Advertisement for Project Assistant for NSOU Sponsored Research Project

Applications are invited from interested and eligible candidates for engagement as Project Assistant for NSOU Sponsored Research Project.

Project Title: The State of the Discipline: Decolonizing English Literature Studies

Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Md Intaj Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of English,
School of Humanities, NSOU.

Funding agency: Netaji Subhas Open University Research Grant, 2021-22

  • Name of the Position: Project Assistant
  • Number of position: 1(One)
  • Tenure: 6 Months

Desired Qualification

MA, M.Phil & PhD Students in English Literature, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies, Cultural Studies or any allied discipline.

Emoluments: 5,000/- per month (Consolidated)

Date and time for submission of application (Online via Google Form): on or before 5th June, 2022 (Up to 5:00 PM)

Link for Application: Click Here

Nature of Work: The project investigator intends to conduct roughly one hundred (online)
interviews with academicians, activists, educators, and researchers worldwide. A separate questionnaire will be prepared based on the project to accumulate the views of the interviewee on the current state of the Discipline. As an interviewer, Project Assistant will prepare the abstract/ summary of the interviews. Before conducting online interviews, the PI will conduct an open reading workshop on the subject specified above in order to gain theoretical and methodological inputs.

Project Assistant must work remotely because they must conduct and initiate interviews online.

The modalities of the work is based on online platform. However, R.A needs to appear at NSOU Durgapur Regional Campus at least two days in a month in consultation with P.I, if necessary. The
basic priority will be given to those who have a stable internet connection and are skilled in digital tools and research methods. They have to take interviews online and prepare the report in
consultation with the PI of the project. The final report will be sent to the authorities of the Institute before the due date as per NSOU project guidelines. Apart from that, project assistant will coordinate all the workshop/seminar associated with this project online or offline.


  1. Shortlisted candidates will be informed through email for online/offline interview.
  2. Selected candidate will get intimation over email after due processing of the online applications.
  3. Decision of the duly constituted panel is final; no further request or application in this regard will be entertained in any way.

Professor Manan Kumar Mandal

Director, School of Humanities
Netaji Subhas Open University

Netaji Subhas Open University
School of Humanities

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