16 May 2016


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[Himalayan Research Associates (H-RAs) and Himalayan Junior Research Fellows (H-JRFs)]

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is implementing the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) through different research institutions/organizations. Doon University has been awarded Research Positions (3 RAs and 10 JRFs) for a period of 3 years (2016-2019).

Doon University is looking for bright candidates from Environmental, Biological, Physical, Social Sciences and the related disciplines for filling up the following positions: Himalayan Research Associate (H-RA) 03 (three) and Himalayan Junior Research Fellows (H-JRF) 10 (ten) for the duration 2016-2019. Applications are invited from Indian citizens who are keenly interested to work for the Himalayan ecosystem and willing to take up field assignments of longer duration in the Himalayan region. The details of the positions are given below.

All engagements are on contractual basis initially for a one year period from the date of appointment that can be extended depending on the candidate’s performance and the programme needs. The selected candidate would be liable to serve at any field location decided by the University as per functional needs. The work description, essential and desirable qualifications and the fellowship of personnel required are given below.

Himalayan Research Associate* (H-RA) 03 (three) - RA-I Rs.36,000 + HRA

Ph.D in Environmental Sciences /Biological Science/Physical Sciences/Social  Sciences and related relevant Discipline

Age: up to 35 years

Prior work experience in the

Mountainous/Himalayan Region/relevant discipline, Knowledge / experience / interest in energy efficiency/natural resource management/migration pattern. The candidate should be willing to take Field assignments.

Himalayan Junior Research Fellow      (H-JRF) 10 (ten)

JRF Rs. 25,000 (for NET qualified candidates)

JRF Rs. 16,000/- (for non NET candidates) and HRA as admissible

Post Graduate Degree in Environmental Sciences/ Biological sciences/Physical Sciences/Social Sciences and related relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Age: up to 28 years

Prior work experience in the relevant area.

The candidate should be willing to take Field assignments.

^Desirable qualifications are only indicative in nature. In case of exceptional candidates, these may be relaxed.

*Candidates with relevant experience and who have submitted Ph.D thesis and are awaiting results may also beconsidered, and if found suitable may be given a provisional RA position till the results are communicated.

Age relaxation up to 5 years will be applicable for SC/ST/OBC and Women candidates.

Recruitment process

The selection of Himalayan Research Associates (H-RAs) and Himalayan Junior Research Fellows (H-JRFs) will be through a written test followed by a personal interview. Candidates who have cleared UGC/CSIR NET-JRF will have to appear for the interview only. The written test for the Science candidates will be based on UGC-NET syllabus of Environmental Sciences including questions from relevant discipline. The syllabus for the written test for the candidates from social sciences background will be based on general socio-economic pattern of the Himalayan region including migration pattern, promotion of micro-enterprises, local community development, rural populations and market linkages.

(i) Candidates should submit their application online only till 5th June 2016 by 17:00 hours. The application fee of Rs. 300/- should also be payable online with the application. The website link for NMHS application form will be made available on Doon university website ( since Monday 16-May-2016.Candidates must mention the Project name and Position applied for in their applications. In the application, a candidate must mention his/her priority for the positions as indicated in the table of RA/JRF positions in this advertisement.

In case of any problem or queries regarding NMHS fellowship, the candidate can write e-mail to

(ii) The University shall screen the applications received by due date and organize a written test and interview for the short-listed candidates on 13th – 14th June 2016. The shortlisted candidates will be intimated by e-mail for the written test and interview.

Shortlisted candidates will have to produce original certificates cited in their applications at the time of written test / interview, without which they will be disqualified. Mere fulfillment of the minimum advertised qualification and experience requirement DOES NOT automatically entitle an applicant to be called for written test/interview. The decision of the University in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of application, mode of selection will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained from any individual or his/her agency. At the time of the verification of original documents, if it is found that an attempt has been made by the applicant to willfully conceal, misrepresent or canvass the facts, his/her candidature will not be considered and he/she will not be allowed to appear for the interview. Candidates are required to furnish the declaration form as given in the prescribed application.

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