Recruitment of various post in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Faaip | Thursday 7 October 2021

 CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

196, Raja S.C. Mullick Road

Kolkata– 700032 (West Bengal)

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Last Date for Receipt of the online application 15.10.2021

A unique opportunity for research careers in Science & Technology

The CSIR-CGCRI is one of the oldest Research and Development (R&D) Laboratory of CSIR, which is an autonomous body under DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology,Government of India. CSIR-CGCRI is dedicated to achieve scientific leadership in the area of advanced ceramics and specialty glasses (including fibre/fibre-based devices). Major research activities of the Institute concerns: specialty glasses, specialized optical fibre, Sol-gel processing of glass and ceramics,  nano-structured glass and ceramics, engineering  ceramics  (both  oxides  and  non-oxides),  ceramics  for  bio-medical  applications,  ceramic  membranes,  advanced refractories, ceramic sensor, oxide fuel cells & batteries, traditional ceramics (white ware and red clay pottery) etc. Majority of the research projects are funded by government agencies, strategic sectors and private industries.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, young Indian researchers having excellent academic record and proven scientific achievements along with requisite experience and a high degree of motivation and desire to take up research as a career in th e field of Glass & Ceramic to fill up the vacant posts of Scientists  as per the details given below.

General information and conditions:-

1.     Benefits under Council service:

a. These posts carry usual allowances i.e. Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Transport Allowance (TA) etc.  as  admissible to  the  central government employees and  as  made applicable to  CSIR employees stationed in Kolkata/Khurja/Naroda (as per 7th  Pay Commission). Council employees are also eligible for accommodation of their entitled type as per CSIR allotment rules depending on availability in which case HRA will not be admissible.
b. In addition to the emoluments indicated against each category of posts, benefits such as applicability of New Pension Scheme 2004, reimbursements of Medical Expenses, Leave Travel Concession, Conveyance advance and House Building Advance are available as per CSIR rules.
c.     Scientists in CSIR/CGCRI are also permitted to undertake consultancy and sponsored R&D project activity.
These activities give them scope to earn consultancy fee and honorarium as per CSIR guidelines governing these activities. Opportunities also arise for foreign deputations for training/presentation of papers/specific assignments etc.
d.     CSIR/CGCRI provides excellent opportunities to deserving candidates for career advancement under Assessment
Promotion scheme for Scientists.

2.     Other conditions
a.     The applicant must be a citizen of India.
b. The applicants with experience in Product Development/Technology Innovation/Applied Technology etc would be preferred and the Screening Committee will give weightage to candidates having the necessary experience etc. within the mandate of the laboratory.
c. All  applicants  must  fulfill  the  essential  requirements  of  the  post  and  other  conditions  stipulated  in  the advertisement as on the last date of receipt of the online applications. They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the essential qualifications laid down for various posts as on the last date of receipt of the applications. No enquiry asking for advice as to eligibility will be entertained.

The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.  The duly constituted Screening Committee will adopt its own criteria for short-listing the candidates. The candidate should therefore, mention in the application all the qualifications and experiences in the relevant area over and above the minimum prescribed qualification.  Such claims will only be considered if supported by valid documents. Completion of Ph.D. degree will be reckoned from the date of issue of provisional certificate/notification.

d. The  application  should  be  accompanied  by  self-attested  copies  of  the  relevant  educational  qualification, experience. The prescribed qualifications should have been obtained through recognized Universities / Institutionsetc. Incomplete application/applications received or not accompanied with the required certificates / documents are liable to be rejected.
e. In respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order/letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated otherwise the Application is liable to be rejected.
f.     Number of posts may vary at the time of selection.

g. The period of experience rendered by a candidate on part time basis, daily wages, visiting/ guest faculty will not be counted while calculating the valid experience for short listing the candidates for interview.
h.      If any document/ certificate furnished in a language other than Hindi or English, a transcript of the same duly
attested by a Gazetted officer or notary is to be submitted.
i. The date for determining the upper age limit, qualifications and /or experience etc. shall be the closing date of receipt of online application.
j. The period of experience in a discipline / area of work, wherever prescribed, shall be counted after the date of acquiring the minimum educational qualifications prescribed for that post. 
k. Persons  with  disabilities  (PWD)  fulfilling  the  eligibility  conditions  prescribed  under  GOI  instructions  are encouraged to apply.
l.      Only outstation candidates, if  called for physical interview will be paid to and fro single second class rail fare
from the actual place of undertaking the journey or from the normal place of their residence whichever is nearer to
Howrah/Sealdah Railway Station on production of Rail Tickets/Rail Ticket Numbers.
m. Any discrepancy found between the information given in application and as evident in original documents will make the candidate ineligible for appearing in interview. Such candidate will not be paid any fare.
n.      The decision of the CSIR-CGCRI in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications,
mode of selection, and conduct of examination/interview will be final and binding on the candidates.
o. Candidates  having  marks  expressed  in  CGPA/DGPA/OGPA etc.  must  convert  them  into  their  equivalent percentage of marks as per norms of the University/Institute concerned.
p. Canvassing in  any  form and  /  or  bringing any  influence political or  otherwise will  be  treated as  a disqualification for the post.

3.     Relaxations :
a. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 05 years for SC/ST and 03 years for OBC as per Government orders in force only in those cases where the post are reserved for respective categories, on production of relevant certificate in the prescribed format signed by the specified authority at the time of interview.
b. Upper age limit is also relaxable up to five years for the regular employees working in CSIR laboratories / Institutes, Government Departments, autonomous bodies and public sector undertakings in accordance with the instructions and orders issued by the Government of India from time to time in this regard.
c. As per GOI provisions, age relaxation will be applicable up to the age of 35 years (up to 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for Widows, Divorced Women and Women Judicially separated from Husbands who are not remarried. The persons  claiming age relaxation under this sub-para would be required to produce following documentary evidence:

i)    In case of Widow, Death Certificate of her husband together with the Affidavit that she has not remarried since.
ii)   In case of divorced Women and Women judicially separated from their husbands, a certified copy of the judgment/decree of the appropriate Court to prove the fact of divorce or the judicial separation, as the case may be, with an Affidavit in respect of divorced Women and that they have not remarried since.

d. Age relaxation to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities:   Age relaxation of 5 years is allowed (total 10 years for STs and 8 years for OBCs in respect of the posts reserved for them) to blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped  persons for appointment to Group „A‟ posts/services. The persons claiming age relaxation under this sub-para would be required to produce a certificate in prescribed proforma in support of their claims clearly indicating that the degree of physical disability is 40% or more.   In any case, the appointment of these candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in accordance with the standards of medical fitness as prescribed by the Government for each individual Group „A‟ posts to be filled by Direct Recruitment by Selection.

4.    How to apply:

a.      Eligible candidates are required toapply online using the link provided in the Institute’s website (
b.     If the candidates do not have a valid email id, he/she should create a new valid email id before applying.
c.     Candidates are required to submit their Application Fees of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) through
NEFT/RTGS/Bank  Transfer  only  in  favor  of  “Central  Glass  &  Ceramic  Research  Institute”  A/c  No.
30267963259 of State Bank of India, Jadavpur University Branch (IFSC Code No.SBIN0000093) payable at Kolkata. No other means of payment of fees will be accepted.The Unique Transaction Receipt (UTR) No. should be mentioned in the online application form. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwBD/Women/CSIR Employees are exempted from submission of application fee.
d.     Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and fees once paid will not be refunded on
any count nor can it be held in reserve for any other recruitment or selection process.
e. The summary sheet generated on online submission of application should be printed and duly signed. The duly signed Summary Sheet should be accompanied by attested copies of the certificates, mark sheets, testimonials in support of age, education qualifications, experience, re-prints of publications and caste certificate, if applicable, and should be sent in an envelope superscribed “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF SCIENTIST (Post Code
                 )”  by  post  to  the  address:-Administrative  Officer,  CSIR-Central  Glass  &  Ceramic  Research Institute, 196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata – 700032.  Candidates applying for more than one post must submit  separate application form for each post indicating the Code No. of the post. Separate fee will have to be paid for each post. The last date of receiving hard copies of the print out of online application will be 31.10.2021. 
f. Applications from employees of Government Departments will be considered only if forwarded through proper channel, certified by the employer that the applicant, if selected will be relieved within one month of the receipt of the appointment orders.  A Vigilance Clearance declaration should also be recorded. However, advance copy of the application may be submitted before the closing date. Applications routed through proper channel should reach Administrative Officer, CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, 196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata – 700032 within the last date for receipt of hard copy. (31.10.2021)
g. Candidates should specifically note that the applications received after the closing date for any reason whatsoever (such as envelopes wrongly addressed, delivered elsewhere, postal delay etc.) will not be entertained by CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata.
h.   General   information   /   instructions   for   online   application   are   given   at   our   website
Applicants/candidates are requested to keep on visiting our website, for any further information/updates.
i. Incomplete  applications  (i.e.  without  photograph,  signature  and  reference  of  application  fee, applicable testimonials etc.) will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected.
j.    CSIR-CGCRI strives  to  have  a  workforce  that  reflects  gender  balance  and women  candidates  are
encouraged to apply.
k.   Sending hardcopy of the application in any form without having applied online will be treated as no application.

Following documents must be attached along with application form sent by post:

a.     Self-attested photocopy of Date of Birth Certificate.
b.    Self-attested photocopies of education qualifications certificates. c.     Self-attested photocopy of caste certificate, if applicable.
d.    Self-attested photocopies of experience certificates, if any e.     Self-attested photocopy of EWS certificate, if applicable

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