Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Organization: Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Apply By: 20 Jun 2019

Location: Hyderabad(Telangana)

About the organization

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (shortened BITS Pilani or BITS) is a private institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The institute is one among the 6 Indian 'Institutes of Eminence' recognized by the Government of India in 2018. It is established across 4 campuses and has 15 academic departments. It focuses primarily on higher education in engineering and sciences and on its management programme.

Job Description

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the post of Research Assistant to work on the following project sponsored by MHRD and Indian Council of Social Science Research (IMPRESS Scheme), under the supervision of Thota Nagaraju, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.

Title of the project: “Impact of the ex-gratia for farmers’ suicide on the surviving family member of the deceased farmers in Telangana”

Project Director: Thota Nagaraju (nagaraju@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in )

Name of the post: Research Assistant (Full-time)

No. of posts: Two (Temporary)

Duration: 4.5 Months (135 Days)

Fellowship amount: Rs. 20,000 per month (Consolidated)

Eligibility requirements

  • PhD/MPhil/MSc/MA in Economics / Development Studies / Public Policy with minimum 55% marks
  • Strong command over MS Word and Excel is required
  • The candidate has to have good command over English (spoken and written) and Telugu (spoken)
  • Candidate must be willing to travel within Telangana.


  • Candidates with prior experience in secondary research, primary research (field work including data collection), data cleaning and data analysis
  • Good report writing skills.
How to apply

Interested candidates, with the above-mentioned qualifications, can send in a self-written application letter along with the detailed CV (compulsory information sought is provided below), to the Project Director's email ID which is nagaraju@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in . The subject line for the email should be: “Application for the position of RA”. The deadline for sending the application and bio data is 20th June, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will receive email for the selection interview. Please note that only qualified and suitable  candidates will be called for interview, to be held at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus.

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