Notification for ICHR JRF 2016 - Indian Council of Historical Research




35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001 Advertisement/Notification No: 1/2016/JRF ICHR Junior Research Fellowships (JRF), 2016-2018 Entrance Test 26th June 2016 Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the JRF of ICHR. Duly filled in application forms should reach the undersigned on or before 31.05.2016. The selected fellows will be awarded fellowship of Rs 16000/- (Rupees sixteen thousand only) per month plus contingency grant of Rs. 15000/- (Rupees fifteen thousand only) per annum for a period of Two years. A. The maximum number of Junior Research Fellowships to be awarded for the current year 2016-2017 are eighty (80) only, applying the usual reservation for SC, ST & PwD. B. The Fellowships a whole-time engagement for research work and can not be combined with any other whole-time or part-time work (for details see Terms and Conditions in the ICHR Research Funding Rules booklet, ‘Chapter-II- Fellowships’ which is available in our official website i.e. C. The period of the Fellowship shall be for a maximum period of Two years. D. Award of JRF will be based on a written Entrance Test only. · · · ·

Online submission of JRF application begins on : 22.04.2016 Last date for online submission : 23.05.2016 Last date for submitting printouts of applications submitted online : 31.05.2016 The JRF examination will be held on : 26.06.2016 (between 10-00am & 1-00pm)


Candidates who have registered in recognized Universities for Ph.D. programme in History and its allied subjects are eligible to apply for the Fellowship (JRF).

2. SYLLABUS: Unit- I: Ancient Indian History 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Trends in Indian Historiography (Ancient, Medieval, Modern). Sources of Indian History - Archaeological and Literary (Indigenous and Foreign). Ancient historical geography; physical features; climate and flora-fauna. Pre-historic and Proto-historic India. Rise of Civilisations – Indus Valley and Gangetic plains. Vedic Culture – Literature; Religious practices; Society; Economy and Polity. Mahajanapadas, Jainism and Buddhism. Mauryas; Kushanas; Sangam Age and Satavahanas. Guptas; Vakatakas and Harshvardhana. 9. Pallavas; Chalukyas; Rashtrakutas; Cholas. Gurjara–Pratiharas and Palas. 10. Polity; Society; Economy; Art; Architecture; Literature; Science & Technology. 11. Expansion of Bharatiya culture beyond seas.

Unit- II: Medieval Indian History 1. 3. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Arab and Turkish Invasions. Delhi Sultanate – Polity; Society; Economy; Art; Architecture; Science & Technology Kakatiyas; Hoyaslas; Yadavas – Society; Economy; Art and Architecture. Vijayanagara, Bahamani and its successive states; and Nayakas. Mughal Rule – Polity; Administration; Economy; Art; Architecture and Literature. Rise of Shivaji and Marathas. Culture – Religious movements – Advaita; Visishtadvaita; Dvaita; Bhakti and Sufism.

Unit-III: Modern Indian History: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.


Advent of European Powers in India. East India Company & Consolidation of the British power. Institutional and Cultural Changes (Revenue; Education; Law; Army; Bureaucracy; Police; Society and Culture etc.) Response to British rule: Early protest movements; Making of the Revolt of 1857. Social – Religious reform movements. Economic History: major processes and debates. Beginning of Indian Nationalism and early political associations. The Indian National Congress and Revolutionaries. Wahabis; Deobandi Movement; Aligarh Movement & the Muslim League. Khilafat Movement; Politics of Identity and the Partition of India. Mahatma Gandhi and Freedom Struggle; Subhash Chandra Bose and INA. Agrarian Movements, Tribal revolts and Working Class Struggles. Social Reform Movements in 20th Century - Mahatma Phule; Periyar; Narayan Guru and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar etc. Indian Independence and Integration of Princely States. Making of the Constitution and the Establishment of the Republic. Reorganisation of States. The New Government - Polices and Planning. Major International Political Developments in 20th Century: Imperialism; World Wars I & II, League of Nations, Decolonization, the UNO, and the Commonwealth.

3. EXAMINATION FORMAT: a) 30 Objective type questions for one mark each (Total 30 marks) b) Total 12 Short Essay type questions out of which any 06 questions should be attempted in about 100 words each. Each question carries 05 marks. (Total 30 marks) c) Total 06 Long Essay type questions out of which any 02 questions should be attempted in about 500 words each. Each question carries 20 marks. (Total 40 marks) d) In the question paper cum Answer Sheet booklet, sufficient blank sheets are provided for answering essay type questions also. No additional sheets are permitted. 4. HOW TO APPLY: · ·

Eligible and interested scholars may apply on-line through the ICHR website ( Hard copy of the application generated after filling of online application [with auto generated number] duly signed should be submitted.




The applicant should attach self attested copies of the certificates of educational qualifications, date of birth, experience and signed copy of check list etc., and send by post to the following address: Member Secretary Indian Council of Historical Research No. 35 Ferozeshah Road New Delhi – 110001. An application fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees two hundred only) shall be paid in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the DDO, ICHR, [payable at Delhi]. (candidates belonging to SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD) category are exempted from payment of the fee). Submission of application both online and printout of the same along with computer generated unique ID number is mandatory. Hard copies of applications without unique Id. Number will not be accepted.

5. NOTE : Second class (sleeper) Railway or bus fare chargeable by the shortest routes from Railway Station/Bus Stand nearest to their normal place of residence or from where they actually perform the journey, whichever is nearer to the place of examination will be reimbursed to the SC/ST and PwD candidates on production of ticket(s), provided the distance travelled is not less than 30 kms.) 6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: 1. All JRF applicants should apply through proper channel (Recommended by the Research Supervisor and Forwarded by the Head of the Department/Centre/Principal). Besides the Hall-tickets the candidates are required to produce their photo ID card authenticated by their respective Universities. 2. Indian Council of Historical Research reserves the right: a. to fix criteria for screening the applications of the candidates for their suitability to take examination; b. to decrease the number of fellowships on its own discretion. c. not to award any of the advertised fellowships. 3. Application of Reservation rules in the award of Fellowships is subject to certain clarifications to be received from the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. 4. Applications for JRF should be submitted along with non-refundable fee of Rs. 200/- in the form of Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque drawn in favour of "DDO, ICHR" payable at Delhi. (Any deviation from the prescribed mode of payment will not be acceptable.) 5. Incomplete applications as well as the applications received after the prescribed date will be rejected. 6. Online submission of application is a must and can be done via ICHR website (

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