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Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University has Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme with an aim to identify active researchers and to provide them a platform to carry out research in frontier areas. This is a full-time programme, where the selected Fellows work under a mentor for a minimum duration of one year. The tenure can be extended based on the progress of the candidate and the recommendations by the Research Progress Committee. The Fellows get monthly fellowship and annual contingency grant.

  1. Important Dates:
    Application Process Begins: 20th February 2020
    Application Process Ends : 09th April 2020
    Extended Date: 15th April 2020
  2. The applicant who fulfills the necessary requirements can apply for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme admissions by filling up the prescribed Application Form and paying the Processing Fee.
  3. Applicants should submit the duly filled in Application Form along with non-refundable admission Processing Fee of Rs.1250/-. A Demand Draft drawn in favour of Nirma University, payable at Ahmedabad should accompany the Form.
  4. List of Enclosures to be submitted are as under:
    • Qualifying examination mark-sheets/grade sheets, Certificate of Passing of Master Degree and Ph.D. Degree.
    • Authenticated document showing conversion from CPI/CGPA to percentage, wherever applicable.
    • Proof of age.
    • Certificate of research/ work experience, if any.
    • Tentative Research Proposal (including a Research Project Title, Research Objectives, Project Summary, Expected Outcome of the proposed research and Details with regard to requirement of infrastructure/equipment/software, timeline of research, etc.)
    • Copies of the technical papers published in refereed journals.
    • Biodata.
  5. No TA/DA will be given to candidates for attending the admission process.
  6. Hard copy of Application Form duly filled with all enclosures and demand draft must be sent to:Deputy Registrar (Ph.D. Section),
    1st Floor, Institute of Management Building,
    Nirma University,
    Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway,
    Ahmedabad – 382 481
    E-mail: phd.section@nirmauni.ac.in.
    Phone: + 91-02717-241911-15, 079-71652682
    Website: www.nirmauni.ac.in
    For Application Form: Click here
  • The applicant for the Post- Doctoral Fellowship Programme shall possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree from a recognised University, other than Nirma University.
  • The applicant should have three publications in high quality Journals (listed in the Web of Science / SCOPUS / Hein Database / Indian Citation Index / ABDC / EBSCO – Art & Architecture Database or similar international agency).
  • The upper age limit of the candidate is 40 years (at the time of the submission of application). Age relaxation of 5 (five) years is given to the women candidates.
  • The candidates, who have completed their earlier post-doctoral fellowship assignment are also eligible.

For admission to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Programmes, the University invites the applications through advertisement in newspapers, social media and the University website.

The candidates have to apply in a format prescribed by the University and also have to submit necessary copies of certificates, biodata, list of publications, detailed Research Proposal, etc.

The Research Proposal should include the Research Project Title, Research Objectives, Project Summary, Expected Outcomes of the proposed Research, Requirement of Infrastructure/Equipment/Software, Timeline of the Research, etc.

The candidate would make a presentation of Research Proposal before the Selection Committee. Followed by the presentation, there will be personal interview of the candidate.

The Selection Committee makes its recommendations on the basis of the biodata, publications of the candidates, presentation by the candidate, novelty of the research proposal and personal interview.

The fellowship is purely a temporary assignment. In the first instance, it will be tenable for the period of one year.

The tenure can be extended based on the progress of the candidate and the recommendations by the Research Progress Committee. The maximum duration of the programme should not exceed three years.

  • A Postdoctoral Fellow is entitled for monthly fellowship at par with the salary of an Assistant Professor of Nirma University at the time of appointment.
  • The Fellow will be eligible for an annual contingency grant of Rs 1,00,000/-.
  • The contingency grant can be used for the purchase of books /journals/stationary/minor equipment/consumables/chemicals, registration of national or international conference, domestic travel, etc.
  • The books, journals and equipment purchased out of the contingency grant will become the property of the University.

 

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