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Applications for JRF position in SBT

Applications for JRF position in SBT

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School of Biotechnology
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi – 110067

Applications are invited for a post of a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a SERB (Science & Engineering Research Board) funded Project entitled: "Engineering SbERF37 and SbERF100 expression for yield optimization under constrained environmental conditions in Sorghum” at School of Biotechnology, JNU. The selected candidate will be appointed purely on temporary basis, initially for one year as JRF that may be extended to another year based on the performance.

Position: Junior Research Fellow (1)

Essential Qualifications & Experience: Candidate must have Masters degree (with minimum 60% marks or higher) in Plant Sciences/Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Biochemistry/ bioinformatics with CSIR-UGC NET (Equivalent qualification/fellowship) or fulfilling the guidelines of DBT/DST.

Age limit: 28 years on the date of application, with relaxation to SC/ST/OBC candidates as per Government of India norms.

Desirable: Strong theoretical background on plant genetic engineering and research experience in the field of basic plant molecular biology & plant tissue culture is desirable. Consistently good academic record would be a plus.

Salary: Rs. 31,000 per month + HRA p.m. as per rules.  

Appointment will be purely on temporary basis for one year and co-terminus with the project. The eligible candidates may further be shortlisted based on qualifications/experience depending on the number of applications received. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by email about the interview date and time.

How to Apply: Interested candidates may send their application along with CV, attested copies of the relevant educational qualification certificates (from class X onwards) and proof of experience via email to, with the subject marked as “7038-JRF”. Performa of the application is attached with the advertisement.

Application Deadline: June 04, 2024; 5:00 PM.

1.    Incomplete applications will be rejected, and any further request will not be entertained.
2.  Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to appear in the interview at SBT, JNU and no other communications in this regard will be entertained.
3.    TA/DA will not be paid for appearing in interview.


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Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.