CSIR Lateral Senior Research Fellowship 2017

CSIR (council of scientific & industrial research) is a renowned science and research organization worldwide.
Indian researcher who are looking for job opportunity can apply for Lateral Senior Research Fellowship at CSIR.
38 research labs under council of scientific & industrial research offers research fellow and associate posts to eligible candidates through the selection process mentioned below:

CSIR-UGC (NET) SRF/ Associate Preparation - Joint National Eligibility Test

Lateral Senior Research Fellowship Selection Process:

JRF/SRF in scientific disciplines are recruited through CSIR.

JRF is recruited through national eligibility test held in June and December every year.

When JRF completes his/her 2 year tenure in research organization then a interview can be conducted by the committee, which takes the decision to extend the tenure to 3rd year.

After the completion of 3 year tenure, JRF is considered for the position of SRF.

Review of the performance as JRF is a crucial factor that decides the fate of  candidate in Lateral Senior Research Fellowship.

Total Tenure as SRF and JRF = 5 Years

Lateral SRF stipend

Who can extend the tenure of JRF as SRF in CSIR:

The committee reviewing publication/work of research fellow can recommend the extension of tenure. Which is extended by the director of CSIR lab.

Committee that assess the work of JRF:

  • HOD/Professor/Guide.
  • External.
  • Expert from the same research field.
 Work of  JRF, if found satisfactory, can be extended and redesignated as SRF. Apply here.


It is speculated that the recruitment for research fellows in future will be on the basis of the performance in a common national test conducted by CSIR and UGC.

CSIR Lateral Senior Research Fellowship 2017 Recruitment:

This section will be updated daily with the notification of latest SRF/research associate/SRF extended Job posts and recruitment.
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