The Training Program-
The training is modular / integrated in nature. The trainees will be provided an induction training consisting of 3 semesters (total of 18 months). Two semesters will be for the core advanced courses and the last for a project in any one of the MoES institutions. On satisfactory completion the trainees will be posted in any of the MoES institutions in the grade of Scientist-B (BTechs & MSc) or Scientist-C (MTechs). The trainees will have the option to pursue M.Tech or/and Ph.D before or after placement and the grades will be in accordance with the basic qualification and the level of training. While in the job on satisfactory completion of MTech or/and Ph.D there is opportunity to be placed in the higher grades based on performance. The Ph.D program will be in different aspects of earth system sciences, monsoon variability, predictability, air-sea interaction and other topics relevant to MoES under the supervision of either IITM / CAT or jointly with faculty of other MoES institutions. Those with technical background will be provided topics suitable to their expertise as option
all in the induction training and the Ph.D topics will also be selected accordingly, with appropriate additional supervision from the scientists / engineers of the institutions of the
Ministry / elsewhere. Excellent national and international faculty will also be available to handle different aspects of the training program. The Ph.D trainees will have opportunities to visit and get exposure in the international institutions.The institutions have well-maintained laboratories and well- stocked libraries that provide an excellent opportunity for professional development.
On successful completion of the induction training program or/and M.Tech or/and Ph.D will be placed in any one of the institutions of the Ministry of Earth Sciences as Scientists in suitable grades (Scientist-B/C/D) based on their qualifications and performance in the training program.As on date, approximate annual salary in the post of Scientist-B is Rs.5 lakh,
Scientist-C is Rs.6 lakh and Scientist-D is Rs.6.5 lakh. Career improvement through the Flexible Complementing Promotion Scheme is available. Pension benefits, medical facilities for self and dependants during service and after retirement, transport allowance, canteen facilities and leave travel concession and such other facilities will be available.