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National Innovation Foundation-India

An Autonomous Body of Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India )


Dated: 12-05-2014

ADVT. NO. 02-2014

National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), Ahmedabad, an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India invites applications from highly motivated professionals for various positions. Those who have faith in the potential of grassroots innovators and are initiative-driven and performance-oriented may apply for the following posts.

1. Fellows/Senior Fellow (Contractual)
Scale of Pay: Rs. 20000-60000 + HRA (Consolidated)
No. of Vacancies: Twenty five in following areas
  • Agriculture (Entomology, Agriculture Chemistry, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Extension, Microbiology)
  • Life Science (Plant taxonomy, Ethnobotany, Microbiology)
  • Medical Science (Ayurvedic, Allopathic)
  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Engineering (Agricultural Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical)
  • Business Development/Entrepreneurship Development/angel investment
  • Intellectual Property Rights, licensing, patent pooling, technology transfer
  • Mass Communication and Journalism, copy editing, web content management, documentation, etc.,
  • Rural Development /Social Work/Social Anthropology
  • Information technology management, advanced hands-on professionals with experience in database, ERP, website management, web publishing, etc.,
Essential Qualification:

First Class Masters in relevant area with at least one year full time work experience in reputed institutions/companies.

Desirable Qualification:

Doctorate degree in relevant area


Not exceeding 35 years. The upper age limit is relaxable for the applicants from the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped and other special categories in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time.


1. The Controlling Authority may give relaxation in qualification, experience and the upper age limit in case of deserving candidates.

2. All positions are purely temporary and no claim for permanence can be made regardless of the duration of the contract.

3. The number of posts to be filled may vary. The institute reserves the right to cancel the recruitment without assigning any reason.

4. The prescribed essential qualifications are minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.

5. Preference will be given to those candidates, who have published research and popular articles in reputed journals/newsletters

6. The selected candidates are liable to serve anywhere in India.

7. The persons with disabilities are also allowed to apply though no vacancies are reserved for them. Such candidates will be considered for selection for appointment to the posts by general standards of merit.

7. Candidates working in Government Departments / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous organisations should apply through proper channel.


Candidates may apply online or submit their applications in the prescribed format along with two reference letters, and a note explaining the suitability for the post applied, to The Executive Vice Chairperson, National Innovation Foundation-India, Satellite Complex, Jodhpur Tekra, Premchand Nagar, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat, India. Please visit to apply online or download the application form.. The last date of submission of application is 10th June 2014. For any query, please e-mail at