G.B. Pant Institute Recruitment 2015 – RA/JRF/FA

G.B. Pant Institute Recruitment 2015 – RA/JRF/FA

Research Associates are scholars and professionals that usually have an advanced degree beyond a Master’s degree. Research Associate is an employee of the University or a Research Institute, and may be eligible to receive University / Federal benefits. The Research Associate position does not explicitly require mentoring and is a regular staff position with appointment letters processed by Human Resources.

Junior Research fellow is a person appointed to produce high quality reports, academic papers and journal articles of data. He works independently and autonomously on a number of research and policy projects. He manages external relationship with funders and other stakeholders.

Field Assistant is a person who is appointed to conduct field’s services operations, performs analytical studies, complex research and a variety of administrative projects. He monitors regulatory compliance and reporting for field services operations and performs duties related with it.

G.B. Pant Institute Recruitment 2015 – RA/JRF/FA


Last Date: 08 Oct 2015

Total posts: 5

Location: Gangtok, Sikkim

1.Research Associate-(RA)-

No. of posts: 1

Project: Network Programme on Convergence of Traditional Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan Region (NMSHE- Task Force 5)

Qualification (essential): Ph.D. with first class Master’s degree in Botany/Forestry/Ecology/Traditional knowledge/Ethno biology/Environmental Sciences/Geography/Social sciences, supported by research publications in impact factor journals, Qualification (desirable): Working experience in Traditional knowledge and related research fields in the Himalayan region; Should possess analytical capabilities, computer proficiency, and motivation for research.

Salary: Rs.22,000

Age: 35 years

2. Junior Research Fellow(JRF)-

No. of posts: 3

Project: Forest Resources and Plant Biodiversity, under National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE- Task Force 3) OR Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of threatened plants through application of biotechnological tools.

Qualification (Essential): First class Master’s degree in Botany/Plant sciences/ Forestry/ Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Ethno biology OR First class Master’s degree in Botany/Plant sciences/Plant Eco physiology/Forestry/ Environmental Sciences/ Plant Biotechnology OR First Class Master’s degree in Botany/Forestry/Ecology/Environmental Sciences/ Geography/ Traditional knowledge/Social sciences. Physically fit to work in the Himalayan Mountains. Preference will be given to candidates having experience of working in Himalayan region.

Salary:  Rs.12,000

Age: 28 years

3. Field Assistant (FA)-

Qualification (Essential): Intermediate (10+2); Desirable: Preference will be given to the candidate having working experience in the field and laboratory

Salary: Rs.7500/-(Fixed per month)

Age: 28 years

How to Apply: Walk in Interview on 08th October 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Office premises of the Sikkim Unit Campus-Pangthang, Gangtok, East Sikkim 73710

J.B Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development was established in August 1988, at Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, as an Autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The Institute is identified as a focal agency, to advance scientific knowledge, to evolve integrated management strategies, demonstrate their efficacy for conservation of natural resources and to ensure environmentally sound development in the entire Indian Himalayan Region (IHR).

Gangtok is the capital of the northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges. 2011 census of India, the population of Gangtok Municipal Corporation has been estimated to be 98,658. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. The Gangtok subdivision of the East Sikkim district had a population of 281,293; Gangtok has an average literacy rate of 82.17%, higher than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 85.33%, and female literacy is 78.68.

Sikkim is a small state in northwest India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal, Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape including India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kanchenjunga. Sikkim was founded on May 15, 1975. Gangtok is the Capital of the state. Total population of the state is 619.000 as per census of 2012. The sex ratio is 889 females per 1,000 males, with a total of 321,661 males and 286,027 females as per census of 2011. The state has five seasons: winter, summer, spring, autumn, and a monsoon season between June and September. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s. Temperature of the state seldom exceeds 28 °C (82 °F) in summer and the average annual temperature for most of Sikkim is around 18 °C (64 °F). Sikkim is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall. Sikkim’s nominal state gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated at US$1.57 billion in 2014, constituting the third-smallest GDP among India’s 28 states. States largely economy is based on Farming of Rice and cultivation of crops. Nepali is the official language of the state and in most of the areas Hindi, English is also spoken.

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