ICMR JRF 2021 entrance exam schedule released by PGIMER, Details
Chandigarh: Through a recent notice, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has informed regarding the Junior Research Fellowship entrance exam in September 2021.
Computer Based Test for selection of candidates for the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Junior Research Fellowship for the year 2021 will be held on 12.09.2021 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM at various cities across India.
Notification for filling of online application forms will be issued in the last week of June 2021 on the websites of ICMR & PGIMER, Chandigarh. Tentative dates for filling of online application form will be from 01.07.2021 to 31.07.2021.
ICMR will award a total of 150 Fellowships through this exam.
Out of the total fellowships, 120 will be awarded in the field of Biomedical Sciences with emphasis on Life Sciences (like microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, nursing, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary Medicine (excluding Agriculture extension/ Soil Sciences, etc.) and thirty (30) fellowships for the work with emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics anthropology, social work, public health/health economics (agriculture economics will not be considered).
What is the Eligibility Criteria?
As per last year's eligibility criteria, any candidate with an MSc or MA or an equivalent degree with minimum 55 per cent marks (for general/EWS/OBC categories only) is eligible to apply. The minimum percentage required for SC, ST, and PwBD candidates is 50 per cent. The upper age limit is 28 years. The upper age limit will be relaxed by 5 years for SC, ST, PwBD, and female candidates and by 3 years for OBC candidates, according to the details released last year.
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The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh was conceived in 1960 as a center of excellence which would endeavour to develop patterns of teaching in postgraduate medical education in as many branches as possible and attempt to produce specialists in several disciplines of medicine. It was also envisaged that these specialists would spread out in the country in various medical colleges and medical institutions and impart medical education of highest standard to the students and set up nucleus of excellence in their own institutions. The PGIMER was also given the responsibility to broaden the horizons of medical knowledge by intensive research in the field of health.