Applications invited for the post of Research Assistant in ICSSR Funded Research Project – 11 Dec 2023

Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the position of Research Assistant under the Division of Rural and Tribal Development at Ranchi Campus, RKMVERI (Deemed University) in an ICSSR funded project entitled: “History, Culture and Livelihood of the Birhor Tribe of Eastern India: An Ethnographic Perspectives”.

Project Duration

The project duration is for 24 months and the Research Assistant will be appointed for a maximum duration of 18 months purely on temporary basis as stipulated by the existing rules of the ICSSR and RKMVERI, Ranchi Campus. The appointment shall be initially for a period of six months, renewable after six months depending on the performance of research assistant. The Research Assistant will be expected to enrol in full-time Ph.D. programme of the institute upon successful demonstration of his / her research and academic capabilities within the first two quarters. The institute may consider continuing the financial support after the expiry of the project duration, provided the institute finds research progress of the researcher worthy of it.

Essential Qualification

Research Assistant: Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Anthropology / Sociology / Social Work / Rural Development or allied social science disciplines with minimum 55% marks.
Desirable Qualifications: Candidates should have considerable interest and ideas of fieldwork in remote tribal villages of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa. M.Phil./NET/SET qualified will be preferred.


Rs. 16000/- per month (Consolidated). Separate allowances will be provided during fieldwork as per norms.
(Note: No TA and DA will be paid to those who appear for interview.)

Application Process

Complete CV may be emailed to the following address with a copy to the Project Director.

Administrative Head,
Ranchi Campus, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute
(Deemed University), Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Morabadi, Ranchi-834008

Last date of application: 20 December 2023

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Dipankar Chatterjee (Project Director)
Associate Professor, Division of Rural and Tribal Development
Ranchi Campus, RKMVERI Deemed University
Ranchi – 834008
Ph: ; [Extn: 204]


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Administrative Head
RKMVERI, Ranchi Campus
Morabadi, Ranchi

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