Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), New Delhi has been established by the Government of India, in 1988 with the mandate to assess the state of the art technology and set directions for future technological development in India in important socio-economic sectors.  Leveraging its knowledge networking capabilities, TIFAC have implemented a wide array of programs in many technology areas.  The Organisation has to play a major role in developing a strong foresight framework and network for the country by carrying out foresight studies in crucial sectors of national importance.  Foresight activities are to be driven by factors like economic growth and environmental issues.

The Executive Director will be appointed after obtaining the approval of the Competent Authority based on the recommendations made by a high level Search-cum-Selection Committee.  The Search-cum-Selection Committee will consider the applications received in response to this advertisement as well as nominations received from eminent academic persons like Fellows of Academies, Directors of National Laboratories and Vice Chancellors of Universities etc.

A.    Name of the Post:  Executive Director
B.    Pay: 37400-67000 (PB -IV) with grade pay of Rs. 10,000/- (Pre-revised)
C.    Mode of Recruitment:  Direct Recruitment / Deputation / Contract
D.   Tenure: 3-5 years or on attaining the age of superannuation as per extant Government of India Instructions (60 years at present), whichever is earlier.
E.    Age: Not exceeding 52 years. The crucial date for determining the age limit shall be 1st January 2018
F.    Qualifications:
Essential: Doctorate in Natural / Agricultural Sciences / Engineering / Technology / Medicine from a recognized University
Desirable:  (a) Original published work of high standards; (b) Evidence of high professional eminence by way of recognitions like fellowship of academics, national / international awards in science, etc. (c) Post-graduate qualifications and / or research in Management
G.    Essential Experience for Direct recruitment:
(a)    At least 16 years of experience in research and development in industrial and academic institutions and / or Science & Technology organizations or as faculty / scientist of recognized national / international universities  / research Institutes / corporate R&D Labs etc. out of which at least 3 years should be in management / administrative capacity for science and technology programs, planning and development, budget & finance, coordination and such organizational matters;
(b)    Demonstrable experience in technology forecasting studies, S&T policies and planning, studies related to economic impact of technologies etc.
[Note: R&D experience will include the period spent in obtaining the Doctorate Degree].
H.    Eligibility Criteria for recruitment on Deputation / Contract:  Scientists or Technologists working in the Central/ State Governments / Universities / Recognized Research Institutions / Semi-Government, Statutory or Autonomous Organizations in India.
(a)    (i)  Holding Analogous post ; or
    (ii)  5 years regular service in the post carrying pay in the pay band of Rs. 37,400-67,000+Grade Pay of Rs.  8900/- (pre revised) or
    (iii) 7 years regular service in the post carrying pay in the pay band of Rs. 37,400-67,000+Grade Pay of Rs.  8700/- (pre revised) or equivalent; &
(b)    possessing the essential educational qualifications and experience as indicated for direct recruitment
I.    Job Description: The Executive Director will have the overall administrative control of TIFAC and is expected to provide high-level leadership for examining and evaluating the state of the art technologies and direction of future technological developments in various cross sectoral areas as well as in other sectors of the economy, both in India and abroad and prepare technology foresight reports, technology impact statements for various areas covered by the technology foresight studies, identity priorities for undertaking indigenous R&D activities, suggest strategies for technology development based on priorities and draw up specific programmes for research, enthuse and motivate scientists and other officers of TIFAC, promoting creativity and excellence and create an atmosphere conductive to harmonious functioning of TIFAC.  S/he will interact and establish rapport with national and international, academic and professional institutions and ensure multi disciplinary and multi institutional cooperation towards fulfilment of the objective of TIFAC.
J.    Application / Nomination Process: Applications typed on plain paper in the format given below should be sent by post to “In-charge (Fin. & Admn.), Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), A-Wing, Vishwakarma Bhawan, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi – 110 016” so as to reach this address by 2nd April 2018 (till 5:30 PM).  (The last date of receipt of application from candidates in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of Jammu and Kashmir State, Lahaul and Split District and Pangi Sub Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep will be 17th April 2018 (till 5:30 PM).

In case of nominations, the eminent persons nominating a candidate may forward the candidate’s application along with recommendations by post so as to reach the above address by 2nd April 2018 (till 5:30 PM). Persons employed in Government Departments, Autonomous Organizations and Public Sector Undertakings, should arrange to sent their applications through proper channel along with duly attested copies of up-to-date ACR / APAR dossier and necessary certificates that the particulars furnished by the officer are correct and that no disciplinary/ vigilance case is pending or contemplated against the officer along with the statement of penalty imposed, if any, integrity certificate, cadre clearance / employers permission.  They may however, send an advance copy so as to meet the time deadline mentioned above.

Duly attested photocopies of certificates in support of qualifications and experience should be sent with the application.  Please do not send originals.

The envelope containing the application must be superscripted with “Application for the post of Executive Director, TIFAC, New Delhi”.

In-charge (Fin. & Admn.)



Passport size photograph to be pasted


1.    Name in full (in BLOCK letters)             
2.    Present position
3.    Postal address
4.    Email address
5.    Phone No. (Mobile & Landline)
6.    Date of Birth
7.    Permanent address
8.    Educational Qualifications indicating
       chronologically the examination passed from
       Bachelor’s onwards.
9.    Present Pay Band + Grade Pay
10.  Experience    
11.  List of Publications
12.  Details of awards / recognitions / fellowships
       of prestigious academies, citations received, h-index, etc.
13.  Details of projects implemented (completed / in progress)
14.  Any other information
15.  Declaration:
I hereby certify that the forgoing information is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.  I have not suppressed any material fact or factual information in the above statements.  In case, I have given wrong information, or suppressed any material fact or factual information, then my candidature / services are liable to be terminated without giving any notice or reasons thereof.  I am not aware of any circumstances which might impair my fitness for employment under the Government.
16.    Signature of the candidate with date: ________
Countersigned _______________


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Nature of Job: Broadly to carry out evaluation of project proposals from Start-up entities applying to Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) for tax exemption. Evaluation will include assessment of Innovation, Improvement and scalability, employment generation, wealth creation, patent etc. from the proposal across a wide range of technological sectors. The job requires extensive knowledge on new technologies. The process of evaluation and submission of detail comments on each proposal will have to be completed within a very stringent timeframe. The requirement of the position is immediate.  

Post name             : Project Associate (one)
Remuneration        : Rs.40, 000/- per month (consolidated all inclusive)
Tenure                    : Initially for 89 days
Nature of engagement        : Purely on contractual basis
Age                         : Not more than 35 years as on 1st February 2018

Essential Qualification:  B. Tech. / B.E. in Computer Science & Engineering/ IT/ICT/ Electrical/ Electronics & Communication/Automobiles and allied disciplines
Desirable: Masters Degree in Engineering or Post Graduation in Management preferably with 2-3 years experience

General terms and conditions:

•    Mere fulfilling the qualifications does not mean short listing of candidates for interview
•    Only candidates whose candidatures have been provisionally accepted will be called for interview. No TA/DA will be provided for appearing in interview.
•    Services of selected candidate will be terminated after the contract/hired period is over (unless extended) or coterminous with the project whichever is earlier and he/she shall have no legal right to claim regular appointment in TIFAC
•    Selected candidate will be required to join immediately.
•    The work may require travel within Delhi and other cities/locations, to collect data from different organizations/agencies/institutes, etc. in addition to office desk work. The candidate should be willing to undertake travel, in addition to office desk work.
•    Candidates are required to furnish all original certificates in claim of Academic qualification/experiences/other degree courses or else as specified in application form. Non submission/production of the same will lead to rejection of candidature.

How to apply:  
Interested and eligible candidates are requested to submit application only by email in the prescribed format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that applications submitted through any other mode will not be accepted.

Last Date of Application: The completely filled in application must reach to the above email by midnight of 25th February 2018.


Women  Scientist  Scheme  (WOS)  is  a  flagship  programme  of  KIRAN  Division  of  Department  of  Science  &  Technology  (DST). Through  one  of  its  components-  ‘Women  Scientist  Scheme-C  (WOS-C)’-  it  provides  one  year  on-the-job  training  in  the  area  of  Intellectual   Property   Rights   (IPR).   Patent   Facilitating   Centre   (PFC)   of   Technology   Information,  Forecasting  and  Assessment  Council  (TIFAC)  has  been  entrusted  with  implementation of WOS-C.  


Current Vacancy:
Date of Announcement: 13 February 2019
Last date: 21 February 2019
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  • Introduction

TIFAC Internship Programme offers opportunity to students to work in the technology foresight and technology roadmapping exercises under supervision of TIFAC Scientists. TIFAC assigns to each intern a specific topic from the areas identified by TIFAC.

This programme helps students to get familiar with the emerging trends in cutting edge technologies, their potential impacts, as well as with the techniques and tools of technology foresight and technology roadmapping.  So far about 80 students have benefited from this programme.

TIFAC too benefits from the interaction with enthusiastic young minds with fresh thoughts and technical acumen from reputed academic institutions in the country.

Internship in TIFAC is neither a job nor any assurance thereof from TIFAC. Candidates pursuing B.Tech/ M.Sc/ M.Tech courses from Universities/ Institutions of National and International repute are eligible to apply for the internship.

Internship is offered in three sessions: Spring, Summer and Autumn. Selection is made based on screening and shortlisting of applicaitons received online, followed by telephonic interviews.

  • Eligibility

Candidates pursuing B.Tech/ M.Sc/ M.Tech/MBA/MCA courses are eligible to apply for the internship. B.Tech students must have been successfully completed four semesters or appeared for fourth semester examinations. For specific relevant disciplines please refer to the section “Available Vacancy”.

  • Duration

Duration of internship will be up to a maximum of 12 months for M.Tech students and 6 months for others.

  • Token Remuneration

B.Tech/ M.Sc: Token remuneration @Rs.10,000/- per month per intern

M.Tech/ MBA: Token remuneration @Rs.12,000/- per month per intern

  • Submission of Report

The interns will be required to present to the concerned Head of the Division a report on the assignment at the end of the internship.  Simultaneously they will also be required to give to the Executive Director, TIFAC mandatory feedback on their experience during the internship.

  • Other important points

1.    No accommodation facility will be provided to internees
2.    Internees should be available on full time basis during the internship period
3.    Internees need to carry their own laptops
4.    Approval of TIFAC needs to be obtained for publishing any paper related to the works carried out during the internship
5.    Applications are accepted online only, against specific announcement
6.    Selection process includes short-listing based on information provided in the application, followed by a telephonic interview of the shortlisted candidates
7.    Fields like name of the institution, course, discipline etc. should be written in full. Use of only abbreviations in these fields may disqualify the application.


For more information email:intern[dot]tifac[at]gmail[dot]com


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Topic Title and Code

Selected Candidate
Technology Foresight Study: Essential Oil (Flavours and Fragrances) (CHE01)    Ritika Fulara
Assessment Study on Deveopment of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Technology (CMT01)    
Bharti Jasrotia
Identification and Analysis of Weak Signals and their Implications for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (HSC03)    Revathy A.S.
Charging Infrastructure for Public Transport Buses (TFR11)    Sharankumar Shastri
Comparative Analysis of Emerging Vehicle Technology in Indian Context - Part I (TFR12)    Tharun Vaka
Self Healing Materials - Future Prospects and Pointers for R&D in India (TVN08)  
No suitable candidate found
Feasibility of Air Pollution or Toxicant Removal by Identifying Certain Plant Species in Delhi Region (ENV01) Bharti Jasrotia
Augmentation of Water Resource through Treatment of Grey Water using Algal Biomass (ENV02) Sheetal Gathona

Selected candidates will be informed by email and post.