Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) Project Assistant Recruitment

Netaji Subhas Open University Advertisement for Project Assistant for NSOU Sponsored Research Project. This advertisement is in continuation of “Advertisement for Project Assistant for NSOU Sponsored Research Project dated 05/05/2022” applications are invited from interested and eligible candidates for engagement as Project Assistant for NSOU Sponsored Research Project.

Applications are invited from interested and eligible candidates for engagement as Project Assistant for NSOU Sponsored Research Project.

Nature of Work:

The project investigator intends to conduct roughly one hundred (online) interviews with academicians, activists, educators, and researchers worldwide.

A separate questionnaire will be prepared based on the project to accumulate the views of the interviewee on the current state of the Discipline.

As an interviewer, Project Assistant will prepare the abstract/ summary of the interviews.

Before conducting online interviews, the PI will conduct an open reading workshop on the subject specified above in order to gain theoretical and methodological inputs.

Project Assistant must work remotely because they must conduct and initiate interviews online. The modalities of the work is based on online platform. However, R.A needs to appear at NSOU Durgapur Regional Campus at least two days in a month in consultation with P.I, if necessary.

The basic priority will be given to those who have a stable internet connection and are skilled in digital tools and research methods. They have to take interviews online and prepare the report in consultation with the PI of the project.

The final report will be sent to the authorities of the Institute before the due date as per NSOU project guidelines. Apart from that, project assistant will coordinate all the workshop/seminar associated with this project online or offline.

Funding agency: Netaji Subhas Open University Research Grant, 2021-22

Name of the Position: Project Assistant

Number of position: 1(One)

Tenure: 6 Months

Desired Qualification – MA, M.Phil & PhD Students in English Literature, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies, Cultural Studies or any allied discipline.

Age Limit: Upper age limit is 30 years as on 28/07/2022.

Emoluments: 6,000/- per month (Consolidated)

The project would require extensive field work; therefore, the candidate will have to travel in identified study areas and be fluent in speaking Bengali and must also have good command over English for writing reports, documentation and maintaining records. The candidate should have the capacity for data collection and the skill for data analysis and presentation. The candidate should have worked knowledge of MS Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint) Internet, and Email.

Date and time for submission of application (Online via Google Form only): on or before 5th June, 2022 (Up to 5:00 PM).

Date and time for submission of application: on or before 5th August, 2022 (Up to 5:00 PM). Email Address: [email protected]

Link for Application:

Detailed Link of the Advertisement-


  1. Shortlisted candidates will be informed through email for online/offline interview.
  2. Selected candidate will get intimation over email after due processing of the online applications.
  3. Decision of the duly constituted panel is final; no further request or application in this regard
    will be entertained in any way.

Terms and Conditions:

1. The above position is purely contractual and temporary basis, and is for the require duration of the project only. Selected candidate will not be entitled to claim any regular appointments/absorption in the university.

2. In case, a selected candidate does not join within the stipulated time or resigns after joining the post, waitlisted candidate(s) may be offered the position as per the panel.

3. Mere possession of required qualification will not assure to be called for interview.

4. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidature.

5. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview if held through offline mode.

6. The decision of the duly constituted selection committee will be final.

The willing and eligible candidates may apply in the prescribed format (copy attached), with updated Bio Data / Curriculum Vitae / Resume (with latest passport size photo), and self-attested copy of all relevant documents, which is to be scanned and annexed in one single PDF. Application must be sent to the PI in a single email with one attachment, should also mention name of the post in the subject line of the mail and send to [email protected] on or before 5th August, 2022 (Up to 5:00 PM). Only the shortlisted candidates will be informed about the details of the interview. No further application or request shall be entertained after the stipulated date and time.

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