Project Associate – DST (PURSE) Project in SMEC

From 0 to 3 year(s) of experience
₹ 3,75,000 - 5,00,000 P.A.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the Post of Project Associate under the DST-PURSE in School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Project title “Additive Manufacturing for fostering Transdisciplinary Research”.

Sponsoring Agency: Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi under the “Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence(PURSE)” scheme.

No. of Posts – 4

Project Associate II [Senior Project Associate] – 2 posts

Project Associate I [Junior Project Associate] – 2 posts

Duration – 4 Years [48 Months]


Project Associate II

  • Rs. 35000/Month + 8% HRA [I and II year];
  • Rs. 42000 / Month + 8% HRA [III and IV year]

Project Associate I –

  • Rs. 31000/ Month +8% HRA [I and II Year];
  • Rs. 35000/Month + 8% HRA [III and IV Year]


  • Dr. R. Vasudevan, Coordinator – PURSE
  • Dr. K. Devendranath Ramkumar, Deputy Coordinator – PURSE
  • Dr. A. Raja Annamalai, Assistant Coordinator – PURSE

Educational Qualification:

Project Associate – I (No. of Post: 1)

  • Qualification: M.Tech. (Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical engineering, Environmental Engineering); M.Sc. (Physics, Nanoscience, Materials science, Chemistry)
  • Desirable Qualification : Priority will be given to the candidates having First Class with desirable GATE Score / Valid UGC-CSIR NET Junior Research Fellowship/ NET-Lectureship / SLET qualified candidates or any equivalent fellowship with desirable knowledge in 3D printing technologies. Preference will be given to the candidates having journals publication.

Project Associate – I (No. of Post: 1)

  • Qualification: B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering / Production Engineering and M. Tech in Welding Engineering / Material Science and Engineering with greater than 6.5 CGPA or 70 % marks in UG and PG.
  • Desirable Qualification : Candidates with desirable GATE score / and research publications having adequate knowledge in welding processes / welding metallurgy / materials testing and characterization / additive manufacturing. Preference will be given to the candidates having journals publication.

Project Associate – II (No. of Posts: 2)

  • Qualification: M. Tech in Welding Engineering / Material Science and Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering / Production Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / CAD/CAM / Engineering Design with a minimum of 70 % marks in PG and 60% Marks in UG.
  • Desirable Qualification : Candidates who are having desirable GATE score / and research publications with adequate knowledge in materials testing and characterization / additive manufacturing and finite element methods.

General Instructions

  • Only Indian Nationals shall apply for the aforementioned posts
  • The assignment is purely temporary in nature, progress based and it is co-terminus with the program.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview as case may be based on merit
  • The recruitment will be as per the guidelines of DST-PURSE and VIT, Vellore
  • Employed candidates will be required to submit no objection certificate (NoC) from his/her employer at the time of interview.
  • Institute reserves the right to cancel the recruitment without assigning any reason.

Apply with your resume and other relevant documents pertaining to the details of qualifications, experience and latest passport size photo on or before (10/09/2021) through online .

Role:Administration & Staff - Other

Salary: 3,75,000 - 5,00,000 P.A.

Industry:Education / Training

Functional AreaTeaching & Training

Role CategoryAdministration & Staff

Employment Type:Full Time, Temporary/Contractual


UG:B.Sc in Chemistry, Physics,B.Tech/B.E. in Environmental, Mechanical, Chemical

PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) in Chemistry, Physics,M.Tech in Environmental, Mechanical, Chemical

Institution Profile

Vellore Institute of Technology

VIT was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis.The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In fact, it has become a way of life for us. The highly motivated youngsters on the campus are a constant source of pride. Our Memoranda of Understanding with various international universities are our major strength. They provide for an exchange of students and faculty and encourage joint research projects for the mutual benefit of these universities. Many of our students, who pursue their research projects in foreign universities, bring high quality to their work and esteem to India and have done us proud. With steady steps, we continue our march forward. We look forward to meeting you here at VIT.
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