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ADVERTISEMENT No. VSSC 239, Dated 28-04-2008
Invites application for JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (No. of positions : 5)  

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) invites applications for JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF) tenable at Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) of VSSC from motivated candidates below the age of 28 years, as on 01.06.2008, possessing First Class MSc degree with an aptitude for research, as per details given below:


  Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) conducts basic research in different disciplines of Atmospheric and Space Sciences. The fields include Boundary Layer Physics, Physics and Chemistry of Aerosols, Clouds and Radiation, Atmospheric Dynamics, Upper Atmospheric and Ionospheric Physics, Planetary Atmospheric Physics, etc. Well-equipped laboratories and major experimental facilities have been built exclusively for these studies. The selected students will be working in the areas of Atmospheric and Space Sciences under the guidance of Senior Scientists of SPL on projects, which would lead to a PhD Degree. Selected candidates should be willing to work anywhere in India (including remote places) and on ship cruises to collect the required data.

  Interested candidates may fill up the on line registration form after going through the general information, guidelines and conditions. Applications will be received on-line only. Last day for registering application is May 21, 2008. Upon registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. E-mail ID of the applicant will have to be given in the application compulsorily.

Eligibility: : First Class (or equivalent with minimum of 60% marks as average of all semesters or CGPA/CPI grading of 6.0 on a 10 scale or equivalent) M.Sc Degree in in 

  •  Physics/Applied Physics /Atmospheric Science/Meteorology/Space Science/ Astronomy & Astrophysics.

M.Sc Candidates who are slated to complete the M.Sc course in the academic year 2007-08 are also eligible to apply provided final year mark list (satifying the eligibility criteria) is produced at the time of written test/interview.

Age Limit: 28 years as on 01.06.2008 (33 years in case of SC/ST candidates and 31 years for OBC candidates). Persons with Disabilities are eligible for age relaxation as per rules).

Selection Process: The qualification prescribed is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for written test and interview.

Based on bio-data, initial screening will be conducted to short-list candidates for written test, the schedule and venue of which will be intimated. Candidates qualifying in the written test will have to appear for an interview.  However, candidates who have cleared UGC - NET/CSIR for research fellowship(not lecturership) will be directly called for interview. Candidates attending the written test/interview will be reimbursed to and fro second-class train fare by the shortest route from the address given in the application to the place of written test/interview.

Pay and Allowances:

The Fellowship is initially for a period of ONE YEAR and is renewable annually for a total period of FIVE years. There will be a review of the activity before renewal. As of now, the Fellowship carries an amount of Rs. 12000/- per month, which might be increased to Rs. 14000/- after completion of two years. Candidates are also eligible for HRA as admissible to regular employees of VSSC. 

General Conditions:

  • Candidates should produce all the relevant certificates/testimonials as proof of age, educational qualification, caste, physical disability, experience, etc, at the time of written test/interview.
  • Candidates who are already in employment under Central/State Government, Central/State Public Sector Undertakings or Autonomous Bodies have to produce a `No Objection Certificate' from the employer concerned at the time of written test/interview.
  • Short-listed candidates appearing for the written test/interview will have to carry the call letter along with self-attested passport size colour photograph pasted on it.
  • Selected candidates should be willing to work anywhere in India (including remote places) and on ship cruises to collect the required data.
  • If any information furnished on-line is found to be wrong or false on verification, the candidate will not be interviewed and TA will not be paid.
  • Candidates attending the written test/interview will be paid second class rail fare excluding the reservation charges/sleeper charges.
  • ISRO reserves the right not to fill up any of the positions, if it so decides.
  • Only Indian Nationals need apply.
  • No interim correspondence will be entertained.
  • Canvassing in any form will result in disqualification.

Guidelines To Fill The Online Application


You would require your e-mail ID to register. You can register only once using this e-mail ID. 

Click on the link "Apply ". Fill all the fields and click on the 'SUBMIT'  button. On successful registration, you will receive an e-mail with following details:

From : 

Subject: Reg: Advt.No.RMT239 of VSSC RECRUITMENT

Then click on the link given in the e-mail to open your online application form.


Fill in all the information correctly and "SUBMIT". On Submission, you will have an opportunity to preview and confirm. Read all the details carefully. If any change is required, Click on "GO BACK". 

To finally submit your application, click on "CONFIRM" button. On successful application, your registration number will be displayed on screen and an e-mail will be sent to you. Note down your Registration Number and keep in a safe place. This would be required for checking the status of your application in future.


This step is required to send your application summary by post. 

Click on the "PRINT APPLICATION SUMMARY FORM" button. Take two print-outs of the form.


This step is mandatory to complete the application procedure. Without this, your application will not be considered.

Send one copy affixed with your latest photograph and Testimonial together with copy of Qualifying Exam/Degree mark by Speed post to the address mentioned below super scribed in the cover Registration no,Advertisement No. VSSC-239,Dated 28.04.2008. 








Important Dates to Remember

1. Opening Date for Online Registration: May 01, 2008 10:00 Hrs

2. Closing Date for Online Registration: May 21, 2008 17:00 Hrs

3. Closing Date for Receiving Application by Speed-post: May 28, 2008 17:00 Hrs

4. Publication of short listed candidate for written test: June 02, 2008

5. Date of written test : June 28, 2008

6. Interview Dates for Short-listed Candidates: June 29, 2008

7. Publication of Names of Selected Candidates: July 08, 2008


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