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Friday, 6 January 2012

Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme 2012

A scheme of Government of India for the women scientists, “Women Scientists Scholarship Scheme (WOS-C)” is being operated by the Department of Science & Technology (DST). The scheme aims to train women having qualifications in science / engineering / medicine or allied areas in the field of intellectual property rights (IPR) and their management for a period of one year.

Government is interested in retaining the scientific talent of Indian women seeking scientific pursuits and keen to encourage women to work from their homes and enabling them to draw a good balance between professional and domestic demands. The scheme is being coordinated and implemented by Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) on behalf of DST.

The selection of the candidates is done by an all India level written test followed by a rigorous interview. Selected candidates will be given stipend for one year. Training will includes one month of an intensive orientation programme on IPR followed by specialized workshops and hands-on-training in agencies engaged in IPR protection and management.

The written test will be conducted in four cities namely, Delhi, Chennai, Kharagpur and Pune under the supervision of PFC and respective coordination centres. Similarly, interview of successful candidates in the written test will be held at these centres.

Eligibility: Essential - A candidate should be: 1.An Indian citizen.

2.Master of Science in physical sciences, chemical sciences, life sciences or allied areas; or Bachelors or Masters degree holder in engineering, medicine, pharmaceutical science, veterinary science or allied areas or doctorate in any of the above areas. Candidates with higher qualifications are welcome to apply.

3.Familiar with handling of computerized databases, surfing the net and information searches.

4. A candidate should not be more than 50 years of age on the date of advertisement in the Employment News on October 31, 2010.

Desirable: Experience in research, preparation of project reports, term papers and similar activities.

Application forms: Application forms can be downloaded from any of the websites: http://www.dst.gov.in OR www.pfc.org.in 

Last date for submission of completed application forms to any of the following co-ordinating centers: 03-02-2012

DELHI CENTRE: Director Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) Vishwakarma Bhavan, A-Wing, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg New Delhi-110016 Tel : 011 42525802, 42525815, 42525803 E-mail:s_nagar@tifac.org.in 

CHENNAI CENTRE: Honorary Director Centre for International Cooperation in Science (CICS) 2, Gandhi Mandapam Road Chennai-600025 Tel : 044-24430228, 24419466, 24901367 E-mail:cics2010@vsnl.net , ccstds@vsnl.net 

KHARAGPUR CENTRE: Dean, Continuing Education Programme “Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme-TIFAC-PFC-DST” Continuing Education Programme Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur West Bengal-721302 Telephone: 03222-28211/282112 e-mail: cep-off@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in 

PUNE CENTRE: Head Unit for Research & Development of Information Products (URDIP) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Jopasana, 85/1 Paud Road, Kothrud Pune-411038 Tel: 020 25382296, 25383557-58, 25387209 E-mail: hirwani@urdip.res.in 

For details, visit: http://www.dst.gov.in OR www.pfc.org.in

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