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Applications are invited in the prescribed form so as to reach the undersigned on or before 25.01.2014 from candidates for taking the eligibility examination for the award of Junior Research Fellowship of the value of Rs. 16000/- p.m. with a contingency grant of Rs. 15000/- p.a. The examination will be held on 16th February 2014 at New Delhi, Bengaluru and Guwahati.

A. The term of the Fellowship shall be for a maximum period of 2 years, extendable by 1 more
year in special circumstances if recommended by the Research Projects Committee.

B. The maximum number of Junior Research Fellowships available for the year 2014-2015 is
eighty (80).


(a) Only candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s
Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by the UGC in
History/Archaeology/Museology are eligible for this fellowship. The candidates belonging to
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Physically challenged category who have
secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent
examination are eligible for this fellowship.
(b) Candidates who are admitted to a Ph.D programme can apply for the ICHR Junior Research
Fellowship (Junior Fellowship). The grant to the selected candidates would be available only
upon their registration for a Ph.D degree.


An application fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees two hundred only) shall be paid in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Deputy Director (Accounts) ICHR, payable at Delhi.(Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Physically Challenged category are exempted from payment of the fee). Second class railway or bus fare chargeable by the shortest routes from Railway Station / Bus Stand nearest to their normal place of residence or from where they actually perform the journey, whichever is nearer to the place of examination, will be reimbursed to SC/ST candidates on production of ticket(s), provided the distance travelled is not less than 30 kms.)


(a) The Eligibility Examination will be for a maximum of 100 marks to be answered in 3 hours.

(b) Questions can be answered in either English or Hindi.

(c) The syllabus of the eligibility examination is as follows:

Early India

1. Archaeology
2. Religion and Society in Early India, evolution of the caste system.
3. Society and Literature.
4. The state in early India.
5. Agriculture, Village communities and trade in early India

General conditions:

1. All JRF applicants should apply through proper channel.
2. Indian Council of Historical Research reserves the right:
a. to fix criteria for screening the applications so as to shortlist candidates to be called for
eligibility examination & interview;
b. to increase/decrease the number of fellowships on its own discretion.
c. not to award any of the advertised fellowships.
3. Application of Reservation rules in the award of Fellowships is subject to certain clarifications
to be received from the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
4. Written test conducted for short-listing of candidates should not be construed as a merit test; the
final selection will be made on the basis of combined performance in the written examination and
5. No TA/DA or local conveyance shall be paid to the candidates (except SC/ST) called for eligibility
6. Applications for JRF/PDF should be submitted along with non-refundable fee of Rs. 200/- for JRF
and Rs. 300/- for PDF in the form of DD/Bankers Cheque/Pay order drawn in favour of “Deputy
Director (Accounts), ICHR” payable at Delhi. (Any deviation from the prescribed mode of
payment will not be acceptable.)
7. Incomplete applications as well as the applications received after the prescribed date will be
8. Online submission of application is a must and can be done via ICHR website (www.ichr.ac.in).

Eligible and interested scholars may apply on-line through the ICHR website (www.ichr.ac.in) and
submit the hard copy of the online application (containing an auto generated number) duly signed
along with prescribed application fee, self attested copies of the certificates of educational
qualifications, date of birth, experience and signed copy of check list etc. by post to the Member
Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001.

The last date for online form submission is 15 January 2014 and last date for submitting the printouts
along with self attested documents is 25 January 2014. Submission of application both online and
printout of the same along with computer generated unique id number is mandatory. Hard copies of
applications without unique id no will not be accepted.

For more information –http://www.ichr.ac.in/JRF%20Notification%202014-2015.pdf


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