ISM Dhanbad Junior Research Fellowship 2016

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ISM-JRF Admission 2016-17 (Phase-2) Commences from 12th Dec 2016

Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad has notification to admission in Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to the deserving and eligible candidates qualified through national level tests and thus providing many opportunities for carrying out research leading to PhD Degree for the academic year 2016-17.
Candidates can check the complete information of ISM Dhanbad JRF Admission 2016-17 application process, eligibility criteria and other important information on this page below

Important Dates

Commencement of online application 12th December 2016
Last date for submitting application online 31st December 2016
Commencement of admit card generation 06th January 2017
IIT(ISM) JRF Entrance Examination 15th January 2017
Hosting the list of short-listed candidates for Interview 28th January 2017
Interview for qualified candidates 18th February 2017
Declaration of Merit List 28th February 2017
Admission & Joining of the Merit List Candidates 17th March 2017

List of disciplines /Code*

Engineering Streams: Chemical Engineering (CHE), Computer Science & Engg (CSE), Civil Engineering (CVL), Electronics Engineering (ECE), Environmental Science & Engg (ESE), Fuel Engg (FLE), Industrial Engg & Management (IEM), Mechanical Engg (MEC), Mineral Engg (MLE), Mining Machinery Engg (MME), Mining Engg (MNE), Petroleum Engg (PET)

Science/Management/HSS Streams: Applied Geology (AGL), Applied Geophysics (AGP), Chemistry (CHY), English Language/Literature (ENG), Environmental Science (ENS), Management (MAN), Mathematics (MAT), Philosophy (PLY), Physics (PHY), Statistics (STA)

Eligibility Criteria

a) For the admission in Science, Engineering and Management disciplines, only the candidates with FIRST CLASS in the qualifying degree are eligible to apply; if class is not mentioned in the candidate's certificate, then an OGPA of 7.0 or above will be considered as FIRST CLASS
b) For the admission in Humanities disciplines, candidates with 55% marks or equivalent grade in their qualifying examination are eligible to apply
c) The candidates' qualifying degree and subject should match as per details mentioned (table 5) with respect to discipline, degree and specialization
d) Candidates appearing for the final/pre-final semester exams are not eligible to apply

Eligibility Qualifications:

Engineering Streams

Chemical Engg: M.Tech/B.Tech/B.E in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Petroleum, Petrochemical, Environmental, Polymer Technology, Fuel & Energy or M Sc Chemistry with Mathematics at B Sc level with minimum

Computer Science & Engg.: M.Tech and/or B.Tech or equivalent in Computer Science & Engg/IT/Electronics Engg/Electronics and Communication Engg/ Electrical Engg/Computer Application

Civil Engg.: B.Tech in Civil Engg/M.Tech in Civil Engg with specialization in Structural/Geotechnical/Water Resources /Environmental/Transportation Engg

Electronics Engg.: M.Tech/B.Tech or Equivalent in Electronics and Communication Engg/Electronics & Instrumentation Engg

Electrical Engg.: M.Tech/B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical/Electrical & Electronics Engg

Environmental Science & Engg: M.Tech/ B.Tech or equivalent in Agriculture/Biotechnology/Civil/Chemical/Environmental/Mechanical/Mining/Mineral/Petroleum/Material Science/Textile/Leather Technology/Water Resource Engg/Environmental Science & Engg

Fuel Engg.: M.Tech/B.Tech or equivalent in Mineral/Fuel/Chemical/Metallurgical/Mining Engg.; B.Tech Mechanical Engg with M.Tech in Fuel Engg

Industrial Engg & Mgmt.: Postgraduate/Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engg & Management/Industrial Engg/Production Engineering/Mechanical Engg /Electrical Engg/Civil Engg or equivalent

Mechanical Engg.: M.Tech/B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical/Production/CAD-CAM/Thermal /Mechatronics/Energy /Power Plant/Industrial /Manufacturing/Automobile/Mining Machinery Engg/ Maintenance Engg & Tribology

Mineral Engg.: M.Tech/B.Tech or equivalent in Mineral/Chemical/Metallurgical/Mining Engg; B.Tech Mechanical Engg with M.Tech in Mineral Engg

Mining Machinery Engg.: B.Tech in Mechanical/Electrical/Mining Machinery Engg with M.Tech in Mining Machinery/Mechanical/Electrical Engg Specialisation: Machine Design/ CAD/ Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines/Maintenance Engg & Tribology/Automobile Engineering/Electrical Machines/Power Electronics & Drives/Instrumentation & Control

Mining Engg.: M.Tech or equivalent in Mining Engg/Opencast Mining/Mine Planning & Design/Rock Excavation Engg/Geomatics/Underground Space Technology/Rock Mechanics/Civil Engg/Engg Geology; B.Tech or equivalent in Mining Engg/Civil Engg/Opencast Mining/Mining Machinery/Environmental Engg.; M.Sc Tech (Applied Geology); M.Sc (Geospatial Science)

Petroleum Engg.: M.Tech/B.Tech or equivalent in Petroleum Engg/Petroleum Management; M.Tech in Petrochemical/Chemical/Mechanical Engg/ M.Sc in Chemistry
# Equivalence degrees for B.Tech will be BE/B.Sc Engg (4 years) and for M.Tech will be ME/M.Sc Engg

Science/Management/Humanities and Social Sciences Streams:

Applied Geology: M.Sc/M.Sc Tech in Geology/Applied Geology or M.Sc/M.Sc Tech in Geology/ Applied Geology with specialisation in Marine Geology/Oceanography/Hydrogeology/Geochemistry/ Applied Geochemistry/Environmental Science/Geoinformatics/Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Mgmt/Remote Sensing and GIS/Geophysics/Petroleum Geosciences; or

Applied Geophysics: M.Sc/ M.Sc Tech/Integrated M.Sc/Integrated M.Sc Tech in Applied Geophysics/Exploration Geophysics/ Geophysics or M.Sc Tech in Marine Geophysics or M.Tech in Geophysical Technology or M.Tech (Petroleum Exploration)

Chemistry: M.Tech/ M.Phil/M.Sc or equivalent in Chemistry /Applied Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry

English Language/ Literature: M.A/M.Sc/M.Litt/M.Phil or equivalent in English Language & Literature/Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching/English Language Teaching

Environmental Sci.: M.Phil/M.Sc/M.Sc Tech or equivalent in Atmospheric Science/Botany/Zoology/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Chemistry/Physics/Environmental Science/Environmental Science & Management/Geology/Hydrology/Statistics/Soil Science/Remote sensing and GIS/Forestry

Management: MBA Degree/PG Degree or Diploma recognized as equivalent to Postgraduate in Management by AICTE/UGC/AIU/Postgraduate Degree in Economics/Commerce/Psychology/Professional qualifications like CA/CS/ICWA/Postgraduate Degree in Industrial Engg & Mgmt/Industrial Mgmt/ Industrial Engg/Production Engg

Mathematics: M.Phil/ M.Tech/M.Sc or equivalent in Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics/ Mathematics & Computing

Philosophy: MA/M.Sc/M.Com/MBA or equivalent degree or Master’s in Engg/Technology or equivalent degree or MA/M.Phil in Philosophy or equivalent

Physics: M.Sc/Integrated M.Sc/M.Phil or equivalent in Physics/Applied Physics or B.Tech/M.Tech/Integrated M.Tech or equivalent in Engg Physics/Material Science/Nano-science & Technology/Optoelectronics or equivalent

Statistics: M.Phil/M.Sc or equivalent in Statistics/Applied Statistics

Age Limit
Age limit for various categories as on the last date of online application [31.12.2016] are:
For General Male Candidate - 30 years
Others (Women, OB, PC, SC & ST) - 35 years
Age relaxation as above will be allowed for candidates with valid documents

Reservation Policy
Reservation for PC/SC/ST/OBC-NC candidates will be as per Govt. of India directive/guidelines
For Physically Challenged (PC) candidates, a maximum of 3% within the respective category; for Other Backward Classes non-creamy layer (OBC-NC) category candidates the certificate in the format given in Annexure II is to be produced during the interview and submitted (in original) at the time of admission by as per the admission to CEIS under the Govt of India (certificate should be issued on or after 1st Feb 2016)

The selected candidates will get a consolidated research fellowship as given in below:

i) M.Tech/M.Phil/MBA: First 2 years - Rs 18,000/-; 3rd year onwards - Rs 20,000/-

ii) B.Tech/M.Sc Tech/ M.Sc: First 2 years - Rs 16,000/-; 3rd year Rs 18,000/-
Any change in fellowship will be intimated to the candidate; contingency grant of Rs 30,000/- per annum are allowed with prior approval from Guide and Head of the Dept.

Selection Process

For candidates appearing for ISM-JRF EE (Non-NET LS/Non-GATE)
a) The applicants have to qualify the ISM-JRF Entrance Exam (ISM-JRF EE) 2016-17 (Phase-2).
b) ISM-JRF EE will adopt objective type questions with NEGATIVE marking for wrong answers
c) Only the successful candidates who qualify in the written test will be called for the interview on the scheduled date
d) The weightage for ISM-JRF EE and interview would be in the ratio of 50:50
For candidates with M.Tech/M.Phil with first class, a weightage of 10 marks will be given and the interview would be held out of 40 marks

For GATE or NET LS qualified candidates:

a) All those candidates with valid GATE score as on the last date of online application/NET LS (Lectureship) qualified candidates are eligible for direct interview with the following distribution of marks:
i. GATE: Gate score (out of 100) will be converted out of 50 marks
ii. NET (Lectureship) qualified candidates will get 50 marks
iii. Interview will be held out of 50 marks
For candidates with M.Tech/M.Phil with first class a weightage of 10 marks will be given and the interview would be held for 40 marks

ISM-JRF Entrance Exam (ISMJRF-EE):

All applicants other than GATE/NET qualified candidates have to qualify the ISM-JRF Entrance Examination to be called for the interview. ISMJRF-EE will adopt objective type questions with negative marking for wrong answers
The National wide, ISMJRF-EE will be held on 15th January 2017 (Sunday) at the centres given in below from 09.00 am - 12.00 noon

Important points to be noted:

a) If the number of candidates appearing for ISMJRF-EE in a particular centre falls below a feasible number, ISM reserves the right to shift the exam for the candidates to the nearest centre
b) The medium of examination will be English
c) The syllabus for the ISMJRF-EE is given in section 3.6
List of Centres: Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dhanbad, Kolkata, New Delhi and Varanasi

ISM JRF Interview
All the GATE/NET qualified candidates and those who qualify the ISMJRF-EE will be called for the interview on the scheduled date; the weightage for NET/ISMJRF-EE and interview would be in the ratio of 50:50
A weightage of 10 marks will be given and the interview would be held for 40 marks for those candidates having M.Tech/M.Phil with first class

Programme Fee
The fees to be paid at the time of admission for PhD programmes are given in Table 3. The fee should be paid by SEPARATE demand drafts drawn in favour of Registrar, Indian School of Mines, payable at Dhanbad as per the institute’s fees structure

Fee Structure
1. Fee payable at the time of admission - Rs 30,500/-
2. Hostel mess fee advance (Annual) - Rs 30,000/-
In addition to above, the students are required to pay an additional amount towards accidental insurance and institute blazer etc., as per actual, at the time of admission

How to Apply

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should register their name using valid email id and phone number up to 12th December 2016 and submit their application online from 12th December to 31st December 2016
Details on application along with information brochure containing eligibility criteria may be downloaded from the ISM website
The application fee of Rs.2000/- (Rs.1000/- for SC/ST/PD candidates) for the ISM-JRF programme to be paid through online bank challan of SBI
A hard copy of the completed application form along with requisite bank challan should reach Assistant Registrar (Academic), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004

Indian School of Mines

Dhanbad-826004, Jharkhand, Tel: 0326-2296559, Email:, Website