Paid Internship Opportunity with RGNUL, Punjab: Apply by Jul 20

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About RGNUL, Punjab

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law is a public law school and a National Law University located in Patiala, Punjab, India. It was established in 2006 by the Punjab Government as a university dedicated to the field of Legal Education. The first vice-chancellor of the University was Gurjit Singh.

About the Project

In the seven decades since its independence, India has faced and countered extremism emanating from several quarters – left-wing communist insurgencies; strategic terrorism emerging from neighbouring countries; right-wing religious extremism; and, violent separatist movements. In the face of such opposition, the response of our nation-state has been strong-handed and resilient; thoroughly ensuring that our constitutional and social fabric remains intact.

The problem of radicalization, however, doesn’t end here and threats from various quarters remain ever-present. There is an emerging global discourse that seeks to answer the question of “why does an individual get radicalized” and a corollary question of – “how can the same be prevented.” Any endeavours to answer these questions in the Indian context requires a systematic and in-depth examination of the past and present political, socio-economic, socio-legal and psycho-social realities.

It is this examination that the proposed study seeks to undertake. The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is the funding agency for this project. The study aims at understanding the processes of radicalisation, de-radicalization and related measures, with the help of empirical evidence.

About Centre for Criminology, Criminal Justice and Victimology

A Centre for Criminology, Criminal Justice and Victimology (CCV) is being proposed at RGNUL with the aim to contribute towards the fundamental and applied research and action in the field of Criminology, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Victim Justice, and Victimology. The Proposed Centre will implement the Project.

No. of Positions

We are looking to engage three full-time Researchers for this project who have skills and experience of working on challenging issues and are also ready to carry out extensive fieldwork in this regard.

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Stipend

Research Associate

  • No. of Positions Available: 1
  • Stipend: 50,000 p.m. consolidated

Research Assistant

  • No. of Positions: 2
  • Stipend: 25,000 p.m. consolidated

Duration of Assignment

The duration of the assignment is initially for six months and extendable by 18 months, starting immediately. It shall be a full-time assignment. However, modalities of work will be decided by the Project Director.

Research Associate

Selection Criteria

  • CGPA/Percentage
  • Publication(s)
  • Previous work experience of more than three years in the field of Academics/Socio-Legal Research/Practitioner (Law)
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Preference will be given to the students with a background/PhD in Law/Criminology.
  • Sound knowledge of empirical and doctrinal research.

Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision and guidance to the team.
  • The candidates shall be required to collate the primary data from the field.
  • Coding and Analysis of the data collected.
  • Experience with specialized software or datasets.
  • Conduct high-quality doctrinal research pertaining to the subject matter.
  • Maintains highly detailed records of the stages of development of the project and the final results thereof.
  • Additionally, the candidates will be involved with other research-related activities of the Project/ Centre.

Research Assistant

Selection Criteria

  • CGPA/Percentage
  • Publication(s)
  • Previous work experience of more than one year in the Field of Academics/ Research
  • Preference will be given to the candidate with Law/Criminology/Psychology background.
  • Excellent Drafting skills
  • Sound knowledge of empirical research and doctrinal research.

Responsibilities

  • The candidates shall be required to collate the primary data from the field.
  • Coding and Analysis of the data collected.
  • Conduct high-quality doctrinal research pertaining to the subject matter.
  • Maintains highly detailed records of the stages of development of the project and the final results thereof.
  • Additionally, the candidates will be involved with other research-related activities of the project/centre.

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Application Process

All Applicants are required to apply by 20th July 2021, 11.59 pm. Applications beyond this date and time will not be accepted. The applicants are required to submit their CV, a Statement of Purpose (maximum 400 words) and a writing sample (published/unpublished, sole authorship to -ccv@rgnul.ac.in with the subject (as applicable):

  • ‘Application for Research Associate (Status of Radicalization in India: An Exploratory Study of Prevention and Remedies)”.
  • ‘Application for Research Assistant (Status of Radicalization in India: An Exploratory Study of Prevention and Remedies)”.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be called for an interview Once selected, the candidates shall be informed of their selection via email.

Important Note

  • RGNUL is an equal opportunity employer.
  • RGNUL reserves the right to not fill any positions.
  • Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted and individual replies to applicants may not always be possible.

Contact

Please direct any queries to ccv@rgnul.ac.in

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