Thursday, 20 February 2020


Call for applications/nominations for appointment of Director

The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bengaluru, has been established by the Government of India as a specialized centre of excellence to promote the growth of research in nano and soft matter sciences.

CeNS invites applications/nominations for the post of Director, who will be an Indian National, with a clear vision for an institution dedicated to these areas of research.

  1. Name of the post: Director
  2. Scale of Pay: Rs. 144200-218200 Level 14 (7 CPC) [Pre-revised Rs.37,400-67,000 (PB- 4) Grade Pay Rs.10,000/-]
  3. Mode of Recruitment: Direct Recruitment/By Deputation including short-term contract/Re-employment
  4. Tenure: 3 to 5 years or on attaining the age of superannuation (60 years at present), whichever is earlier.
  5. Probation period: One year
  6. Age: Not exceeding 52 years. The crucial date for determining the age limit shall be 01 January 2020.
  7. Qualifications:

Essential: Doctorate in physical sciences/ chemical sciences/ engineering sciences/ materials science and technology/ nano science and technology.


  1. Post - doctoral research
  2. Original published work of high standard 
  3. Evidence of high professional eminence by way of recognitions like fellowship of academies, national/ international awards in science etc. 
  4. Evidence of patents/ technology transfer

Mode of Application/Nomination:  Format for application and other details are available at the website or

Last date for submission of application is 29 February 2020

For NE Regions and other specified areas (as notified at the websites) it is 6 March 2020

Last date for receiving nominations is 29 February 2020.