ICHR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2023-24 Online Application ; The candidates who want to be a part of Junior Research Fellowship JRF can apply for the same, as the applications are invited by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) for the academic session 2023. Candidates can apply for ICHR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2023Application forms by December 2023. The candidates who fulfill all the eligibility conditions will be awarded a fellowship amount of Rs. 17600 along with Contingency Grant of Rs. 16500 for two years. The Fellowship is a whole-time engagement for research work and cannot be combined with any other whole-time or part-time work. There are 80 fellowships will be awarded in the academic year 2023, from which the reservations of fellowships applied for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and PWD candidates. The selection of candidates for the award of ICHR Junior Research Fellowship shall be based on an Online Entrance Test and Presentation-cum-Interview.
Date Schedule of ICHR Junior Research fellowship JRF
- Online submission of JRF application starts: November 2023
- Closing date for online submission: December 2023
- Last date for submitting printouts of applications submitted online: January 2023
- The JRF Stage I online entrance test will be held on Notifying Soon
- Declaration of Stage I result on the ICHR website: Notifying Soon
- Presentation and Interview (Stage II): Notifying Soon
Eligibility Criteria for ICHR Junior Research Fellowship JRF
- To be eligible for ICHR Junior Research Fellowship, the candidates must have registered in recognized Universities for the Ph.D. program in Historical Studies.
- The reservation shall be given to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and PWD candidates.
Syllabus for ICHR Junior Research Fellowship JRF 2023
Unit- I: Ancient Indian History
1. Trends in Indian Historiography (Ancient, Medieval, Modern).
2. Sources of Indian History – Archaeological and Literary (Indigenous and Foreign).
3. Ancient historical geography; physical features; climate and flora-fauna.
4. Pre-historic and Proto-historic India.
5. Rise of Civilisations – Indus Valley and Gangetic plains.
6. Vedic Culture – Literature; Religious practices; Society; Economy and Polity.
7. Mahajanapadas, Jainism and Buddhism.
8. Mauryas; Kushanas; Sangam Age and Satavahanas, Guptas; Vakatakas and Harshvardhana.
9. Pallavas; Chalukyas; Rashtrakutas; Cholas. Gurjara-Pratiharas and Palas.
10. Polity; Society; Economy; Art; Architecture; Literature; Science & Technology.
11. Expansion of Bharatiya culture beyond seas.
Unit- II: Medieval Indian History:
1. Arab and Turkish Invasions.
2. Delhi Sultanate – Polity; Society; Economy; Art; Architecture; Science & Technology
3. Kakatiyas; Hoyaslas; Yadavas – Society; Economy; Art and Architecture.
4. Vijayanagara, Bahamani and its successive states; and Nayakas.
5. Mughal Rule – Polity; Administration; Economy; Art; Architecture and Literature.
6. Rise of Shivaji and Marathas.
7. Culture – Religious movements – Advaita; Visishtadvaita; Dvaita; Bhakti and Sufism.
Unit-III: Modern Indian History:
1. The advent of European Powers in India.
2. East India Company & Consolidation of British power.
3. Institutional and Cultural Changes (Revenue; Education; Law; Army; Bureaucracy; Police;
Society and Culture etc.)
4. Response to British rule: Early protest movements; Making of the Revolt of 1857.
5. Social – Religious reform movements.
6. Economic History: major processes and debates.
7. Beginning of Indian Nationalism and early political associations. The Indian National Congress
8. Wahabis; Deobandi Movement; Aligarh Movement & the Muslim League. Khilafat Movement;
Politics of Identity and the Partition of India.
9. Mahatma Gandhi and Freedom Struggle; Subhash Chandra Bose and INA.
10. Agrarian Movements, Tribal revolts, and Working-Class Struggles.
11. Social Reform Movements in 20th Century – Mahatma Phule; Periyar; Narayan Guru and Dr.
B.R. Ambedkar etc.
12. Indian Independence and Integration of Princely States. Making of the Constitution and the
Establishment of the Republic. The reorganization of States. The New Government – Policies and
13. Major International Political Developments in 20th Century: Imperialism; World Wars I & II,
League of Nations, Decolonization, the UNO, and the Commonwealth.
The selection of candidates will be based on the examination which will be held on two (2) stages.
a) Stage I examination will consist of 100 online objective type questions. Each question will carry
01 mark (Total 100 marks).
b) There will be no negative marking.
c) The candidate has to choose his/her area of specialization (Ancient/ Medieval/ Modern India) at
the time of filling the online JRF application form. All the questions in the question paper will be
based on the area of specialization opted by the candidate in the application form.
a) The candidates shortlisted based on the merit of Stage I examination will be called for the
A presentation cum Interview.
b) Each shortlisted candidate will make a presentation based on his/her registered Ph.D. research
topic (8-10 minutes, preferably PowerPoint) followed by an interview.
c) Presentation and Interview will carry a maximum of 60 marks.
d) All shortlisted candidates should bring their Hall Tickets issued for Stage I entrance exam while
coming for the Presentation cum Interview.
Award of ICHR Junior Research Fellowship JRF 2023
- Merit will be drawn based on aggregate marks of Stage I and II, that is, 100 + 60 = 160
- The candidates who will be selected shall be awarded a fellowship amount of Rs. 17600/- (Rupees seventeen thousand and six hundred only) per month along with a contingency grant of Rs. 16500/- (Rupees sixteen thousand and five hundred only) per annum.
- This shall be given for two (2) years.
Selection Criteria for ICHR Junior Research Fellowship JRF 2023
The selection of candidates will be done based on an entrance exam. This exam will be conducted in two stages:
- In the Stage 1 exam, there will be 100 online Objective type questions.
- This exam will be of a total of 100 marks, which means you will 1 mark of each question.
- In case of the wrong answer, your marks will not deduct as there is no negative marking.
- Applicants will have to select their area of specialization (Ancient/ Medieval/ Modern India) at the time of filling the online ICHR JRF application form.
- The candidates shortlisted based on merit in the Stage 1 exam will be called for presentation and interview.
- Each shortlisted candidate will make a presentation based on his/her registered Ph.D. research topic (8-10 minutes, preferably powerpoint) followed by an interview.
- Presentation and interview will carry a maximum of 60 marks.
- All shortlisted candidates should bring their hall tickets issued for Stage I entrance exam while coming for the Presentation and Interview.
Examination Centers :
The Stage I entrance examination will be held at following centers of ICHR:
i. New Delhi
The Stage II (Presentation cum Interview) will be conducted at the ICHR, Headquarter, Delhi only.
How to apply for ICHR Junior Research Fellowship JRF 2023
- The candidates who fulfill all the eligibility conditions can apply online by going to the official website of ICHR, ie. www.ichr.ac.in.
- The Hard copy of the online application form which is filled and generated with the number with duly signed should be submitted along with required documents.
- All the documents, such as self-attested copies of the certificates of educational qualifications, date of birth, experience and signed copy of the checklist, etc., need to be submitted through the post to the below-mentioned address.
Indian Council of Historical Research
35, Ferozeshah Road
New Delhi – 110001
- To avail the benefits of Fellowship, candidates must apply both online and the printout of the same along with computer-generated unique ID number is mandatory.
- Hard copies of received applications without unique Id. The number will not be entertained.
Documents to Be Enclosed with Hard Copy of Online Submitted Application form
- Printout of the Application form (Hard Copy) forwarded by Supervisor
- Detailed Research Proposal/Synopsis
- Ph.D. registration certificate
- UGC-NET Certificate, if applicable
- Educational certificates (From 10th to Post Graduation)
- Category certificate (SC/ST/Physically Challenged), if applicable
Application Fee :
- To apply for ICHR Junior Research Fellowship, it is necessary to submit an application fee of Rs.500/- (Rupees five hundred only).
- This can be paid through online only and this is non-refundable.
- The applicants belonging to SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD) category are not required to make a payment of the application fee.
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