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10 Dec 2016

Agriculture Notification of ASRB Recruitment 2016 – Vacancies for 51 Principal Scientist Posts


Here Is The Awakening...!!! Notification of ASRB Recruitment 2016 – Vacancies for 51 Principal Scientist Posts: Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi is looking for passionate aspirants and has invited applications for the recruitment of 51 Principal Scientist vacancies on permanent basis.

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) was established on 1 November 1973 as an independent recruitment agency in pursuance of the recommendations of the Gajendragadkar Committee. The board is charged with the responsibility of recruitment of Scientists and to such other posts and services as may be specified by the President, ICAR from time to time through competitive examinations / direct recruitment by selection etc. as the principal mandate to make available the best human resources to man the various positions in ICAR in the country. The Committee to Advise on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education (Yashpal Committee, 2009) has recommended setting up of a constitutional body — the National Commission for Higher Education and Research — which would be a unified supreme body to regulate all branches of higher education including agricultural education.[5] Presently, regulation of agricultural education is the mandate of ICAR, Veterinary Council of India (Veterinary sub-discipline) and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (Forestry sub-discipline). The UPA government has included Yashpal Committee recommendations in its '100 days agenda'.[6] premier institute of agriculture in India. The board's main mission is to make recruitment to the posts in the Agricultural Research Services (ARS) of ICAR and to such other posts and services specified by the President of ICAR, to rendering such other assistance to ICAR in personal matters including promotions and mandate in advising the Council on disciplinary matters relating to personal recruited/appointed by the Council or in consultation with the Board.

The Council is the apex body for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 101 ICAR institutes and 71 agricultural universities spread across the country this is one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world. The ICAR has played a pioneering role in ushering Green Revolution and subsequent developments in agriculture in India through its research and technology development that has enabled the country to increase the production of foodgrains by 5 times, horticultural crops by 9.5 times, fish by 12.5 times , milk 7.8 times and eggs 39 times since 1951 to 2014, thus making a visible impact on the national food and nutritional security. It has played a major role in promoting excellence in higher education in agriculture. It is engaged in cutting edge areas of science and technology development and its scientists are internationally acknowledged in their fields.

The organization is currently looking for desired candidatures in terms to fill respected vacancies of 51 Principal Scientist posts. Eligible candidates those who are interested in this field may apply in prescribed application format by or before 20-12-2016 and for remote areas it should be by or before 04-01-2017. Other additional details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process and registration process are as given below :

ASRB Vacancy Details:
Total No.of Posts: 51
Name of the Post: Principal Scientist

Age Criteria: Candidate's age should not have attained 52 years for as on 20-12-2016.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should hold a Doctoral degree either in Floriculture and Landscaping or Horticulture/ Agriculture Entomology/ Microbiology/Agricultural Microbiology/ Plant Breeding/ Genetics/ Plant Breeding & Genetics/ Genetics & Plant Breeding/ Doctoral degree/ Floriculture & Lanscaping Horticulture/ Doctoral Degree in relevant basic sciences with specialization in Floriculture and Landscaping with relevant experience. For more details refer the Notification.

Mode of Selection: The candidates will be selected based on the result of their performance in interview.

Application Fee: Applicants should pay Rs. 500/- in the form of Crossed Demand Draft drawn in favor of Secretary, ASRB payable at New Delhi (India). Candidates belonging to the category of SC/ ST/ Women/ Physically Handicapped (PH) have been exempted from paying the application fee.

How to Apply: Eligible candidates may send their application in prescribed format. Along with the envelope, they should affix photographs, self attested copies of Date of Birth, qualification certificates, caste certificate, DD personally/ by hand.

The application envelope can be sent through speed post or courier directly (by or before 20-12-2016 and for remote areas by or before 04-01-2017.) that should be contained as “Name, name of the post applied, Advertisement no. and Item no.”, addressed to:

The ASRB, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-i,
Pusa, New Delhi-110012

Important Dates:

Applications should be sent by or before 20-12-2016
For remote areas, applications should be sent by or before 04-01-2017

For additional details like pay scale, desirable qualification, instructions and other information, please visit the below provided links

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