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Project Associate at NIAS, Bengaluru: Apply by Oct 15: Expired

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the post of Project Associate at NIAS, Bengaluru.

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and founded in 1988 by the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata, who sought to create an institution to conduct advanced multidisciplinary research.

About the Project

Vocational skill policy, dropout reduction and employability among adolescent youth: A study in Odisha and Assam

The policy of vocational skill education seeks to integrate vocational skills with school education by providing horizontal and vertical mobility to aspiring students. The policy envisages its implementation in close partnership with school, industry and training institutes.

This suggest that if suitable quality vocational skills are provided at secondary stage, a majority of adolescent youth will have an opportunity to complete secondary schooling successfully and enter the job market.

The project envisages conducting field survey interactions with the primary target groups on the following broad objectives: i) ways in which vocational skill education can become an important sector to understand linkages between schooling, dropout reduction, employability, livelihood and new pedagogies; ii) identify specific studentvocational skill aspirations, and iii) interaction and liasoning with key stakeholders.

Qualifications & Experience Required

Post-graduation in Sociology/Economics/ Social Work/Political Science. Post graduate students with previous working experience in the field or having B.El.Ed/M.Ed degree would be given preference.


Salary would commensurate with qualifications and experience and comparable to other premier institutions in the country.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae electronically along with the following documents as a single PDF document:

  • Covering letter
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Copy of degree certificate

Short-listed candidates will be invited to NIAS for interview. The application should be addressed to:

Dr. Jeebanlata Salam
School of Social Sciences
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Benguluru:560012, India
Email: Jeebanlata@nias.res.in

Application Deadline

October 15, 2021

Click here to view the official notification for the post of Project Associate at NIAS, Bengaluru.

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