Two fellowships of Rs. 5000/- per month each will be offered initially for a period of one year. Subject to good performance of the candidates, these may be extended for a further period of up to two years. Selected candidates will have to register themselves for Ph.D. degrees in any university under the guidance of VSI scientists where the latter are recognised as guides. Candidates who are already in service as JRF / SRF / RA (but not working for any degree) in VSI or elsewhere are eligible to apply. If selected, such candidates can continue their service and also pursue their Ph.D. under the fellowship.
Candidates must possess a M.Sc. degree from a reputed university with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade in one of the following subjects: Agricultural Botany, Agricultural Biotechnology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Life Sciences, and Biotechnology. Candidates with NET / SET qualification or with research experience (as supported by dissertations and/ or research publications) will be preferred.