cpri.in Central Power Research Institute Announces Junior And Senior Research Fellowship Programmes, 2015

Central Power Research Institute(CPRI), Bangalore,has recently published the Junior and Senior Research Fellowship Programmes for those candidates who wish to assist  project investigators in the in-house R&D programmed and to work towards M.Sc.(Engg)/PhD by research at “CPRI Research Center”, under Visvesvaraya Technological University – VTU, Belgaum, Karnataka or any other centrally-funded/state-funded institute. All eligible and interested applicants are requested to apply for the same before the last date.  
 Areas of Research

  • Electrical & Electronics (Material Science & Engg.)
  • Mechanical/Thermal Engg
  • Civil/Structural Engg.

Fellowship Details:

  • This fellowship will be stretched for 3 Years (may be extended for one more year )
  • Junior Research Fellows(JRF) will also get a fellowship worth Rs. 20,000/- per month and Senior Research Fellows will get a fellowship worth Rs. 30,000/- per month.
  • Senior Research Fellows and Junior Research Fellows shall get up to Rs.25,000/- as a lump sum payment per year, based on the recommendation of the committee.
  • There will be also a 10% increment in Fellowship every year.
  • A contingency expenditure up to Rs. 20,000/- during the programme.
  • Expenditure towards attending seminars/training programmes relevant to the project, will be provided as per CPRI norms.


  • For SRF: Candidate must be postgraduate in Engineering with 1st class in the relevant area of specialization with consistently high level of academic record, aptitude for research with valid GATE/ UGC NET score.
  • For JRF: Candidate must be graduate in Engineering and also having first class with consistently high level of academic record, aptitude for research and valid GATE / UGC NET score.

Age limit:

  • The upper age limit for Junior Research Fellow as well as Senior Research Fellow is 30 years maximum as on last date for submission of applications. 
  • The age relaxation by 3 years in case of OBC candidates and 5 years for candidates who falls under the  belongs to SC/ST category.

Selection Process:

  • The selection process of the eligible candidates will be done on the basis on average percentage of marks obtained by the candidates in all semesters in the qualifying examination(Graduate/Postgraduate in Engineering) , GATE / UGC NET score and marks obtained in personal interview.
  • All the shortlisted candidates are required to apply to VTU or any other centrally-funded/state-funded institute through “CPRI Research Centre” for admission to M.Sc.(Engg) / PhD.
  • Those candidates who have passed the entrance examination & also an interview will be declared eligible for M.Sc.(Engg)/PhD, by such institutes will be awarded Fellowship by CPRI.

How to apply:

  • Candidates are informed that they may download the application form from: http://www.cpri.in/careers.html?task=viewid&id=78
  • Candidates are also required to pay an application fee which is Rs. 250/- for M.Sc.(Engg) / Rs.500/- for PhD.
  • Fee payment will be paid by Demand Draft in favour of “Senior Accounts Officer, CPRI” payable at Bangalore, should be enclosed along with the application. 
  • All those candidates who falls under the SC/ST/PWD category are exempted from payment of application fee.
  • The duly filled in application form along with Demand Draft and all the required documents/enclosures should be sent in a sealed cover superscribed with “application for JRF / SRF” to:
    Joint Director (R&D), R&D Management Division, 
    Central Power Research Institute, 
    Prof.Sir C.V. Raman Road, 
    PB NO.8066, Sadashiva Nagar, 
    P.O. Bangalore – 560 080.

Last Date to apply : 24th June, 2015

For more details, please visit: http://www.cpri.in/careers.htm

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