Application window open for Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR )JRF Exam 2017 I Apply now

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh will hold national level examination for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Life science/Social science stream on 16 July 2017 (Sunday). The ICMR-JRF will be held in twelve cities: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Srinagar (J&K) and Varanasi.

The online application window has opened since 10 April 2017. The last date for filling of online application is 13 May 2017. Only online application will be accepted, no other mode of submission of application will be accepted. ICMR JRF Examination is the first step in the process of admission to the PhD/ Research Programme through council’s support.


ICMR holds a national level examination for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) through Indian Council of Medical Research. The award of Junior Research Fellowship to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding placement in a medical college / hospital / university / national laboratory / institution of higher learning and research as applicable.

Eligibility Conditions: Candidates should have a Post Graduate degree in basic science or Post Graduate degree in professional course (BTech in biomedical sciences are not eligible) with 55% marks for General/Other Backward Class (OBC) and 50% for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH). The upper age limit is 28 years [relaxable up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH/VH and female candidates, three years in the case of OBC category].

Syllabus: As prescribed by UGC.

Vacancies:  A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. 120 Fellowships would be awarded for work in the field of biomedical sciences with emphasis on Life Sciences (like microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, biochemistry, biophysics, immunology, Pharmacology, zoology, Environment Science, botany, veterinary sciences, bio-informatics etc.). Thirty Fellowships would be awarded for work with emphasis on Social sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics, anthropology, social work and Health Economics.

Another 100 candidates would be selected for consideration for positions of JRF under various research schemes of ICMR (subject to fulfilling the conditions for appointment under the schemes) for the duration of that scheme. These JRFs would also be permitted to complete PhD while working in the scheme, if enrolled.  The validity of result will be two years for placement in ICMR funded projects.

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should  refer the ICMR-JRF 2017 page uploaded on the official website of ICRM:

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