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Research Personnel Jobs @ Wildlife Institute of India (WII)

ANNOUNCEMENT
Recruitment of Research Personnel

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, in the field of wildlife research, teaching and training. The Institute invites applications from the Indian nationals for the following research positions, through a written test followed by Interview(s). UGC/CSIR NET/GATE qualified candidates will be called directly for interview. Details of the positions along with essential and desirable qualifications, brief description of work are given in Annexure-1. Age criteria and monthly fellowship of the advertised positions are as follows:

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Syllabus
Common Entrance Test would be based on three parts (i) General research aptitude methodology. (ii) Subject
knowledge on the syllabi of Masters’ course in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Social
Science/ Sociology/ Economics/ Environmental Sciences/ Environmental Management/ Biodiversity Conservation/
Geoinformatics/ Ecology/ Environment & Sustainable Development/ Statistics/ Anthropology/ Wildlife Biology/
Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Animal Genetics (iii) Essay on conservation issues.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION

All candidates are required to apply online. Online submission of application will be allowed
on the website up to 23:59 hrs on 13.02.2020 and the online exam will be conducted on
23.02.2020 on the chosen centers. No other means/mode of application shall be accepted.
Candidates are required to visit link provided for filling ONLINE application and fill up the
personal details/BIO-DATA, fees etc. carefully. Before filling application online, candidates
should keep ready a scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature in jpg/jpeg
format (Photo size less than 500 KB and signature size less than 200 KB). Candidates should
ensure that the relevant details viz. Name, Date of Birth, Address, etc. entered in application
form should be correct.

Candidates who have qualified UGC-CSIR NET JRF Fellowship exam, and have an active
fellowship period, may be allowed to directly appear for the interview of advertised posts,
subject to successful verification of documents pertaining to essential qualification of the
applied post. The qualification of the UGC-CSIR – NET JRF- Fellowship exam does not entitle
a student for direct recruitment for the post or guarantee registration of Ph.D. This exam is
deemed to be solely of qualifying in nature, in lieu of the exam conducted by WII. The merit
and aptitude of these students will be decided based on their interview. Such candidates are
required to apply online compulsorily.

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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

a. The duration of the qualifying test will be 90 minutes. The question paper contains
both ‘Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)’ and Essay. The MCQs are objective in nature
with four answers each, out of which candidate has to choose the correct answer. The
question paper will consist of general research aptitude & methods (20 marks), subject
knowledge (accordingly the syllabus given) (20 marks) and one Essay (10 marks).
Qualifying eligibility marks will be as per UGC norms.

b. The fee paid once, will not be refunded under any circumstances. Candidates should
satisfy themselves that they fulfil all the eligibility norms including educational
qualification(s) as on date of submission of the application can apply.

c. Candidates are advised to give specific, correct and complete information. All original
certificates/documents in support of information furnished in the application form are
to be produced at the time of interview at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, failing
which the candidate will be disqualified for appearing in interview. Candidature of the
candidates is liable to be rejected at any stage of admission process or after admission,
if any information provided by the candidates is found to be false or is not found in
conformity with eligibility criteria mentioned in the advertisement.

d. For getting the benefit of reservation under OBC category, the name of caste and
community of the candidate must appear in the central list of Other Backward Classes
(OBC) available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government
of India website http://www.ncbc.nic.in. The candidate must not belong to creamy layer.
Candidates seeking reservation as OBC, will have to submit at the time of interview,
caste certificate, ONLY in the prescribed format issued from the designated authority
indicating clearly the candidate’s caste, the Act/Order under which the caste is
recognised as OBC and the Village/Town the candidates is ordinarily resident of. The
OBC candidates must ensure that they possess the latest Non-Creamy layer certificate
issued by designated authority. A certificate containing any variation in the caste name
will not be accepted.

e. Mobile phones, pagers, calculators or any other communication devices are not
allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any
infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from
future examination conducted by the Institute. Candidates are advised in their own
interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the
venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured.

f. Candidates appearing for final exam of Master’s in current year will not be eligible for
the test/interview.

g. Each applicant will be allowed to apply for not more than TWO projects.

PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEE

a. Applicants/candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 500/- per
project.
b. Rs. 45/- extra would be charged as service charges of online payment. Hence the
total amount to be paid for registration is Rs. 545/- (Five hundred forty five only)
c. Candidates are required to make application fee payment through debit card/credit
card/net-banking (service charges apply for all banks will be borne by the candidates).
The candidates will be automatically/redirected to make online payment (wherever fee
is applicable) once the form is successfully completed. No other mode of payment will
be accepted.
d. Application fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Candidates
are therefore requested to verify their eligibility before payment of application fee.

EXAMINATION CENTRES
Online Examination will be held at test centres in following cities:
i) Bengaluru
ii) Bhopal
iii) Lucknow
iv) Dehradun
v) Guwahati
vi) Hyderabad
vii) Jammu
viii) Kolkata
ix) Mumbai

x) Delhi

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SYLLABUS
Common Entrance Test would be based on three parts (i) General research aptitude methodology. (ii)
Subject knowledge on the syllabi of Masters’ course in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life
Science/ Social Science/ Sociology/ Economics/ Environmental Sciences/ Environmental Management/
Biodiversity Conservation/ Geoinformatics/ Ecology/ Environment & Sustainable Development/ Statistics/
Anthropology/ Wildlife Biology/ Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Animal Genetics (iii) Essay
on conservation issues.

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