Fellowship

PostdoctoralFellowship

TheuniversityhasaPostdoctoralFellowshipProgrammewithanaimtoidentifyactiveresearchersandprovidethemwithaplatformtocarryoutresearchinfrontierareas.Itisafull-timeprogramme,wheretheselectedfellowsworkunderamentorforaminimumdurationofoneyear.ThetenurecanbeextendedbasedontheprogressofthecandidateandtherecommendationsoftheResearchProgressCommittee.Thefellowsgetmonthlyfellowshipandannualcontingencygrant.

Eligibility

  • TheapplicanttothePostdoctoralFellowshipProgrammeshouldpossessaPhDdegreefromarecognisedIndian/ForeignUniversity.
  • Theapplicantshouldhavethreepublicationsinhigh-qualityjournals(listedintheWebofScience/SCOPUS/HeinDatabase/IndianCitationIndex/ABDC/EBSCO/CARE/Art&ArchitectureDatabaseorsimilarinternationalagency).
  • Theupperagelimitofthecandidateis40years(atthetimeofthesubmissionoftheapplication).Agerelaxationoffiveyearsisgiventothewomencandidates.
  • Thecandidates,whohavecompletedtheirearlierpostdoctoralfellowshipassignment,arealsoeligible.
  • ThecandidateswhohavecompletedtheirdoctoralprogrammesatNirmaUniversityarenoteligibletoapplyforthePostdoctoralFellowshipProgramme.

ProcedureofAdmission

Foradmissiontothedoctoralandpostdoctoralprogrammes,theuniversityinvitesapplicationsthroughadvertisementsinnewspapers,onsocialmedia,andtheuniversitywebsite.

Thecandidateshavetoapplyinaformatprescribedbytheuniversityandalsohavetosubmitnecessarycopiesofcertificates,biodata,listofpublications,detailedresearchproposal,etc.

Theresearchproposalshouldincludetheresearchprojecttitle,researchobjectives,projectsummary,expectedoutcomesoftheproposedresearch,requirementofinfrastructure/equipment/software,timeline,etc.

ThecandidatewouldmakeapresentationoftheresearchproposalbeforetheSelectionCommittee.Thepresentationisfollowedby apersonalinterviewofthecandidate.

TheSelectionCommitteemakesitsrecommendationsbasedonthebiodata,publicationsofthecandidates,presentationbythecandidate,thenoveltyoftheresearchproposal,andpersonalinterview.

DurationoftheProgramme

Thefellowshipispurelyatemporaryassignment.Inthefirstinstance,itwouldbeforoneyear.

ThetenurecanbeextendedbasedontheprogressofthecandidateandtherecommendationsoftheResearchProgressCommittee.Themaximumprogrammedurationshouldnotexceedthreeyears.

FellowshipandGrants

  • ApostdoctoralfellowisentitledtoamonthlyfellowshipatparwiththesalaryofanAssistantProfessorofNirmaUniversityatthetimeofappointment.
  • ThefellowwillbeeligibleforanannualcontingencygrantofRs1,00,000/-.
  • Thefellowscanusethecontingencygrantforthepurchaseofbooks/journals/stationery/minorequipment/consumables/chemicals,registrationofnationalorinternationalconference,domestictravel,etc.
  • Thebooks,journals,andequipmentpurchasedoutofthecontingencygrantwillbecomethepropertyoftheuniversity.