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DRDO-DRDE Chemistry Junior Research Fellowship Vacancy

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Jhansi Road, Gwalior-474002, (M.P.)
PHONE: 0751-2341550, 2342350, EMAIL: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.drdo.gov.in

Walk-in-interview for the Award of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) 

Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior, a premier institute of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), invites applications from young and meritorious Indian Nationals who desire to pursue defence-related research as Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Selection will be made on the basis of Walk-in-interview to be held at DRDE, Gwalior as per the schedule given below.

  1. DRDO Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Name of Fellowship – DRDO Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Post Code – 01

No. of Posts – 02*

Age – 28 years

Essential Qualification – First class M.Sc. in Pharmacology / Toxicology / Immunology or related fields and National Eligibility Test (NET) qualification

conducted by CSIR-UGC NET JRF/LS, MHRD (GATE).

Date of Interview – 13.06.2023


Name of Fellowship – DRDO Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Post Code – 02

No. of Posts – 02*

Age – 28 years

Essential Qualification – First class M.Sc. in chemistry or related fields and National Eligibility Test (NET) qualification conducted by CSIR-UGC NET JRF/LS, MHRD (GATE).

Date of Interview – 13.06.2023

2. Junior Research Fellow (JRF) with own fellowship:

Name of Fellowship – Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Post Code – 04

No. of Posts – 03*

Age – 28 years

Essential Qualification – First class M.Sc. in Pharmacology / Toxicology / Immunology or related fields with own JRF fellowship from any approved National Agency.

Date of Interview – 14.06.2023

*Number of vacancies may change as per organizational requirements.

Selection Procedure

  • Stipend (Monthly)Junior Research Fellow (JRF): Rs. 31000/- with HRA & medical facilities admissible as per DRDO & National Agency’s research fellowship rules.
  • Cutoff Date – Age and Educational qualification will be calculated/determined on the date of the interview. The age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC candidates and for another category as per Central Govt. Rules
  • Essential Educational Qualification – First Division in Post Graduate degree in MSc in relevant subject discipline and having qualified National Eligibility Test (NET)/ (CSIR-UGC NET JRF LS)/ MHRD (GATE), DBT, ICMR any approved National agency or GATE.
  • Only those candidates who have been awarded a degree/provisional certificate are eligible to apply.

Common Guidelines –

  • JRF: Tenure: Maximum Five Years. The candidate will work initially for the first two years as JRF and will subsequently be upgraded as SRF for the remaining three years, subject to satisfactory performance to be assessed as per DRDO and National Agency rules providing research fellowship.
  • REPORTING TIME is 0930 hrs on the date of the Interview, at Main Gate Reception, DRDE, Jhansi Road, Gwalior-474 002. Latecomers will not be allowed.
  • Written Tests may be conducted for JRFs from 1100hrs-1200hrs. (Depending on the number of candidates appearing on the date of interview) and only qualified candidates will be interviewed on the same day.
  • In case of a large no. of students, the interview can be carried to the next day so candidates are requested to prepare accordingly.
  • Application forms can be downloaded from the website www.drdo.gov.in and submitted online at least on two mail IDs. (Candidates willing to participate may send the filled application forms by email to [email protected] and [email protected].
  • The form needs to be submitted in both word files and Microsoft Excel files as per the required format.
  • While appearing for an interview the candidate is required to submit complete bio-data with a recent passport photograph affixed on the top right corner of the first page and one set of self-attested copies of all degrees/academic qualification certificates/ mark
    sheets/experience certificates etc.
  • The selected candidate(s) for JRF may be allowed to register for PhD with any recognized University/Institution during the tenure of the fellowship.
  • Candidate should mention clearly the Position, Post Code & Subject for which he/she wants to appear.
  • Candidates will be essentially required to produce original certificates/testimonials w.r-t. qualifications, experience, age & Caste certificate for verification at the time of interview.
  • Candidates presently employed in Government Department/PSU’s/Autonomous Bodies will be required to produce NOC from the employer at the time of interview.
  • The decision of Director DRDE Gwalior will be final in case of any discrepancy.
  • How to reach the venue of the Interview – DRDE is located at least 01KM from Gwalior Railway Station on Jhansi Road Gwalior and LandMark is Hotel Landmark Road & Near FCI Godown.
  • Please Note – Electronics items like smartphones/mobile phones/Pen drives/laptops/CD-ROM & any type of Electronics gazettes are not allowed to carry inside DRDE Gwalior Campus.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected during the screening for eligibility.
  • Antecedents of the candidate will be verified again at the time of joining if selected.
  • Offer of award of Fellowship /Associateship does not confer on the candidates, any right for absorption in DRDO.
  • No TA/DA will be paid for attending an interview or for joining if selected.

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RDO-DRDE is a highly respected organization that offers great career opportunities. 💼 To secure the JRF position, it’s important to prepare well. 📚 That’s why we’ve compiled a list of potential interview questions along with their answers, which can help you ace the interview. 💪 Check them out below!

  1. What motivated you to apply for the DRDO Junior Research Fellowship? Answer: I have always been interested in defence-related research, and the DRDO is a prestigious organization in this field. I have the necessary qualifications and skills to be a valuable asset to DRDO’s research projects.
  2. Can you explain your research experience in the field of Life Sciences/Zoology/ Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/ Microbiology/ Pharmacology/ Toxicology/ Immunology or related fields? Answer: As part of my M.Sc. program, I conducted research on the effects of a specific drug on cancer cells. I also worked on a project related to the identification of novel antimicrobial peptides from natural sources. These experiences have honed my research skills, including data analysis, experimentation, and scientific writing.
  3. What research questions or projects would you be interested in pursuing as a Junior Research Fellow at DRDO? Answer: I am interested in exploring the effects of different toxins and pollutants on the human immune system, as well as the development of novel antimicrobial agents. I believe that these research topics are both relevant and important for the defence sector, and I would be excited to contribute my knowledge and skills to these projects.
  4. Can you explain your understanding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) and its role in the selection process for the JRF? Answer: The National Eligibility Test (NET) is a standardized test that assesses the eligibility of Indian candidates for research fellowships in various fields. The test is conducted by agencies such as CSIR and MHRD, and candidates who obtain a qualifying score are eligible for fellowships from these agencies. Having a NET qualification demonstrates a candidate’s aptitude for research and enhances their chances of being selected for a JRF.
  5. How do you plan to upgrade your research skills and knowledge during your tenure as a Junior Research Fellow at DRDO? Answer: I plan to attend relevant conferences, workshops, and training programs to enhance my research skills and knowledge. Additionally, I would like to collaborate with other researchers in the field to gain exposure to different perspectives and approaches. I believe that continuous learning and improvement are essential for a successful research career.

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