IITM Recruitment 2024: 30, Research Associate/Research Fellow

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IITM Recruitment 2024: The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, invites online applications from eligible candidates for IITM Research Associate/Research Fellow posts. There are 30 vacancies available for the posts. Candidates with the qualification of M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc/M.S/PhD is eligible to apply. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online before 15 April 2024(1700 hrs.). The detailed eligibility and selection process for IITM Pune Careers are explained below.

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IITM Pune Recruitment 2024:

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, has announced a notification on Employment News(16 – 22 March 2024) to recruit 30 vacancies for Research Associate/Research Fellow posts. The age limit of the candidates should be 28 – 35 years. The selected candidates will be paid Rs 37,000 -58,000/-per month. The selection process will be based on written tests and interviews. The online application is active till 15 April 2024. Candidates who have qualified CSIR-UGC NET/ UGC NET /ICAR NET (Lectureship /Assistant Professorship) / GATE / JEST and appeared / to appear for the final year of M.Sc./M.S./M. Tech./M.E. can also apply for the IITM Pune Recruitment.  Before applying for the post, candidates carefully read the job details below. The Education Qualification, Age limit, Age relaxation, Application Fee, Selection process, and Application process are all details mentioned below for clear understanding.

IITM – Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, is the place to study in the Department of Sciences and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Technology. In this institute, the students must study the fundamental atmospheric problems and understand the mechanism of monsoons, weather systems, and climate-related processes in the tropical region, particularly over the monsoon region.



IITM Recruitment 2024 for Research Associate/Research Fellow:

Organization Name Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Job Role Research Associate/Research Fellow
Job Category Govt Jobs
Qualification M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc/M.S/PhD
Total Vacancies 30 Posts
Salary Rs 37,000 -58,000/-pm
Experience Freshers
Application Mode Online
Job Location Pune
Last Date 15 April 2024
Official Website www.tropmet.res.in

IITM Pune Careers – Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

IITM Research Associate:

  • Essential: Doctorate from a recognized University in Meteorology/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Oceanography/ Physics/ Applied Physics/ Geophysics / Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics/ Statistics/ Chemistry/ Mechanical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering/ Geology/ Earth Sciences/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications or equivalent subjects and having at least one first-author research paper in Science Citation Index (SCI) journal in the relevant field
  • Desirable:
    • Candidate should have minimum 60% aggregate mark in the Master’s degree.
    • Skill in Computer programming using Python, AI/ML, FORTRAN, C++, R etc., shell scripting, acquainted with MATLAB software, CFD software, MET-TC, VSDB etc. Experience with Linux operating system.
    • Experience/Demonstrated skill in any one or more of the following areas as evidenced by peer-reviewed publication(s):
    • Weather and climate modelling/ observational techniques/ data analysis/ tropical cyclone research / WRF model parameterizations and simulations / WRF Setup / WRF LES / CMIP5 / CMIP6 / DNS and model analyses. Post-processing with NCL
    • Analysing/observing/monitoring instruments such as multilevel AWS, Soil Moisture, Radiation, GHG etc.
    • Land Surface processes studies
    • Climate variability and Prediction
    • Observation and modelling of isotope hydrology
    • Balloonsonde observation / analyses and climate model simulations
    • RADAR Meteorology, handling / processing Remote Sensing data from Satellite, RADAR etc.
    • Laboratory fluid dynamics, turbulence experiments, hotwire anemometry, PIV, optical measurements
    • Analyses/monitoring of soil moisture, surface and sub surface fluxes, evapotranspiration, runoff etc.
    • Aerosol radiative heating processes and Atmospheric Boundary Layer process studies
  • Tenure: 01 year (Extendable by another 02 years depending on the performance)

Research Fellow:

  • Essential:
    • Post Graduate degree in Physical Sciences [includes Physics, Applied Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Oceanography, Climate Science, Geophysics with Meteorology as one of the subject/ Environmental Sciences/ Electronics or equivalent subjects] / Chemical Sciences [includes Chemistry/ Physical Chemistry/ Inorganic Chemistry/ Organic Chemistry or equivalent subjects]/ Mathematical Sciences [includes Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics/ statistics or equivalent subjects] with at least 55% marks for General and OBC Category (50% for SC, ST and PwBD).
    • M. Tech. in Atmospheric/ Oceanic Sciences or equivalent subject with at least 55% marks for General and OBC Category (50% for SC, ST and PwBD). OR
    • Master’s degree from any branch of Engineering with at least 55% marks for General and OBC Category (50% for SC, ST and PwBD). AND
      The candidates should have qualified in one of the following national level examinations:-
    • CSIR-UGC NET (including Lectureship / Assistant Professorship) / GATE / JEST
    • National-level examinations are conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, IIT, IISc, IISER etc.
  • Desirable: Demonstrated skills in computer programming Linux, UNIX, Windows/ FORTRAN/ C etc
  • Tenure: 04 years (The candidate needs to register for a Ph.D. within the first two years)

Age Limit(As on 15 April 2024):



  • Research Associate: 35 Years
  • Research Fellow: 28 Years

Age Relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed by 05 years for SC, ST, Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) and Women candidates, and 03 years for OBC (Non-creamy-layer) candidates

IITM Careers-Salary:

  • Research Associate: Rs. 58,000/-p.m. plus admissible HRA
  • Research Fellow: Rs. 37,000/- p.m. plus admissible HRA

IITM Pune Vacancy Details: 30 Posts

  • Research Associate: 10 Posts (SC-2, ST-3, OBC-2, UR-3) 
  • Research Fellow: 20 Posts (SC-2, ST-2, OBC-8, EWS-1, UR-7) 

Selection Process of IITM Pune Recruitment:

  • A duly constituted Screening Committee shall screen the applications received for the posts based on the given eligibility criteria. It may introduce additional criteria as deemed necessary for shortlisting the candidates for written tests or interviews.
  • In the event of a large number of applications being received for IITM RF positions, IITM may conduct a written test to shortlist the candidates.
  • The purpose of this test is only to shortlist the applications for interviews.
  • Once the candidate is selected for an interview, the marks obtained in the written test will not be considered for the final selection process.
  • Final selection will be done only based on the marks obtained in the Interview.
  • The shortlisted or screened-in candidates will be interviewed before the Selection Committee.
  • The call letters for the interview to the short-listed candidates will be sent only by e-mail.

How to apply for IITM Recruitment 2024?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for IITM Pune Careers online by 15 April 2024. (1700 hrs.)

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IITM Recruitment 2024 FAQ:

Q1.What all are the vacancies available at IITM Pune Recruitment?

Ans. At present, IITM has vacancies for Research Associate & Research Fellow - 22 Posts.

Q2.Who can apply for IITM Vacancies?

Ans. Candidates who completed M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc/M.S/PhD are eligible to apply

Q3.How to apply for IITM Recruitment?

Ans. All eligible candidates can apply online before 15 April 2024. (17.00 hrs.).


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