Applications invited for Andhra University's RUSA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship-2020

Are you interested in research? Are you having a Ph.D. degree? Andhra University has invited applications for recruitment of Post Doctoral Fellows (PDF-2019) under RUSA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Post Doctoral Fellows will be provided a fellowship of Rs. 75,000/- per month, plus HRA along with an annual contingency of Rs.1 lakh. Check out this article to know the details like eligibility criteria, application procedure and method of selection etc.

About RUSA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

RUSA 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 Fellowship

The 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.

Fellowship Amount

  1. Rs. 75,000/- per month (consolidated) + HRA
  2. Contingency grant Rs 1.0 Lakh (Lapsable), 25 % of this amount can be used for domestic and international travel
  3. Taxable as per the rules of Income Tax Department of India.

Assignment and Review

It 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 rule

This rule will be as per Andhra University policy.

Aim of Fellowship

The 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.


Botany, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, Management, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Statistics, and Zoology.


Maximum 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.


As 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.


  • PhD degree holders are only eligible to apply.
  • Provision degree holder may also apply for the fellowship.
  • Gap after Ph.D. should not be more than ten years.

Research Requirement

  1. A candidate should have published minimum 2 research publication in high impact factor journal OR
  2. Should have patents from their Ph.D work.

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 apply

Eligible and interested candidates can apply for the fellowship in the prescribed proforma that can be downloaded from the website of Andhra University

Application Fee

There 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 form

The fully complete application form and other relevant document and prescribed fee must be sent by Speed Post to Andhra University address mentioned as
  • The Dean (Research & Development)
    Andhra University
    Visakhapatnam - 530 003
    Andhra Pradesh

Note: Application envelop must be super scribed "Application for PDF under RUSA Phase 2.0"

Important date

The completed application form should reach on or before 31 January 2020

Mode of Selection

A 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 Fellowship

Candidature may be terminated in case of:
  • Misconduct in campus
  • Unsatisfactory progress report
  • Candidates found later ineligible
  • Receiving fellowship or salary from any other source
  • Involvement in any fraudulent activity


Guest Author: Abc26 Feb 2020

How will the shortlisted candidates for an interview be informed, through SMS, phone call, email or call letter?

Author: Dr Deepali Gangwar29 Feb 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

Shortlisted candidates for interview and selected candidates will be informed by email. You can also check website of Andhra University for updates.

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