Research Assistant Career in India
This field offers an exciting career prospects for post-graduates who want a degree of security and permanence in their life. Their role is very challenging and they are an important cog in the functioning of democracy of India.
Skills and Attributes
Preferably a candidate should possess post-graduation degree in Political Science or Public Administration. Knowledge of Constitution of India is a must as is knowledge about parliamentary procedures. Knowledge of a foreign language and/or any Indian language other than the mother tongue is of additional help
Research Assistant Eligibility Criteria
Age – Below 30 years.
Educational Qualifications -
i) Masters degree or other post-graduate degree in one of the social- sciences preferably in Political Science, Public Administration, Economics or Sociology etc. or in Law and/or
ii) Masters degree with higher academic qualifications, attainments or published works; at least 3 years experience of research/ Journalism or of service in a Legislature Secretariat or a Research oriented library. Desirable
Special qualifications in Constitutional Law and/or Parliamentary Procedures; Knowledge of any foreign language and Indian language other than the mother tongue; Degree/ Diploma in Library Science, documentation or research methods.
Recruitment Procedure -
The candidates are selected generally on the basis of a written test. The pre-requisite for the test is a post- graduation degree in social sciences.
Research Assistant Job Prospects
This is an excellent field which appeals to the people who love challenges and at the same time want job-security and permanence. When the Parliament is in session the going is very tough and time-bound.
The selected candidates are appointed as Research Assistant in Library Reference, Research, Documentation and Instrumentation Service (LARRDIS).