Fellowship in Criminology

Introduction

The Fellowships in Criminology/Police Science/Forensic Science from the Bureau of Police Research and Development were established by the Bureau of Police Research and Development to encourage as well as develop studies in the different aspects of police and prison rules, regulations and reforms.

The Bureau of Police Research and Development was established in August 1970 with the key motive or aim of having an independent organization, which would cater to the various requirements, matters and problems of the Indian Police. The Bureau of Police Research and Development is a dedicated unit of the Indian Police which concentrates on the areas quoted below:

  • Rules and Regulations pertaining to the police force in general with special emphasise on the prisons.

  • Application of modern scientific technology to the daily work requirements of the police force.

  • Examine the various existing arrangements in the police force.

  • Devising plans as well as programs for requisite trainings to be imparted in the prisons.

  • Giving valuable advice to the Ministry of Home Affairs on the working of the police force and prison rules and regulations.

  • Improvement and development of forensic sciences all over India.

Eligibility

Fellowships in Criminology/Police Science and Forensic Science from the Bureau of Police Research and Development have the eligibility criteria stated below:

Eligibility criteria for fellowship in Criminology and Police Science

  • Candidates age must be below 30 years.

  • Candidates must have a post graduation degree with minimum 55% marks in any of the subject like Criminology, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Public Administration, Political Science or Law.

  • Candidates must necessarily have attained a 2nd class Bachelor's degree in any one of the aforementioned subjects.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must either have a 1st or 2nd class Master's Degree in Science subject.

  • Candidates must have cleared the UGC conducted CSIR examination.

  • Candidates must either be registered or get themselves registered in a PHD course in an Indian University of repute.

  • However the registration should take place within 3 months of the candidate's selection for the Fellowship.

Duration

The Bureau of Police Research and Development will grants 6 Fellowships per annum with a fixed time period of 3 years. The application procedure for Fellowships in Criminology/Police Science/Forensic Science from the Bureau of Police Research and Development:

Applications should be forwarded to the Bureau of Police Research and Development as per the desired approved format within the fixed date notified in the media.

Value of Fellowships

  • The range of Fellowship amount is between Rs. 2, 500/-to Rs. 2, 800/-per month.

  • Also a contingency allowance of Rs. 5, 000/-per annum will be provided.

  • An overhead charge of Rs. 3, 000/-per annum is paid to the institution where the research work is being carrying on:

Address

Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs (Government of India), Block No. XI, 4th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110 003.

Link: BPRD