ZSI Recruitment 2015-2016 for 16 Research Fellow and Doctoral Fellow Posts. Ministry of Environment Forests & Climate Change, Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Kolkata has invited applications for the recruitment of Junior Research Fellow, Post Doctoral Fellow vacancies on temporary basis. Eligible candidates may apply in prescribed format of application on or before 17-1-2016.
The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was established on 1st July, 1916 to promote survey, exploration and research leading to the advancement in our knowledge of various aspects of exceptionally rich life of the erstwhile ´British Indian Empire´. The survey has its genesis in the establishment of the Zoological Section of the Indian Museum at Calcutta in 1875. By gradually strengthening its staff and expanding its research programme, the Survey has met the challenge of the past and is on its way to meet the demands of the future. It has maintained its primary objectives unchanged from its inception.
The excerpt from the ‘Constitution of the Zoological Survey of India’, released by the Government of India, Department of Education, Resolution no. 19-Museum, dated Shimla, the 20th June 1916, states: “In March 1913, the Chairman of the Trustees of the Indian Museum forwarded a representation from the Superintendent of the Zoological and Anthropological Section of the Museum regarding the recognition of the Zoological Section as Zoological Survey. The Government of India, who had already under consideration the desirability of establishing on a sound basis a Zoological Survey of India, informed the Trustees of the Museum that they would be prepared to consider a scheme for such a survey on lines somewhat similar to the existing Botanical Survey of India and asked to furnish with the necessary details. The trustees accordingly submitted their proposals at the end of September 1913.”
Thomas Nelson Annandale, who joined the Indian museum as Deputy Superintendent (1904), and later as the Superintendent (1907), after years-old struggle, achieved his aim in establishing the Zoological survey of India, and became its founder Director and continued till his premature death in April 1924. Dr.Annandale was Honorary Secretary to the Trustees of the Indian Museum for several years; he was also the President of the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1923.
ZSI Recruitment 2015-2016 Details:
Recruitment Notification Highlights
Total Number of Vacancies: 16posts
Name of the Posts:
1. Junior Research Fellow: 11 Posts
2. Post Doctoral Fellow: 5 Posts
Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 17-1-2016.
Post No.1: The upper age limit is 28 years as on date of 20-1-2016. The age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years, as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST.
Post No.2: The upper age limit for applying for award of PDRF shall be 35 years as on 20-1-2016. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years in the case of applicants belonging to sC/ ST, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBC candidates.
Post No.1: Rs.12,000/- + Admissible HRA (As per rules) per month.
Post No.2: Rs.36,000/- + Admissible HRA (As per rules) per month.
Post No.1: Master degree in Zoology / Life Sciences with Zoology as a major subject in undergraduate/ post graduate course from a recognized University.
Post No.2: PhD or equivalent degree in Zoology/ Life Sciences from a recognized University in India.
Candidates will be selected based on Interview.
Candidates must have t0 pay Rs.400/- for general candidates, Rs.200/- for OBC candidates and Rs.100/- for SC/ ST/ PH candidates in favour of the Accounts Officer, Pay and Accounts Officer(BSI/ZSI), 234/4, A.J.C. Bose Road, Nizam Palace Complex, Kolkata-20.
How to Apply:
The eligible candidates should submit the duly filled-in applications with attested true copies of testimonials of educational qualifications, research experience, proof for date of birth etc., along with copies of mark sheets of all examinations and ‘No Objection Certificate’ from present employer, super scripted on the top of the envelope “Application for the post of JRF and Post Doctoral Fellow” to The Director, Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata by Speed Post/ Registered Post on or before 17-1-2016.
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