) of UGC.

Junior Research Fellow (JRF): Graduate in Engineering with consistently high level of academic record and aptitude for research and GATE / NET of UGC.

Selection: Selection will be based on marks obtained in the GATE / NET and personal interview.  CPRI will shortlist the candidates for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg).  Shortlisted candidates should apply to VTU through “CPRI Research Centre” for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg).   Candidates who pass the entrance examination  &  interview and are declared eligible for Ph.D / M.Sc (Engg), by VTU will be awarded Fellowship by CPRI.

Duration: Duration of Fellowship is  three years with a provision of extension up to one year in exceptional cases, based on the recommendation of the competent authority.

Evaluation of Project: The progress of the research project carried out by SRF/JRF will be evaluated every three months by the evaluation committee.

Remuneration and other facilities:

  1. SRF shall get Rs.30,000/ (Fixed) (Rupees thirty thousand only) per month
  2. JRF shall get Rs.20,000/ (Fixed) (Rupees twenty thousand only) per month
  3. SRF and JRF shall get up to Rs 25,000 (Twenty five thousand rupees only) as a lump sum payment per year, based on the recommendation of the committee. 
  4. They are eligible for 10% increase in Fellowships every year.
  5. Reimbursement of expenditure up to Rs. 20,000/- (Twenty Thousand only) during the programme for contingency expenditure purpose for the project and recommended by the competent authority.
  6. The SRF/JRF researchers are required to visit/stay at project sites depending on the exigencies in connection with the work to understand subject better.
  7. Expenditure towards attending seminars/training programmes relevant to the project, will be provided as per CPRI norms.

Publication / Patent:

The results of Fellows research work may be published in standard Journals / Seminars / Conferences etc., at the discretion of the guide.  It should be ensured that the assistance provided by CPRI is always acknowledged in all such publications / presentations.  One copy of the published research paper / papers shall be sent to CPRI.  The right to commercial exploitation of the results and patent right arising out of the investigation / research will, however, rest exclusively with CPRI.

Other terms:

1.       CPRI will have exclusive rights on the selection of research subject & research findings.
2.       Research Fellows may be permitted to extend his/her research work for the award of M.Sc., (Engg)  by Research / Doctoral Degree.
3.       The research programme is on tenure basis only and CPRI will be under no obligation to provide permanent employment to SRF/JRF. A few research fellows with right aptitude may be utilized for consultancy work carried out in CPRI.
4.      The upper age limit for the above posts is 30 years as on last date for submission of applications. However, the age is relaxable by 3 years in case of OBC candidates and 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST category. Government of India norms will be followed.
5.       Copies of the certificates related to age, qualifications, caste, experience etc., shall be submitted along with the application form.
6.       One recent passport size photograph shall be affixed to the application form.
7.       Candidates already working in any Government organisation, should apply through proper channel.
8.      Institute reserves the right not to fill up the posts, if it so desires. Mere fulfillment of the minimum prescribed conditions will not vest any right to a candidate being called for written test/Interview. No correspondence will be entertained as regards short-listing/calling for written test/Interview, selection or appointment.  For academic, the candidate needs to fulfill all rules & regulations of VTU including appearing for examinations.
9.      Candidates called for written test/Interview shall appear for the same at their own cost.
10.  CPRI reserve right to terminate the fellowship if the progress is not satisfactory.
11.  CPRI reserves the right to change rules and regulations governing research work and the students are obliged to abide by it.
12.  All Candidates are required to stay in CPRI Campus.

How to apply:

Candidates may apply in the prescribed application form given in Annexure – II.  The envelop containing the application shall be superscribing as ‘APPLICATION FOR JRF / SRF’ and send it to the following address:

JOINT DIRECTOR (R&D)
R&D Management Division
Central Power Research Institute
Prof.Sir C.V. Raman Road, PB NO.8066,

Sadashiva Nagar P.O.   Bangalore – 560 080

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Annexure - II
Application for the post of JRF / SRF  
(Important: Please use only A4 size paper for application and other testimonials)
PART A
Affix recent passport size
Photograph
here

01
Advertisement No. and          Post to which applied 
:

02
 Discipline   
:

03
Advt. No. & Date (and name of the newspaper in which appeared)
:

04
Name in full  (in Block letters)
:

05
Age and Date of Birth (Enclose a copy of certificate in support of age)
:


06
Nationality
:

07
Father’s/Husband’s name
:

08
Address for correspondence (in Block letters) 

  
:


09 
Permanent Address


:



a)
Telephone No. (Landline/Cell)
:
:
:
Landline  :
Mobile    :
E-mail id   :
b)
Alternate No., if any
:

10
Nearest Railway Station from where the candidate is likely  to travel for Written Test / Interview
:

 11
Religion
:

Whether belongs to SC/ST/OBC/PWD(must be supported by Certificate)
:

12

Educational/professional qualification (indicating clearly the  examinations passed, University/Board, Year and Month of passing, class and percentage of marks & subjects taken starting from  minimum qualification prescribed for the post) If the examination was semester wise, marks should be indicated semester wise and copies of marks sheets of all  semesters  should be enclosed.   If the examination is year-wise marks should be indicated year wise and copies of marks sheets of all years should be enclosed, along with certificates, failing which the application will be rejected:

Examination passed
Year and month of passing
Board/ University/ Institution
%age of Marks semester wise /year wise
Class obtained
Subjects taken
Whether marks sheets enclosed
Semester/ year
% of marks
(ATTACH SEPARATELY as Annexure – I )
13. Whether continuing higher studies ? If so furnish details
Name of the course
Year and month of Regis-tration
Board/University/
Institution
Whether part time or full time
Subjects Taken
Year & month during which the course will be completed
(ATTACH SEPARATELY as Annexure – II )
14.
 Details of the previous/present employment held, if any, in chronological order starting from present position backwards (indicating the name of the employer with full address, post held, salary drawn, period of service, nature of duties etc.).  Supporting documents in the form of offer of appointment letter, discharge letter, experience certificate etc. shall be enclosed. Without these documents, experience will not be considered.
Name of the Firm/Company with address
Post held
Service Period
Scale of pay, salary drawn
Nature of duties
Reason for leaving the previous organisation
From
To
 (ATTACH SEPARATELY as Annexure – III)

15
Total number of years of experience


16

Area of expertise




17

Details of Research Projects undertaken








18
Details of Research papers published











19
Details of Professional membership







20
Details of membership in National Committees if any











21
Details of special work carried out if any






22
Details of Training/Course attended




23
Details of Seminar/Training/short term courses organized




24
Details of awards/honours received




25
Have you executed any bond to present Employer, if so, please give details



26
If selected, the minimum time required to join the post


27
Name and address of two persons who have knowledge about your professional experience
1.



2.


28
Have you ever been detained in Police Custody? If yes, please give complete details thereof.

29
Whether you have been convicted by any Court of Law? If yes, please give complete details   thereof.

30
Whether any criminal case is pending or contemplated against you in any Court of Law?  If yes, please give complete details thereto.




DECLARATION

          I affirm that the information given in this application is true and correct.  I also fully understand that if at any stage it is discovered that any attempt has been made by me to willfully conceal or misrepresent the facts, my candidature will be summarily rejected and my employment terminated without notice and compensation.

Place :   
                                                       
Date :      
                                                                                                                                                         (Signature of the Candidate)



















PART B (To be filled by employees of State/ Central / PSUs etc. only)

Name of the Organization     :                               Reference  No. :


It is certified that :

1.
The date of birth, qualification, experience and other details given by Shri/

Smt./Dr. ………………………………………………………………………………..                                                                                

as given in Part A of this application for the post of   ………………………….

………………………………….………at Central Power Research Institute have been verified and found to be correct.

2.
Integrity of Shri/Smt./Dr. ………………………………………………. is beyond doubt.

3.
No vigilance or disciplinary proceedings is either pending or contemplated against the officer.





Signature of the authorized Officer
(Name & Designation)

Seal of the Officer


Full address of the authorized Officer (Seal)
Telephone No.
Fax No.

                                                                                        
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