AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) 2022-23 at Jadavpur University (West Bengal)

AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) 2022-23 at Jadavpur University (West Bengal).

Jadavpur University (West Bengal)

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Jadavpur University, Kolkata invites applications for the Full-Time Ph.D. Program sponsored by AICTE under AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) Scheme for the academic year 2022-23.

1.   Objectives:

The objectives of the ADF scheme are:

  • To promote research culture in AICTE approved Institutions.
    • To promote collaborative research between institutes and industries leading to start-ups.
    • To nurture talents for technical research.

2.   Number of Fellowships:

Total number of seats allotted by AICTE– 16 (sixteen) as per reservation rule of GOI UR – 9 (including max. 01 for EWS)

SC – 2

ST – 1

OBC – 4

3.     Broad Thrust Areas for the Research:

Some of the broad thrust areas for the research are as follows:

  • Green Technologies
    • Big Data, Machine Learning & Data Sciences
    • Block Chain
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Energy Production and Storage
    • Electronics & Photonics
    • Nuclear Engineering and Allied Technologies
    • Robotics and Mechatronics
    • Augmented Reality (AR)/ Virtual Reality (VR)
    • Energy Efficiency, Renewable and sustainable Energy
    • Electric and Hybrid Mobility
    • Smart Cities, Housing and Transportation
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • 3D Printing
    • Quantum Computing
    • Smart Technologies for Agriculture and Food Industry
    • Water purification, conservation and management
    • Public Policy
    • Social & Organizational Psychology & Behavior
    • Cyber Security
    • Any other (subject to approval from competent authority)

4.      Eligibility Criteria for the Award of Fellowship:

Candidates without M.E./M.Tech or Equivalent degree in Engineering and Technology are not eligible to apply. Candidates having Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Pharmacy and Architecture or desirous to pursue research in these departments are not eligible to AICTE Doctoral Fellowship.

The detailed criteria for the award of fellowship are as follows:

  • The candidate must have secured the minimum percentage of educational qualification prescribed for eligibility as in Under Graduate and Post Graduate be 70% (69.5 % and above) for General/OBC candidates, whereas for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) be 65% (64.5 % and above). In the absence of percentage, the candidate must have secured minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 7.5 on the scale of 10 or equivalent at Bachelors and Masters whereas for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) it is 7.0 on the scale of 10.
    • In addition to above, the candidate should have qualified GATE/ NET during the last 5 years.
    • The students serving as faculty under TEQIP scheme may also be given preference for admission in this program.
    • The minimum percentage criterion for the Indian students who have obtained Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from Foreign Universities shall be waived but these students will have to qualify GATE exam during the last 5 years.
    • The candidate should be less than 30 years of age as on date of admission in respective University. However, age relaxation of 5 years would be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ ST/Women/Physically challenged category.
    • AICTE supported ADF fellowship is not admissible to left out students, who have already availed the ADF fellowship from AICTE, on his/her taking admission for the 2nd time in any other University/Institutes.
    • The scholars already undergoing Ph.D. program in any University / Institute including Jadavpur University are not eligible for the fellowship from AICTE under ADF scheme. Research Scholars selected and admitted on the basis of this Advertisement shall be eligible for the fellowship.
  • Candidates currently pursuing Masters must have the Mark sheets of all the semesters on or before the last date of the application.

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5.        Amount of Fellowship:

The fellowship will be Rs. 31,000/- pm for the first two years followed by Rs. 35,000/- pm for the third year. HRA will be provided as per the Government of India (GoI) norms as applicable in the city/ location where the Research Fellow is pursuing their research.

HRA will not be admissible to those scholars who are availing hostel facility of the University/Institute. In addition, Contingency Grant will be admissible to the scholars at the rate of Rs.15,000/- per annum to meet the miscellaneous expenditures.

After completion of two years the upgradation from JRF to SRF shall be subject to fulfilling the mandatory eligibility conditions and subsequent approval of the same as per AICTE guidelines:

https://www.aicte-india.org/sites/default/files/stdc/ADF%20guidelines%202022-23.pdf

Duration of the Scheme:

The duration of the scheme shall be for a period of 3 Years. In exceptional cases, the duration is extendable by 1 year as a special case only on fulfilling the minimum eligibility based upon AICTE guidelines as given in the link:

https://www.aicte-india.org/sites/default/files/stdc/ADF%20guidelines%202022-23.pdf

7.      Reservation Criteria:

For reservation, Govt. of India (GOI) norms will be followed.

8.      Application Procedure

Interested candidates may apply through a Google form on or before 05.09.2022. Please carefully go through the “Instructions_ADF_JU_2022-23_Application_Form” (link available in the Jadavpur University website) while filling up the application form.

Last Date of application: 05.09.2022

Link to access the Application Form: https://forms.gle/scxpJAPiEXGojrTq5

(Above link is also available in the Jadavpur University website)

A copy of the filled-up form will be sent to the candidate via email. The candidate has to affix her/his recent passport size photo on the front page of the form and has to send the scanned copy of this form with the photo and signature along with all self-attested supporting documents as a single PDF to [email protected] within the stipulated deadline of application.

Forms, which are incomplete in any respect, or without relevant enclosures or testimonials, are likely to be rejected.

Candidates called for interview will have to make a brief presentation of their broad research plan before the Selection Committee.

Application Fee

For each application a fee of Rs. 500/- (for all categories) has to be paid online before submitting the application form. The payment link is given below: https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm?corpID=643164

Candidates have to select payment category: ADF Application Fee

Note: Application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

INSTRUCTION FOR FILLING UP THE APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION INTO FULL-TIME PH.D. PROGRAM 2022-23 UNDER AICTE DOCTORIAL FELLOWSHIP (ADF) SCHEME

HOW TO APPLY

Please read the instructions given below carefully before apply

  1. Applications for admission into full-time Ph.D. program under AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) scheme for the year 2022-23 are invited from the eligible candidates. Candidates have to apply through a Google form. The link to the Application form is given below:

https://forms.gle/scxpJAPiEXGojrTq5

  • Candidates must ensure their eligibility for Ph.D. Admission under 2022-23 under AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) as mentioned in the advertisement.
  • A candidate may apply in ONLY ONE of the following broad areas of research, i.e.,
    • Green Technologies
    • Big Data, Machine Learning & Data Sciences
    • Block Chain
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Energy Production and Storage
    • Electronics & Photonics
    • Nuclear Engineering and Allied Technologies
    • Robotics and Mechatronics
    • Augmented Reality (AR)/ Virtual Reality (VR)
    • Energy Efficiency, Renewable and sustainable Energy
    • Electric and Hybrid Mobility
    • Smart Cities, Housing and Transportation
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • 3D Printing
    • Quantum Computing
    • Smart Technologies for Agriculture and Food Industry
    • Water purification, conservation and management
    • Public Policy
    • Social & Organizational Psychology & Behavior
    • Cyber Security
    • Any other area (in this case applicant has to specify the broad research area and this has to be approved by the competent authority)

Candidates have to select “ADF Application Fee” as the payment category.

Please note the payment reference number (i.e., SBI reference number). This will be required during filling up of your application form.

  • An applicant may choose a Maximum of Three (03) Departments/Schools (in order of preference) in the application form to carry out the research.
  • For reservation, Govt. of India (GOI) norms shall be followed.
  • List of photocopies of the certificates / documents to be enclosed with the application form:
  • Birth certificate of Age proof
  • M.Tech./M.E. certificate
  • Marks sheets / Grade cards / Consolidated Marks sheet / Grade card of showing final percentage or CGPA of M.Tech./M.E
  • B.Tech./B.E. certificate
  • Marks sheets / Grade cards / Consolidated Marks sheet / Grade card of showing final percentage or CGPA of B.Tech. / B.E
  • Valid GATE/NET score card
  • Caste certificate (if applicable),
  • Valid NCL in case of OBC reservation
  • Proof of EWS (if applicable)
  • Proof of PWD (if applicable)
  • Details of payment of Application Fees
  • Documents related to any other relevant information
  • A DECLARATION has to be submitted by the candidate during application through Google form stating that
  • The particulars furnished are correct and complete to the best of his / her knowledge.
  • He / She has not registered for any other program leading to Ph.D. degree in any other University / Institute including Jadavpur University and will not register in any University / Institute other than Jadavpur University during this ADF research period, if selected.
  • He / She has not availed the ADF fellowship from AICTE earlier.
  • A copy of filled-up form will be sent to the candidate via email. The candidate has to take printout of that form and has to put her/his signature below the declaration. She/he has to affix her/his recent passport size photo on the front page the form and has to send the scanned copy of this form with the photo and the signature along with all self-attested supporting documents as a single PDF to [email protected] within the stipulated deadline of application.

Please note that, mere submission the Google form will not complete the application process. Application process would be considered as complete only after receiving the signed and photo-affixed scanned copy of the submitted application form along with all necessary documents (self-attested copies, as mentioned earlier) at [email protected]

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