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DBT’s Visiting Research Professorship & Visiting Research Faculty

DBT’s Visiting Research Professorship (VRP) & Visiting Research Faculty (VRF) Scheme: The Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, to achieve excellence in promotion of biotechnology & related areas in the North Eastern States of India, is inviting applications from the scientists/faculties those are interested to be engaged in NER states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura & Sikkim) under the DBT’s Visiting Research Professorship (VRP) & Visiting Research Faculty (VRF) Scheme.

DBT’s Visiting Research Professorship (VRP) & Visiting Research Faculty (VRF) Scheme

Name of the professorship : The programme is called Visiting Research Professorship (VRP) & Visiting Research Faculty (VRF) for North Eastern Region (NER) 8 States and such Professor will be designated as “DBT Visiting Research Professor/ Faculty”.

Objective: The Professorship shall be awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to any branch of Biotechnology and related fields. The main aim of the Professorship is to utilize the expertise and services of such outstanding biotechnology professionals for bringing advancement in the Biotechnology and Life Science related activities in various institutions of higher learning in the NER States of India.

The purpose of the scheme are:

(a) The purpose of the scheme is to create a sustainable avenue for outstanding scientist/teachers/faculty drawn from universities/institutions from outside NE States to share their experiences and expertise with universities/institutions in the NER.

(b) The empanelled scientists/faculty would be broadly selected from disciplines of

(i) Biotechnology (ii) Life Sciences (iii) Medical & Health Sciences (iv) Agriculture & Animal Sciences (v) Bioinformatics (vi) Biomedical Engineering & related disciplines (vii) Biostatistics, (viii) Food & Nutrition (x) Environmental Biotechnology, etc.

(c) Depending upon their areas of specialization, the empanelled scientist/faculty would help in making contribution in areas of education, research and training in NER institutions, in disciplines/subjects of required field of host institution in NER.

(d) The empanelled scientists would be required to obtain endorsements from NE institutions where they would propose to visit under DBT VRP/VRF.

Eligibility: The award shall be given to active or superannuated Indian scientists/technologists, below the age of 70 years as on 30th September 2016. Those who are in service should get their applications forwarded through proper channel, with endorsement from the Head of their parent institution.

Number of VRPs: The maximum number of VRP/VRF would be upto 12 for the year 2016-17. However, if the Committee finds more eligible candidates, the number can be enhanced.

Duration: The duration of the Visiting Research Professorship/Faculty would be for a period ranging from three months to one year.

VRP/VRF shall be awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions of scientists/ faculty in any branch of biotechnology and related subject areas. The purpose of this scheme is to utilize the expertise and experience of such outstanding biotechnology professionals for bringing advancements at various institutions/ universities including medical institutions of higher learning in the NER States of India.

Details of the Award

i) The Visiting Professor will receive emoluments ranging from from Rs. 75,000/- per month to Rs. 100,000/- per month (+ HRA) based on the level of experience and expertise. Each selected candidate will also be paid economy class return airfare, consumable grant upto Rs. 50,000/- per annum (prorated for different periods), as well as a contingency grant of Rs. 25,000/- (fixed). In addition, Bench Fee provided to the Host institution is as follows: Rs.25, 000/- for three months tenure; Rs.50, 000/- for six months tenure, Rs.75, 000/- for 9 months tenure, and Rs.100, 000/- for one year tenure.

Budget Summary

ii) Visiting Professorship Salary: Rs.75, 000/- per month + HRA (VRF) & Rs.100, 000/- per month + HRA (VRP). (The Candidate those who are in-service and if they draw salary from the parent institute then Rs. 25,000 +HRA will be applicable)

iii) Consumables: Rs.50,000/-per annum, (prorated for different periods)

iv) Contingency: Rs.25,000/- fixed

v) Travel: Rs.50,000/- (Economy Class, Return airfare to be paid as per actuals)

vi) Bench Fee for NER Host Institutions: Rs. 25,000/- for three months tenure; Rs.50, 000/- for six months tenure, Rs.75, 000/- for 9 months tenure, and Rs.100, 000/- for one year tenure.

Selection Procedure: Expert committee constituted by the Department will evaluate the applications/nominations received and recommend suitable scientists/faculty for the “Visiting Research Professorship/ Faculty for NER” Award. The committee would normally meet once in a year or as and when required in the interest of the scheme.

How to Apply :

Interested applicants may submit their applications (two hard copies) strictly as per the format through proper channel to:

Dr. T. Madhan Mohan, Adviser

Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, 7th Floor, CGO, Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, so as to reach latest by 31st August, 2016.

A soft copy of the application is also required to be sent to nerbpmc@dbt.nic.in

Application of Candidate (VRP): http://btisnet.gov.in/ner/VRP%202016%20Advertisement/Application%20for%20Candidate.doc

Requisition Form for NER Institutions/ University: http://btisnet.gov.in/ner/VRP%202016%20Advertisement/Requisition%20Form%20for%20NER%20Institutions%20University.doc

Details of Guidelines: http://btisnet.gov.in/ner/VRP%202016%20Advertisement/Details%20of%20Guidelines.pdf

Other terms and conditions

i. The award offer will remain valid for one year from the date on which the offer is made by DBT.

ii. The award is employed only for working in any recognized research Institution/ University in NER States of India.

iii. The selected VRP/VRF will exclusively work for the NER host institution as per their research/academic need.

iv. All the grants pertaining to the Award will be released through the host institution, which shall be entrusted with the accountability of the grant. The institution shall submit Utilization Certificate/ Statement of Expenditure for the grants released by DBT.

v. Fellowship to the awardees will be disbursed by the host institutions on monthly basis.

vi. Travel grant is only for joining the selected host institution and coming back to their station after the completion of VRP which is as per actuals (only by Air India with

DBT’s Visiting Research Professorship (VRP) & Visiting Research Faculty (VRF) Scheme

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