Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) releases Junior Research Fellowship 2018 notification

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh will hold a National level examination for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) on 22 July 2018 (Sunday). This examination is popularly known as ICMR’s Junior Research Fellowship.

The ICMR-JRF will be held at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Srinagar (J&K) and Varanasi.


A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. [120 fellowships in the field of Biomedical Sciences with emphasis on Life Sciences (like microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary Medicine (excluding Agriculture extension/ Soil Sciences, etc) and thirty fellowships for the work with emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics anthropology, social work, public health/health economics (agriculture economics will not be considered)].

Key Dates & Application Fees: The last date for filling of online application is 15 May 2018. Only online application will be accepted, no other mode of submission of application will be accepted.

Application fee is Rs 1000/- (General/OBC) & Rs 800/- (SC/ST/PH/VH).

Eligibility: Educational Qualification: MSc/MA or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/OBC candidates and 50% for the SC/ST & Physically Handicapped (PH) and Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates in the subjects mentioned above.

Candidates appearing in the final year examination (2017-2018) can also apply.

Age Limit: The upper age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30 September 2018 (relaxable up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH/VH/female candidates and three years in the case of OBC)

For Information bulletin/brochure, online application form and other details, candidates should refer both PGIMER, Chandigarh website and ICMR, New Delhi website: .

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