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Botanical Survey of India Recruitment 2017 Apply for 29 Jr. Project Fellow & Post Doctoral Fellow Posts

Botanical Survey of India Recruitment 2017: The career notices unfolded recently by Botanical Survey of India (BSI) informs a message to the readers that it is in urgent need of some manpower for its Regional Centres/ Offices. Citizens with outstanding academic records, experience on relevant fields of Taxonomy/ Plant Systematics etc. will be given more importance. This employment does not guarantee a regular posting in this organisation, because these requirements are to satisfy BSI’s short term needs. Further information about this Botanical Survey of India recruitment 2017 is discussed here on below sections.

Organization Botanical Survey of India (BSI)
Positions Junior Project Fellow and Post Doctoral Fellow
Vacancy Nos 29 Last Date 13-01-2017
Academics Master Degree/ M.Phil/ Ph.D
Job Nature Contract
Location India

Botanical Survey of India Recruitment 2017

Botanical Survey of India (BSI) is a Government established organisation that functions beneath the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. The main Office lies in Indian state Kolkata and the wide objective of this institution is to explore the plant resources and identifying the new species. From the headquarters, at present some recruitment notices have been scattered out with an intention of hiring post graduates and doctoral degree holders for the following research based positions in its units.

Interested Indian citizens are asked to submit their job applications through proper mode, with requisite amount of fees. To predict the knowledge, leadership qualities and abilities of appliers, different levels of test will be conducted by recruitment team. These postings are purely transferable in nature, subject to the workload in any of BSI Offices at Itanagar/ Shillong/ Gangtok/ Howrah/ Kolkata, etc. This government job offers attractive salary and other useful benefits to employed persons, based on work place.

Post Wise Vacancy Details

SI. No. Name of Post No. of Vacancies Upper Age Salary
A. Notification-I
1. Junior Project Fellow (JPF) 20 25 years (for male)

30 years (for female)

Rs. 16000/-
B. Notification-II
1. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Post Doctoral Fellow (AJCB PDF) 9 35 years (male)

40 years (female)

Rs.4.32/- Lakh


Educational Profile: Post Graduates whoever applying for the Junior Project Fellow must have studied their qualification from any UGC recognised university/ institution, with minimum second class marks. Aspirants with first class marks and above can only compete for the Post Doctoral Fellow positions under BSI.

  • For Junior Project Fellow post: Master Degree in Botany/ Plant Science or M.Phil in Taxonomy/ Plant Systematics
  • For AJCB Post Doctoral Fellow posts: Ph. D on concerned subjects of Taxonomy or equivalent.

Apart from the above said qualification, working knowledge in Computer is a desirable criterion for Junior Project Fellow posts.

Work Experience: Only for Post Doctoral Fellow posts working experience is mandatory. The time that candidates had spent in research work of Ph.D course can also be included in this experience list.

  • For Post Doctoral Fellow positions: minimum 5 years

Ph.D Jobs | M.Sc Jobs 

Age Constraints: Above tabulated age limit will be applicable only to the General category candidates, which will be computed as on date of publication of advertisement. In this upper age, relaxations are permitted for aspirants falling under some of the categories as given below.

  • For SC/ ST/ PH personnel’s: 5 years
  • For OBC applicants: 3 years
  • For Notification-II posts: 5 years relaxation for exceptional cases only


Selection Methods: Only reasonable number of most fitting applicants will be called for the selection processes, which are Written Test followed by Oral Examination. Qualifying in these tests does not confer any right for selection. Because, aspirants who are ranking high in terms of written & oral test marks and possessing other desirable skills as expected by BSI shall only get appointed as Junior Project Fellow/ Post Doctoral Fellows.

  • Written Examination
  • Oral Test

Emoluments Offered: Consolidated pay will be given to the candidates who were selected as a Junior Project Fellow/ Post Doctoral Fellow in this organisation. In the vacancy table, for JPF post we have mentioned the monthly salary and for Post Doctoral Fellow positions, it is the annual emoluments.

This salary will vary based on the working place/ units were appointees are placed. Besides, House Rent Allowances (HRA), Annual Contingency Grant, Medical benefits, etc. are also applicable.

  • Salary Range: Rs.16000 – 4.32/- Lakhs

Application Fee: In the form of bank draft, submit the application fee for this Botanical Survey of India recruitment 2017 to get considered for these vacant positions. This fee is non-refundable in any cases and the draft should be drawn on favour of “Accounts Officer, PAO (BSI/ ZSI), Kolkata” only.

Category Amount
Application Fee for Notification-I posts Rs.200/- (for OBC’s)

Rs.100/- (for SC/ ST/ PH personnel’s)

Others (Rs.400/-)

Application Fee for Notification-II posts Rs.500/- (for all category)
Payment Mode Offline

Applying Procedure of Botanical Survey of India Recruitment 2017

Aspirants having interest to enter into Notification-I jobs can refer the application format that is available in website links like www.bsi.gov.in or www.bsienvis.nic.in and type the same format in an A4 size paper in double space. Those who are applying for Notification-II job can download the prescribed application from above links.

Fill the application with correct information and enclose following self signed copies of supporting documents with Demand Draft, in a sealed envelope.

  • Academic Records
  • Caste certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Aadhar Card
  • Experience (if any), etc.

Superscribe the top of cover with “Application for JPF/ PDF” and forward it to “Director, Botanical Survey of India” through Speed Post. An advance copy of the same should be scanned and emailed to the address “jpfpdfselectionbsi2016@gmail.com”.

Official Notification bsi.gov.in

Important Date

  • Applications should reach on or before this date – 13th Jan 2017

Note: On above section, we have discussed about the details of job openings which are currently open under Botanical Survey of India and going to be get filled in contract basis. To know more information, read the notifications.

Updated: 2nd January 2017 — 4:43 pm

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