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2013 Call for Applications: Birbal Sahni Research Scholars (BSRSs) in India

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany announces  Research Scholarships. Applicants applying for the scholarship should have MSc or recognized equivalent qualification with a first division in Biosciences Geology/Physics/Chemistry or an allied relevant discipline in Earth Sciences. Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC/NET qualified candidates. Eligible applicants should submit their details till April 05, 2013

Study Subject(s): Birbal Sahni Research Scholarship is for research training under experienced researchers / investigators of repute in the field of Palaeobotany/Palynology and such aspects of Botany and Geology which have a direct bearing on palaeobotanical research.
Course Level: This position is available for research program at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
Scholarship Provider: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
Scholarship can be taken at: India

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Eligibility:- MSc or recognized equivalent qualification with a first division in Biosciences/Geology/Physics/Chemistry or an allied relevant discipline in Earth Sciences. Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC/NET qualified candidates.
-Age Limit: 28 years as on April 01, 2013. A relaxation of age-limit upto 3 years may be considered by the competent authority in the case of applicants who are suitably qualified and have research training/teaching experience in relevant discipline. In the case of applicants of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes, age relaxation upto 5 years maybe allowed. For PH candidates, the age relaxation will be applicable as per Government of India rules.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Only the Indian citizens normally residing in India are eligible for the research Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotanyscholarships.

Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for Birbal Sahni Research Scholars(BSRSs) tenable at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow. Mere fulfilling of the minimum advertised qualification does not automatically entitle an applicant to be called for test and/or interview.All the applications received within the due date in response to this advertisement shall be considered for shortlisting by a Screening Committee and only the candidates recommended by the Screening Committee will be called for test and/or interview. The decision of the Institute on short-listing will be final and the Institute will not entertain any correspondence in this respect.

Number of Awards: 07 (including 05 scholarship advertised vide Advertisement No. 04/2012) are awarded. The number of scholarships to be offered may vary.

Duration of Awards: The tenure of the Birbal Sahni Research Scholar is two years.

What does it Cover? The Research Scholar shall be entitled to a scholarship amount of Rs.16,000/- PM during the first and second year. After two years, the progress report of the Research Scholar will be assessed along with publications/accepted research papers, research reports, etc. by a Committee constituted by the Director. If found satisfactory, the Research Scholar may be allowed to continue for the third year with an increased scholarship amount of Rs.18,000/-PM.

How to apply: Application on plain paper from the candidate together with the copies of marksheets,certificates, degrees, testimonials, etc. should reach the Registrar, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226 007, UP

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted till April 5, 2013

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