Ref. No. NITMGH/Post-doc-Admission/2020-21/470                                                                                                         Dated 23/03/2021

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Meghalaya invites applications to admit young researchers as Institute Post-doctoral Fellows (IPDFs) and Sponsored Post-doctoral Fellows (SPDFs) under Post-doctoral scheme. Under this scheme, IPDF/SPDF will be provided the opportunities to do quality research work in the appropriate area.

Post-doctoral Fellowship Scheme:

The Institute shall admit Post-doctoral fellows under two following categories:

  • “Institute Post-doctoral Fellows (IPDF)” means a Post-doctoral Fellow, who is admitted to Postdoctoral Programme of NIT Meghalaya through the procedures adopted by Institute and avails Fellowship from the Institute fund.
  •  “Sponsored Post-doctoral Fellow(SPDF)” means a Post-doctoral Fellow, who is admitted to Postdoctoral Programme of NIT Meghalaya through the procedures adopted by the Institute and avails Fellowships from any recognized funding agencies like SERB,CSIR, DST etc of the Government of India.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission into Post-doctoral fellowship Scheme:

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant must have obtained Ph.D. degree from a recognized University/Institute/National Laboratory having a relevant preceding degree with consistently a good academic record in both UG and PG.
  • Ph.D. scholars, who have submitted their thesis, also are eligible to apply. If selected, he/ she will be offered lower fellowship amount till the award of Ph.D degree. However, they have to submit the provisional/degree certificate within 6 months from the date of appointment as an Institute PDF. If it is not submitted within the time limit, the appointment will stand cancelled.
  • The applicant should have published 2 SCI publications or 2 Scopus publications or 1 patent to their credit as the first author based on his/her Ph.D. research work.
  •  A Ph.D degree holder from NIT Meghalaya is eligible to apply only after gaining one year of post-Ph.D relevant experience and the mentor to be opted is other than his/her Ph.D. supervisor(s).

Age Limit:

Maximum Age is 35 years. It can be relaxed for women, reserved category and PWD candidates as per Government of India norms. Age shall be calculated based on the last date of submission of application form.

Application Fees:

Application fees of Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST candidates to be paid via online. No application fee to be paid by PWD candidates. Application fees is not refundable under any cirumstances.

Selection Process

  1. Each Department shall make the Short listing of applications based on the Academic and Research records.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will present his/her research work (including Ph.D & Proposed future work) before the Departmental Research Committee (DRC).
  3. Each Department shall forward the primarily recommended list to the Academic Section. The Post-doctoral Selection Committee shall select the Post-doctoral Fellows under both IPDF and SPDF categories in the light of appropriate research standards.

Post- doctoral Fellows Tenure and Fellowship

  1. The appointment of Institute Post-doctoral Fellows is of purely a temporary assignment and is tenable for a period of 2 years. The tenure of Sponsored Post-doctoral Fellows (SPDF) will be as per the guidelines of sponsored organization.
  2. The Post-doctoral  Fellows shall be entitled to receive the fellowships as given below:
    Sl no Categories Funding Source Fellowship Amount
    1 IPDF (Institute Post doctoral Fellow) Institute Fund Rs. 55,000/- p.m. (consolidated) and Rs. 40,000/- p.m. for candidates who have submitted the thesis but degree not yet awarded
    2 SPDF ( Sponsored Post doctoral Fellow)   Sanctioned grants from sponsoring agency/ organizations. As per norms of sponsored agencies/ organizations.
  3. Post-doctoral Fellows (PDF) is expected to undertake the research objectives by discussing with the mentor during the entire duration of the fellowship.
  4. The Post-doctoral Fellows are not eligible to receive any other fellowship from any Government or Non-Governmental source during the tenure of the fellowship. 
  5. If the Post-doctoral Fellow wishes to leave the programme before the end of the tenure, he/she can do so with the approval of the Competent Authority. The fellowship may be terminated by the Institute if the performance/conduct of the fellow is unsatisfactorily after giving one month’s notice to the Post-doctoral Fellow.
  6. The extension of Post-Doctoral Fellowship will be evaluated and recommended by the Performance Review Committee (PRC) at the end of the first year and then every six months. Based on the recommendations of the PRC, the tenure may be extended with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Work Assignment, Facilities and Leave:

The Selected Post-doctoral Fellows will be governed by Regulation of NIT Meghalaya. The Work Assignment, Facilities and Leave will be applicable as per the Regulation. The Link of which is given below:

Phd Regulations

How to Apply:

  • STEP-I: Candidates are advised to make the application fee payment as per category (Rs. 1000/ for Gen/OBC, Rs. 500/- for SC/ST and no fee for PWD). Application fees is not refundable under any cirumstances.
  • STEP-II : Fill the online application form. After submission, print out of the online application form to be sent by email along with all scanned documents.
  • STEP-III: Hard copy of the application form along with payment proof with all the testimonials (self attested) to be sent by post to the mentioned address.

STEP:-1: Instructions for Payment Process using State Bank Collect (SBI Collect):

  1. Click on “Make Payment using SBI Collect” below.

    Online SBI Collect

  2. A DISCLAIMER CLAUSE page will open. Check the box for I have read and accepted the terms and conditions stated above and click on the PROCEED button.
  3. From the drop down menu, State of Corporate/Institution, select Meghalaya.
  4. From the drop down menu, Type of Corporate/Institution, select Educational Institutions. Click on the GO button.
  5. From the drop down menu, Educational Institutions Name, select NIT MEGHALAYA FEE COLLECTION. Click on the SUBMIT button.
  6. A page for details of payment will open. Under Select Payment Category, select APPLICATION FEES.
  7. Please read the complete page carefully.
  8. A page to verify details and confirm this transaction will appear. Click on the CONFIRM button if your details are correct.
  9. You will be directed to payment page
  10. Complete the payment process by selecting the mode of payment that you wish.
  11. Save Reference number and date of payment for filling the online Application.

STEP II: Submission of online Application Form:

  1. Click on the online application form [ONLINE FORM]
  2. Fill your details completely and upload all the necessary documents.
  3. If a candidate is applying for more than one department, the candidate must pay application fee separately to both applications and choose the desired departments in the online application form.
  4. Candidates are advised to check the application in all aspects before pressing the submit button. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be modified.
  5. Finally, take a printout for sending by post along with self attested photocopies of all your documents.
  6. Soft copy of the form along with all scanned documents should be mail to postdocadmission@nitm.ac.in, subject of the mail should be be" IPDF/SPDF application form of (Your Name) (Dept applied) for (Post Doc Scheme)".

Step: III: Hard Copy of Submission of Application:

The following documents (whichever is applicable) should be enclosed along with the printout of online application form:

  1. A recent photograph of the candidate is to be fixed on space provided in the application.
  2. Self attested copy of Payment proof.
  3. Statement of Purpose (SoP) indicating the area and type of research work he/ she proposes to carry out.
  4. Self attested copy of Educational qualifications Mark sheets and certificates as per filled online application form.
  5. Self attested copy of SC/ST/OBC candidates from a competent authority (not below the rank of a Tahsildar/ Circle Officers).
  6. Sponsorship Certificate from the funding agency ( In case of SPDF candidates)
  7. Self attested copy (1st page) of all research publications in Journals and Conferences (if any).

The completed application along with required enclosures in a A4 size envelope by mentioning "Application for Post-doctoral Fellowship under ------------ IPDF/SPDF category in ----------------- Department should reach to the following address before the last date of Receipt of Application.

Address

Asst. Registrar (Academic Affairs),
Deans Block, NIT Meghalaya,
Bijni Complex, Laitumkhrah,
Shillong-793003, East Khasi Hills,
Meghalaya

Important Dates:

Activation of online application form in the Institute Website 25-03-2021
Last date of filling online application 04-05-2021
Last date for receipt of  hard copy of application by post 18-05-2021
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates 24-05-2021
Online Interview/ Presentation 07-06-2021
Display of  Final Selected Candidates 09-06-2021

Note: If any of the above specified dates is declared as holidays, consequently the next working day is considered as last date.

The status regarding the selection of candidates for the admission to the Post-doctoral Programme will be available at institute website (http://nitm.ac.in/). Selected candidates will be informed through email in respect of admission guidelines.

For queries, mail to:

  • postdocadmission@nitm.ac.in

Sd/-

Assistant Registrar (AA)