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ICHR Junior Research Fellowship JRF 2020-21 : Indian Council of Historical Research

Organisation : Indian Council of Historical Research
Scholarship Name : ICHR JRF Junior Research Fellowship 2020-21
Applicable For : Students who pursue Ph.D. programme in Historical Studies
Application Last Date : 06.01.2020 (Date is Extended)
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ICHR Junior Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the JRF of ICHR for the academic year 2020-21.

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Who Can Apply?

Candidates who have registered in recognized Universities for Ph.D. programme in Historical Studies are eligible to apply for the Fellowship (JRF).

Important Dates

** Online submission of JRF application opens on – 28.11.2019
** Last date for online submission – 06.01.2020
** Last date for submitting printouts of applications submitted online – 13.01.2020
** The JRF Stage I online entrance test will be held on – Notifying Soon
** Declaration of Stage I result on the ICHR website – Notifying Soon
** Presentation and Interview (Stage II) – Notifying Soon

How To Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the ICHR JRF 2020-21.

Steps :
Step 1 : Eligible and interested scholars may apply on-line through the ICHR website

Step 2 : Hard copy of the application generated after filling of online application [with auto generated number] duly signed and along with the requisite documents should be submitted.

Step 3 : The applicant should attach self attested copies of the certificates of educational qualifications, date of birth, experience and signed copy of check list etc., and send by post to the following address

Member Secretary
Indian Council of Historical Research
No. 35 Ferozeshah Road
New Delhi – 110001.

Step 4 : An application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) shall be paid in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the DDO, ICHR, [payable at Delhi]. (candidates belonging to SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD) category are exempted from payment of the fee).

Note :
Submission of application both online and printout of the same along with computer generated unique ID number is mandatory. Hard copies of applications without unique Id. Number will not be accepted.

Notification :

Documents Required

CHECKLIST of documents to be enclosed with the application
1. Self attested copies of certificates of educational qualification.
2. DD/Bankers Cheque for fee of Rs.500/-
3. Self attested copies of language qualification certificates, if applicable.

4. Self attested copy of category certificate (SC/ST/Physically Challenged), if applicable.
5. Self attested copy of Ph.D. registration certificate.
6. Self attested copy of Research Proposal.
7. Self attested copies of published papers, if any

8. Self attested certificate of Supervisor/Head of Department regarding the suitability of the candidate for the award of fellowship.

Examination Format

The examination will be conducted in 02 Stages.
Stage I :
a) Stage I examination will consist of 100 online Objective type questions. Each question will carry 01 mark (Total 100 marks).
b) There will be no negative marking.

c) The candidate has to choose his/her area of specialisation (Ancient/ Medieval/ Modern India) at the time of filling online JRF application form. All the questions in the question paper will be based on the area of specialisation opted by the candidate in the application form.

Stage II :
a) The candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit of Stage I examination will be called for the Presentation and Interview.
b) Each shortlisted candidate will make a Presentation based on his/her registered PhD research topic (8-10 minutes, preferably PowerPoint) followed by an interview.

c) Presentation and Interview will carry a maximum of 60 marks.
d) All shortlisted candidates should bring their Hall Tickets issued for Stage I entrance exam while coming for the Presentation and Interview.

Examination Centres

a) The Stage I entrance examination will be held at following centres of ICHR
i. New Delhi
ii. Bengaluru
iii. Guwahati
iv. Pune
b) The Stage II (Presentation and Interview) will be conducted at the ICHR, Headquarters, Delhi only.

Fellowship Amount

The selected fellows will be awarded fellowship of Rs. 17600/- (Rupees seventeen thousand and six hundred only) per month plus contingency grant of Rs. 16500/- (Rupees sixteen thousand and five hundred only) per annum for a period of Two years.

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