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35 technical Assts and 4 Scientific Asst posts for Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre < 11.04.2016

Written By Ajit Kumar on Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 7:14 AM

Advertisement No. VSSC-291 dated 21.03.2016

Invites application for the FOLLOWING POSTs

Post No
No. of
Essential qualification for the post
Nature of job
First Class Diploma in Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Communication Engineering / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering.
Supervision of the testing, integration, measurement, analysis, maintenance, screening and calibration of electronic systems. 

First Class Diploma inMechanical Engineering
Supervision of shop floor activities, coordination and monitoring of manufacturing/  fabrication, production planning activities,  integration & testing of hardware, mechanical quality control activity for inertial sensors, systems, actuators and mechanisms. Supervision of liquid propellant production plant and maintenance of plant equipment. It also involves working with hazardous chemicals and process equipment at high pressure and temperatures.

First Class Diploma in Chemical Engineering
Supervision of hazardous propellant preparation process, production planning, inspection and quality control, raw material preparation and processing activities for propellant and speciality chemicals.  Processing involves sieving, drying, distillation, mixing, vacuum and pressure casting of solid propellant paste, dimensional inspection of solid propellant grains, solid rocket propellant grain processing etc.

First Class Diploma in Electrical Engineering
Supervision of the operation and maintenance of high power motors, electrically operated valves, electro-hydraulic systems, transformers, electrical panels, panels for LPG and Burner systems, maintenance of UPS and battery systems.

First Class Diploma in CivilEngineering
Supervision of construction and maintenance of buildings, roads, bridges, laying pipelines, preparation of drawings, cost estimation etc.

First Class Diploma inInstrumentation Engineering
Supervision, installation, operation and maintenance of various instruments and measurement systems. 

Photography /
First Class Diploma in Photography/Cinematography.
Handling & operating camera for photography, videography and broadcasting. Photo/video editing, preparation of digital media & archiving.

Post No
No. of
Essential qualification for the post

Nature of job
First Class B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry
Supervision of the preparation, processing and analysis of polymers, composites and speciality chemicals including toxic and explosive materials.


Agriculture /
First class B.Sc. Degree with specialization in Agriculture or Horticulture.
Managing the maintenance of extensive landscaped gardens, lawns and nurseries. Develop methods of propagation of plants, study methods to improve quality and quantity of production of ornamental bushes, trees, flowers and vegetables.  Supervision of staff employed for the above activities. It involves extensive travel for inspection of the areas in the campus being maintained by the department.  The work involves travel to various external work sites and extended hours of duty as and when required.

1.  Persons with Disability (PWD) can apply to the posts suitable to them even if the post is not reserved for them. However, such candidates will be considered for selection to such post by general standard of merit. Persons suffering from not less than 40% of relevant disability shall alone be eligible for the benefit of reservation and other relaxation as permissible under rules.
2. The above vacancies may vary depending upon the actual requirement.

Applications will be received on-line only and all further communications will be made to the applicants through e-mail/VSSC website only. Therefore, the applicants are advised to check their e-mail and visit the VSSC website from time to time. The application format for on-line registration is available in the website http://www.vssc.gov.in from ­­­­­­­­­­­1000 hours on 21.03.2016 to 1700 hours on 11.04.2016.

                   Important Dates to Remember
                   1. Opening Date for Online Registration: 21.03.2016, 10:00 Hrs
                   2. Closing Date for Online Registration: 11.04.2016, 17:00 Hrs

"Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply"

General conditions/Instructions

01.       The posts are temporary, but likely to continue.


03.    Age limit (as on 11.04.2016):or age re
For Post No.1282, maximum age limit is 35 years for UR category, 38 years for OBC category & 40 years for SC category.
For Post No.1283, 1284, 1285 & 1289 maximum age limit is 35 years for UR category & 38 years for OBC category.
For Post No.1286, 1287, 1288, & 1290, maximum age limit is 35 years (for UR category only).
Ex-Servicemen, Meritorious Sportspersons & Persons With Disability (PWD), Widowed/Divorced women are eligible for age relaxation as per Government of India orders.
Minimum age is 18 years for all posts.

04.    Pay and Allowances: Approximate salary per month at the minimum of the Grade as on date is as follows:

Sl No.
Approximate minimum salary
Technical Assistant
` 41,900 /-
Scientific Assistant
` 41,900 /-

05.    For the above Scientific/Technical posts, the Organisation has a progressive HRD policy which provides an excellent growth potential for the right individual through its periodical merit based performance review system (called Merit Promotion Scheme) de-linked from availability of vacancies at higher post by which the staff are being evaluated for the advancement of their career in the Organisation.
06.    The Organisation provides medical facilities (Contributory Health Service Scheme) for self and dependants, free transport facilities/transport allowance, subsidised canteen facilities, housing accommodation subject to availability, in addition to the facilities available to the other Central Government Staff.  The Centre has a well-maintained Central School and a well-stocked Library that provides an excellent opportunity for professional development.
07.    At present the place of posting is VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram, but the selected candidates are liable to be posted in any of the Units of the Indian Space Research Organisation/Department of Space situated anywhere in India as and when required.
08.    Candidates will have to produce proof of the details furnished in their applications submitted on-line as and when required.
09.    SC candidates will have to submit self attested copy of SC certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format applicable for reservation in jobs under Government of India at the time of skill test.
10.    In respect of OBC candidates, reservation will be available only to candidates, who do not fall in the Creamy Layer and have to submit latest OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format applicable for reservation in jobs under Government of India at the time of  written/skill test.  OBC certificate must specifically include the clause regarding exclusion from Creamy Layer and should be updated/valid at the relevant point of time i.e. at the time of submission of application form for the above post.  OBC candidates, must therefore, furnish valid and updated OBC certificate which should specifically include the clause regarding “Exclusion from Creamy Layer” in order to be considered against the posts reserved for OBC at the time of skill test.
11.    Selection Process : The selection process consists of (1) written test and (2) skill test. The written test will be conducted first and short-listing will be done based on the written test scores and required number of candidates (ratio between vacancy and number of candidates to be called for skill test) alone shall be called for skill test. Written test will be conducted in such a way that theoretical and practical knowledge of the candidate is tested covering both breadth and depth of the prescribed curriculum. The skill test will be purely on ‘go-no-go’ basis and marks obtained in the skill test will not be considered for selection. The skill test will be evaluated on a 100 point scale with minimum 60% for qualification. The final selection will be done amongst qualified candidates, purely based on the scores obtained in the written test. From amongst candidates who qualify in the skill test with 60% marks, empanelment will be done in the order of marks obtained in the written test. In case of a tie in the written scores, the academic scores of the notified qualification will be the tie-breaker.
          Please note that the qualification prescribed above for the posts advertised is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make the candidates eligible for selection.
12.    The Centre reserves the right not to fill up any of the posts, if it so decides.
13.    Only Indian Nationals need apply.
14.    No interim correspondence will be entertained.
15.    Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
16.    Candidates working under Central/State/Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous bodies etc. should submit the application through proper channel or submit 'No objection certificate from the employer at the time of Written Test/Skill Test'.


Upon on-line registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. The candidates are also advised to take a print out of the online application for future reference.
The applicant need not send any documents such as print out of online application, receipt of cash payment, copies of certificates/mark lists in proof of educational qualification, work experience, age etc.   

Payment of Application fee :  There will be a non-refundable  application fee of Rs.250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty only) for each application. Fee is to be paid online through Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking or can be deposited in any State Bank of India branch (through SBI Collect facility). No other mode of payment will be acceptable and the fee will not be refundable under any circumstances.

Female/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST)/Ex-serviceman [EX] and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee.

Please note that the applications without Application Fee for non exempted categories will not be considered under any circumstances.

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