Junior Research Fellow, Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Young Scientist Laboratory


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Remote

Junior Research Fellow

₹47k (monthly)



Sep 16

Job Title: Junior Research Fellowship,


The Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Young Scientist Laboratory-Artificial Intelligence (DYSL-AI) is seeking young and meritorious Indian nationals to join as Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) in the field of Artificial Intelligence. DYSL-AI is a leading research lab dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence technologies and their applications, collaborating with esteemed institutions such as IITs, IISc Bangalore, and more. This is an exciting opportunity to engage in AI-related research and contribute to innovative projects in deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and reinforcement learning.

Designation: Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

Subject Area: Artificial Intelligence

Location: DYSL-AI, Dr. Raja Ramanna Complex, Raj Bhavan Circle, High Grounds, Bengaluru-560001, India


Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate degree (B.E./B.Tech) in the first division with NET/GATE in a professional course, with a strong foundation in problem-solving, algorithm design, and at least one major programming language (Python, Java, C#, or similar).

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate degree (M.E./M.Tech) in the first division with knowledge of classical AI algorithms, Machine Learning, Deep Learning techniques, and experience with software libraries such as PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras, TensorRT, and PyTorchMobile.
  • OR, a postgraduate degree in Basic Science with knowledge of speech and language technology, 3D Vision and Simultaneous Mapping and Localization (SLAM), Computer Vision including Generative Models, or Reinforcement Learning.

Age Limit:

  • Maximum age limit: 28 years as of the date of the interview, with relaxations for SC/ST and OBC candidates.

Job Description:

  • JRFs will work initially for two years and will subsequently be elevated to SRF status for the remaining two/three years based on performance, subject to DRDO rules.
  • JRFs will be involved in AI research using deep learning, NLP, computer vision, and reinforcement learning to improve research outcomes and drive innovation.
  • The research work will help shape AI strategy and demonstrate the potential of AI for defense applications.


  • Stipend of Rs. 37,000/- per month plus HRA (27% at present), resulting in a total emolument of Rs. 46,990/-.

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should submit their applications along with the required documents as per the details provided.
  • Applications can be sent by mail to accounts dysl-ai@gov.in or by post to the Director, DRDO Young Scientist Lab-Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Raja Ramanna Complex, Raj Bhavan Circle, High Grounds, Bengaluru-560001.
  • The last date for application submission is 21 days from the date of publication in Employment News or before 10th October 2023, whichever is later.

General Conditions:

  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Candidates working in government/public sector undertakings should apply through proper channels.
  • The offer of fellowship is purely temporary and does not guarantee absorption in DRDO.
  • Previous JRF awardees at DRDO laboratories/centers are not eligible to apply again.

Join DYSL-AI in advancing the field of Artificial Intelligence and contribute to the defense technology of India. This is your chance to make a meaningful impact in a cutting-edge research environment.

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