The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun is a premier national autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India in the field of teaching, training and research in the area of wildlife conservation and Protected Area management. The Institute wishes to engage 59 research personnel for various positions on contractual basis for the following two projects and Tiger Cell: 

1) Country Level Assessment of Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey and their Habitats in India: Since 2006, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has been conducting a National level assessment for the "Status of Tigers, Co-predators, Prey and their Habitat" every four years based on a scientific methodology approved by the Tiger Task Force 2005. The project aims at assessment of tigers, other predators, major prey species, habitat qualities and human disturbance parameters in all potential tiger occupied landscapes spread over 18 States in the country. 

2) Ecological Assessment of Palamau Tiger Reserve for evaluating feasibility of supplementing tiger and prey: WII has been entrusted upon by Jharkhand Forest Department to evaluate Palamau Tiger Reserve for understanding its ecological potential for augmentation of tiger and major prey. The project aims at evaluation of the current carnivore and prey abundance in Palamau Tiger Reserve and assessment of habitat characteristics and anthropogenic disturbances therein. 

3) Tiger Cell: In order to achieve the goal of tiger conservation through a holistic approach based on science, the Tiger Cell (in collaboration with the National Tiger Conservation Authority – NTCA) was established at WII in April, 2016. The main mandates of the Cell includes:i) periodic, country-wide assessment of tigers, co-predators, prey and their habitat; ii) ecological monitoring of the Tiger Reserves; iii) implementation of M-STrIPES in Tiger Reserves; iv) site appraisals and evaluation of development projects vis-à-vis tiger distribution, dispersal and corridor network; v) maintain National Tiger Photo Data base for controlling illegal wildlife trade related to tigers and vi) provide training as and when required for ecological monitoring, research and management. 

Details of the positions along with essential and desirable qualifications, terms and conditions and how to apply are given below:

Posts: Project Associate & Biologist – 59 Posts

Qualification : Any Degree, Diploma, M.Sc (Relevant Disciplines)

How to Apply 

a. The entire process for registration and the eligibility test is “Online”. Details for online registration and examination will be hosted on the WII’s website ( The online registration process will remain open up to Friday, 15thDecember 2017till 17:00hrs. 
b. All eligible interested candidates are advised to follow the latest updates on the WII’s website ( for online registration, submission of application and payment of application processing fee, etc. 
c. Candidates will be required to fill in their personal, educational and professional experience profiles online besides uploading a recent passport size photograph. Candidates will make the payment of application processing fee of Rs. 750/- (Rupees Seven Hundred Fifty Only) through the prescribed “Payment Gateway”. Payment can be made via Internet Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card through online secured payment gateway. Candidates belonging to SC/STcategories need to pay only Rs 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) as communication fee. 

d. Shortlisted candidates called for interview shall produce all documents in originalviz., Educational Qualifications, Research Experience, Extra-curricular activities, Date of Birth etc., along with copies of mark sheets of all examinations for verification. 
e. Candidates applying for Project Associate, Senior Biologist, Research Biologist (all components) and Project Biologist can apply for maximum of two positions in any project and pay the fee for every position. 
 f. Terms of Disqualification: Applications received after the due date, without the application fee, incomplete, or not in prescribed format will be rejected. Mere fulfillment of the minimum advertised qualification and experience requirement DOES NOT automatically entitle an applicant to be called for written test/ interview. 

The decision of the Institute in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of application, mode of selection will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained from any individual or his/ her agency. 

At the time of the verification of original documents, if it is found that an attempt has been made by the applicant to willfully conceal, misrepresent facts or canvass in any form, his/ her candidature will not be considered and he / she will not be allowed to appear for the interview. Candidates are required to furnish the declaration form as given in the prescribed application format. 

Important Dates : 
Last date of submission of online application form: December 15, 2017 (17:00hrs) 
Online written examination at 17 Centres: December 23, 2017 
Result of written examination: By end of December 2017 
Personal Interview at WII, Dehradun (for position at S. No. 1 to 5): January 15 -18, 2018 
Personal Interview at WII, Dehradun (for position at S. No. 6 &7): January 19, 2018

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