Applications are invited in the prescribed format once in a year through advertisement in leading newspapers and Employment News. The same is also uploaded in the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in The selection is made on the basis of merit and as per the procedure of the Commission.
Experience in other parts of the world has shown that university faculty is best inducted from among candidates who had a year or two of post-doctoral training and is generally considered an essential requirement. Leading research groups around the world usually have a good mix of post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students with the former bringing in a level of experience and maturity. However, in our country post-doctoral research culture has not caught on and is practiced only sporadically in a few selected places. Ironically, Ph.Ds from leading institutions in India, particularly in basic sciences prefer seeking post-doctoral positions overseas. Within the country, a pdf position is mistakenly viewed as a mere parking opportunity while scouting for a regular appointment. With our higher education system poised for rapid and massive expansion in the years ahead and the establishment of many new science and technology institutions on the anvil, requirement of potential faculty with pdf experience will be very substantial. Thus, a `home grown' pdf program can be expected to partly redeem the expected short fall in trained faculty required for HEI's. It is in this context that UGC's initiative to launch a prestigious pdf initiative, named after an illustrious scientist, is important and timely and fills a widely felt void.
Candidates who have either received a Ph. D degree or submitted their Ph. D thesis are eligible to apply. When selected, those holding the Ph. D degree will be directly awarded the named pdf. Those who have submitted their Ph. D thesis may be awarded a `bridging fellowship' (with marginally reduced stipend) until they are formally awarded the Ph. D degree.The fellowship will be awarded on a yearly basis with renewal/termination clause on the basis of pdf mentor/peer group appraisal. However, the maximum duration of the pdf award would be 3 yrs. Candidates should give an undertaking while availing the award, along with the endorsement of the research mentor, that they would stay in place for a minimum of six months.
III. IISU Fellowship:
The Research Promotion Committee of the IIS University awards two fellowships in each of the following faculties:-
a. Arts and Social Sciences
b. Commerce and Management
The fellowship is awarded for a period of two years, initially for a period of one year. The research promotion committee after reviewing the progress after one year, will recommend for continuance of fellowship, in case progress is found to be satisfactory.
i) Only full time Ph.D. students/research scholars, registered in The IIS University, Jaipur are eligible for fellowship.
ii) The criteria for grant of fellowship will be based on need cum merit.
iii) Only those candidates will be eligible to receive the fellowship whose parents annual income does not exceed Rs. 5.00 lacs per year.
i) Applications received from the candidates will be screened and the cases of
eligible candidates will be placed before selection committee
ii) Selection will be made through interview, wherein due weightage will
be given to the academic index of the candidate
iii) For merit considerations, the ‘academic index’ of the candidates will
be calculated giving weightage to the marks obtained in the Masters'
degree examination in the subject and performance in the pre Ph.D. course
work (or M.Phil Examination in the subject) in the following Proportion:
a) Master’s degree Exam. : 40%
b) Pre Ph.D. course work/ : 60% M.Phil Examination
iv) Merely fulfilling the eligibility criteria may not entitle a candidate for
being called for interview.
v) The formal letter will be issued only after submission of essential
vi) The research scholars getting JRF/SRF or any other fellowship
from any funding agency and those having other source of Income are
not eligible for the fellowship
vii) An under taking will also be taken form each Research scholars to the
effect that they are not drawing JRF/SRF or any other fellowship and do
not have any other source of Income.
viii) The students awarded fellowship by the University will be required to take
at least 12 classes per week and would be required to stay full time in
the University for other Academic Work. For this purpose their attendance
will be maintained in the respective departments.
ix) Candidates will be required to submit Income certificate of parent form
their employer (or pay slip) or from revenue officer not below the
rank of a Tehsildar or a copy of Form No. 16 or Income Tax Return
of the previous year.
Procedure for Applying the fellowship:
Only full time Ph.D. Students/Research scholars registered in the IIS University, Jaipur are eligible to apply for fellowship under the scheme on the format prescribed by the University, which is available on the website of the IIS University. The Application should be duly forwarded by the Supervisor and the Head of the Department. The candidate will be required to appear for an interface before the Selection Committee constituted for the award of fellowships.