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Recruitment @ JNU

Recruitment @ JNU


Guest Position


School of Life Science
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
New Delhi-110067.

Applications are invited for a purely temporary positions of one Research Associate (RA) in a SERB-funded project entitled “Uncovering the miRNAome signature underlying axillary meristem outgrowth (tillering) in indica rice” under the supervision of Prof. Ananda K. Sarkar, at the School of Life Sciences, JNU.

Research Associate (RA) (one Post): Emoluments as per SERB/University norms.

Eligibility/Essential Qualification: Candidates should have a doctorate (Ph.D.) degree (awarded or final viva voce exam. completed) in the discipline of Life Sciences (including Plant Developmental Biology/Plant Molecular Biology) are eligible to apply. 

Desirable: Candidate should have an excellent academic track record. Work experience in the areas of molecular and developmental biology of crop model rice and transgenic production, evidenced by good publication record, is desirable for the position.

Tenure: The above position is purely temporary and co-terminus with the project/scheme. The initial appointment will be for one year or till the tenability of the project/scheme whichever is earlier, which can be curtailed/extended on the basis of assessment of the candidate's performance and discretion of the Competent Authority. SLS/JNU reserves the right to select the candidate against the above posts depending upon the qualification and experience of the candidate. Reservation of posts shall be as per Govt. of India norms. The appointment may be terminated any time by giving one month notice by either side. The applicants will have no claim implicit or explicit for consideration against any regular position of the University.

Eligible candidates may send their application along with latest Biodata, copies of certificates and publications (front page) To Prof. Ananda K. Sarkar, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 110067, through email ( ).

Last dated: Application will be accepted till 10th December, 2022. Canvassing in any form or bringing influence, political or otherwise, will lead to disqualification of the candidate(s).

Note: Application should be in given (in the website). No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. 
Prof. Ananda K. Sarkar 
School of Life Science,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, 
New Delhi 110067, India.


Special Centre for National Security Studies

Applications are invited for a post in an ICSSR-funded Project entitled: "A Geopolitical and Strategic Study of Union Territory of Ladakh, post-August 2019”, at the Special Centre for National Security Studies, JNU. The selected candidate will be appointed for initial six months, to be extended, if required, till the completion/termination of the project whichever is earlier.

Applications are invited for the following post:

1.    Research Associate: Rs. 20,000 per month    

No. of positions: One    

Essential: The candidate must have a Post graduate in social science/ Humanities (MSc/MA) discipline (55% minimum marks) with NET/M.Phil. / Ph.D.)

1.    Experience in national security studies
2.    Basic Level understanding of Urdu/ Arabic Languages.

2.    Research Assistant:  Rs. 16,000 per month  

 No. of positions: One  

Essential: The candidate must have a Ph.D./M.Phil. / NET/ Post graduate in social science/ Humanities discipline with 55% minimum marks.

Desirable: Working knowledge of SPSS, Remote Sensing & GIS

The appointment will be purely temporary and co-terminus with the project.

Interested candidates may send their application (clearly mentioning the essential qualification and desirable qualification) and testimonials (preferably in a single pdf file) through email PI ( mentioning the project title and the position in the subject of the email.

The last date for sending the applications is December 11, 2022.

Applications will be shortlisted based on qualifications/experience. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated interview date and place through mail.

Dr. Naresh Verma (Principal Investigator) Assistant Professor
Special Centre for National Security Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110067

1.    No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the interview.
2.    Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to appear for an interview, and no other communications in this regard should be expected.
3.    The screening cum Selection Committee’s decision will be final in case of any dispute.
4.    The subject of the email MUST be “Research Associate-I and Research Assistant-I Position”.
Applicants are requested to send their CV to before December 11, 2022.

School of Biotechnology
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi – 110067

Advertisement for Senior Research Fellow (SRF) - (1)

Applications are invited for a post of a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in a CCRAS (Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences) funded Project entitled: "Plant Diversity Database of Selected Plant Species used in the Ayurveda of RARI, Pune Medicinal Plants Garden” at School of Biotechnology, JNU. The selected candidate will be appointed purely on temporary basis, initially for one year as a SRF that may be extended to another year based on the performance.

Position: Senior Research Fellow (1)

Essential Qualifications & Experience: Candidate must have Masters degree (with minimum 60% marks or higher) in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Biomedical Sciences/bioinformatics with CSIR-UGC NET and minimum two years of research experience.

Desirable: Research experience in the field of next generation sequencing data analysis, basic plant molecular biology and plant tissue culture is desirable. Consistently good academic record and publications would be a plus.

Salary: Rs. 35,000 per month + HRA p.m. as per rules.  

Appointment will be purely on temporary basis and co-terminus with the project. The eligible candidates may further be shortlisted based on qualifications/experience depending on the number of applications received. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by email about the interview date and time.

How to Apply: Interested candidates may send their application along with CV, attested copies of the relevant educational qualification and experience certificates via email to, with the subject marked as “361-SRF”. Performa of the application is attached with the advertisement.

Application Deadline: Application will be accepted till December 12, 2022.

1.    Incomplete applications will be rejected, and any further request will not be entertained.
2.    Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to appear in the interview at SBT, JNU and no other communications in this regard will be entertained.
3.    TA/DA will not be paid for appearing in interview.


A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.