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AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENT BOARD

(INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH)


Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa, New Delhi-12
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GUIDELINES FOR SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS
For Different Scientific Positions (Including Research Management Positions)
Using Revised Score Card (For Direct Selection)
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1. CONSTITUTION OF SCREENING COMMITTEE
Two or more subject matter experts as Members, one of whom may be designated as Chairman of the
Committee by the ASRB. In addition, one more scientist who need not necessarily be a subject matter expert
will be designated as the Member Secretary of the Screening Committee.
The quorum for the Screening Committee shall be three including Chairman and the Member Secretary.
2. PRELIMINARY APPRAISAL FOR FULFILLING ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (by ASRB Staff)
2.1

ASRB Staff shall undertake the preliminary screening of the applications received for all scientific
positions. While doing so, a comparative tabulated statement shall be prepared. Applications should
have been received within the prescribed dates both for the Advance copy as well as the Through
Proper Channel copy as appeared in the advertisement. Applications received late in either case shall
be rejected and not considered for screening.

2.2

The candidate(s) should fulfil all the prescribed essential qualifications for the post applied for. If any
candidate does not fulfil one or more essential qualifications, he/she will not be eligible for the post
applied for. It will be simply mentioned Not Eligible/Does Not Fulfill The Essential Qualification
against his/her name in the preliminary score card sheet. No marks are to be given to such candidates
under any item of the Revised Score Card System. However, the Screening Committee shall confirm
the eligibility once again especially with respect to Academic Qualifications and Employment Records.

2.3

Those candidates who do not fulfill the minimum prescribed qualifications of work experience for the
post, some alternate qualifications are given for eminent scientists having proven record of scientific
contributions. Under this alternative qualification of Eminent Scientist, only those candidates shall
be considered who have been decorated with (i) national/international awards/recognitions such as
those conferred by National Organizations like ICAR, CSIR, DBT etc., Govt. of India, International Bodies
of repute like FAO, UN etc (ii) Fellows of one of the recognized National Academies, viz; National
Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences,
Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and National Academy of
Sciences and (iii) Minimum of 10 publication in journals having NAAS ratings of 7.5 and above. All
three conditions should be simultaneously met with to qualify for the eminent category.

2.4

The recognitions should, however, be relevant to the positions applied for. Award of fellowship by any
other organization/society, development of technology, variety/prototype etc. are not to be
considered for this purpose. The interpretation of the qualifications and/or the recognitions by
different professional bodies to an Eminent Scientist shall be made finally by Chairman/Member of the
ASRB.

2.5

The applications received from persons working abroad/outside India having no prescribed pay scale
shown in their applications, the Screening Committee will determine their eligibility on the basis of

Revised Score Card after assessing their qualifications and number of years of experience and
emoluments for the equivalent posts and may recommend such cases within the prevailing prescribed
recruitment rules.

3. GUIDELINES FOR THE SCREENING COMMITTEE FOR SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS


3.1

Marks are to be assigned for different attributes as per the approved Revised Score Card. Detailed
guidelines for assigning marks out of the maximum score given for each attribute are also provided.
Screening Committee is empowered to assign marks following the detailed guidelines. In case of any
doubt about assigning marks or interpretation of the clauses of screening, the interpretation of
eligibility criteria clauses will be made by Chairman/Member, ASRB and the decision, thereof, shall be
final.

3.2

The scores obtained will be multiplied by a factor of 0.6 in case of Senior Scientist (SS) and Principal
Scientist (PS), by a factor of 0.5 in case of Head of Division (HOD), Head of Regional Station (HRS),
Project Coordinator (PC), National Coordinator (NC) and other equivalent Semi-RMP positions, and by
a factor of 0.4 in case of Director, Deputy Director General, Directors of Deemed Universities and
equivalent RMP positions to obtain weightages of 60, 50 and 40% respectively as final scores of the
Screening Committee.

3.3

(a) The amended NAAS Journal ID is on a scale of 1.0 to 10. The first author will get the full score of the
NAAS rating of a journal while a co-author will get 75% of the rating. The total scores will be obtained
by summing up of the NAAS rate scores of the maximum number of publications as prescribed for each
category of positions and as provided by the applicants. This total score will be multiplied by a factor
of 1/5 for Senior Scientists, 1/7 for Principal Scientists, 1/10 for Head of Divisions and equivalent and
1/18 for the RMP positions to obtain the final score under publication in Col. 9 (i).
(b) In respect of Publications (Refereed Journals), it is stated that scientists working in NAARM,
managing human resource functions or such other Institutes or disciplines, who generally do not have
publications in NAAS rated high impact journals, the Screening Committee in such cases is empowered
to appropriately decide the score of such publications between 1.0 and 2.0.
(c) In respect of the column other publications of the Score Card, two marks for the first author and
one and a half mark to co-authors for each book of minimum 100 pages published, authored/edited.
Similarly, one mark each for Book Chapters, policy paper or training manual published as author is
assigned for the post RMP. In such cases, marks will be assigned by the Screening Committee to those
authors and co-authors as well, who are editing or contributing to bulletins, book chapters etc.

3.4

In case of service rendered in Regional Centre/Stations, which are located in remote/disadvantaged


areas, scoring details are available in the Score Card Guidelines for each category of Scientists and
other positions. The list of such Regional centres/Stations being treated as Disadvantaged Areas is
given at Annexure II, and is subject to revision by the Council from time to time.

4. SHORT LISTING OF CANDIDATES TO BE CALLED FOR INTERVIEW


4.1

First ten ranking candidates for each post subject to a minimum of 50% and 60% marks in the
screening shall be eligible for interview call for Non-RMP and RMP posts, respectively.

4.2

The final selection shall be made by giving weightage to Score Card marks and interview marks in the
following manner :-

S.
No

Rank

Score Card
Marks

Interview
Marks

Total

Non-RMP & Semi RMP Posts

1.

Senior Scientist

60

40

100

2.

Principal Scientist

60

40

100

3.

HOD/HRS

50

50

100

4.

HOD NI/NC/JD/PC

50

50

100

RMP Posts

5.

Dir./PD/ADG/JD NI/ ZPD

40

60

100

6.

DDG/Director NI/ND

40

60

100

(For official use only)


Revised Summary Score card
Criteria

Senior
Scientist

Principal
Scientist

HOD/HRS/P PD/DIR/J
C/NC/ JD of DNI/ ADG
ICAR Instts.
other than
NIs/DUs
2
2

DDG/DNI/
ND

1.

Academic Qualification

15

2.

Employment Record and


Experience in relevant
field
Service
in
Remote
Areas/
Regional
Centres*
Recognitions
&
Awards/Special
Attainments
&
Achievements
of
Practical Importance
Teaching/Research/
Extension/Service
Function
Externally
Funded
Projects/Resource
Generation
Summer/Winter
School/Refresher
Course/Symposia/
Conference etc.
International
Recognition
Publications/including
papers
in
refereed
journals
Institution building

10

10

15

20

20

13

15

20

24

24

18

18

13

10

10

10

20

25

20

15

15

10

10

GRAND TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.
9.

10.

* Proposed benefit to be availed once during the service.

Score Card guidelines for Senior Scientist posts


Score Card guidelines for Senior Scientist posts
1

2.
(i)

Details

Academic Qualification
(Proof required for each credit claimed including award of first class by the
University or the conversion formula)
One mark each for National Talent Search Scholarship, National Scholarship at
Undergraduate, Overseas Doctoral Fellowship or scholarship i.e.
Commonwealth, DAAD etc., JRF/SRF of CSIR, Overall First in Graduation or
Post Graduation
-Maximum of 4 marksOne mark each for First Class in Graduate, M.Sc. and PhD (course work) levels
- Maximum of 3 marksJawaharlal Nehru Award of ICAR or similar National Award based on PhD
Thesis/work.
-Maximum of 2 marksBest PhD Thesis in the University
-Maximum of 1 markPost Doctoral Fellowships both national and international which are competitive
e.g., DBT/DST, Fulbright/Humboldt/Boyscast Fellowships etc. one mark for
each six months duration.
-Maximum of 2 marksOne mark for a full time MBA and a half mark for each additional University
Degree/PG diploma relevant to the post applied for and obtained from an
accredited University/Institute and of minimum six months duration.
-Maximum of 1 markA half-mark each for junior and senior research fellowship through National
entrance exam (or equivalent) for Master and PhD levels.
-Maximum of 1 markA half-mark each for NET, GATE, Foreign Language Proficiency from a reputed
Institution or Agency
-Maximum of 1 markEmployment Record and Experience in relevant field
Essential Qualifications:
a) For disciplines other than Engineering subjects
Doctoral degree in relevant subject including relevant basic sciences1 with 8
years experience in the relevant subject as Scientist/Lecturer/Extension
Specialist or in an equivalent position in the Pay Band-3 of `15,600-39,100
with Grade Pay of `5400/`6000/`7000/`8000 and having made contributions
to research/teaching/extension education as evidenced by published
work/innovations and impact.
b) For Engineering disciplines
Doctoral degree in relevant engineering subject with 6 years experience as
Scientist/Lecturer/Extension Specialist or in an equivalent position in the Pay
Band-3 of `15,600-39,100 with Grade Pay of `5400/`6000/`7000/`8000 and
having made contributions to research/teaching/extension education as
evidenced by published work/innovations and impact.
OR
Masters degree in the relevant engineering subject with 10 years experience as
Scientist/Lecturer/Extension Specialist or in an equivalent position in the Pay
Band-3 of `15,600-39,100 with Grade Pay of `5400/`6000/`7000/`8000
1

Relevant Basic Science discipline, most appropriate for the post applied, will be decided by the Chairman/Member(s) of ASRB.

and having made contributions to research /teaching /extension education as

Score
15

10
3

evidenced by published work/innovations and impact.


The eligibility qualifications of the applicants not having worked in the above
mentioned Pay Scales/Bands entirely or partly but have been employed for the
number of years as required will be decided on the basis of the prevailing
equivalence rules at the time as appeared in the advertisement and the decision
of the Board will be final in this regard.
Marks will be awarded strictly for the service experience over and above the
prescribed essential years stipulated as minimum qualifications. One mark for
each year of service experience over and above the prescribed period required
for the particular post.

(ii)

(iii)

- Maximum of 3 marksSpecify 5 most significant contributions in research/teaching/extension relevant


to the post being applied for as indicated under desirable qualifications.
(Maximum 200 words).
-One mark for each significant contribution.
-Maximum of 5 marksSpecify trainings of minimum 21 days and above undertaken in the field of
specialization (one mark for each 21 days training outside the Institution, where
working and two marks for a 3-months training outside the Institution, where
working)
-Maximum of 2 marksService in Remote Areas / Regional Centres
Marks are assigned for service rendered in the following remote areas
namely, the Andaman, Nicobar, Lakshdweep, Minicoy and Amindivi islands;
States/Union Territories in the Northeastern region, Ladakh Division of J&K
State, Sikkim, Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba, and Lahaul & Spiti districts of
Himachal Pradesh.
-One mark for each year of completed service in a remote area Marks are assigned for service rendered in a regional centre/station in
disadvantageous areas (other than those in remote areas as mentioned
above). The decision for classification of a place of posting of a candidate
shall be based on notifications of ICAR from time to time in this regard.
(A half-mark for each year of completed service in disadvantageous area as
notified by ICAR from time to time).
Note : The benefit is available only for service period in ICAR or other Central
Government Institutes.

The benefit of this can be availed only once successfully in the service
career, meaning that if a candidate has already been given the credit for
service in defined remote areas for a direct selection to an ASRB advertised
position earlier, the same benefit can not be given again.

Candidates should clearly mention this in the application indicating the name of
the post, Advt. No. and the Item No., in which she/he was selected and in which
previous service in remote areas as defined by ICAR has been counted.
-

Maximum of 6 marks-

4
(i)

Recognitions & Awards/Special Attainments & Achievements of Practical


Importance
(Proof in support of each claim needed)
Awards and Recognitions :
Two marks for any national/International award (recognized) such as by
ICAR, CSIR, DBT, or Central Government, FAO of the UN etc., relevant to the
subject/discipline of specialization.
-Maximum of 4 marks

Two marks for Fellowship and one mark for Associateship of National
Academies, e.g, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Academy
of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian National
Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and National
Academy of Sciences.
-Maximum of 2 marks-

A half-mark each for awards from the State Government Departments,


National Institutes, Universities, Professional Societies (registered), including
Young
Scientists
Award
of
National
Academies.
President/Chairman/Member/Member-Secretary of important Committees and
other decision /policy making bodies/committees of national level (excluding
official duty/assignment at institutional level), Member of Editorial Board of
National and international NAAS-rated Journals, Reviewer of peer-reviewed
Journals
-Maximum of 2 marks-

A half-mark each for


Symposium/Conference.

best

paper,

poster,

medal

presented

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in

-Maximum of 2 marks(ii)

Special Attainments and Achievements of Practical Importance


Two marks for PI of each novel technology or methodology or concept
developed , commercialized and/or patented, and one mark for the Associate.
-Maximum of 3 marks One mark for each variety, product or technology released and adopted in
the field.
-Maximum of 2 marksMeasured impact of the technology/methodology/concept/product developed
with verifiable indicators of the impact need to be mentioned.

Teaching / Research / Extension / Service Function

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Specify contributions in teaching/research/extension/service functions other than those


already mentioned under Item 2 (iii) above.
Identify one primary and one or two secondary areas of work: (Identify areas with
minimum 25% of time spent and in multiples of 25.
Area of work
Identify one primary and / % time
Score
in
or one or two secondary (in
each Area
areas.
multiples
against %
of 25)
of time
Teaching
100% = 18
Research
75% = 13.5
Extension
50% = 9
Service Functions
25% = 4.5

Teaching
Courses taught, minimum 2.0 Credit (sole teacher) or 4.0 credit (associate teacher)
per year for five years or more or foundation courses taught not less than 50 hours
in a year will score 50%.
Capacity building training programmes offered, Outreach programmes organized,
HRD programmes organized/coordinated/assisted, Customized training programmes
developed and delivered
(5% for each activity and maximum 20%)
Guidance for M.Sc/Ph.D dissertation as major guide (10% for minimum two M.Sc or
one Ph.D student).
(Maximum 20%)
Designing of course curriculum new courses added or revised, syllabus developed,
Innovation in teaching methods/and development of aids
(Maximum 10%)
Success of students (as major guide) in terms of recognition for national awards,
e.g., JN award of ICAR, and/or qualifying ARS/SRF/NET etc.
(Maximum 10%)
Act as external examiner at PG level, external thesis evaluation and viva-voce,
paper-setter at PG level for Universities and Boards
(Maximum 10%)
Research

Research Projects handled (Institutional/sponsored/contractual/consultancy) (10%


for each year as PI and 5% as Co-PI or Associate including initiation and formulation
of new research projects
(Maximum 50%)
Major research outcome, accomplishments, impact, e.g., increased production or
productivity, number of publications in peer-reviewed journals, field application,
varieties developed, released, adopted including technical bulletins published
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Inter-institutional collaboration through establishment of linkages with national and
international research Institutes and Organizations and special international/national
research assignments not covered elsewhere in the application OR adoption of
concept/methodology/product by research and academic bodies, accreditation
received.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)

Extension

Technology Application, Demonstration and Adoption


Involvement in technology application programmes through organizing/coordinating
activities related to technology assessment and refinement, on farm trials and
frontline demonstrations. Undertaking programmes related to Farming System
Research and Extension (FSR/E), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and
Participatory Technology Development (PTD), yield gap analysis and impact
assessment for providing feedback to research and development. Development lof
innovative extension methodologies, management cases and documentation of
success stories. Consequence and constraint analysis studies conducted on
technology application and adoption, scales, tests and performance indices
developed for measuring technology dynamics and kinetics in a system.
Programmes conducted on women development and gender mainstreaming and
technology inventory support provided to the extension system for technology
backstopping.
(10% for each activity and maximum 50%)

Extension Approaches for Technology Dissemination


Involvement of Formal Village Organizations in Extension, Farmers/Commodity
Interest Groups organized, innovative extension methods and institutional
innovations adopted for commercialization and mass dissemination of technologies.
Developing and implementing e-extension services, kiosks and ICT based extension
programmes, establishing and monitoring of e-linkages/connectivity, creating and
use of electronic and web based knowledge portals and products. Organizing or
coordinating interface
meetings, demonstrations, farmers meet/fair/field
day/schools/technology week, exhibition, TV & Radio talks, production and supply of
technology products.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Capaciy Developmengt and Collaborative Programmes
Inter institutional collaborative capacity development/training and demonstrations
organized/coordinated.
Inventories and kits developed for training/capacity
development. New technology products, methodology, process and path analysis
developed for understanding human behaviour and group dynamics. Studies
conducted on analysing constraints, training needs, training effectiveness, job
performance, satisfaction and improvement among extension professional. Any
other relevant contributions not included above.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)

Service Function

Assistance in project management and coordination, Preparation of review reports,


proceedings and other assigned duties, Replies to Parliament questions in timebound manner, Constitution and monitoring progress of work of RACs, IMCs, QRTs,
BoMs, Academic Councils and similar Advisory Committees of the Institute or
Agency or University and the implementation of their recommendations, Production
and distribution of seeds, varieties cultures, biological, providing testing or diagnostic
services in referral laboratories , Maintenance of farm including production facilities,
Maintenance of germ-plasm, gene bank, seeds, type-cultures.
( 5% for each activity and maximum 50%)
Assistance in monitoring (physical, financial and scientific) targets, Innovation in
research/teaching/extension monitoring and co-ordination methods, Participation in
institutional activities/meetings, Revenue generation through sale of produce,
Cataloguing seeds, varieties, cultures, documentation and maintenance of the
registry, Special assignments (international organizations, overseas and special
national assignments) or consultancies.
(5% for each activity and maximum 50%)

Externally Funded Projects/Resource Generation


Only those projects supported from external sources on the basis of
applicants competence should be mentioned, such as ICAR Cess Fund
Schemes, Competitive Grant Projects (CGP) under World Bank, projects
funded from DST, DBT and national/ international organizations/ agencies
projects with more than Rs. 5.0 lakhs support will be considered. Two marks
for Principal Investigator (PI) and one mark for Co-PI/associated scientist.
-Maximum of 4 marks-

Commercial release/sale/use of technology attracting revenue to the


Organization, Proceeds from the sale of farm produce, seeds, biological, kits
or other products, revenue generated through training or consultancies
offered (1.5 marks for revenue between Rs. 5.0 to 10.0 lakhs and 3 marks for
revenue above Rs. 10.0 lakhs).
-Maximum of 3 marksNB: Only the PI and Co-PIs of an approved research/service project or
training programme are to be considered for resource generation.

Summer/Winter School / Refresher Course/Symposia/Conference etc.

A half-mark for each subject matter lecture delivered as resource person in


Summer/Winter School/ Refresher course/trainings etc., where a written document has
been published as part of the compendium.
-Maximum of 2 marks-

International Recognition

One mark for each one-month experience of working in internationally important


organization/laboratory. Period spent for consultancy/assignments for UN Agencies or
foreign country national governments including inter-governmental agencies and
Universities abroad are to be considered. Period spent abroad towards
Masters/PhD/Post-Doctoral experience will not be considered.
- Maximum of 2 marks-

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(i)

(ii)

10

Publications/including papers in refereed journals


Publications (Refereed Journals)
Identify ten best research papers published in refereed journals for allocation of
score according to NAAS Journal ID on a scale of 1 to 10. Full marks for first
author and 75% for co-authors. The total score obtained will be multiplied by 1/5
to obtain the actual marks. For research publications where NAAS journal ID is
not available, the Screening Committee shall be empowered to give appropriate
rating as explained in the Guidelines at the beginning.-Maximum of 15 marksOther Publications
Two marks to first author and one and a half mark to co-authors for each
book of minimum 100 pages published, authored/edited
-Maximum of 3 marks One mark to first author and half mark for co-authors for each policy paper,
book chapter and training manual
maximum of 2 marks A half mark for each conference proceeding paper/popular
article/bulletin/short communication
Maximum of 2 marks A half mark for compilation of Institute Annual Reports (editor or sub-editor)
-Maximum of 1 mark-Maximum of 5 marks for all aboveInstitution Building
Only clearly defined contributions as a leader in institutional building shall be
considered.
For Example:
Creation of a totally new institution, new infra-structure, laboratory, farm or
field facility etc., that has bearing on improved standards of research,
education, communication, extension or resource generation can be given.
Likewise, in case of adding new equipments, mention can be made as to
how many other scientists are benefited by such addition. Similarly,
encouraging HRD, plan implementation and/or monitoring of progress to show
better results, successful execution of major projects, etc. can be given.
Structural changes in operational research and management reforms which
resulted in better production or efficient utilization of resources are to be
mentioned.
Three marks each for the above stated contributions
-Maximum of 7 marks for all aboveAny other information not covered earlier
Mention any specific contribution that has not been covered elsewhere.
Credit/marks if any for these are to be added with the marks/score in Col 4
above @ one mark for each contribution, subject to maximum limit therein.
GRAND TOTAL

10

20
15

100

Score Card guidelines for Principal Scientist posts


Score

Details
1

2.
(i)

Academic Qualification
(Proof required for each credit claimed including award of first class by the
University or the conversion formula)
One mark each for First Class in Graduate, MSc and PhD (course work)
-Maximum of 2 marksJawaharlal Nehru Award of ICAR or similar National Award based on PhD
Thesis/work.
-Maximum of 1 markBest PhD Thesis in the University
-Maximum of 1 markPost Doctoral Fellowship both national and international which are
competitive e.g., DBT/DST, Fulbright/Humboldt/Boyscast Fellowships etc.
one mark for each six months duration and half mark for each 3-months
duration.
-Maximum of 2 marksOne mark for a full time MBA and a half mark for each additional University
Degree/PG diploma relevant to the post applied for and obtained from an
accredited University/Institute and of minimum six months duration.
-Maximum of 1 mark-Maximum of 6 marks for all aboveEmployment Record and Experience in relevant field
Essential Qualifications:
10 years experience in the relevant subject out of which at least 8 years
should be as Scientist/Lecturer/Extension Specialist or in an equivalent
position in the Pay Band-3 of `15,600-39,100 with Grade Pay of `5400/
`6000/`7000/`8000 and 2 years as a Senior Scientist or in an equivalent
position in the Pay Band-4 of `37,400-67,000 with Grade Pay of `8700/
`9000.

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3

The eligibility qualifications of the applicants not having worked entirely or


partly in the above mentioned pay scales/bands but have been employed for
the number of years as required, will be decided on the basis of the
prevailing equivalence rules at the time as appeared in the advertisement
and the decision of the Board will be final in this regard.
Marks will be awarded strictly for the service experience over and above the
prescribed essential years stipulated as minimum qualifications. One mark
for each year of service experience over and above the prescribed period
required for the particular post

(ii)

- Maximum of 3 marksSpecify
5
most
significant
contribution
in
the
field
of
research/teaching/extension relevant to the post being applied for as
indicated under desirable qualifications. It may include patents, innovative
technologies, varieties, products, concept, methodologies developed and
applied in the field to be supported by appropriate documents/publications.
(Maximum 200 words).
One mark for each significant contribution
-Maximum of 5 marks-

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(iii)

Specify trainings of minimum 21 days and above undertaken in the field


of specialization (one mark for each 21 days training outside the
Institution, where working and two marks for a 3-months training outside
the Institution where working).

One-half mark for each training of one week or more but less than 21
days within or outside the Institute, where working including training in
NAARM.

-Maximum of 2 marks
Service in Remote Areas / Regional Centres
Marks are assigned for service rendered in the following remote areas
namely, the Andaman, Nicobar, Lakshdweep, Minicoy and Amindivi
islands; States/Union Territories in the Northeastern region, Ladakh
Division of J&K State, Sikkim, Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba, and Lahaul
& Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh.
(One mark for each year of completed service in a remote area).
Marks are also assigned for service rendered in a regional centre/station
in disadvantageous areas (other than those in remote areas as
mentioned above). The decision for classification of a place of posting of
a candidate shall be based on notifications of ICAR from time to time in
this regard.
(A half mark for each year of completed service in disadvantageous area
as notified by ICAR from time to time).

Note : The benefit is available only for service period in ICAR or


other Central Government Institutes.
The benefit of this can be availed only once successfully in the service
career, meaning that if a candidate has already been given the credit for
service in defined remote areas for a direct selection to an ASRB
advertised position earlier, the same benefit can not be given again.

4
(i)

Candidates should clearly mention this in the application indicating the


name of the post, Advt. No. and the Item No. in which she/he was selected
and in which previous service in remote areas as defined by ICAR has been
counted.
- Maximum of 5 marksRecognitions & Awards/Special Attainments & Achievements of
Practical Importance (Proof in support of each claim needed)
Awards and Recognitions:
Two marks for any national/International award (recognized) such as by
ICAR, CSIR, DBT, or Central Government, FAO of the UN etc.) relevant
to the subject/discipline of specialization. Joint recognition will carry one
mark each.
-Maximum of 4 marks Two marks for Fellowship and one mark for Associateship of National
Academies, e.g., National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian
Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian
National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and
National Academy of Sciences.
-Maximum of 2 marks-

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One mark each for Recognition Awards or other awards of National


Academies listed above.
-Maximum of 2 marks A half-mark each for awards from the State Government Departments,
National Institutes, Universities, Professional Societies (registered),
President/Chairman/Member/Member Secretary of important Committees
and other decision /policy making bodies/committees of national level
(excluding official duty/assignment at institutional level), member of
Editorial Board of National and international NAAS-rated Journals,
Reviewer of peer-reviewed Journals.
-Maximum of 2 marks A half mark each for best paper, poster, medal presented in
Symposium/Conferences
-Maximum of 2 marks-

(ii)

-Maximum of 8 marks for all aboveSpecial Attainments and Achievements of Practical Importance

Two marks for PI of each novel technology or methodology or concept


developed, commercialized and/or patented, and one mark for the
Associate
-Maximum of 4 marks One mark for each variety/product/technology released, adopted and
impact assessed in the field
-Maximum of 3 marksMeasured impact of the technology/methodology/concept/product
developed with verifiable indicators of the impact need to be mentioned.
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Teaching / Research / Extension / Service Function

18

Specify contributions in teaching/research/extension/service functions other than


those already mentioned under Item 2 (iii) above.
Identify one primary and one or two secondary areas of work: (Identify areas with
minimum 25% of time spent and in multiples of 25.
Area of work

Identify one primary and /


or one secondary area

% time

Score
in
each Area
against %
of time

Teaching
Research
Extension

100% = 18
75% = 13.5
50% = 9

Service
Functions

25% = 4.5

Teaching

Courses taught, minimum 2.0 Credit (sole teacher) or 4.0 credit (associate
teacher) per year for five years or more or foundation courses taught not less
than 50 hours in a year will score 50%.
Capacity building training programmes offered, Outreach programmes
organized, HRD programmes organized/coordinated/assisted, Customized
training programmes developed and delivered
(5% for each activity and maximum 20%)
Guidance for M.Sc/Ph.D dissertation as major guide.

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(10% for minimum two M.Sc or one Ph.D student).

(Maximum 20%)
Designing of course curriculum new courses added or revised, syllabus
developed, innovation in teaching methods/and development of aids
(Maximum 10%)
Guide
Success of students (as major guide) in terms of recognition for national
awards, e.g., JN award of ICAR, and/or qualifying ARS/SRF/NET etc.
(Maximum 10%)
Act as external examiner at PG level, external thesis evaluation and via-voce,
paper-setter at PG level for Universities and Boards
(Maximum 10%)

Research
Research Projects handled (Institutional/sponsored/contractual/consultancy)
(10% for each year as PI and 5% as Co-PI or Associate including initiation and
formulation of new research projects
(Maximum 50%)
Major research outcome, accomplishments, impact, e.g., increased production
or productivity, number of publications in peer-reviewed journals, field
application, varieties developed, released, adopted including technical bulletins
published.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Inter-institutional collaboration through establishment of linkages with national
and international research Institutes and Organizations and special
international/national research assignments not covered elsewhere in the
application OR adoption of concept/methodology/product by research and
academic bodies, accreditation received
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Extension

Technology Application, Demonstration and Adoption


Involvement
in
technology
application
programmes
through
organizing/coordinating activities related to technology assessment and
refinement, on farm trials and frontline demonstrations.
Undertaking
programmes related to Farming System Research and Extension (FSR/E),
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Participatory Technology Development
(PTD), yield gap analysis and impact assessment for providing feedback to
research and development.
Development lof innovative extension
methodologies, management cases and documentation of success stories.
Consequence and constraint analysis studies conducted on technology
application and adoption, scales, tests and performance indices developed for
measuring technology dynamics and kinetics in a system. Programmes
conducted on women development and gender mainstreaming and technology
inventory support provided to the extension system for technology
backstopping.
(10% for each activity and maximum 50%)
Extension Approaches for Technology Dissemination
Involvement of Formal Village Organizations in Extension, Farmers/Commodity
Interest Groups organized, innovative extension methods and institutional
innovations adopted for commercialization and mass dissemination of
technologies. Developing and implementing e-extension services, kiosks and
ICT based extension programmes, establishing and monitoring of elinkages/connectivity, creating and use of electronic and web based knowledge
portals and products.
Organizing or coordinating interface meetings,
demonstrations, farmers meet/fair/field day/schools/technology week, exhibition,

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TV & Radio talks, production and supply of technology products.


(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Capaciy Developmengt and Collaborative Programmes
Inter
institutional
collaborative
capacity
development/training
and
demonstrations organized/coordinated. Inventories and kits developed for
training/capacity development.
New technology products, methodology,
process and path analysis developed for understanding human behaviour and
group dynamics. Studies conducted on analysing constraints, training needs,
training effectiveness, job performance, satisfaction and improvement among
extension professional. Any other relevant contributions not included above.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)

Service Function
Assistance in project management and coordination, Preparation of
review reports, proceedings and other assigned duties, Replies to
Parliament questions in time-bound manner, Constitution and monitoring
progress of work of RACs, IMCs, QRTs, BoMs, Academic Councils and
similar Advisory Committees of the Institute or Agency or University and
the implementation of their recommendations, Production and
distribution of seeds, varieties cultures, biological, , providing testing or
diagnostic services in referral laboratories, Maintenance of farm
including production facilities, Maintenance of germ-plasm, gene bank,
seeds, type-cultures.
(5% for each activity and maximum 50% marks)
Assistance in monitoring (physical, financial and scientific) targets,
Innovation in research/teaching/extension monitoring and co-ordination
methods, Participation in institutional activities/meetings, Revenue
generation through sale of produce, Cataloguing seeds, varieties,
cultures, documentation and maintenance of the registry, Special
assignments (international organizations, overseas and special national
assignments) or consultancies.
(5% for each activity and maximum 50% Marks)
6

Externally Funded Projects/Resource Generation


Only those projects supported from external sources on the basis of
applicants competence should be mentioned, such as ICAR Cess Fund
Schemes, Competitive Grant Projects (CGP) under World Bank, projects
funded from DST, DBT and national/ international organizations/ agencies
projects with more than Rs. 5.0 lakhs support will be considered. Two marks
for Principal Investigator (PI) and one mark for Co-PI/associated scientist
-Maximum of 6 marks Commercial release/sale/use of technology attracting revenue to the
Organization, Proceeds from the sale of farm produce, seeds, biological,
kits or other products, revenue generated through training or
consultancies offered (1.5 marks for revenue between Rs. 5.0 to 10.0
lakhs and 3 marks for revenue above Rs. 10.0 lakhs).
- Maximum of 3 marksNB: Only the PI and Co-PIs of an approved research/service project or
training programme are to be considered for resource generation.

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Summer/Winter School / Refresher Course/Symposia/Conference etc.

A half-mark for each subject matter lecture delivered as resource person in


Summer/Winter School/ Refresher course/trainings etc., of not less than 10
days duration and where a written document has been published as part of the
compendium.
A half-mark for Chairman/Organizing Secretary/Convener for organizing
Seminar/Symposium
-Maximum of 2 marks-

International Recognition
One mark for each one-month experience of working in internationally
important
organization/laboratory.
Period
spent
for
consultancy/assignments for UN Agencies or foreign country national
governments including inter-governmental agencies and Universities
abroad are to be considered. Period spent abroad towards
Masters/PhD/Post-Doctoral experience will not be considered.
-Maximum of 2 marks

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(i)

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One mark each for an individual lecture, presentation of paper on


invitation as resource person, Chairman of Session as subject matter
specialist in international meeting, conference, symposium etc.
-Maximum of 2 marks-

-Maximum of 3 marks for all abovePublications/including papers in refereed journals


Publications (Refereed Journals)
Identify twenty best research papers published in refereed journals for
allocation of score according to NAAS Journal ID on a scale of 1 to 10. Full
marks for first author and 75% for co-authors. The total score obtained will
be multiplied by 1/7 to obtain the actual marks. For research publications
where NAAS journal ID is not available, the Screening Committee shall be
empowered to give appropriate rating as explained in the Guidelines at the
beginning.

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20

-Maximum of 20 marks for all above(ii)

Other Publications
Two marks to first author and one and a half mark to co-authors for each
book of minimum 100 pages published, authored/edited
-Maximum of 3 marks One mark to first author and half mark for co-authors for each policy
paper, book chapter and training manual
Maximum of 2 marks A half mark for each conference proceeding paper/popular
article/bulletin/short communication
Maximum of 2 marks A half mark for compilation of Institute Annual Reports (editor or subeditor)
-Maximum 1 mark-Maximum of 5 marks for all above-

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Institution Building
Only clearly defined contributions as a leader in institutional building shall be
considered.
For Example:
Creation of a totally new institution, new infra-structure, laboratory, farm
or field facility etc., that has bearing on improved standards of research,
education, communication, extension or resource generation can be
given.
Likewise, in case of adding new equipments, mention can be made as
to how many other scientists are benefited by such addition.
Structural changes in operational research and management reforms
which resulted in better production or efficient utilization of resources are
to be mentioned.
Three marks for each of the above stated contributions.

-Maximum of 7 marks for all aboveAny other information not covered earlier
Mention any specific contribution that has not been covered elsewhere.
Credit/marks if any for these are to be added with the marks/score in Col 4
above @ one mark for each contribution, subject to maximum limit therein.
GRAND TOTAL

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100

Score Card guidelines for posts of HOD, HRS, PC, NC and JDs of
Institutes other than National Institutes/DUs
Score

Details
1

2.
(i)

Academic Qualification
Post Doctoral Fellowship both national and international which are
competitive e.g., DBT/DST, Fulbright/Humboldt/Boyscast Fellowships etc.
one mark for each six months duration.
-Maximum of 1 markOne mark for a full time MBA and a half mark for each additional University
Degree/PG diploma, Management Development Programme, Executive
Development Programme etc. relevant to the post applied for and obtained
from an accredited University/Institute and of minimum six months duration.
-Maximum of 1 markEmployment Record and Experience in relevant field
Essential Qualifications:
For HOD/HRS
At least 2 years experience as Principal Scientist/Professor or
equivalent position in the Pay Band-4 of `37,400-67,000 with Grade
`10,000.
For PC/NC/ZC and JD
At least 3 years experience as Principal Scientist/Professor or
equivalent position in the Pay Band-4 of `37,400-67,000 with Grade
`10,000.

02

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3

in an
Pay of

in an
Pay of

Marks will be awarded strictly for the service experience over and above the
prescribed essential years stipulated as minimum qualifications. One mark
for each year of service experience over and above the prescribed period
required for the particular post.

(ii)

- Maximum of 3 marksSpecify
5
most
significant
contributions
in
the
field
of
research/teaching/extension relevant to the post being applied for as
indicated under desirable qualifications. It may include patents, innovative
technologies, varieties, products, concept, methodologies developed and
applied in the field to be supported by appropriate documents/publications
(Maximum 200 words).
Two marks for each significant contribution as Principal Investigator (PI) and
one mark as Co-PI

10

-Maximum of 10 marks(iii)

Specify trainings of minimum 21 day and above undertaken in the field of


specialization (One mark for each 21 days training outside the Institution,
where working and two marks for a 3-months training outside the
Institution where working).
A half mark for each training of one week or more but less than 21 days
within or outside the Institute, where working including training in NAARM.
-Maximum of 2 marks-

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Service in Remote Areas / Regional Centres


Marks are assigned for service rendered in the following remote areas
namely, the Andaman, Nicobar, Lakshdweep, Minicoy and Amindivi
islands; States/Union Territories in the Northeastern region, Ladakh
Division of J&K State, Sikkim, Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba, and Lahaul
& Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh.
(One mark for each year of completed service in a remote area).

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Marks are also assigned for service rendered in a regional center/station


in disadvantageous areas (other than those in remote areas as
mentioned above). The decision for classification of a place of posting of
a candidate shall be based on notifications of ICAR from time to time in
this regard.
(A half mark for each year of completed service in disadvantageous area
as notified by ICAR from time to time).

Note : The benefit is available only for service period in ICAR or


other Central Government Institutes.
The benefit of this can be availed only once successfully in the service
career, meaning that if a candidate has already been given the credit for
service in defined remote areas for a direct selection to an ASRB
advertised position earlier, the same benefit can not be given again.
Candidates should clearly mention this in the application indicating the
name of the post, Advt. No. and the Item No. In which she/he was selected
and in which previous service in remote areas as defined by ICAR has been
counted.
- Maximum of 3 marks4
(i)

Recognitions & Awards/Special Attainments & Achievements of


Practical Importance
(Proof in support of each claim needed)
Awards and Recognitions:
Three marks for any national/International award (recognized) such as
by ICAR, CSIR, DBT, or Central Government, FAO of the UN etc.
relevant to the subject/discipline of specialization including the Memorial
Awards of NAAS but not the Recognition Awards of NAAS. In case of
joint recognition / award, the leader/ PI will get 2 marks and associates
will get 1 mark each .
-Maximum of 9 marks

Two marks for Fellowship and one mark for Associateship of National
Academies, e.g., National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian
Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian
National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and
National Academy of Sciences
-Maximum of 4 marks One mark each for Recognition Award or other awards of National
Academies listed above.
-Maximum of 2 marks A half-mark each for awards from the State Government Departments,
National Institutes, Universities, Professional Societies (registered),
President/Chairman/Member/Member Secretary of important Committees

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and other decision /policy making bodies/committees of national level


(excluding official duty/assignment at institutional level) member of
Editorial Board of National and international NAAS-rated Journals,
Reviewer of peer-reviewed Journals Reviewer for peer-reviewed NAAS
listed journals: and Conference prize/medal such as best paper or best
poster.
-Maximum of 4 marks A half mark each for best paper, poster, medal presented in
Symposium/Conferences.
-Maximum of 4 marks(ii)

Special Attainments and Achievements


Two marks for PI of each novel technology or methodology or concept
developed, commercialized and/or patented, and one mark for the
Associate
-Maximum of 4 marks One mark for each variety/product/technology released, adopted and
impact assessed in the field
-Maximum of 4 marks-

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Measured impact of the technology/methodology/concept/product with verifiable


indicators of the impact need to be mentioned.
5

Teaching / Research / Extension / Service Function

13

Specify contributions in teaching/research/extension/service functions other than


those already mentioned under Item 2(iii) above.
Identify one primary and one or two secondary areas of work: (Identify areas with
minimum 25% of time spent and in multiples of 25.
Area of work

Identify one primary and /


or one or two secondary
areas

% time
(in
multiples
of 25)

Score
in
each Area
against %
of time

Teaching
Research
Extension

100% = 13
75% = 9.75
50% = 6.5

Service
Functions

25% = 3.25

Teaching

Courses taught, minimum 2.0 Credit (sole teacher) or 4.0 credit (associate
teacher) per year for five years or more or foundation courses taught not less
than 50 hours in a year will score 50%.
Capacity building training programmes offered, Outreach programmes
organized, HRD programmes organized/coordinated/assisted, Customized
training programmes developed and delivered
(5% for each activity and maximum 20%)
Guidance for M.Sc/Ph.D dissertation as major guide. (10% for minimum two
M.Sc or one Ph.D student).
(Maximum 20%)
Designing of course curriculum new courses added or revised, syllabus
developed, Innovation in teaching methods/and development of aids.
(Maximum 10%)

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Success of students (as major guide) in terms of recognition for national


awards, e.g., JN award of ICAR, and/or qualifying ARS/SRF/NET etc.
(Maximum 10%)
Act as external examiner at PG level, external thesis evaluation and via-voce,
paper-setter at PG level for Universities and Boards
(Maximum 10%)

Research
Research Projects handled (Institutional/sponsored/contractual/consultancy)
(10% for each year as PI and 5% as Co-PI or Associate including initiation and
formulation of new research projects
(Maximum 50%)
Major research outcome, accomplishments, impact, e.g., increased production
or productivity, number of publications in peer-reviewed journals, field
application, varieties developed, released, adopted including technical bulletins
published
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Inter-institutional collaboration through establishment of linkages with national
and international research Institutes and Organizations and special
international/national research assignments not covered elsewhere in the
application OR adoption of concept/methodology/product by research and
academic bodies, accreditation received.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Extension

Technology Application, Demonstration and Adoption


Involvement
in
technology
application
programmes
through
organizing/coordinating activities related to technology assessment and
refinement, on farm trials and frontline demonstrations.
Undertaking
programmes related to Farming System Research and Extension (FSR/E),
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Participatory Technology Development
(PTD), yield gap analysis and impact assessment for providing feedback to
research and development.
Development lof innovative extension
methodologies, management cases and documentation of success stories.
Consequence and constraint analysis studies conducted on technology
application and adoption, scales, tests and performance indices developed for
measuring technology dynamics and kinetics in a system. Programmes
conducted on women development and gender mainstreaming and technology
inventory support provided to the extension system for technology
backstopping.
(10% for each activity and maximum 50%)

Extension Approaches for Technology Dissemination


Involvement of Formal Village Organizations in Extension, Farmers/Commodity
Interest Groups organized, innovative extension methods and institutional
innovations adopted for commercialization and mass dissemination of
technologies. Developing and implementing e-extension services, kiosks and
ICT based extension programmes, establishing and monitoring of elinkages/connectivity, creating and use of electronic and web based knowledge
portals and products.
Organizing or coordinating interface meetings,
demonstrations, farmers meet/fair/field day/schools/technology week, exhibition,
TV & Radio talks, production and supply of technology products.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)

Capaciy Developmengt and Collaborative Programmes


Inter
institutional
collaborative
capacity
development/training
and
demonstrations organized/coordinated. Inventories and kits developed for

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training/capacity development.
New technology products, methodology,
process and path analysis developed for understanding human behaviour and
group dynamics. Studies conducted on analysing constraints, training needs,
training effectiveness, job performance, satisfaction and improvement among
extension professional. Any other relevant contributions not included above.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)

Service Function
Assistance in project management and coordination, Preparation of
review reports, proceedings and other assigned duties, Replies to
Parliament questions in time-bound manner, Constitution and monitoring
progress of work of RACs, IMCs, QRTs, BoMs, Academic Councils and
similar Advisory Committees of the Institute or Agency or University and
the implementation of their recommendations, Production and
distribution of seeds, varieties cultures, biological, , providing testing or
diagnostic services in referral laboratories, Maintenance of germ-plasm,
gene bank, seeds, type-cultures.
(5% for each activity and maximum 50% marks)
Assistance in monitoring (physical, financial and scientific) targets,
Innovation in research/teaching/extension monitoring and co-ordination
methods, Participation in institutional activities/meetings, Revenue
generation through sale of produce, Cataloguing seeds, varieties,
cultures, documentation and maintenance of the registry, Special
assignments (international organizations, overseas and special national
assignments) or consultancies
(5% for each activity and maximum 50%)
Externally Funded Projects/Resource Generation
Only those projects supported from external sources on the basis of
applicants competence should be mentioned, such as ICAR Cess Fund
Schemes, Competitive Grant Projects (CGP) under World Bank, projects
funded from DST, DBT and national/ international organizations/
agencies projects with more than Rs. 5.0 lakhs support will be
considered. Two marks for Principal Investigator (PI) and one mark for Co-

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PI/associated scientist
-Maximum of 6 marks-

Commercial release/sale/use of technology attracting revenue to the


Organization, Proceeds from the sale of farm produce, seeds, biological,
kits or other products, revenue generated through training or
consultancies offered (1.5 marks for revenue between Rs. 5.0 to 10.0
lakhs and 3 marks for revenue above Rs. 10.0 lakhs).
-Maximum of 4 marks-

NB: Only the PI and Co-PIs of an approved research/service project or


training programme are to be considered for resource generation.
Summer/Winter School / Refresher Course/Symposia/Conference etc.

One mark each for organizing Summer/Winter School, Refresher Course,


Seminar of not less than 10 days duration as Course Director
-Maximum of 2 marksA half mark for each subject matter lecture delivered as resource person in
Summer/Winter School/ Refresher course/trainings etc., of not less than 10
days duration and where a written document has been published as part of the
compendium.
-Maximum of 2 marks-

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A half-mark for Chairman/Organizing Secretary/Convener for organizing


Seminar/Symposium.
-Maximum of 1 markOne mark for Chairman/Organizing Secretary/Convener for organizing
International Seminar/Symposium
-Maximum of 1 mark- Maximum of 5 marks for all above-

International Recognition

One mark for each one-month or more experience of working in internationally


important organization/laboratory. Period spent for consultancy/assignments for
UN Agencies or foreign country national governments including intergovernmental agencies and Universities abroad are to be considered. Period
spent abroad towards Masters/PhD/Post-Doctoral experience will not be
considered.
-Maximum of 2 marks One mark each for Leader/Member of ICAR/Government delegation for
meetings, study tour, etc., abroad, One half-mark for such participation in in bior multi-lateral International meetings held in the country.
-Maximum of 2 marks One half-mark each for an individual lecture, presentation of paper on
invitation as resource person, Chairman of Session as subject matter specialist
in international meetings, conference, symposium etc.
-Maximum of 2 marks-Maximum of 5 marks for all above-

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(i)

Publications/including papers in refereed journals


Publications (Refereed Journals)
Identify twenty best research papers published in refereed journals for
allocation of score according to NAAS Journal ID on a scale of 1 to 10. Full
marks for first author and 75% for co-authors. The total score obtained will
be multiplied by 1/10 to obtain the actual marks.

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15

For research publications where NAAS journal ID is not available, the


Screening Committee shall be empowered to give appropriate rating as
explained in the Guidelines at the beginning.
-Maximum of 15 marks for all above(ii)

Other Publications
Two marks to first author and one and a half mark to co-authors for each
book of minimum 100 pages published, authored/edited
-Maximum of 3 marks One mark to first author and half mark for co-authors for each policy
paper, book chapter and training manual.
Maximum of 2 marks

A half mark for each conference


article/bulletin/short communication.

proceeding

paper/popular

Maximum of 2 marksA half mark for compilation of Institute Annual Reports (editor or subeditor)
-Maximum of 1 mark-Maximum of 5 marks for all above-

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Institution Building
Only clearly defined contributions as a leader in institutional building shall
be considered.
For Example:
Creation of a totally new institution, new infra-structure, laboratory, farm
or field facility etc., that has bearing on improved standards of research,
education, communication, extension or resource generation can be
given.
Likewise, in case of adding new equipments, mention can be made as
to how many other scientists are benefited by such addition.
Any administrative reforms/restructuring that brought in more
transparency, integrity and social justice to farming system research can
be included.
Similarly, credit can be given for encouraging HRD, plan
implementation and/or monitoring of progress to show better results,
successful execution of major projects, etc. can be given.

Two marks for each of the above stated contributions


-Maximum of 7 marks for all aboveAny other information in support of outstanding contribution if not
covered earlier
Mention any specific contribution that has not been covered elsewhere.
Credit/marks if any for these are to be added with the marks/score in Col 4
above @ one mark for each contribution, subject to maximum limit therein.
GRAND TOTAL

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100

Score Card guidelines for posts of PD, DIR, ADG, ZPD and JDNI
Score

Details
1

2.
(i)

Academic Qualification
Post Doctoral Fellowship both national and international which are
competitive e.g., DBT/DST, Fulbright/Humboldt/Boyscast Fellowships etc.
one mark for each three months duration or more.
-Maximum of 1 markOne mark for a full time MBA and a half mark for each additional University
Degree/PG diploma Management Development Programme, Executive
Development Programme etc. relevant to the post applied for and obtained
from an accredited University/Institute and of minimum six months duration.
-Maximum of 1 markEmployment Record and Experience in relevant field
Essential Qualifications:
At least 5 years experience as Principal Scientist/Professor or in an
equivalent position in the Pay Band-4 of `37,400-67,000 with Grade Pay of
`10,000.
OR
An eminent scientist having proven record of Scientific contribution working
in a reputed organization/institute having at least 15 years experience in the
relevant subject.

02
1

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3

Marks will be awarded strictly for the service experience over and above the
prescribed essential years stipulated as minimum qualifications. One mark
for each year of service experience over and above the prescribed period
required for the post

(ii)

- Maximum of 3 marksSpecify
5
most
significant
contribution
in
the
field
of
research/teaching/extension relevant to the post being applied for as
indicated under desirable qualifications. It may include patents, innovative
technologies, varieties, products, concept, methodologies developed and
applied in the field to be supported by appropriate documents/publications
(Maximum 200 words).

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Two marks for each significant contribution as Principal Investigator (PI) and
one mark as Co-PI.
-Maximum of 10 marks(iii)

(iv)

A half mark for each training during the preceding 5 years of one week
or more but less than 21 days outside the Institute, where working.

One mark for management training for RMPs in NAARM.


-Maximum of 2 marks-

Leadership Attributes

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Major R&D initiatives undertaken including those relating to


IPR/Patent/WTO etc.
Initiation/implementation and monitoring of inter-disciplinary and multiinstitute research/network programmes as PI/CPI
Resource/ Funds generated from outside ICAR regular grants/funds.
Linkages established with institutes other than ICAR either at national
or international level.
Bringing recognition to the Institute or at personal level.
-One mark for each of the above attributes-Maximum of 5 marksService in Remote Areas / Regional Centres
Marks are assigned for service rendered in the following remote areas
namely, the Andaman, Nicobar, Lakshdweep, Minicoy and Amindivi
islands; States/Union Territories in the Northeastern region, Ladakh
Division of J&K State, Sikkim, Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba, and Lahaul
& Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh.
(One mark for each year of completed service in a remote area).

02

Marks are also assigned for service rendered in a regional centre/station


in disadvantageous areas (other than those in remote areas as
mentioned above). The decision for classification of a place of posting of
a candidate shall be based on notifications of ICAR from time to time in
this regard.
(A half mark for each year of completed service in disadvantageous area
as notified by ICAR from time to time).
Note: The benefit is available only for service period in ICAR or
other Central Government Institutes.

The benefit of this can be availed only once successfully in the service
career, meaning that if a candidate has already been given the credit for
service in defined remote areas for a direct selection to an ASRB
advertised position earlier, the same benefit can not be given again .

Candidates should clearly mention this in the application indicating the


name of the post, Advt. No. and the Item No. In which she/he was selected,
and in which previous service in remote areas as defined by ICAR has been
counted.

(i)

- Maximum of 2 marksRecognitions & Awards/Special Attainments & Achievements of


Practical Importance (Proof in support of each claim needed)
Awards and Recognitions:
Three marks for any national/International award (recognized) such as
by ICAR, CSIR, DBT, or Central Government, FAO of the UN etc.)
relevant to the subject/discipline of specialization including the Memorial
Awards of NAAS (but not the Recognition Awards of NAAS). In case of
joint recognition / award, the leader/ PI will get 2 marks and associates
will get 1 mark each .
-Maximum of 9 marks

Two marks for Fellowship and one mark for Associateship of National

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Academies, e.g., National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian


Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian
National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and
National Academy of Sciences
-Maximum of 4 marks

One mark each for Recognition Award or other awards of National


Academies listed above.
-Maximum of 2 marks-

A one mark each for awards from the State Government Departments,
National Institutes, Universities, Professional Societies (registered),
President/Chairman/Member/Member Secretary of important Committees
and other decision /policy making bodies/committees of national level
(excluding official duty/assignment at institutional level); member of
Editorial Board of National and international NAAS-rated Journals,
Reviewer of peer-reviewed Journals, Reviewer for peer-reviewed NAAS
listed journals: and Conference prize/medal such as best paper or best
poster.
-Maximum of 4 marks-

A half mark each for best paper, poster, medal presented in


Symposium/Conferences.
-Maximum of 4 marks-Maximum of 16 marks for all above-

(ii)

Special Attainments and Achievements


Two marks for PI of each novel technology developed, commercialized
and/or patented, and one mark for the Associate
-Maximum 4 marks One mark for each variety/technology released and adopted in the field
One mark for field impact evaluation of each novel technology
One mark for PI of each success story as evident from ICAR/DARE
Annual Report or any other reports at National Level, e.g., Planning
Commission.

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Teaching / Research / Extension / Service Function

Specify contributions in teaching/research/extension/service functions other than


those already mentioned under Item 2 (iii) above.
Identify one primary and one or two secondary areas
minimum 25% of time spent and in multiples of 25.
Area of work
Identify one primary and /
or one or two secondary
areas
Teaching
Research
Extension

% time
(in
multiples
of 25)

Score
in
each Area
against %
of time

100% = 8
75% = 6
50% = 4

Service
Functions
Teaching

of work: (Identify areas with

25% = 2

Courses taught, minimum 2.0 Credit (sole teacher) or 4.0 credit (associate

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teacher) per year for five years or more or foundation courses taught not less
than 50 hours in a year will score 50%.
Capacity building programmes offered, Outreach programmes organized, HRD
programmes organized/coordinated/assisted, Customized training programmes
developed and delivered
(Maximum 20%)
Guidance for M.Sc/Ph.D dissertation as major guide (10% for minimum two
M.Sc or one Ph.D student).
(5% for each activity and maximum 20%)
Designing of course curriculum new courses added or revised, syllabus
developed, Innovation in teaching methods/and development of aids
(Maximum 10%)
Success of students (as major guide) in terms of recognition for national
awards, e.g., JN award of ICAR, and/or qualifying ARS/SRF/NET etc.
(Maximum 10%)
Act as external examiner at PG level, external thesis evaluation and via-voce,
paper-setter at PG level for Universities and Boards
(Maximum 10%)

Research
Research Projects handled (Institutional/sponsored/contractual/consultancy)
(10% for each year as PI and 5% as Co-PI or Associate including initiation and
formulation of new research projects.
(Maximum 50%)
Major research outcome, accomplishments, impact, e.g., increased production
or productivity, number of publications in peer-reviewed journals, field
application, varieties developed, released, adopted including technical bulletins
published.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%).
Inter-institutional collaboration through establishment of linkages with national
and international research Institutes and Organizations and special
international/national research assignments not covered elsewhere in the
application OR adoption of concept/methodology/product by research and
academic bodies, accreditation received.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Extension

Technology Application, Demonstration and Adoption


Involvement
in
technology
application
programmes
through
organizing/coordinating activities related to technology assessment and
refinement, on farm trials and frontline demonstrations.
Undertaking
programmes related to Farming System Research and Extension (FSR/E),
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Participatory Technology Development
(PTD), yield gap analysis and impact assessment for providing feedback to
research and development.
Development lof innovative extension
methodologies, management cases and documentation of success stories.
Consequence and constraint analysis studies conducted on technology
application and adoption, scales, tests and performance indices developed for
measuring technology dynamics and kinetics in a system. Programmes
conducted on women development and gender mainstreaming and technology
inventory support provided to the extension system for technology
backstopping.
(10% for each activity and maximum 50%)

Extension Approaches for Technology Dissemination


Involvement of Formal Village Organizations in Extension, Farmers/Commodity
Interest Groups organized, innovative extension methods and institutional

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innovations adopted for commercialization and mass dissemination of


technologies. Developing and implementing e-extension services, kiosks and
ICT based extension programmes, establishing and monitoring of elinkages/connectivity, creating and use of electronic and web based knowledge
portals and products.
Organizing or coordinating interface meetings,
demonstrations, farmers meet/fair/field day/schools/technology week, exhibition,
TV & Radio talks, production and supply of technology products.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Capaciy Developmengt and Collaborative Programmes
Inter
institutional
collaborative
capacity
development/training
and
demonstrations organized/coordinated. Inventories and kits developed for
training/capacity development.
New technology products, methodology,
process and path analysis developed for understanding human behaviour and
group dynamics. Studies conducted on analysing constraints, training needs,
training effectiveness, job performance, satisfaction and improvement among
extension professional. Any other relevant contributions not included above.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)

Service Function
Assistance in project management and coordination, Preparation of
review reports, proceedings and other assigned duties, Replies to
Parliament questions in time-bound manner, Constitution and monitoring
progress of work of RACs, IMCs QRTs, BoMs, Academic Councils and
similar Advisory Committees of the Institute or Agency or University and
the implementation of their recommendations, Production and
distribution of seeds, varieties cultures, biological, providing testing or
diagnostic services in referral laboratories, Maintenance of farm
including production facilities, Maintenance of germ-plasm, gene bank,
seeds, type-cultures.
(5% for each activity and maximum 50%)

Assistance in monitoring (physical, financial and scientific) targets,


Innovation in research/teaching/extension monitoring and co-ordination
methods, Participation in institutional activities/meetings, Revenue
generation through sale of produce, Cataloguing seeds, varieties,
cultures, documentation and maintenance of the registry, Special
assignments (international organizations, overseas and special national
assignments) or consultancies.
(5% for each activity and maximum 50%)

Externally Funded Projects/Resource Generation


Only those projects supported from external sources on the basis of
applicants competence should be mentioned, such as ICAR Cess Fund
Schemes, Competitive Grant Projects (CGP) under World Bank, projects
funded from DST, DBT and national/ international organizations/
agencies projects with more than Rs. 5.0 lakhs support will be
considered. Two marks for Principal Investigator (PI) and one mark for
Co-PI/associated scientist
-Maximum of 6 marks

Commercial release/sale/use of technology attracting revenue to the


Organization, Proceeds from the sale of farm produce, seeds, biological,
kits or other products, revenue generated through training or

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consultancies offered (1.5 marks for revenue between Rs. 5.0 to 10.0
lakhs and 3 marks for revenue above Rs. 10.0 lakhs).
-Maximum of 4 marksNB: Only the PI and Co-PIs of an approved research/service project
or training programme are to be considered for resource
generation.
7

Summer/Winter School / Refresher Course/Symposia/Conference etc.

03

One mark each for organizing Summer/Winter School/Refresher


Course/Training of not less than 10 days duration as Course Director
-Maximum of 2 marks A half-mark for Chairman/Organizing Secretary/Convener for organizing
Seminar/Symposium.
-Maximum of 1 mark One mark for Chairman/Organizing Secretary/Convener for organizing
International Seminar/Symposium
-Maximum of 1 mark-Maximum of 3 marks for all above-

International Recognition

One mark for each one-month experience of working in internationally


important organization/laboratory . Period spent for consultancy/assignments
for UN Agencies or foreign country national governments including intergovernmental agencies and Universities abroad are to be considered. Period
spent abroad towards Masters/PhD/Post-Doctoral experience will not be
considered.
-Maximum of 2 marks One mark each for Leader/Member of ICAR/Government delegation for
meetings, study tour, etc., abroad, One half-mark for such participation in bi- or
multi-lateral international meetings held in the country.
-Maximum of 2 marks One half-mark each for an individual lecture, presentation of paper on
invitation as resource person, Chairman of Session as subject matter specialist
in international meetings, conference, symposium etc.
-Maximum of 2 marks-Maximum of 6 marks for all above-

9
(i)

Publications/including papers in refereed journals


Publications (Refereed Journals)
Identify twenty five best research papers published in refereed journals
for allocation of score according to NAAS Journal ID on a scale of 1 to 10.
Full marks for first author and 75% for co-authors. The total score
obtained will be multiplied by 1/18 to obtain the actual marks.
For research publications where NAAS journal ID is not available, the
Screening Committee shall be empowered to give appropriate rating.

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10

-Maximum of 10 marks for all above(ii)

Other Publications
One mark to first author and a half mark to co-authors for each book of
minimum 100 pages published, authored/edited.
-Maximum of 2 marks

One mark to first author and half mark for co-authors for each policy
paper, book chapter and training manual.
Maximum of 2 marks-

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A half mark for each conference


article/bulletin/short communication.

proceeding

paper/popular

Maximum of 2 marks.
-Maximum of 5 marks for all above10

Institution Building
Only clearly defined contributions as a leader in institutional building shall
be considered.
For Example:
Creation of a totally new institution, new infra-structure, laboratory,
farm or field facility etc., that has bearing on improved standards of
research, education, communication, extension or resource generation
can be given.
Likewise, in case of adding new equipments, mention can be made as
to how many other scientists are benefited by such addition.
Structural changes in operational research and management reforms
which resulted in better production or efficient utilization of resources
are to be mentioned.
Any administrative reforms/restructuring that brought in more
transparency, integrity and social justice to farming system research
can be included.
Any proactive role in bringing changes contributing to a change in the
existing values, norms, practices, which resulted in significant
improvement to the farming system research output
Similarly, credit can be given for encouraging HRD, plan
implementation and/or monitoring of progress to show better results,
successful execution of major projects, etc.
Two marks for each of the above stated contributions.
-Maximum of 10 marks for all aboveAny other information in support of outstanding contribution if not
covered earlier
Mention any specific contribution that has not been covered elsewhere.
Credit/marks if any for these are to be added with the marks/score in Col 4
above @ one mark for each contribution, subject to maximum limit therein.
GRAND TOTAL

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10

100

Score Card guidelines for posts of DNI, ND and DDG


Score

Details
1

2.
(i)

Academic Qualification
Post Doctoral Fellowship both national and international which are
competitive e.g., DBT/DST, Fulbright/Humboldt/Boyscast Fellowships etc.
one mark for each three months duration or more.
-Maximum of 1 markOne mark for a full time MBA and a half mark for each additional University
Degree/PG diploma Management Development Programme, Executive
Development Programme etc. relevant to the post applied for and obtained
from an accredited University/Institute and of minimum six months duration.
-Maximum of 1 markEmployment Record and Experience in relevant field
Essential Qualifications:

02
1

20
3

An eminent scientist / teacher having at least 8 years experience in the


grade of Principal Scientist/Professor or in an equivalent position in pay
band-4 of `37,400-67,000 with grade pay of `10,000 out of which 3 years
experience should be in a Research Management Position or 5 years
experience in any of the positions specified below
OR
An eminent scientist having proven record of scientific contribution working
in a reputed organization/Institute having at least 21 years experience in the
relevant subject, out of which 3 years experience should be in a Research
Management Position or 5 years experience in any of the following
positions: Heads of Divisions at ICAR Institutes.
Heads of Regional Stations of ICAR Institutes.
Project Coordinator.
Zonal Coordinator (service rendered prior to 27.01.2009)
Joint Directors of Institutes other than National Institutes/DUs.
Marks will be awarded strictly for the service experience over and above the
prescribed essential years stipulated as minimum qualifications @ 1 mark
for each addition year.

(ii)

(iii)

- Maximum of 3 marksExperience in Research Management Position (RMP)


Specify the RMP positions held in regular capacity, e.g., Director, JDNI,
PD/ZPD, ADG, VC/Dean of SAUs or equivalent. One mark for each
additional year beyond 3 years in the regular RMP position
-Maximum 2 marksSpecify
5
most
significant
contribution
in
the
field
of
research/teaching/extension relevant to the post being applied for as
indicated under desirable qualifications. It may include patent, innovative
technologies, varieties, products, concepts, methodologies developed and
applied in the field to be supported by appropriate documents/publications.
(Maximum 200 words).

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02

10

Two marks for each significant contribution as Principal Investigator (PI) and
one mark for Co-PI.
-Maximum of 10 marks-

(iv)

Leadership Attributes
Major R&D initiatives undertaken including those relating to
IPR/Patent/WTO etc.
Evidence of clear vision, integrity, creativity, fairness and assertiveness
in research, teaching, extension, management and administration.

Initiation/implementation and monitoring of inter-disciplinary and multiinstitute research/network programmes as PI/Co-PI


Resource fund generated from outside ICAR regular grants/funds.
Linkages established with institutes other than ICAR either at national
or international level.
Bringing recognition to the Institute or at personal level.

-One mark for each of the above attributes- Maximum of 5 marks for all aboveService in Remote Areas / Regional Centres
Marks are assigned for service rendered in the following remote areas
namely, the Andaman, Nicobar, Lakshdweep, Minicoy and Amindivi
islands; States/Union Territories in the Northeastern region, Ladakh
Division of J&K State, Sikkim, Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba, and
Lahaul & Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh. (One mark for each year of
completed service in a remote area).

Marks are also assigned for service rendered in a regional centre/station


in disadvantageous areas (other than those in remote areas as
mentioned above). The decision for classification of a place of posting of
a candidate shall be based on notifications of ICAR from time to time in
this regard. (A half-mark for each year of completed service in
disadvantageous area as notified by ICAR from time to time).
Note : The benefit is available only for service period in ICAR or
other Central Government Institutes.

The benefit of this can be availed only once successfully in the service
career, meaning that if a candidate has already been given the credit for
service in defined remote areas for a direct selection to an ASRB
advertised position earlier, the same benefit can not be given again .

Candidates should clearly mention this in the application indicating the


name of the post, Advt. No. and the Item No. In which she/he was selected,
and in which previous service in remote areas as defined by ICAR has been
counted..
- Maximum of 2 marks for all above-

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02

4
(i)

(ii)

Recognitions & Awards/Special Attainments & Achievements of


Practical Importance
Awards and Recognitions :
Three marks for any national/International award (recognized) such as
by ICAR, CSIR, DBT, or Central Government, FAO of the UN etc.)
relevant to the subject/discipline of specialization including the Memorial
Awards of NAAS (but not the Recognition Awards of NAAS). In case of
joint recognition / award, the leader/ PI will get 2 marks and associates
will get 1 mark each .
-Maximum of 9 marks Two marks for Fellowship and one mark for Associateship of National
Academies, e.g., National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian
Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian
National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and
National Academy of Sciences.
-Maximum of 4 marks One mark each for Recognition Award or other awards of National
Academies listed above.
-Maximum of 2 marks One mark each for awards from the State Government Departments,
National Institutes, Universities, Professional Societies (registered),
President/Chairman/Member/Member Secretary of important Committees
and other decision /policy making bodies/committees of national level
(excluding official duty/assignment at institutional level); member of
Editorial Board of National and international NAAS-rated Journals,
Reviewer of peer-reviewed Journals, Reviewer for peer-reviewed NAAS
listed journals: and Conference prize/medal such as best paper or best
poster.
-Maximum of 4 marks A half mark each for best paper, poster, medal presented in
Symposium/Conferences.
-Maximum of 4 marks-Maximum of 16 marks for all aboveSpecial Attainments and Achievements
Two marks for PI of each novel technology developed, commercialized
and/or patented, and one mark for the Associate
-Maximum 4 marks One mark for each variety/technology released and adopted in the field
One mark for field impact evaluation of each novel technology
One mark for PI of each success story as evident from ICAR/DARE
Annual Report or any other report at National Level, e.g., Planning
Commission.
-Maximum of 8 marks for all aboveTeaching / Research / Extension / Service Function
Specify contributions in teaching/research/extension/service functions other than
those already mentioned under Item 2 (iii) above.
Identify one primary and one or two secondary areas of work: (Identify areas with
minimum 25% of time spent and in multiples of 25.

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24
16

08

Area of work

Identify one primary and /


or one or two secondary
areas

% time
(in
multiples
of 25)

Score
in
each Area
against %
of time

Teaching
Research
Extension

100% = 8
75% = 6
50% = 4

Service
Functions

25% = 2

Teaching

Courses taught, minimum 2.0 Credit (sole teacher) or 4.0 credit (associate
teacher) per year for five years or more or foundation courses taught not less
than 50 hours in a year will score 50%.

Capacity building training programmes offered, Outreach programmes


organized, HRD programmes organized/coordinated/assisted, Customized
training programmes developed and delivered.
(Maximum 40%)
Guidance for M.Sc/Ph.D dissertation as major guide (10% for minimum two
M.Sc or one Ph.D student).
(5% for each activity and maximum 20%)
Designing of course curriculum new courses added or revised, syllabus
developed, Innovation in teaching methods/and development of aids
(Maximum 20%)
Success of students (as major guide) in terms of recognition for national
awards, e.g., JN award of ICAR, and/or qualifying ARS/SRF/NET etc.
(Maximum 20%)
Act as external examiner at PG level, external thesis evaluation and via-voce,
paper-setter at PG level for Universities and Boards.
(Maximum 20%)

Research
Research Projects handled (Institutional/sponsored/contractual/consultancy)
(10% for each year as PI and 5% as Co-PI or Associate including initiation and
formulation of new research projects.
(Maximum 50%)
Major research outcome, accomplishments, impact, e.g., increased production
or productivity, number of publications in peer-reviewed journals, field
application, varieties developed, released, adopted including technical bulletins
published.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Inter-institutional collaboration through establishment of linkages with national
and international research Institutes and Organizations and special
international/national research assignments not covered elsewhere in the
application OR adoption of concept/methodology/product by research and
academic bodies, accreditation received.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Extension

Technology Application, Demonstration and Adoption


Involvement
in
technology
application
programmes
through
organizing/coordinating activities related to technology assessment and
refinement, on farm trials and frontline demonstrations.
Undertaking
programmes related to Farming System Research and Extension (FSR/E),

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Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Participatory Technology Development


(PTD), yield gap analysis and impact assessment for providing feedback to
research and development.
Development lof innovative extension
methodologies, management cases and documentation of success stories.
Consequence and constraint analysis studies conducted on technology
application and adoption, scales, tests and performance indices developed for
measuring technology dynamics and kinetics in a system. Programmes
conducted on women development and gender mainstreaming and technology
inventory support provided to the extension system for technology
backstopping.
(10% for each activity and maximum 50%)

Extension Approaches for Technology Dissemination


Involvement of Formal Village Organizations in Extension, Farmers/Commodity
Interest Groups organized, innovative extension methods and institutional
innovations adopted for commercialization and mass dissemination of
technologies. Developing and implementing e-extension services, kiosks and
ICT based extension programmes, establishing and monitoring of elinkages/connectivity, creating and use of electronic and web based knowledge
portals and products.
Organizing or coordinating interface meetings,
demonstrations, farmers meet/fair/field day/schools/technology week, exhibition,
TV & Radio talks, production and supply of technology products.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)
Capaciy Developmengt and Collaborative Programmes
Inter
institutional
collaborative
capacity
development/training
and
demonstrations organized/coordinated. Inventories and kits developed for
training/capacity development.
New technology products, methodology,
process and path analysis developed for understanding human behaviour and
group dynamics. Studies conducted on analysing constraints, training needs,
training effectiveness, job performance, satisfaction and improvement among
extension professional. Any other relevant contributions not included above.
(5% for each activity and maximum 25%)

Service Function
Assistance in project management and coordination, Preparation of
review reports, proceedings and other assigned duties, Replies to
Parliament questions in time-bound manner, Constitution and monitoring
progress of work of RACs, IMCs, QRTs, BoMs, Academic Councils and
similar Advisory Committees of the Institute or Agency or University and
the implementation of their recommendations, Production and
distribution of seeds, varieties cultures, biological, providing testing or
diagnostic services in referral laboratories, Maintenance of farm
including production facilities, Maintenance of germ-plasm, gene bank,
seeds, type-cultures.
(Maximum 50%)
Assistance in monitoring (physical, financial and scientific) targets,
Innovation in research/teaching/extension monitoring and co-ordination
methods, Participation in institutional activities/meetings, Revenue
generation through sale of produce, Cataloguing seeds, varieties,
cultures, documentation and maintenance of the registry, Special
assignments (international organizations, overseas and special national
assignments) or consultancies.
(Maximum 50%)

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Externally Funded Projects/Resource Generation


Only those projects supported from external sources on the basis of
applicants competence should be mentioned, such as ICAR Cess Fund
Schemes, Competitive Grant Projects (CGP) under World Bank, projects
funded from DST, DBT and national/ international organizations/
agencies projects with more than Rs. 5.0 lakhs support will be
considered. Two marks for Principal Investigator (PI) and one mark for Co-

10

PI/associated scientist.
-Maximum of 6 marks-

Commercial release/sale/use of technology attracting revenue to the


Organization, Proceeds from the sale of farm produce, seeds, biological,
kits or other products, revenue generated through training or
consultancies offered (1.5 marks for revenue between Rs. 5.0 to 10.0
lakhs and 3 marks for revenue above Rs. 10.0 lakhs).
-Maximum of 4 marks.
NB: Only the PI and Co-PIs of an approved research/service project
or training programme are to be considered for resource
generation.

Summer/Winter School / Refresher Course/Symposia/Conference etc.


One mark each for organizing Summer/Winter School/Refresher
Course/Training of not less than 10 days duration as Course Director.
-Maximum of 2 marks A half-mark for Chairman/Organizing Secretary/Convener for organizing
Seminar/Symposium
-Maximum of 1 mark One mark for Chairman/Organizing Secretary/Convener for organizing
International Seminar/Symposium
-Maximum of 1 mark-

03

International Recognition
One mark for each one-month experience of working in internationally
important
organization/laboratory
.
Period
spent
for
consultancy/assignments for UN Agencies or foreign country national
governments including inter-governmental agencies and Universities
abroad are to be considered. Period spent abroad towards
Masters/PhD/Post-Doctoral experience will not be considered.
-Maximum of 2 marks One mark each for Leader/Member of ICAR/Government delegation for
meetings, study tour, etc., abroad, One half-mark for such participation
in bi- or multi-lateral international meetings held in the country
-Maximum of 2 marks One half-mark each for an individual lecture, presentation of paper on
invitation as resource person, Chairman of Session as subject matter
specialist in international meetings, conference, symposium etc.
-Maximum of 2 marks-Maximum of 6 marks for all above-

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9
(i)

(ii)

10

Publications/including papers in refereed journals


Publications (Refereed Journals)
Identify twenty five best research papers published in refereed journals
for allocation of score according to NAAS Journal ID on a scale of 1 to 10.
Full marks for first author and 75% for co-authors. The total score
obtained will be multiplied by 1/18 to obtain the actual marks.
For research publications where NAAS journal ID is not available, the
Screening Committee shall be empowered to give appropriate rating.
-Maximum of 10 marks for all aboveOther Publications
Two marks to first author and one and a half mark to co-authors for each
book of minimum 100 pages published, authored/edited.
-Maximum of 3 marks One mark to first author and half mark for co-authors for each policy
paper, book chapter and training manual
Maximum of 2 marks A half mark for each conference proceeding paper/popular
article/bulletin/short communication.
Maximum of 2 marks-Maximum of 5 marks for all aboveInstitution Building
Only clearly defined contributions as a leader in institutional building shall
be considered.
For Example:
Creation of a totally new institution, new infra-structure, laboratory, farm
or field facility etc., that has bearing on improved standards of research,
education, communication, extension or resource generation can be
given.
Likewise, in case of adding new equipments, mention can be made as
to how many other scientists are benefited by such addition.
Structural changes in operational research and management reforms
which resulted in better production or efficient utilization of resources are
to be mentioned.
Any administrative reforms/restructuring that brought in more
transparency, integrity and social justice to farming system research can
be included.
Any proactive role in bringing changes contributing to a change in the
existing values, norms, practices, which resulted in significant
improvement to the farming system research output
Similarly, credit can be given for encouraging HRD, plan
implementation and/or monitoring of progress to show better results,
successful execution of major projects, etc.
-Two marks for each of the above criteria-Maximum of 10 marks for all aboveAny other information in support of outstanding contribution if not
covered earlier
Mention any specific contribution that has not been covered elsewhere.
Credit/marks if any for these are to be added with the marks/score in Col 4
above @ one mark for each contribution, subject to maximum limit therein.
GRAND TOTAL

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10

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Annexure I
AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENT BOARD
(INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH)
Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I Pusa, New Delhi-110 012
(For official use only)
__________________________________________________________________________

Major Attributes to be Considered By Selection Committee in the Interview


For the posts of Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist

Academic brilliance
Depth of knowledge in the relevant and related subjects.
Mindset (aptitude for work, scientific temper, values and ethics and team spirit).
Communication and computed skills
Power of logical reasoning
Exposure to relevant international developments like IPR/WTO regime.
Contributions/attainments in Research/Teaching/Extension and other attributes.

For the posts of Head of Division/Regional Station,


Project Coordinator, National Coordinator, Joint Director

Academic brilliance
Depth of knowledge in the relevant and related subjects.
Mindset (aptitude for work, scientific temper, values and ethics and team spirit).
Communication and computed skills
Power of logical reasoning
Exposure to relevant international developments like IPR/WTO regime.
Contributions/attainments in Research/Teaching/Extension and other attributes.
Leadership traits.
Holistic scientific vision.
Managerial abilities.

For the posts of Project Director, Director, Zonal Project Director, Assistant Director
General, Joint Director of National Institute

Academic brilliance
Depth of knowledge in the relevant and related subjects.
Mindset (aptitude for work, scientific temper, values and ethics and team spirit).
Communication and computed skills
Power of logical reasoning
Understanding of relevant international developments like IPR/WTO regime.
Knowledge of major agricultural legislations of the country.
Contributions/Attainments in Research/Teaching/Extension/ Management and other
attributes.
Leadership traits and capability to guide.
Holistic scientific vision.
Managerial abilities.

For the posts of Director of National Institutes,


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National Director, Deputy Director General

Depth of knowledge in the relevant and related subjects.


Mindset (aptitude for work, scientific temper, values and ethics and team spirit).
Communication skills
Holistic scientific vision.
International exposure
Leadership traits, with proven leadership record
Attitude for team-work
Capabilities to guide/motivate
High standards of values and ethics
Understanding of relevant international developments like IPR/WTO regime.
Knowledge of major agricultural legislations of the country.
Institution building abilities and managerial capabilities

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Annexure II
AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENT BOARD
(INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH)
Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa, New Delhi-110 012
(For official use only)
_________________________________________________________________________

List of Regional Centres/Stations being treated as Disadvantageous Areas


S.No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

State
Andhra Pradesh
Bihar
-doGujarat
-doHimanchal Pradesh
-do-do-do-

10.
11.
12.

-doKarnataka
-do-

13.

-do-

14.
15.

-do-do-

16.

-do-

17.
18.
19.
20.

Kerala
-doKerala
-do-

21.

-do-

22.
23.

Madhya Pradesh
-do-

24.
25.

-doOrissa

26.

-do-

Location
Kandukur
Muzaffarpur
Darbhanga
Kukma-Bhuj
Bharauch
Kullu Valley
Shimla
Shimla
Kullu
Palampur, Kangra
Hunsur
Hirahalli, Tumkur
Bellary
Road
Nethana
Chethalli

Hospet

Coorg Heravanad
Madikeri
Kannur
Palakkad
Marikunnu
Kozhikode
Trivandrum
Gwalior
Datia
Hoshangabad
Bhubaneswar

Koraput

Name of Centre/Station
CTRI Research Station
IISR Regional Centre, Motipur
Centre of Makhana
CAZRI Regional Research Station
CSSRI Research Station
IARI Research Station, Katrain
NBPGR Regional Station, Phagli
CPRI Research Station, Kufri
CSWRI North Temperate Research
Station, Garsa
IVRI, Regional Station
CTRI Research Station
Central Horticultural Experiments
Station
CSSCR&TI Research Centre
CPCRI Research Centre, Kudu
Central Horticultural Experiment
Station
Cardamom Research Centre
SBI Research Centre, Talap
SBI Research Centre, Agali
Indian Insititute of Spices Research
IISR Experiment Farm, Peruvanna
Muzhipo, Perambara
NRC Oilpalm Station, Palode Pacha
Post
CPRI Research Station, Morar
CSWCR&TI Research Centre,
Gwalior-Jhansi Raod
CIFE Powerkheda Centre
Central Horticultural Experiment
Station, Aiginia
CSWCR&TI Research Centre,
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Semilliguda, Sunabeda
27.
Punjab
Abohar
CIPHET Regional Station, Malout
Hanumangarh
28.
-doNabha
CIRB Sub Campus, Bir Dosanjh
29.
Rajasthan
Pali-Marwar
CAZRI Reg. Research Station
30.
-doJaisalmer
CAZRI Regional Research Station
31.
-doKota
CSWCR&TI Research Centre,
Dadwara
32.
Tamilnadu
Nilgiri
IARI Regional Station, Wellington
33.
-doNilgiris
CPRI Research Station Oatacamund,
Muthorai, Ootacamund
34.
-doFernhill, Rees
CSWCR&TI Research Centre,
Corner
Udhangamandalam
35.
-doKodaikanal
CSWRI Southern Reg. Research
Centre, Mannavanur
36.
-doRamanathapuram
Mandapam Regional Centre of
CMFRI Marine Fisheries,
Manadapam
37.
Uttar Pradesh
Pratapgarh
Sunnhemp Research Station of
CRIJAF
38.
-doMau Nath, Bhanjan NBAIM/Directorate of Seed
Research
39.
Uttranchal
Bhowali, Nanital
NBPGR Regional Station
40.
-doNanital
CITH Regional Station, Mukteswar
41.
-doMukteswar
IVRI Mukteswar Campus
42.
-doChampawat
Experimental Fish Farm & Field
Centre, NRCCWF
43.
West Bengal
Bud Bud
Seed Research Centre of CRIJAF
44.
-doCooch Bihar
CTRI Research Station, Dinhata
45.
-doDarjeeling
IARI Regional Station, Kalimpong
46.
-doJalpaguri
CPCRI Research Centre, Mohitnagar
47.
-doDarjeeling
NRC for Orchids, Darjeeling Campus,
AJC Bose Road
48.
-doCanning Town
CSSRI Research Station
49.
-doKakdwip
CIBA Regional Station
50.
-doRahara
Wastewater Aquaculture Division,
Rahara Fish Farm
All centres/stations of Universities in these locations/places shall also be considered for treating
them under disadvantaged area. However, main centre/institution will not be considered .

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