Advt No.6/2024 : Appointment for the post of Administrative Assistant - B (Unreserved) 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 the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is looking for an appointment for the post of Administration Assistant 'B' on a permanent basis. Applications are invited from the eligible Indian Nationals. 

Qualification & Experience:

(a) Graduate from a recognised University/Institute with aggregate of 55% marks.

(b) Proficiency in word processing/database/accounting procedures.

(c) 5 years’ experience in Accounts/ Purchase/Stores/General Admin /Establishment in a large and reputed organization.

Desirable Experience:

i) Good Communications and drafting skills in English and Knowledge of Shorthand.

ii) Knowledge of Central Government Rules (FR, SR, GFR etc.), office procedures etc.,

iii) Experience of working in reputed Universities/institutes of higher education under Central/State Govt./autonomous bodies will be an added advantage.

Age: Maximum 33 years.

Level in Pay Matrix: Level 6 (Stage-1) Basic Pay: Rs. 35,400/- + allowances as per Central Government norms.

Selection Method: Written Test / Skill Test.

The Last date for receipt of ONLINE applications is extended till 30th April 2024.

General Information :

1. The appointment to the above posts shall be made with probation of one (1) year from the date of joining. After the closure of the probationary period, a continuing appointment shall be given subject to a review of performance.

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.

3. Mere fulfillment of the minimum qualification and experience will not vest any right on a candidate(s) for being called for a written test / skill test /Group Discussion/Interaction/Interview etc. The decision of the Institute in all matters will be final. List of shortlisted candidates based on screening of applications shall be hosted on the institute website without any interim step of inviting objections as the screening shall be strictly based on the applications received and already provided documents without any scope/requirement of additional explanation/ interpretations.

4. The Selection process may consist Written test and skill test/ job oriented practical 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.

5. Candidates will be short-listed for further selection process like Test/Interview based on the information provided by them in their applications. If at any subsequent stage, the information provided/claim made by the applicant is found to be false, his / her candidature will be cancelled at any stage of the recruitment process and if appointed, services will be terminated without any notice or compensation.

6. 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), to shortlist candidates for written test and/or interviews and to accept or reject any application or not to offer the appointment without assigning any reason. The decision of the Institute in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of any / all applications, fixing the eligibility criteria, equivalence of qualifications, mode of screening / selection, conduct of test / interview, shall be final and binding on the candidate(s).

7. The Institute reserves the right to enhance the criteria of shortlisting over and above the essential and desirable qualification and experience advertised, to optimize the number of candidate(s) to be called for interview. Therefore, candidate(s) should mention in the application all the qualifications and experiences in the relevant area over and above the minimum prescribed qualification, supported with documents and ensure that all details are complete and accurate.

8. The Institute may offer appointments on contract or on deputation basis for the posts notified on Direct Recruitment in the interest of the institute and based on suitability of the candidate. The contract may be as pure Term Contract with specified Tenure on consolidated Pay or on Pay Scale.

9. 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.

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

11. Prescribed age should not exceed as on 1st January, 2024 for the above posts.

12. 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].

13. Candidates, who wish to be considered against vacancies reserved / to seek age relaxation, must submit requisite valid certificate issued by the Competent Authority along with their application for the examination/verification, otherwise, their claim for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD status will not be entertained and their applications will be considered under General (UR) category.

14. Candidates 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, persons with benchmark disabilities, etc.).

15. Institute will not be responsible for any postal delay.

16. Interim correspondences/ enquiries related to eligibility, reasons for not shortlisting, or date of successive stages of recruitment shall not be entertained or replied to.

17. 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.

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

19. 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 must reach to Head, (A&F), National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK Post, Bellary Road, Bangalore: 560065 by 03rd May 2024. The Applications by post must superscribe the post applied for, Advertisement No. & Serial Number of the post on the envelope.

20. In case of any dispute, decision of the Centre Director, NCBS, shall be final.

21. 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.

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

23. Please visit the website regularly since all subsequent Corrigendum/Addendum/Updates will be uploaded on the website only.

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 the 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 ON-LINE application.

Note: Please do NOT send hard copies of applications/documents

                                                                                                Head, Administration & Finance


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