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PU Chandigarh announces UGC Biotechnology Research Fellowship 2014

UGC BSR Research Fellowship in Sciences for Meritorious Students (Botany) by Panjab University Chandigarh

The Department of Botany at Panjab University, Chandigarh has invited applications for UGC BSR Research Fellowship in Sciences for Meritorious Students (Botany)


There are a total of 05 (five) approved research fellows; research Fellows at a monthly Fellowship along with a contingent grant as per detail


The applying candidates should be M.Sc in Botany with at least 55% marks. Candidates who are enrolled/registered or eligible for enrollment/registration for PhD in the subject of Botany as per the Panjab University guidelines and have passed entrance test of Panjab University or UGC/CSIR/SLET/GATE/ (JRF) Examination are eligible


Fellowship Grant

For Non UGC/CSIR/SLET/GATE/ (J0RF) Examination and P.U. PhD Entrance Test Qualified candidates – Rs.14000/- pm (fixed)

For UGC/CSIR/SLET/GATE/ (JRF) Examination qualified candidates – Rs.16000/- pm (fixed)

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected based on approval given by the UGC; the fellowship will be awarded based on norms of govt. & not the Department of Botany or the University

Preference for selection will be given to those who are not getting fellowship but are otherwise eligible for the grant

Selected candidates who are eligible for enrollment will have to submit duly completed enrollment form within three days of the selection failing which the selection shall get cancelled without any prior notice

How to Apply

The application on plain paper giving detailed bio-data along with self attested copies of the testimonials should reach the Office of the undersigned latest by 17th November 2014

The interview date will be intimated later on

No TA & DA is permissible for attending the interview

The rules and regulations as laid down by Panjab University and /or University Grants Commission will govern the terms and conditions of fellowship of the selected candidates

The candidates can also apply through email: [email protected]


The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the RFSMS scheme; upon expiry of this period, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by Experts Committee of the university; if the research work is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years

The total period of fellowship is 5 years with no further provision of extension

Important date: Last date to apply is 17th November 2014

Panjab University

Department of Botany, Chandigarh, (Established under the Panjab University Act VIII of 1947 – enacted by the Govt. of India), Tel: +91 (0172) 2779510, Email: [email protected]


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