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CATESSC announces admission to 2nd batch of Advanced Training in Earth System Sciences & Climate

Feb 16, 2013 11:06 IST

    Centre for Advanced Training in Earth System Sciences and Climate (CATESSC) announced admission to the second batch of scientist trainees to create a large pool of trained and dedicated multidisciplinary climate and earth system scientists with in depth hands on expertise on individual physical processes of the land, ocean, atmosphere, bio-sphere and cryosphere with special emphasis on climate modeling. Candidates with M.Sc / B.Tech / M.Tech / MS degree who have cleared the CSIRNET or IIT-GATE examination are eligible to apply.

    Interested eligible candidates can apply online for admission to the second batch of the Advanced Training in Earth System Sciences and Climate till 31 March 2013.

    Important Dates

    • Last date to apply online: 31 March 2013
    • Interview Dates: June 2013 (expected)

    Vacancy Details

    • Position Name: Trainee Scientist
    • No. of positions: Maximum no. of trainees is tentatively fixed as 30 (thirty)

    Eligibility Criterion:

    Age limit (as on 30 April 2013): 28 years
    The upper age limit is relaxable by 2 years for M.Techs, by 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST category, by 3 years for candidates belonging to OBC category and as per Government rules for ex-servicemen and PH persons.
    No age limit for the applicants from the constituent institutions of ESSO and other government employees.

    Academic qualifications: M.Sc / M.Tech / MS degree or equivalent in Physics, Applied Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Ocean Sciences, Geophysics, Geology or any other area of Earth Sciences or any related disciplines with Physics and Mathematics at the graduate level. OR B.Tech / B.E / M.Tech / M.E / MS in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical or Electronics or any other Engineering discipline.

    Those appearing for final exams are eligible to apply.

    CSIR-NET / IIT-GATE Qualification: Candidates applying for the posts should have passed the CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET) or the IIT-Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) during 2011-13.

    Candidates appearing for the current NET/GATE examinations, results of which are expected in the first half of 2013, are eligible to apply.

    Selection Procedure:  Final Selection will be based on detailed interview to be held at Pune in June, 2013. Candidates will be shortlisted for the two-staged Interview on the basis of their merit, ranking in the NET/GATE and any other criteria prescribed by the MOES.

    Names of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the IITM / MoES websites and candidates will be suitably informed about the interview dates. The Interview will be held in two / four consecutive days.

    The first phase will be aimed at examining candidates with respect to their grasp in the subject of specialization, general intelligence, reasoning skills. Candidates will be ranked based on their score in this first phase of the interview at the end of the second day. A limited no. of highest scorers from the first stage will be called for the second phase of the interviews on the third / fourth day.

    The second phase will assess candidates’ analytical and cross-disciplinary capabilities, interest in the subject of training, research aptitude, and motivation to make a career in climate science.

    Final rank list of the candidates based on their performance in 2nd stage will be published in the websites. The candidates selected will be intimated appropriately and required to join the training in the last week of July 2013.

    Travel Allowance: Candidates called for Interview will be paid sleeper class to and fro train fare by the shortest route on production of original tickets.

    Remuneration: Selected candidates, inducted in the training program, will be paid a consolidated remuneration of Rs.25000 per month with an annual increment of Rs.1000.

    Training Date & Training Program: The Training program is scheduled to start by the first week of July 2013. It will be is modular / integrated in nature. Trainees will be provided an induction training consisting of 3 semesters (total 18 months). Two semesters will be for the core advanced courses and the last for a project in any one of the ESSO institutions.

    The program is being hosted at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and a new campus with self contained facilities for training and research is being developed in Pune.

    IITM is an autonomous institution committed to develop world class research expertise for understanding and exploring unresolved scientific issues in climate science.

    Placement: All those who successfully complete the training program will be placed in any one of the constituent institutions of the Earth System Sciences Organization (ESSO) as Scientist-B (for B.Tech / M.Sc) or Scientist C (for M.Tech / MS).

    Note: Those recruited will be encouraged to pursue Ph.D after placement.

    Salary: Approximate annual salary for the post of Scientist-B is Rs.500000 (five lakh) and for Scientist-C is Rs.600000 (six lakh) at Pune, as on date.

    Accommodation: Hostel facilities are available to the trainees. Once they are placed, staff quarters will be provided as per availability and eligibility.

    How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply online through http://catonline.tropmet.res.in/  till 31 March 2013.
    For applying online, candidates are required to first register themselves with the MoES / IITM website using their
    e-mail-id and any password.

    In case a candidate need to edit the information provided in the online application form can do so by logging-in and submitting again, before the last date of application.

    Candidate are required to upload following documents along with the on-line application form:

    • Project synopsis of the project of your highest degree (For BE / BTechs not compulsory).
    • Detailed resume
    • Soft-copy of passport size recent photograph

    Detailed Notification

    Details on Eligibility

    For any clarification, write to: Dr. R. H. Kriplani, Head, Centre for Advanced Training, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune-41100 / Dr.(Mrs) Vasudha Gupta Director Ministry of Earth Sciences New Delhi-110003 OR Email at catessc@tropmet.res.in / call at 020-2590 4504 / 4514 / 4509 / 4506

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