BITSAT- BITS Admission Test done
November 5, 2016
IIPS and the Kusuma Foundation Fellowships
November 5, 2016



DEGREE: Council for Scientificand Industrial Research CSIR holds a combined CSIR UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship and National Eligibility for Lecturership.

ELIGIBILITY: M. Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for general and OBC-Non Creamy layer candidates (Central list only as provided in National Commission for Backward Classes website and 50% for SC/ST, physically and Visually Handicapped candidates. Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of application form, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award of fellowship. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of Institute/Dean/Head of Department from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared. BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for general and OBC (Non Creamy layer) candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, physically and visually handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years. The eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. PhD degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only.


EXAM DATE: The test is held twice in a year, one in December and once in June. 

APPLICATION FEE: Rs.1000/- for OC Rs.500/- for OBC Rs. 250 for SC/ST/PWD

APPLICATION PERIOD: Applications invited twice once during February-March and once during August – September.


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