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Monitoring Source Population of Tiger in Kanha Tiger Reserve

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location India (Central) - Asia & M East
Town/City Kanha Tiger Reserve
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 29/09/2009
Company Name Wildlife Institute of India
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Directory Entry : Established in 1982, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management
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Monitoring Source Population of Tiger in Kanha Tiger Reserve.

(01 – JRF)

Duration: Three years.

Essential Qualification

Masters Degree in Wildlife Science/Life Science/Zoology/Botany/Forestry/ Environ-mental Science or Veterinary Science, with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualification

Research experience in wildlife specially carnivores. M.Sc. dissertation on a relevant topic with experience in use of telemetry. Exposure to techniques of camera trapping, distance sampling, mark-recapture population estimation, habitat use analysis, ability to work on GIS is desired.

Description of Work

The research involves camera trapping, and distance sampling, to estimate and monitor tiger and prey populations in the Kanha Landscape. Modern technological tools like satellite and GPS telemetry will be used to study habitat use, ranging patterns, behaviour and dispersal of tigers.



  1. Candidate for the position of RAs should be below 40 years of age and the upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST. For JRF/TA, the age shall not be more than 28 years as on 25th September 2009. Upper age limit for JRF/TA may be relaxed up to 5 years, as in case of candidates  belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Women and physically handicapped categories.

  2. Selected candidates for the position of Research Associate (RA) will be paid consolidated emoluments as per the norms of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India depending upon professional qualifications and experience in any one of the following categories RA-I (Rs.16,000/month), RA-II (Rs.17,000/month); RA-III (Rs.18,000/month).

  3. Selected candidates for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) will be paid consolidated emoluments of Rs. 12,000/- per month and the selected candidate for the position of Technical Assistant will be paid consolidated emoluments of Rs. 6,400/- per month.   

  4. All research personnel may be allowed hostel accommodation at the institute, as per availability. Where the hostel accommodation is not possible, house rent allowance (HRA) will be paid as per the rules of the Institute subject to the condition that HRA payable, in no case, shall be more than the rates payable to Central Govt./WII Employee(s) in that area. Other allowances and benefits to the research personnel would be admissible as per the rules of the Institute, amended from time to time.

  5. Engagement on the above positions will be purely on a temporary basis initially and may be extended for further period depending upon the requirement and the tenure of project.

  6. The selection of the candidates will be based on Walk-in-Interview to be held on Tuesday, 29th September 2009 at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun.

  7. Canvassing in any form is liable to rejection of the candidature.

  8. The `Walk in Interview’ will be conducted on Tuesday, 29th September 2009 and the registrations of candidates will begin by 09:00 A.M. onwards.

  9. Candidates should bring the duly filled-in applications with attested true copies of testimonials of educational qualifications, research experience, extra curricular activities, date of birth etc., along with copies of mark sheets of all examinations. All original documents should be produced at the time of registration.

  10. Applications without enclosures and/or incomplete in any respect shall be liable to rejection. 

  11. Two way travel expenses will be paid to the candidate, selected for the project. The expense will be limited to actual 2nd class rail/bus fare by the shortest route from his/her place of stay/residence.

  12. The Institute will not provide accommodation for candidates appearing for the interview.

  13. The application form can be downloaded from the Institute’s website www.wii.gov.in.

  14. The Director, WII reserves the right to reject any candidature in view of incomplete information provided by the candidate or for any other reason.

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