Advt No.12/2024 : Appointment of a Scientific Officer C (Systems Engineer) – Reserved for SC category on permanent basis

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), an Autonomous Institute under the aegis of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India and is also a Deemed University, mainly awarding degrees for doctoral programs. The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) is a Centre of TIFR, that invites online applications for the post of Scientific Officer 'C' (Systems Engineer) –  Reserved for SC category on permanent basis at NCBS.

Essential Qualification & Experience:

1. Full-time BE/B.Tech Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science/Information Science (with an aggregate of 60% marks) from a recognized university/institute.

2. Minimum 3 years hands on experience in Drupal/WordPress CMS including module and theme development/Hands on experience on experience in carrying out system administration, on an Linux environment.

In-depth knowledge and experience with VM ware

Good knowledge of PHP/Python/Bash/Perl Scripting

Installation, Compilation, Configuration and Testing with open-source applications on a Linux platform

Web development experience on LAMP stack

Sound knowledge of Linux OS

Experience in taking up regularly upgrade of the current systems as well as maintaining periodic backups and verification.

Experience in installation/integrating new applications and technologies in the system.

Desirable skills:

1. Experience in configuring network devices (Switches, Routers)

2. Working with open-source applications

3. Development of Mobile Apps

No of position: One

Age limit:- Maximum 33 years as of 01.01.2024 (including relaxation).

Level in Pay Matrix: Level 10 (stage-1) Basic Pay: Rs. 56,100/- + allowances as per Central Government norms.

The Last date for receipt of ONLINE applications is extended till 30-04-2024

General Information:

1. Appointment for the above posts will be initially for a period of three years, including a probation period of one year. Continuing appointments beyond the initial period of three years will be subject to the results of a comprehensive review and performance appraisal. After a successful review, the appointment is continued until the superannuation age, which is sixty.

2. The selected candidate shall be required to join immediately. The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for the recruitment process to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualification and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Mere fulfilling the essential and desirable qualifications will not entitle an applicant to be called for consideration for the recruitment process.

3. The Selection process shall involve two-stage i.e., a Written test and an Interview. The Interview shall be conducted only for those candidates who are shortlisted based on their performance in the written test. Any change in the recruitment process will be intimated to the candidates in advance. The institute reserves the right not to fill the above posts herein advertised in case suitable candidates are not found. Canvassing in any form shall disqualify the candidate.

4. The posts are tenable at Bangalore but are liable to be transferred if the need arises to the Institute’s headquarters or other Centres and Field Stations.

5. If you are working in a Govt./ Semi Govt. /Public Sector undertaking and your application have not been forwarded through the proper channel, you are required to bring a No Objection Certificate from your present employer during the time of the selection process, failing which you may not be allowed for the recruitment process.

6. Prescribed age should not exceed as of 1st January 2024 for the above post.

7. The selected candidate for the above post will be governed by the National Pension System applicable to the Central Government service [unless she/he is already governed by CCS (Pension) Rules 1972].

8. Since this position is reserved for SC category [UR, EWS OBC & ST candidates need not to apply]. Candidates are required to produce a copy of the valid Caste Certificate in the format prescribed by the Central Govt., The Institute follows the reservation norms as per GOI rules., only Central Govt. approved list is applicable.

9. Candidates applying for the above post and who are eligible for further age relaxation as per the extant rules of TIFR or GoI are required to submit applications by post, along with a copy of the relevant certificate in support of age relaxation (for example ex-servicemen, Candidates with three years continuous service in Central Government/Central Autonomous Bodies,  persons with benchmark disabilities, etc.).

10. Incomplete applications and online applications without uploading the supporting documents in support of their Educational qualification with marks, Date of Birth, Caste Certificate, Experience certificate along with pay drawn, etc. shall not be considered.

11. No TA/DA is admissible for appearing in the recruitment process.

12. Applications from the candidates will be accepted ONLY ON-LINE, except for those who are seeking age relaxation as per extant GoI & TIFR rules are required to submit applications in the Prescribed format by post and must reach to Head, (A&F), National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK Post, Bellary Road, Bangalore: 560065 by  03-05-2024. The Applications by post must superscribe the post applied for, Advertisement No. & Serial Number of the post on the envelope.

13. The Institute reserves the right to increase or decrease the no. of posts to be filled or not to make any recruitment to any post(s), or not to offer the appointment without assigning any reason.

14. The Institute strives to have a workplace where there is equality of diversity and candidates of all class, caste, gender and religion are encouraged to apply.

 15. Any legal dispute with regard to the Selection/ Recruitment process will be subject to courts having jurisdiction over Bangalore.

16. The prescribed format for an offline application can be downloaded here:


Step 1: Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website using a valid email ID.

Step 2: You will receive a user ID and password on your registered email ID.

Step 3: Using your ID and password, you can fill in the application by clicking on “Submit Application”

Step 4: Once you fill in the application, you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SAVE the application.

Step 5: After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking “SUBMIT”.

Step 6: All essential certificate is proof of your qualification, date of birth, experience, etc. Should be uploaded while submitting the ONLINE application.


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Note: Please use Firefox or Chrome on a desktop or laptop to submit the application and do not select the declaration until the end. (Note: Please do not fill out the application on mobile phones). If the user still submits the application, then they can only resubmit the new application using an alternate email address.