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).