C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram invites application for the post of Project Officer (Finance) on contract basis on consolidated pay (Advt. No.: CDAC (T)/RCT/02/2018 dated 21.02.2018)

Advt. No.: CDAC (T)/RCT/02/2018 dated 21.02.2018 

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), is a Scientific R&D Organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. C-DAC has today emerged as a premier R&D organization in ICT&E (Information, Communications Technologies and Electronics) in the country, working on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments in the field and responding to change in the market need in selected foundation areas. C-DAC represents a unique facet working in close junction with MeitY to implement nation's policy and pragmatic interventions and initiatives in Information Technology. As an institution for high-end Research and Development (R&D), C-DAC has been at the forefront of the Information, Communications Technologies and Electronics (ICT&E) revolution, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies and innovating and leveraging its expertise, caliber and skill sets to develop and deploy products and solutions for different sectors of the economy. 

C-DAC's areas of expertise range from R&D work in ICT&E Technologies to Product Development, IP Generation, Technology Transfer and Deployment of Solutions. Primary Thematic or Thrust Areas addressed by C-DAC are: 

  • High Performance Computing and Grid & Cloud Computing

  • Multilingual Computing & Heritage Computing

  • Professional Electronics, VLSI & Embedded Systems

  • Software Technologies including FOSS

  • Cyber Security & Cyber Forensics

  • Health Informatics

  • Education & Training 

C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram seeks applications from suitable and interested candidates for the position Project Officer (Finance) purely on contract basis on consolidated emoluments for projects in common. The initial term of contract is for a period of one year or co-terminus with the project whichever is earlier. However, term of contract may be considered for extension for a further period of another one year based on performance of the incumbent and requirement of the project.

Post: Project Officer (Finance)
No. of Posts 01 (One)
Duration of the position 01 (One) Year.


  • CA / CS /CMA


  • Two years full time MBA in Finance Management OR M.Com with minimum 50% marks

  • at least 3 years post qualification work experience in Finance and Accounts in a reputed Organization employing a minimum 100 Employees.

  • Good working knowledge in Computer applications & Tally Software.

  • Experience in Government / Autonomous / PSUs will be an added advantage.
  • Should not exceed 30 years as on March 07, 2018. Relaxation as per Government of India norms.
Monthly Consolidated pay
  • Rs. 26,500/- consolidated per month. (Rupees twenty six thousand five hundred) only

Please Note:

The appointment against the above mentioned position is purely on contract basis on consolidated pay for a fixed duration and against specific approved projects.

The candidates are advised to visit C-DAC website regularly for notices/ information. Corrigendum/Extension etc., if any, shall be published in our website www.cdac.in only.


 How to apply

  • Candidates can apply by downloading prescribed application form which will be available till 07.03.2018 at official website of C-DAC in career section. After filling the application form as per the enclosed format, send the same latest by March 14, 2018.

  • Candidates are required to remit a crossed Demand Draft for Rs.500/ for male candidates and Rs.250/- for female candidates drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of "C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram," payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The last date for downloading application form from website and making of Demand Draft is March 07, 2018. DD drawn after 07.03.2018 will not be accepted. The following details must be filled up on back side of Demand Draft (i) Candidate's Name, (ii) Name of Post Applied for. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH category are exempted from submission of application fee.

  • The candidates must paste recent passport size photograph and enclose self attested copies of certificates in proof of date of birth, educational qualifications, experience, caste & Medical fitness if claiming any relaxation under Persons with Disability along with application form as mentioned above.

  • Candidate should have a valid email id and mobile no. which should remain valid & active till the completion of selection process.

  • Candidates should specifically note that the applications received after the closing date for any reason whatsoever (such as envelopes wrongly addressed, delivered elsewhere, postal delay etc.) will not be entertained.

  • Incomplete applications (i.e. without photograph, unsigned application form, without application fee and applicable testimonials etc.) will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected and no subsequent correspondences will be entertained in this regard.

  • Candidates presently working in a Government / Semi-Government / Public Sector Undertaking / Autonomous Body funded by Government are required to bring a "No Objection Certificate" from their present employer at the time of interview.

A Application available for download from web site: From 21.02.2018 to 07.03.2018 at 12.00 midnight.
B Last date for receiving application by post March 14, 2018 upto 17.30 hrs.
C Date for Written test/Interview Will be communicated by email only.
C-DAC is not responsible for postal delays. Applications received after due date will be rejected.

General information and other conditions:

  • All applicants must fulfill the essential requirements of the post and other conditions stipulated in the advertisement as on the last date of downloading the application form i.e. on 07.03.2018. They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the essential qualifications laid down for the post as on the last date of downloading the application form. No enquiry asking for advice as to eligibility will be entertained.

  • The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for test/interview. The duly constituted Screening Committee will adopt its own criteria for short-listing the candidates. The candidate should therefore, mention in the application all the qualifications and experiences in the relevant area over and above the minimum prescribed qualification, supported with documents.

  • The application should be accompanied by self attested copies of the relevant educational qualification, experience. The prescribed qualifications should have been obtained through recognized Universities / Institutions. etc. Incomplete applications/applications received or not accompanied with the required certificates / documents are liable to be rejected.

  • The date for determining the upper age limit, qualifications and /or experience shall be the closing date prescribed for downloading of application form i.e. on 07.03.2018.

Relaxation/ Age Limit:

  • Applicants belonging to the reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) / PWD/ Ex-servicemen would be eligible for relaxations according to the Government of India norms.

  • Government employees will be eligible for relaxation in age by 5 years including other age relaxations.

  • C-DAC internal candidates also will be eligible for an age relaxation of 5 years including other age relaxations.

Selection Procedure:

  1. Initial screening will be based on academic records and experience. Centre reserves the right to fix a higher percentage of marks in the initial screening, if sufficient number of candidates with higher percentage of marks is available.

  2. Short listed candidates will be called for Test and Interview. The exact Date, time and venue of the Test and Interview will be intimated separately through e-mail.

  3. The written test will be Objective / Descriptive Type questions. The question paper will contain questions from the following areas to assess the candidate's proficiency in:-

Part-A - General Aptitude and Mental Ability
Part-B - English, Communication, Letter drafting and Short essays on General Topics.
Part-C - Domain Knowledge in the relevant subjects/disciplines.


  • All the qualifying qualifications should be full time regular course(s) from AICTE/UGC approved/recognized University/Deemed University/Institutes. The courses offered by autonomous institutions should be recognized as equivalent to the relevant courses approved/recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/UGC/AICTE.

  • In respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order/letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated otherwise the Application is liable to be rejected.

  • Wherever CGPA/OGPA or letter grade in a qualifying degree is awarded, equivalent percentage of marks should be indicated in the application form as per norms adopted by the respective University/Institute. Please also obtain a certificate to this effect from University / Institute, which shall be required at the time of interview.

  • Candidates awaiting final year examination results are not eligible to apply. Only passed-out candidates can apply.


  • The period of experience rendered by a candidate on part time basis, daily wages, visiting/ guest faculty will not be counted while calculating the valid experience for short listing the candidates for written test/interview.

  • Only those experiences which are relevant and acquired after the passing date of the qualifying qualification will be considered. The decision of C-DAC in this regard will be final and binding.

Important points to note

  1. It is the responsibility of the candidates to assess his/her own eligibility for the post for which he/she is applying in accordance with the advertisement. In case, it is found at any point of time in future during process of selection or even after appointment that candidate was not eligible as per prescribed qualification, experience etc, which could not be found at the time of selection due to whatever circumstances, his/her candidature/appointment shall be liable to be cancelled/terminated as case may be.

  2. In case of ambiguity/dispute arises on account of interpretation in version other than English, English version will prevail.

  3. Mere issue of call letter for interview will not imply acceptance of candidature or selection for the post.

  4. In case of internal candidates, please note that, selected candidates will have to resign from the existing services in order to join the post as fresh employees.

  5. C-DAC reserves the right to fill up the post or increase/decrease the number of posts or even to cancel the whole or part of the process of recruitment without assigning any reasons thereof.

  6. Late submitted applications, incomplete / invalid in any respect, stand automatically rejected.

  7. Candidates must be in sound bodily health and ready to undergo Pre- Employment Medical Examination as per C-DAC norms.

  8. Only Short-listed candidates will be allowed/called for test/interview. Candidates will be informed by email only and no separate communication will be sent. At the time of interview they should bring original certificates of qualifications and experience and a photocopy of the same. SC / ST/ OBC candidates should submit necessary certificates issued by competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government of India amended from time to time, failing which such candidates will not be allowed to attend the interview / selection test against reserved posts and will not be allowed to claim the relaxations applicable in case of reservation.

  9. No TA /DA will be paid for appearing for the Interview.

  10. Canvassing in any form and / or bringing any influence or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification for the post.

  11. Kindly note that we have not authorized any agent/ agency for representing C-DAC for anything related to recruitment or its processes.

  12. All the posts will be filled as per the Recruitment Rules or guidelines of C-DAC.

  13. The person selected for contract appointment will not have any claim or right for his/her continuity in service, regularization or automatic extension of the term of contract.

  14. These posts are transferable from one project to another project.

  15. Candidates are advised to keep checking the website (www.cdac.in) for any information updates.


Following documents must be attached along with application form sent by post:


Non-Refundable Demand Draft as processing fee, where applicable.


Recently taken Colour photograph pasted on the form and signed across in full.


Self Attested photocopy of Date of Birth Certificate.


Self Attested photocopies of education qualifications certificates.


Self Attested photocopy of caste certificate, if applicable.


Self Attested photocopies of experience certificates, if any.

The application super-scribing  “Application for Project Officer (Finance)” on the envelope and send to:-

Principal Technical Officer (HR)
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

Post Box No.6520, Vikasbhavan P.O
Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 033