NCCR Chennai Recruitment

 Government of India
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)
National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR)
NIOT Campus, Velachery-Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai,
Chennai - 600100

Advertisement No. MoES/NCCR/Rectt.PS/31/2021


National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Chennai, an attached office of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), established in 1998, has been implementing various projects in coastal research to provide systematic information, solutions and services for effective management of coastal areas. Applications are invited for filling up of temporary project positions for various programs such as Coastal Process and Hazards, Marine Pollution and Marine Litter, Ecosystem and Critical Habitats, and Marine Spatial Planning. The posts are purely on temporary and on contract basis, initially for a period of 1 year and may likely to be extended, based on the performance review and based on the project requirements. The details of project posts, number of vacancies and emoluments are given below:

General Conditions
1. Applicant must be a citizen of India. All the positions are temporary and on contract basis. The completion of the period of contract will not confer any right for further regularisation and permanency at NCCR.
2. The remuneration, age limit will be as per OM No.MoES/25/07/2011-Estt, dated 24.05.2021 of Ministry of Earth Sciences,
3. Instructions on reservations as received from Govt. of India from time to time shall be implemented.
4. Age Limit :

Post Name No. of Vacancies Age (Years)
Project Scientist–III (PS-III) 3 45
Project Scientist–II (PS-II) 35

Project Scientist–I (PS-I) 29
Senior Research Fellow (SRF) 4
[SC-1, OBC-1,UR-2]
Technical Assistant (TA) 1 50
Field Assistant (FA) 9

The applicant should not have exceeded the age limit specified above as on
01.07.2021. Maximum age relaxation of 05 years is applicable to SC/ST and 3 Years for OBC applicants. Age relaxation for PwD/Ex-servicemen will be considered as per Govt. of India rules.
5. Date of birth as recorded in the 10th standard (SSLC/Matriculation) Mark sheet / Transfer Certificate / Certificate of Domicile / Birth Certificate issued by competent authority will be accepted as proof of age.
6. Number of vacancies advertised is tentative and the same may increase or decrease on the basis of the project requirements and directions from the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
7. SC/ST/OBC/PwD/EWS applicants should produce the required certificates in the prescribed format duly signed by the issuing authority at the time of submission of application by both online and offline. OBC applicants shall produce the required certificate valid for appointment of posts under the Central Government.
8. The prescribed educational qualifications should have been obtained from recognized Board/Institutions/Universities.
9. Applicant should ensure that he/she possesses essential educational qualification and experience in the relevant area as required for the post, for which he/she is applying, on the last date of filling of online application.
10. In case a particular institute does not have any criteria for first class or equivalent, 60% marks will be taken as equivalent to first class. In such cases where conversion formula is not available, CGPA/CPI of 6.75 (for a 10 point scale) will be taken as equivalent to 60% as per AICTE guidelines.
11. The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and mere possession of the same does not entitle applicants to be called for Interview / Trade test/written test. Written test will be conducted for PS-1 & SRF posts and trade test will be conducted for TA & FA posts, prior to the interview.
12. The decision of NCCR in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, will be final and binding on the applicants and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection.
13. Experience certificate issued from competent administrative authority of the concerned organization will only be considered.
14. The period of experience for the post / area of work wherever prescribed shall be counted from the date of acquiring the prescribed minimum educational qualifications, required for that post.
15. Candidates currently working need to provide the proof of their current employment with a service / experience certificate from the employer. Appointment order will not be considered as proof of current employment.
16. Doctorate degree in the relevant field for the applied post will be counted as 03 years experience.
17. NCCR strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women
candidates are encouraged to apply for the posts.
18. Applicants working in Government departments, autonomous bodies, public sector undertakings and Government Funded research institutions should forward their applications through proper channel with a certificate that the applicant will be relieved immediately of his/her duties in the event of his/her selection.
19. To apply, the applicant must fill the online application first and upload the scanned image of passport size color photograph and relevant self-attested copies of all semester mark sheets and degree certificate for academic / professional qualifications, experience certificates, caste certificate, etc, where upload options are given in the online application form.
20. The hard copy (Print-out) of the application should be accompanied by self-attested copies of the relevant certificates/supportive documents should reach this office on or before the due date. Incomplete applications, not accompanied with the required certificates and documents or received after the closing date are liable to be rejected.
21. Following documents must be attached along with the physical/hard copy (Print-out) of Online application form should be sent by speed post ONLY :
i. Color passport size photograph, attached to the application form.
ii. Self attested photocopy of 10th mark sheet / certificate or equivalent, indicating Date of Birth
iii. Self attested photocopy of 12th mark sheet / certificate.
iv. Self attested photocopies of all degree certificates along with consolidated mark sheet indicating first class/division and marks.
v. Self attested photocopy of community certificate for SC/ST/OBC categories, if
vi. Self attested photocopies of experience certificates, if applicable.
vii. Relevant certificate copies for PwD/EWS, if applicable.
viii. All other supportive documents relevant to the post applied for, in support of the application. Applications without any supportive documents will be rejected.
22. The hard copy application along with supportive documents should be sent to The Director, National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Ministry of Earth
Sciences, 2nd Floor, NIOT Campus, Velachery-Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai 600 100 in a cover superscribed as “Application for
<mention Post code> - <Reference no> (For example, for applying the post at
Sl.No.2 of the advertisement qualifications details, the cover should be superscribed as "Application for PS-III-MB2 - xxxxxx" (where xxxxxx is the system generated reference no, printed in the online application form).
23. Applicants applying for more than one post should submit separate application form for each post and the respective hard copies should be sent in separate envelopes. All the applications placed in a single envelope will not be considered. Candidates are informed to apply for relevant posts, not exceeding two post codes.
24. Applicants should specifically note that the applications received after the closing date for any reason whatsoever (such as envelopes wrongly addressed, delivered elsewhere, postal delay etc.) will be rejected.
25. The decision of the Director, NCCR in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, conduct of trade test and not to fill up all or any of the posts will be final and binding on the applicants and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this regard from any individual.
26. Applicants should produce all the original certificates as and when required.
Discrepancies found in the certificates and the supportive documents or concealing the facts will attract the disqualification of applicant. Non-production of the original certificates at the time of interview will also make the candidate disqualified.
27. The place of posting will be in Chennai or at any other location in India including Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands.
28. Applicant should be willing to undertake field data collection programs, participation in small boats/ fishing trawlers/research vessels for oceanographic survey.
29. If the number of applicants are reasonably very high, then the applicants will be short-listed by a screening committee based on academic qualification and
relevant experience. In case of short listing is done by screening committee, then the committee will adopt suitable criteria for bringing down the number of applicants to be called for interview.
30. The selection for the posts will be on the basis of performance of the screened-in candidates in the interview. Director, NCCR reserves the right to decide on the mode of interview either online/ offline. In case of online interview, all short-listed candidates will be provided link for attending the online interview and the invitation link will be communicated separately and candidates should make their own arrangements for attending interview in terms of connectivity of internet .
31. Applicants have to login to the recruitment portal of NCCR to fill the online application form and upload documents (in PDF format with file size limitation), as indicated in the advertisement form.
32. The applicant is solely responsible for the correctness of the information provided in the application. If it is found at a later date that any information given in the application is incorrect or false, the candidature is liable to be cancelled, or the appointment will be terminated.
33. Incomplete applications (i.e. without photograph, without reference number, without signature, without relevant certificates/mark sheets/documents and applicable testimonials, etc.) will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected.
34. Incomplete applications or applications received after the prescribed time limit will not be considered. Any further information regarding this advertisement like date, time and venue of interview / tests, addendum/corrigendum or any variation in number of post/cancellation of post. and all future updates will be uploaded on the NCCR website ( only. Therefore, applicants are informed to visit NCCR website/page regularly (
35. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence political or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification for the post

36. Applicants are requested to read the advertisement details carefully before applying for the above posts and should follow the prescribed procedure for submission of online application.
37. Applicants are advised to fill their correct and active e-mail address in the
registration/online application, as all correspondence will be made by NCCR through the registered e-mail of the applicant.
38. The various steps involved in the recruitment process are: 

1) Online Registration 

2) Activate Account 

3) Scanned files for color passport size photo (in .png/.jpg and others
in .pdf format with limited file size), community certificate (if needed), all educational qualification mark sheets/certificates starting from 10th/SSLC/Matric to degree in separate files, training certificates, experience certificates, list of publications, etc. The degree certificate or equivalent and consolidated mark sheet are essential and without the supportive documents, the application is treated as incomplete application and will be rejected. 

4) Apply Online and upload the necessary documents 4) Take print-out of
the online application & sign the application and 

5) Send the hard copy application (duly signed) along with necessary copies of certificates (self attested) and supportive documents to NCCR by Speed Post.
39. Applicant has to fill the online application and upon submission, each application will be assigned a system generated reference number.
40. Applicant should upload the educational certificates and relevant documents (in PDF format with) as listed in the advertisement. Also ensure that the uploaded file name should not have more than one dot. Applicants are informed to ensure that the file is uploaded successfully.
41. Applicant will receive an auto generated email regarding their registration, submission of application details, etc. Applicants are requested to check their spam / junk folder as there may be a chance of this mail placed at user's spam / junk folder.
42. Applicant has to take printout of the submitted application, duly signed and send to NCCR, with the requisite self attested copies of all relevant certificates and documents by speed post. Applicants should ensure that the system generated Reference Number is printed on the hard copy application form, before sending the application. The hard copy application without Reference Number (Printed), without supportive/necessary certificates/documents and / or without signature will be treated as incomplete application and it will be rejected.
43. The hard copy Application should be sent by Speed Post, addressed to The
Director, National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Ministry of Earth
Sciences, 2nd Floor, NIOT Campus, Velachery-Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai 600 100 in a cover superscribed as “Application for <mention Post code> - <Reference no> (For example, for applying the post at Sl.No.2 of the advertisement (table containing post codes, qualifications, etc), the cover should be superscribed as "Application for PS-III-MB2 - xxxx" where xxxx is the reference no., printed in the application form). The hard copy application will be used for screening purpose and hence applicants are informed to ensure their application is complete in all respects.
44. Applications without the requisite certificates, passport size photograph and signature of the applicant will be summarily rejected. Passport size color photo should be attached to the hard copy application. Original certificate should not be sent with the application form.
45. Applications received through emails or Incomplete applications or applications received after the prescribed time limit will be rejected. NCCR cannot take any responsibility for transit and other delays.
46. No Travelling Allowance will be paid for attending the interview / written test, if any.
47. If there is any difficulties in the process of submitting online application, send email request to with all relevant details including any error message, screen-shot, etc.

Link for Online Application URL:

Online registration commencement date : 24.07.2021 9:00 PM
Last date for submission of online applications : 20.08.2021 5:00 PM

Last date for receipt of applications (hard copy) : 27.08.2021 5:00 PM

Last date for receipt of applications (hard copy)
from North Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep




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