Junior Research Fellow in MACS – Agharkar Research Institute


Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) is an autonomous, grant-in-aid research institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Goverment of India. It was established in 1946 by the Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science as MACS Research Institute and renamed as ARI in 1992 in honour and memory of its founder Director, late Professor S.P. Agharkar.

Post: Junior Research Fellow (1)

Funding Agency, Title of the project: Sponsored Project by DST- SERB,“Can diatom communities across spatial and environmental  gradients  of Western Ghats reflect water quality conditions of streams?” (SP-252).

Period of  the Project: Period up to February 2019

Post Code: SP/ 252 /JRF

Group/ Division: Biodiversity & Palaeobiology(Plants) Group

Essential: 1st Class M.Sc. Environmental Sciences/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Biosciences
1. CSIR – UGC NET or GATE Qualifiation.
2. Exposure to Water Quality Analysis/Algal Taxonomy/ Western Ghats Landscapes will be considered as added a dvantage.

Monthly stipend: Rs.25,000/ – + HRA (JRF) per month

Age Limit: 28  years, relaxation by 5 years for SC, ST and female & 3 years for OBC candidates.

Last date of submission of prescribed application:  21/03/2016

Display the short list of candidates  for interview: Will be displayed on  Institute website by 23/03/2016 and/ or

,  candidates will be informed through e-mail.

Date & time of  Interview: Wednesday, the 06th April 2016 at 10:30 a.m

Note: No T.A. is admissible for attending interview and selected candidate will have no  right for appointment against any ARI or funding agency’s post/s.

In case of non-availability of qualified JRF, candidates having M.Sc. degree in the above subjects with at least 55% marks may be considered for Research Studentship @ Rs.23000/-(fixed) p.m.

Candidates fulfilling above conditions may apply in the prescribed format available on the Institute’s website aripune.org, along with self- attested copies of qualifications, certificates, Passport size photograph, caste certificate issued by competent authority (for reserved category) and application fee of Rs.50/-, payable by Demand Draft only in favor of Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, by 21/03/2016. The prescribed essential qualifications are bare minimum and mere possession of same will not entitle the candidate to be called for interview. In case number of applications received in response to the advertisement is large, it may not be convenient or possible for the Institute to interview all the c andidates. The Institute may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable limit, on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.

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