Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at DIAT, Pune

Employer: Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT)

Location: Girinagar, Pune-411 025

About DIAT

The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, is an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. DIAT focuses on research and higher education in advanced technologies and aims to meet the scientific and technological needs of the armed forces.

Available Positions

Job Titles:

  1. Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
  2. Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

Number of Positions:

  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF): 01
  • Senior Research Fellow (SRF): 01

Project Title: Development of Technology for Non-flammable Hydrogen Gas and its Application in Lighter than Air (LTA) Vehicle (DRDO Sponsored Research Project)


Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Essential Qualifications:

  • B.E./B.Tech in First Division with NET/GATE qualification or other national level examination conducted by Central Govt. Institutions.
  • OR M.E./M.Tech in First Division at both Graduate and Post Graduate levels.
  • Specialization in:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemical Science & Technology
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • OR M.Sc./M.S. in:
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry
    • Polymer
    • Industrial Chemistry
    • Equivalent degree in First Division with NET/GATE qualification or other national level examination conducted by Central Govt. Institutions.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in organic synthesis or processes (for M.Sc. candidates).
  • Proficiency in Combustion Science & Technology, Fire Safety and Engineering, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
  • Experience in applied research, ability to plan experiments, and competency in writing reports and articles.

Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

Essential Qualifications:

  • Same as JRF qualifications.
  • Minimum 02 years of research/teaching/industrial experience in the relevant fields.

Upper Age Limit:

  • JRF: Not to exceed 28 years.
  • SRF: Not to exceed 30 years.
  • Age Relaxation:
    • 05 years for SC/ST, Women & PwBD candidates.
    • 03 years for OBC (NCL) candidates.


  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF): ₹37,000/- per month (consolidated).
  • Senior Research Fellow (SRF): ₹42,000/- per month (consolidated).


The positions are purely temporary and are for a period of 06 months or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier.

Application Details

Important Dates

  • Last date for submitting applications: 17 June 2024.

Application Instructions

  1. Prepare a brief bio-data duly signed.
  2. Complete the application form available on the DIAT website.
  3. Attach proof of Date of Birth.
  4. Include copies of Ph.D./M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc. mark sheets and Degree Certificates.

Submission: Send all documents in PDF format as a single file to the email ID of the Co-Principal Investigator (joshiganapati@gmail.com) with the subject title “Application for JRF or SRF Position” by the specified deadline.

Interview Details

  • Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview (in-person or via video conference).
  • Email intimation will be sent to shortlisted candidates only.
  • No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Additional Information

  • Recruited JRF/SRF candidates will be encouraged to register for Ph.D. at DIAT through the proper channel as per DIAT norms.
  • Hostel accommodation may be provided, subject to availability, on a payment basis.
  • Medical facilities limited to MI Room facilities will be extended to the incumbent.
  • The offer of JRF/SRF does not confer any right for absorption in DIAT (DU), Pune.
  • Selected candidates will have to join duty immediately on receipt of the offer letter.

Contact Information

For further details/clarification, please visit the DIAT website or contact:

  • Dr. Ganpati Joshi, Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Aerospace Engineering:
    • Telephone: (020) 24604515
    • Mobile: 9421661182
  • Dr. Prashant S Kulkarni, Principal Investigator, School of Energy & Environmental Systems:
    • Telephone: (020) 24604462
    • Mobile: 9422312338

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