Online Application Procedure for Junior Research Fellowship programme 2020

PRL JRF-2020 Program updates in the light of COVID-19

To apply for admission to PRL's Junior Research Fellowship 2020 (JRF 2020), fill the online application as per the following procedure.

Only candidates who have qualified at least in any one of the following nationalized examination(s) will be eligible to apply:

- CSIR-UGC-NET* [December 2018/June 2019/December 2019]

- GATE*[2018/2019/2020]

- JEST 2020

*Please note that if the applicant has qualified in more than one GATE or NET examinations then the best rank among them may be provided.

Please note that the application process is in two Steps:

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General Information for Applicants:

  • Upon successful submissions of Step 1 and Step 2 of the application a registration confirmation receipt link will be sent via e-mail and same needs to be preserved for future correspondence/use & should not be sent to us unless asked for. This slip is mandatory for entry into PRL for the applicants called for the interview.

  • Fulfilling minimum qualification and filling online application do not guarantee a call for interview. The applications received in response to this advertisement shall be scrutinized by taking into account their CSIR-UGC-NET-JRF/GATE/JEST and Post Graduation scores and shortlist will be prepared. Candidates shortlisted as per PRL norms will be called for interview.

  • Shortlisted candidates called for the interview will be provided II-class return train fare by the shortest route and per diem as per PRL rules.

  • Candidates selected for the interview must carry a photo ID card (eg: College/University ID, Driving License, Passport) to the venue.

  • In case of difficulty with this application call 079-26314869/4867 during 10.00 - 17.30 hrs. or write to us at acad AT

  • Candidates are advised to apply well before the closing date and not wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/local server issues/power failure etc. A valid e-mail ID and Mobile Number is mandatory for registration. e-mail ID should be kept active. Status of successful registration will be sent to the registered e-mail ID.

  • PRL will not be responsible for any consequences arising due to furnishing incorrect/incomplete information or failure to provide the required details.

  • Candidates are requested to fill in the online application form with utmost care as no modifications will be allowed after submitting the application form. Request for change/correction in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances after submitting the application form.

Step 1: Registration --- This Step will be activated from the date of advertisement.

Upon successful submission of registration form, a system generated e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail address containing a link to activate the application form. Preserve this e-mail and details sent there in to be used for Step 2 of the application process.

Step 2: Provide details of Educational Qualification, National examinations qualified i.e. CSIR-UGC-NET-JRF/GATE/JEST and other relevant details in support of the application.

Documents required while submitting online application:

1. Photo (jpg file of maximum 10kb size),

2. Marksheets of graduation/post graduation/HSC/SSC/ [Candidates not having final Masters Degree marks/grades can provide aggregrate marks/grades available up to last semester cleared. This is applicable to candidates whose Masters Degree will be completed in 2020 .]

3. Score card(s) of the national exam(s) qualified from the list as mentioned above [pdf file of maximum 70kb size].

Please note that the Step 2 of the application form can be SUBMITTED ONLY ONCE with relevant details.

Request for multiple attempts to fill Step 2 of the application will not be entertained.

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Important Dates:

Online application starts: Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 07:00 AM (onwards)
Last date for online application : Monday, 11 May, 2020 12:22 AM
Interview dates: 04-05 June and 08-09 June, 2020 (extended)

Dates of ONLINE Interviews  :  06 – 10 July, 2020.