Environment and Forestry

ICFRE invites MSc, MPharm graduates to apply for environmental research positions

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Posted on 12 Dec 2021
09:34 AM
Only Indian nationals who are 28 or below are eligible to apply for the position, which is temporary and co-terminus with the project.

Only Indian nationals who are 28 or below are eligible to apply for the position, which is temporary and co-terminus with the project. Source: Facebook

ICFRE is conducting walk-in interviews at the Institute of Forest Biodiversity, Hyderabad
Junior research fellows to get a stipend of Rs 20, 000 per month, along with other incentives

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) -- a government agency under the Union ministry of environment and forests -- has begun conducting walk-in interviews for research positions that are being offered to students who have completed their MSc or M Pharm.

The positions being offered to candidates in the field of M Pharm or MSc are junior project fellows and project assistants for specific research projects purely on a temporary basis under the ICFRE terms and conditions.


The council is looking for a junior project fellow and a project assistant for the “Sustainable management of NTFPs through conservation and value addition” project. In order to be eligible, the candidates need to be experienced in field tours and must have a good knowledge of Computer Application.

The project period is from January 2019 till December 2024. Once selected, the junior research fellow will receive a salary of Rs 20,000 every month, along with other incentives. For the project assistant’s post, a stipend of Rs 19,000 plus incentives will be given every month to the selected candidate.

ICFRE is also looking for a junior project fellow for the “Genetic Improvement and Value Addition of Madhuca longifolia” project. Applicants must be experienced in field tours, selection of candidates plus trees and vegetative propagation techniques like cutting and grafting, along with good communication skills. The project period is from January 2020 till December 2025. A stipend of Rs 20,000 and incentives will be given to the selected candidate every month.

Eligibility criteria for the ICFRE research positions:

  • Only Indian Nationals are eligible.
  • The upper age limit is 28 years as of June 1, 2021. The age limit is relaxable up to five years in case of women or physically handicapped candidates or those belonging to SC, ST or OBC categories.
  • The position is temporary and co-terminus with the project
  • Recruitment for the above temporary positions is governed by ICFRE rules and does not guarantee subsequent employment in any institute under the council.
  • The interested candidates may appear before the selection committee with all their original certificates and mark sheets, with a self-attested copy of each, according to the date and time given below. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the walk-in interview.
  • Offer of engagement to the selected candidates will be issued subject to availability of funds and approval of the competent authority. Tenure mentioned in the advertisement is tentative and liable to be curtailed/ extended as per decision of the competent authority.
  • Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is mandatory to wear a mask. Without it, entry inside the campus will be prohibited.
  • The selection process may continue till late evening or the next day. Candidates are advised to come prepared accordingly.

The walk-in Interview for the junior project fellow was held on December 10 and is scheduled for December 13, 10 am onwards for the project assistant post. All interviews have been scheduled at the Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad.

Download the application form here.

Last updated on 12 Dec 2021
09:43 AM
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