Sunday, 14 December 2014

NCL offers lucrative opportunities to scientists


NCL offers lucrative opportunities to scientists 

14 December, 2014, India, USA NEWS CORP

  All entry level scientists are given a start-up research grant of Rs. 6.00 lakhs (~US$ 12,000) per annum for a period of two years. Generous travel support is provided for participation in national conferences. Travel grants are also provided to participate in international conferences to all young scientists. All scientists are allowed to undertake industrial consultancy without any ceiling on the annual remuneration. If you are successful as an industrial consultant, this will provide you with an additional income, over and above your normal salary. NCL scientists are eligible to a share of the premia, royalty, earnings from contract research, technical service etc. earned by NCL. Up to a maximum of 40% of the amount received is distributable. Thus a scientist oriented towards industrial research can easily multiply his/her income. There is no ceiling on such income received. CSIR has number of exchange programmes with countries outside of India such as U.S.A., U.K., France, Germany etc. Additionally, the laboratory actively encourages scientists to pursue collaborative research with scientists abroad, as well as industrial organizations outside of India. Special grants to support unusual or crazy ideas are made available to young scientists under the ?kite-flying? category, using a ?new-idea fund? available with CSIR. The laboratory also provides funding for pursuing research projects based on peer reviewed proposals. NCL Research Foundation gives various annual awards for excellence to NCL scientists. These are for outstanding individual scientific accomplishments and group efforts in development of commercial technologies. These awards also carry attractive cash prizes. Scientists are entitled for a professional allowance of Rs. 10,000/- per year to become a member of professional societies. The Laboratory is only a few minutes away from the campus. The Laboratory doors are open 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, providing free access to scientists to use their offices/ laboratories etc. The NCL library is open from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm on all working days and up to 5.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, every scientist is provided with a desk top access to a host of online information resources. NCL has a state-of-the-art library with both traditional and digital information resources. NCL also has a local area network, with an optical fiber backbone supporting 2000 LAN ports which links over 800 PCs on campus. It has a dedicated 34 Mbps lease line for reliable e-mail and Internet connectivity. The NCL residential colony is fully WiFi enabled. There are three schools (up to 12th standard) on NCL campus. This includes the NCL School, where NCL children are given preference. These schools offer some of the finest education in the city of Pune. NCL has a medical centre on the campus ? with all outpatient treatment facilities. Medical expenses incurred in leading hospitals in Pune are reimbursable as per procedures laid down by the Laboratory. There is a group insurance scheme of which all employees are members for an extremely nominal subscription. NCL has a contributory provident fund and a gratuity scheme. After a defined period of employment NCL employees are eligible for loans at nominal interest rates for purchase of vehicles or home. The city of Pune is one of the fastest growing metropolis in India with several amenities for ensuring high quality of life. These include a wide choice of educational institutes for higher learning, state-of-the-art medical facilities and facilities for recreation and entertainment.


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