Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (A Unit of CSIR, Govt. of India) Kolkata 7000032 Post-graduate Student Programme: Summer Training / Project Work (PW) / Dissertation Work (DW)Objectives:The aim is to let young minds feel the thrill and excitement of science by working on a projectrequiring application and critical appreciation of scientific principles.It also aims at active participation in the learning process through experimentation and putting intopractice the knowledge acquired in the classrooms. The program gives students an opportunity togain research experience and work closely with a scientistGuidelines for students: Summer Training / Project Work at IICBEligibility & application procedure: • The Student must be pursuing Postgraduate course from a recognized University/ institute /college in the relevant area. • He/ She must have secured at least 60% marks throughout his/ her academic career (From High School onwards). • Training should be essential for the candidate’s course curriculum.[Those who are pursuing undergraduate courses including four years B.Tech. programme areNOT eligible for Summer Training Programme]. • Bio Data and academic records of the student mentioning percentage of marks obtained in different examinations from school final onwards indicating name of the college/university/institutes where studied. (Do not send photo copy of the results). • Marks obtained in grade point, if any, is required to be calculated in terms of percentage. • Original copy of the Recommendation Letter of the Principal / Registrar /Head of the Institution /University, mentioning the training programme sought is essential for the candidate’s course curriculum and also the date & Period of proposed training. [See the ‘SAMPLE REQUEST LETTER’]. • Just forwarding the request letter written by the student will not be considered. • Area(s) in which training is requested is to be mentioned. [Different areas of ongoing Research work can be available at IICB website www.iicb.res.in • Applications are to be sent by post in the following address or may be delivered to the Receiving & Dispatch Section, IICB. The envelope containing the above documents is to be super scribed as TRAINING/Project Work (Dept./Univ/Inst/ period of training). • Application with all above documents along with recommendation letter as per pro- forma (Sample Request letter) to be sent by POST ONLY to The Head, HRG- Academic Affairs , Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, 4-Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032.
Opportunities are also available for short-term/summer trainees in the Institute through sponsored programme from government agencies such as the KVPY, INSA/IAS etc. IICB is unable to entertain direct applications from candidates seeking such placements.When to ApplyFinal applications must be received by the HRG-IICB at least 60 days prior to thecommencement of the proposed training.Training Fees & Accommodation • There are no fees or tuition costs associated with participation in the Summer training /project work or dissertation. • The students have to make their own arrangements for accommodation in Kolkata, if selected.Note: • Incomplete and invalid applications in any respect will be summarily rejected & no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. • The decisions about the selection will be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.Information:For any further information [except enquiry about selection or status of theapplication] email to: Dr.Siddhartha Majumdar at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comGuardians/students are requested not to contact the undersigned over phone orby visiting personally regarding their application and selection.Dr.Siddhartha MajumdarHead, Human Resource Group (HRG)Academic AffairsIndian Institute of Chemical Biology4-Raja S.C Mullick RoadP.O : JadavpurKolkata 700032
SAMPLE REQUEST LETTER**************************************************************************** ON INSTITUTION LETTER HEAD ONLY WITH ALL CONTACT DETAILS Letters without signature of the recommending authority or without intended period/dates of project/internship will be rejected.ToThe DirectorIndian Institute of Chemical Biology4-Raja S. C. Mullick RoadJadavpurKolkata- 700032. (Attn: Head, HRG-Academic Affairs) Sub: Summer Training /Dissertation/Internship request.Sir,Mr / Ms.......................................the student of ......................course wish to undertakedissertation/internship at IICB under the guidance of Dr................................... ,Scientist/Technical Officer of IICB. He/she has already obtained the consent of the saidscientist for a period of ................months from.............. to................. (Consent letter/e-mail/fax enclosed). Mr. /Ms........................... is studying in our college/department andbears good moral characters and conduct. This is to certify that the dissertation is part ofhis/her course curriculum and will be evaluated by examiners and shall carry the name ofthe supervising IICB Scientist of the submitted document. It is our responsibility to protectthe confidentiality of the data presented in the dissertation and shall not be publishedwithout the written consent of supervising IICB Scientist. The student has been adequatelyinformed to strictly follow the discipline of your institution. We will take the responsibilityfor any damage caused to your laboratory property by negligence of the student.Thanking you.SincerelySignature(Name in full & Date)