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04 Junior Research Fellow Vacancy – CWPRS,Maharashtra


Last Date:20 Aug,2019
Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS)

CWPRS Pune proposes to engage the services of suitable persons on contract basis to fill up 4 posts of Junior Research Fellow through Walk-In-Interview which will be on 20-08-2019 (09:00 AM) at the given venue.Candidates may appear for Walk-in-interview on 20-08-2019 (09:00 AM). Report to the test centre at least 45 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the test.

Job Details:
Name of the post – Junior Research Fellow
No of post – 4
Pay Scale – Rs.31,000/-

Education Qualification:
B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech/ MCA/M.Sc in relevant subject

General Information:

public sector recruitment
  • Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), is a premier R&D organization in the field of hydraulic and allied research, a subordinate office of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt of India. CWPRS invites applications in the prescribed format from young and meritorious Indian nationals for the engagement of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at a Monthly Stipend of Rs. 31,000/- + House Rent Allowance as admissible as per rules. Necessary details such as no. of vacancies, duration of fellowship, Educational Qualification, Desirable experience etc is given in the table. The JRF engaged will have to work for the Purpose Driven Study (PDS) titled “River Rejuvenation of Mutha River Reach flowing through Pune City and Suburbs, Maharashtra” under World Bank supported National Hydrology Project at CWPRS, Pune.
  • Qualifying in one of the national eligibility tests like CSIR UGC NET , GATE or National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, IIT, IISc, IISER, etc. is essential.
  • Age Limit: 28 years as on the date on which application is made. The upper age limit shall be relaxable for the candidates belonging to SC, ST , OBC, women and physically handicapped as per DST Guidelines.
  • Those who possess the prescribed qualification acquired from recognized University / Institutions and qualifying in one of the national eligibility tests like CSIR UGC NET , GATE or National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions
    such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, IIT, IISc, IISER, etc. are only eligible to attend the Walk-in-interview. CWPRS reserves the right not to select any candidate, if suitable candidates are not available.
  • Candidates working in the Public Sector undertakings/Autonomous Bodies should bring ‘No Objection certificate’ from the concerned authorities at the time of Interview.
  • No TA / DA will be paid for attending the Walk-in-interview.
  • The award of research fellowships / associateships does not imply any employment guarantee by Ministry of Jal Shakti or CWPRS.
  • The engagement is neither an employment nor an assurance for the employment. The term of engagement would be coterminous with PDS in case of foreclosure of PDS.
  • Only Indian Citizens are eligible for engagement as JRF.
  • Interested candidates may attend the walk-in-Interview with all their Original certificates/mark sheets with attested photocopies of the same, one recent passport size photograph, a valid ID card in original (Aadhaar/PAN card/Voter IDcard/Passport etc.).
  • A panel of selected candidates in order of merit will be prepared for the available fellowships.
  • The prospective candidates may E-mail their Bio-data in the given format to chemistry.cwprs@yahoo.co.in and it should reach this office a week before walk-in interview date and may appear for a Walk-in-Interview to be held at CWPRS Pune; as per the details given below. Candidates should carry with them, the photocopy/print out of Application form sent to CWPRS by Email.

About Us:

  • In the beginning of the 20th century, the need for small scale laboratory investigations to study the twin problems of irrigation and drainage was recognised by the Government. The Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune, as it is known today, was established in 1916 by the then Bombay Presidency as a “Special Irrigation Cell” with a limited mandate to modify irrigation practice to meet agricultural requirements. Recognising its role in the systematic study of various phases of water flow, including floods, the institution was taken over by the Government of India in 1936. Due to considerable increase in its activites with development of water resources projects, the Research Station was shifted to Khadakwalsa, about 16 km southwest of Pune, with a larger campus in 1925.
  • The Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune, which began in a humble way in 1916 as a Special Irrigation Division of the then Bombay Presidency, is today an institution of international standing. At its inception, the institution was located at Hadapsar, on the banks of Mutha Right Bank Canal that originated from the then Lake Fife, the reservoir formed by Khadakwasla dam.
  • At the turn of the century, the then Bombay Province was faced with diverse problems of irrigation, ranging from the alluvial rivers in Sind in the North to the black cotton soils in the Deccan Plateau overlying disintegrated basalt. While attempting to transfer the north Indian experience with irrigation canal systems to the Deccan plateau, major difficulties were experienced due to the different crops grown in the two areas, and the rainfall pattern that happened to be much different in both the regions. The introduction of irrigation in the Deccan plateau resulted in deterioration of the land quality in the served areas mainly due to water logging and sodium efflorescence. The institute took up the first hydrodynamic problem in 1919, when it was recognised that the Deccan channels that carried varying discharges over the year needed special-purpose outlet devices, different from those used in north India where the irrigation canals remained at full supply levels throughout the year.
  • The early experiments conducted with hydraulic models led to studies on river and canal hydrodynamics, which by 1928 became the major activity of the institution. Studies conducted at the institute, in the post World War I period, for silt exclusion from canals at Sukkur barrage on Indus river, and protection of bridges at Hardinge on Ganga and Kolaghat on Rupnarain, proved the importance of a hydrodynamic research station in comprehending the shifting tendency of alluvial rivers and determining protection and training measures.
  • In the early years of formation only, the authorities at the institution recognised that basic research needed to be essential for successful research activities at the institution. By 1935, the research activities far outgrew the infrastructure available at the Hadapsar site. Substantial research works/ modelling studies were relocated to Khadakwasla, about 15 km to the southwest of the Poona city, where water was available, in adequate quantity, throughout the year for the hydraulic model studies. Initially, the hydraulic laboratory at Khadakwasla occupied an area of about 14 ha adjoining the Khadakwasla dam.

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