Applications are invited for filling up the following positions through Direct Recruitment in Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi

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Name of the Post

Number of Posts

Educational Qualification/Eligibility

Level in Pay Matrix


Assistant Director (Research)


UR-5, SC-1, OBC-2

1. A Master Degree with high second class in any Social Science discipline from a recognized University or equivalent qualification.

2. At least three years’ experience in teaching, research in social science area and/or three years’ experience of research administration in a reputed organization.

3. Computer Literacy is desirable.




Research Assistant


UR-7, SC-2, OBC-3, ST-1, EWS-1

M.A. with at least 50% marks in any of the Social Sciences discipline




Lower Division Clerk (LDC)


UR-7, SC-2, OBC-2, ST-1, EWS-1

1. Higher Secondary or Equivalent

2. Should have a minimum typing speed of 35 w.p.m in English and 30 w.p.m. in Hindi.




(i)    Out of 13 vacancies of LDC, 01 (one) post is reserved for Ex-Servicemen. If an Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST/OBC selected for appointment, he/she will be  counted/adjusted against the overall reservation for SC/ST/OBC, as the case may be.

(ii)    Candidates are required to apply online through ICSSR’s website at www[dot]icssr[dot]org. No other means/mode of application will be accepted.

(iii)    The advertisement published in the Employment News No. 40/13 dt. 30.12.2023 and on the website of ICSSR on 29.12.2023 is withdrawn and cancelled. A fresh advertisement has been published on the website of ICSSR on 03.01.2024

Important Dates:

Commencement of Online submission of applications on ICSSR website www[dot]icssr[dot]org

04th January, 2024

Last Date of Online submission

    05th February, 2024

Date of Written Test

Will be intimated separately

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