ADVT. NO. 07-2018


National Innovation Foundation - India


Autonomous Body of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Grambharti, Amrapur, Gandhinagar-Mahudi Road Gandhinagar, Gujarat-382650
Tel: 02764 261131/ 32/ 38/ 39; Web.

ADVT. NO. 07-2018

National Innovation Foundation-India is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. NIF invites applications from highly motivated professionals (Indian nationals) who are initiative - driven and performance- oriented for the following posts.

  • Name of Post: Scientist F

Pay Level: Level: 13 - A (i.e. Basic: Rs. 1,31,100/ - + allowances)
No. of Vacancies: One (On deputation for three years)

Essential Educational Qualification:
Ph. D in Natural Science / Agriculture with 8 years' experience including at least four years' experience in value addition and incubation of technological innovations.
MSc. Natural Science / Agriculture with First class and minimum 12 years' research experience including minimum 4 years' experience in above-mentioned areas.
Desirable Qualifications:
Demonstrated competence in coordination with public and private sector R&D institutions and innovators to add value in innovations; product development and incubation plans and help innovators, mobilize funds from different schemes etc., will be additional qualification.

  • Name of Post: Innovation Fellow

No. of Vacancies: Twenty Five

Essential Qualification:
First Class Masters with at least two years' experience in

  • Information Technology
  • Business and Entrepreneurship Development
  • Life Science
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Medical Science, Ayurvedic Sciences, Veterinary
  • Industrial and Product Design, Mechanical / Agriculture Engineering.
  • Graphic Design

Desirable: Doctorate degree and experience in relevant area at a reputed institution
Emolument : Up to Rs 60,000/- for the position of Innovation Fellow

  • Name of Post: Administration Associate / Manager (Purchase /Store )

No. of Vacancies: Five

Essential Qualification: Post Graduate in Commerce, Public administration, Communication and other related subjects with three years' experience for Manager in handling the administration, finance, store and purchase etc.
Desirable: Work experience at reputed institutions.
Emolument: Up to Rs 50,000/- for the position of Administration Manager and Rs 30,000/- for the position of Administration Associate.


  • The number of posts to be filled may vary. The institute reserves the right to cancel the recruitment without assigning any reason.
  • The prescribed essential qualifications are minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.
  • The selected candidates are liable to serve anywhere in India.
  • 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.
  • Candidates working in Government Departments / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous organizations should apply through proper channel.
  • Age not exceeding 50 years for the posts of Scientist 'F' and 35 Years for the post of Innovation Fellow / Administration Associate / Manger. The upper age limit is relaxable for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the Ex-service men, Other Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time. In this regards, the Director, NIF may relax the upper age limit in case of highly experienced candidates in specialized areas.
  • Candidates can send applications in the prescribed form (please download the same from our website along with a detailed CV, passport size photograph, sample of work/reports, two reference letters, and a note explaining the suitability for the post applied, to The Director, National Innovation Foundation - India, Grambharti, Amrapur, Gandhinagar Mahudi Road, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 382650, India by speed / registered post.

Note:  Applications without the suitability note will not be considered. The application format can be downloaded at . The last date of submission of application is 14/01/2019.

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