About RUSA Postdoctoral Research FellowshipRUSA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship has been started by Andhra University. This scheme was initiated for the young researchers having new and advanced ideas of research in their field. This scheme identify capable researcher in the field of basic sciences, Engineering and other subjects. Every year candidates are selected two times i.e. December and January. This will be considered as first phase
Duration of FellowshipThe fellowship will be for 2 years. It will be renewed yearly on the basis of performance. Candidates has to serve 3 months notice period in case of early leaving of fellowship. Candidate has to submit n affidavit to work in the University for a minimum period of 2 years.
Assignment and ReviewIt is a full time research program. Candidates will have to engage in research as well as academic activities. Comprehensive progress report duly approved by the mentor has to be submitted to RUSA PAB.
Leave ruleThis rule will be as per Andhra University policy.
Aim of FellowshipThe main aim of this fellowship is to provide a platform and training and research opportunities to young talented researchers to build their own independent research career.
FieldsBotany, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, Management, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Statistics, and Zoology.
AgeMaximum age limit is 38 years. Age relaxation may be given to SC/ST/Physically handicapped, women candidates and OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates up to 2 years.
ReservationAs per Central Government reservation policy, there will be reservations like 15% SC, 7.5% ST, 27% to OBC candidates (Non creamy Layer only) and 4% for persons with disability. Besides, 10 % reservation will be given to EWS.
Note: Plagiarism certificate using Turnitin University should be submitted. Applicant's thesis will be checked for plagiarism and considered only when below 20%.
How to applyEligible and interested candidates can apply for the fellowship in the prescribed proforma that can be downloaded from the website of Andhra University
Application FeeThere is an application fees of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 250/- in respect of SC/ST candidates) which should be submitted in the form of Demand Draft in favour of "The Registrar, Andhra University" payable at Visakhapatnam along with application form.
Where to send the application formThe fully complete application form and other relevant document and prescribed fee must be sent by Speed Post to Andhra University address mentioned as
Visakhapatnam - 530 003
Note: Application envelop must be super scribed "Application for PDF under RUSA Phase 2.0"
Important dateThe completed application form should reach on or before 31 January 2020
Mode of SelectionA selection committee named RUSA PAB will be formed for selection of candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be called. Selection of suitable candidates will be based on the presentation of the work proposal followed by an interview.
Points to remember: Work proposal for this fellowship should be different to that of Ph.D. topic. No TA, DA will be paid for attending interview. Those who have already avail RUSA scheme are not eligible to apply again. Those who are in service must duly submit 'no objection certificate' from the present employer at the time of attending the interview.
Termination of FellowshipCandidature may be terminated in case of: