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Dear Candidates,


Thank you for expressing interest in CDFD’s Research Scholars Program – I – 2023. On the basis of information provided in your application, I am happy to inform that the candidates, whose names can be accessed through the link given below, are shortlisted to appear for interview to be conducted during the week starting 30.01.2023 through video conference.

The interview will be held in multiple rounds. The first round will be held during 30.01.2023 & 31.01.2023. Names of the candidates who successfully qualify the first round of interview will be displayed on the CDFD website on 01.02.2023. These candidates will be required to attend a 2nd round of interview during 02-03 February, 2023.

All shortlisted candidates are to submit self-attested scanned copies of the following documents by email to latest by 15.01.2023:

    1. Proof of passing the Master’s degree in any branch of Science, Technology, or Agriculture from a recognized University / Institute OR M.B.B.S.

    2. Proof of having cleared CSIR / UGC / DBT / ICMR / INSPIRE / JEST / UGC – RGNF or any other similar examination with fellowship.

    3. Proof of Date of Birth.

    4. Reservation category (if applicable).

    5. In case, you have activated your fellowship anywhere else, please submit a No Objection Certificate for transfer of the fellowship from the Supervisor / Head of the Department / Dean / Head of the Institution.

    Failure to submit any of the above certificates, may disqualify you from attending the ONLINE interview.

    Candidates whose names appear in the link appended below are requested to confirm their participation in the online interview by email to at the earliest but not later than 15.01.2023. In your email, please also provide the following information:

    1. Confirmation that you will be available for the first round of interview as per the schedule and for the second round of interview, if you qualify the first round.

    2. Confirmation that you have access to 4G / 5G internet connectivity for the online interview (in case you do not have 4G/5G internet access, please let us know the details regarding your internet connectivity).

    3. Provide a Mobile number at which CDFD can contact you via WhatsApp, if required, in case of any technical difficulty faced during the online interview.

    4. Provide a current and functional Gmail ID

    Individual call letters including video conference link and exact time slot will be intimated separately to each candidate only by email on or before January 20, 2023. Candidates who qualify the first round will be sent a separate link for the second round of interview on February 01, 2023. If the call letter for the first round of interviews is not received by January 20, 2023, you may mail us at or contact the Academics Section, CDFD at the following Telephone numbers : 040 – 27216199 / 27216200 / 27216201 +917382049769 PLEASE NOTE:

    Applicants to CDFD’s Research Scholars Program – I – 2023 who are shortlisted for the second round of interview may contact CDFD faculty during February 04 - 06, 2023 via email or phone to familiarize themselves with the research interests of the various CDFD faculty. Email addresses and phone numbers for each CDFD faculty are available on the CDFD website.

    Contacting the faculty is purely optional. If you are unable to contact CDFD faculty during February 04 - 06, 2023, it will not be held against you - the selection criteria will be independent of whether or not a candidate has contacted CDFD faculty. The purpose of this interaction is merely to give shortlisted candidates and the faculty an opportunity to acquaint themselves with each other.

    Conversely, even if you are shortlisted for the second round of interview and utilize the opportunity to contact CDFD faculty, CDFD will not be obliged to select you for the Research Scholar position.


    Dean – Academics & EMPC

    Please click here to view the names of shortlisted candidates