WII Recruitment for various positions in research personnel

WII Recruitment 2017 - 59 research personnel for various positions : The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun is a premier national autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India in the field of teaching, training and research in the area of wildlife conservation and Protected Area management. The Institute wishes to engage 59 research personnel for various positions on contractual basis for the following two projects and Tiger Cell:
 1) Country Level Assessment of Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey and their Habitats in India: Since 2006, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has been conducting a National level assessment for the "Status of Tigers, Co-predators, Prey and their Habitat" every four years based on a scientific methodology approved by the Tiger Task Force 2005. The project aims at assessment of tigers, other predators, major prey species, habitat qualities and human disturbance parameters in all potential tiger occupied landscapes spread over 18 States in the country.
2) Ecological Assessment of Palamau Tiger Reserve for evaluating feasibility of supplementing tiger and prey: WII has been entrusted upon by Jharkhand Forest Department to evaluate Palamau Tiger Reserve for understanding its ecological potential for augmentation of tiger and major prey. The project aims at evaluation of the current carnivore and prey abundance in Palamau Tiger Reserve and assessment of habitat characteristics and anthropogenic disturbances therein.
3) Tiger Cell: In order to achieve the goal of tiger conservation through a holistic approach based on science, the Tiger Cell (in collaboration with the National Tiger Conservation Authority – NTCA) was established at WII in April, 2016. The main mandates of the Cell includes:i) periodic, country-wide assessment of tigers, co-predators, prey and their habitat; ii) ecological monitoring of the Tiger Reserves; iii) implementation of M-STrIPES in Tiger Reserves; iv) site appraisals and evaluation of development projects vis-à-vis tiger distribution, dispersal and corridor network; v) maintain National Tiger Photo Data base for controlling illegal wildlife trade related to tigers and vi) provide training as and when required for ecological monitoring, research and management. Details of the positions along with essential and desirable qualifications, terms and conditions and how to apply are given below:
Details of the positions along with essential and desirable qualifications, terms and conditions and how to apply are given below:
 Total no.of posts: 59

Name of the post :

  1. Project Associate
  2.  Senior Biologist
  3. Research Biologist (Field compone nt)
  4. Research Biologist (GIS compone nt)
  5. Research Biologist (Genetics compone nt)
  6. Project Biologist
  7.  Senior Biologist


Age limit : 
  1. Project Associate :UR: not exceeding 40 years. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 45 years. OBC: not exceeding 43 years. 
  2.  Senior Biologist : UR: not exceeding 35 years. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years. OBC: not exceeding 38 years
  3. Research Biologist (Field compone nt) : UR: not exceeding 35 years for B.E./ B.Tech./M.Sc. and 28 years for B.Sc. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years for M.Sc. and 33 years for B.Sc. OBC: not exceeding 38 years for M.Sc. and 31 years for B.Sc
  4. Research Biologist (GIS compone nt) : UR: not exceeding 35 years SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years OBC: not exceeding 38 years
  5. Research Biologist (Genetics compone nt) :  UR: not exceeding 35 years SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years OBC: not exceeding 38 years
  6. Project Biologist : UR: not exceeding 35 years. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years. OBC: not exceeding 38 years
  7.  Senior Biologist : UR: not exceeding 35 years. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years. OBC: not exceeding 38 years
Educational Qualification :




  1. Project Associate : Doctorate degree in Biological Sciences or M.Sc. in Wildlife Sciences/Zoology/Botany /Life Sciences/Forestry/ Environmental Science with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in M.Sc. from a recognized University with at least 2 years of research experience
  2.  Senior Biologist : M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology /Forestry/Life Sciences/ Environmental Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Genetics with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University with at least one year’s experience.
  3. Research Biologist (Field compone nt) : B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology /Forestry/ Life Sciences/Environmental Sciences /Environmental Management/ Agricultural Sciences/Veterinary Sciences/Biotechnology/ Genetics with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized University
  4. Research Biologist (GIS compone nt) : M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/ Life Sciences/Forestry/ Environmental Science/ Applied Science/Remote Sensing and GIS with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized university. OR Post Graduate/Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized university
  5. Research Biologist (Genetics compone nt) : M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/Genetics/Biotech nology/Biosciences/Bota ny/Zoology/Life Sciences with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
  6. Project Biologist : M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology /Forestry/Life Science/Environmental Sciences /GIS with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University aggregate marks from a recognized University with at least one year’s experience
  7.  Senior Biologist : M.Sc. in Wildlife Sciences/Zoology/Botany /Life Sciences/Forestry/ Environmental Science/ Veterinary Science with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in M.Sc. from a recognized University with at least 2 years of research experience
Selection process :
Project Associate, Senior Biologist, Research Biologist (all components) and Project Biologist - The Project Personnel (Indian Nationals) for these positions shall be recruited through a written test followed by a personal interview.
The written test for these positions will be conducted at 17centres namely (i) Dehradun (ii) Jaipur, (iii) Mumbai, (iv) Bengaluru, (v) Chennai, (vi) Kolkata, (vii) Guwahati, (viii) Lucknow, (ix) Bhopal, (x) Delhi/NCR, (xi) Hyderabad, (xii) Ahmedabad, (xiii) Nagpur, (xiv) Chandigarh, (xv) Coimbatore (xvi) Thiruvananthapuram and (xvii) Ranchi. The address of the centre(s) will be communicated to candidates in their Admit Cards.
The decision of the Institute Screening Committee in all matters relating to eligibility, work experience, acceptance or rejection of application, mode of selection will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry of correspondence will be entertained from any individual or his/her agency. At the time of the verification of original documents, if it is found that an attempt has been made by the applicant to willfully conceal, misrepresent or canvass the facts, his/her candidature will not be considered. A separate declaration form will have to be submitted through online application system.
Written Examination and Interview:
a. The entrusted online agency will issue “Admit Card” to eligible candidates which can be downloaded from the weblink provided. The admit card will have details of Examination Centre, Date and Time, wherein the applicants shall appear at their own cost. Applicants will make their own arrangement for travel and accommodation for appearing in the said online examination.
b. For positions Project Associate, Senior Biologist, Research Biologist (all components) and Project Biologist: The written examination (50 marks) will be of one-hour durationcomprising of:
 i) 25 multiple choice questions from General Ecology and Conservation Biology (25 Marks) [for position serial numbers 1,2,3,6 and 7]
ii) 25 multiple choice questions from GIS and Remote Sensing (25 Marks) [for position serial number 4]
 iii) 25 multiple choice questions from Conservation Genetics (25 Marks) [for position serial number 5]
iv) An essay of maximum 500 words on the given topic related to Wildlife Conservation and Ecology (25 Marks) for all positions
 c. Candidates appearing for 2 positions in between serial numbers 1,2,3,6,7 and 4 or 5 will take two common multiple choice papers as described in section b (i – iii) [25 marks each] followed by the essay. The total time given to these candidates will be 1 hour 30 minutes.
d. Candidates appearing for 2 positions in between serial numbers 1,2,3,6,7 will take one common multiple choice paper as described in section b (i) [25 marks] followed by the essay. The total time given to these candidates will be 1 hour.
 e. Online written examination will be conducted at respective centers on Saturday, 23rd December 2017 from 11 AM onwards. The location of the centers will be communicated to the candidates by email and admit card.
f. The written test is of a qualifying nature;only short-listed candidates will be called for the interview. The final selection of the candidate will be in accordance with the performance in the interview and in order of merit as decided by the Interview Committee.
g. The result of the written test for Project Associate, Senior Biologist, Research Biologist (all components) and Project Biologistshall be declared and hosted on the Institute’s website www.wii.gov.in by the end of December, 2017.
h. The shortlisted candidates for positionsat serial numbers 1 to 5shall appear for a personal interview at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun from 15th to 18th January 2018 at 9 AM onwards, each day.Shortlisted candidates should come prepared for staying at least two days in Dehradun for the interview and need to make their own accommodation arrangement to stay, if required.
i. The shortlisted candidates for position serial numbers 6 &7shall appear for a personal interview at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun on 19th January 2018 at 9 AM onwards.
 j. Further details of the interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates separately. No TA/DA will be given for attending the written test or the interview.

How to Apply :
a. The entire process for registration and the eligibility test is “Online”. Details for online registration and examination will be hosted on the WII’s website (www.wii.gov.in). The online registration process will remain open up to Friday, 15thDecember 2017till 17:00hrs.
b. All eligible interested candidates are advised to follow the latest updates on the WII’s website (www.wii.gov.in) for online registration, submission of application and payment of application processing fee, etc.
c. Candidates will be required to fill in their personal, educational and professional experience profiles online besides uploading a recent passport size photograph. Candidates will make the payment of application processing fee of Rs. 750/- (Rupees Seven Hundred Fifty Only) through the prescribed “Payment Gateway”. Payment can be made via Internet Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card through online secured payment gateway. Candidates belonging to SC/STcategories need to pay only Rs 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) as communication fee.
d. Shortlisted candidates called for interview shall produce all documents in originalviz., Educational Qualifications, Research Experience, Extra-curricular activities, Date of Birth etc., along with copies of mark sheets of all examinations for verification.
e. Candidates applying for Project Associate, Senior Biologist, Research Biologist (all components) and Project Biologist can apply for maximum of two positions in any project and pay the fee for every position.
 f. Terms of Disqualification: Applications received after the due date, without the application fee, incomplete, or not in prescribed format will be rejected. Mere fulfillment of the minimum advertised qualification and experience requirement DOES NOT automatically entitle an applicant to be called for written test/ interview. The decision of the Institute in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of application, mode of selection will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained from any individual or his/ her agency. At the time of the verification of original documents, if it is found that an attempt has been made by the applicant to willfully conceal, misrepresent facts or canvass in any form, his/ her candidature will not be considered and he / she will not be allowed to appear for the interview. Candidates are required to furnish the declaration form as given in the prescribed application format.

Last Date To Apply :
Last date of submission of online application form: December 15, 2017 (17:00hrs)
Online written examination at 17 Centres: December 23, 2017
Result of written examination: By end of December 2017
Personal Interview at WII, Dehradun (for position at S. No. 1 to 5): January 15 -18, 2018
Personal Interview at WII, Dehradun (for position at S. No. 6 &7): January 19, 2018

For More Details :
website - www.wii.gov.in
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