Research Assistant ( Project Fellow) recruitment

06 Sep 2020 - Update

Due to the Covid19 pandemic situation, we were unable to proceed with the selection procedure as planned earlier. The revised selection procedure is given below. 

The offline test as planned earlier stands cancelled. An online interview will be conducted for the shortlisted candidates starting from 14/09/2020. Prior to the interview, candidates are required to submit answers to the questionnaire about specific topics given below. In addition to the above, all candidates are required to submit a short report on a topic given during the interview. A rank list will be published considering the marks secured in the online preliminary exam, the answers to the questionnaire, the interview and the report submitted after the interview. 

The interview will be aiming to assess your general attitude, aptitude in general civil engineering, report preparation skills and your knowledge in the following specific topics. 

  1. Non- Destructive Testing ( including Rebound Hammer, UPV, Pile integrity test etc.) [For concrete & structures candidates]
  2. Durability & Service Life Estimation of Concrete Structures (Performance-based specifications) [For concrete & structures candidates]
  3. Preventive Maintenance for Asphalt Pavements
  4. Warm Mix Asphalt Design, Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements.

All candidates are required to select their preferred slot for the interview and provide answers for the questionnaire by visiting the website given below on or before 11th Sept.2020. 5:00 PM

The reference materials for the above-mentioned topics and the questionnaire about the specific topics will be available in the link below.

Ref Material and Questions for Concrete and Structures.

Ref Material and Questions for Flexible Pavements

Register your slots for Online Interview

The contract is for a period of one year or till the end of the project, whichever is earlier. The selected candidates will have to execute an agreement for the contract period. The final discretion on selection, termination and extension of research assistant vest with the competent authority of KHRI. The decision on this will be final and will not be subjected to any review later on.r

Exam key Published!

30 no of participants from each stream is shortlisted. The cutoff for concrete and structures is 38.00 and that of Flexible Pavements is 59.339.

Participants who are shortlisted will receive an intimation from KHRI about the further selection process by 20.03.2020.

For any clarifications please contact Abhijith Ravikumar, Assistant Director, KHRI at 7907186950 or email to

The Concrete and Structures Division and the Flexible Pavements Divisions at the Kerala Highway Research Institute invites application from highly motivated young Civil Engineering graduates for working in various projects under the respective divisions.

Post: 4 Nos.

Minimum Qualification: B.Tech or equivalent in Civil Engineering

Desirable Qualification: Candidates with background in Structural Engineering, Building Materials and Technology, Construction Technology, Bituminous Pavements, Recycling of Bituminous Pavements etc.

Nature of Work: Experimental and Numerical studies, writing of research papers and journals, conducting and scheduling laboratory studies, assisting in field studies. The candidates are expected to travel to various project sites all over Kerala.

Salary: Rs. 22,000/- per month consolidated pay

The post is purely temporary and is for a duration of one year and may be extended depending on the requirement. The candidates should produce all certificates in original at the time of verification.

Preliminary Exam: The candidates can choose either Concrete and Structures or Flexible Pavements as their area of interest during the time of application. Once applied the candidate will be considered only in the selected division. The candidates can use the following link to attend the online examination.

The exam is scheduled on 15th March 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The candidates will be able to access the link only during this timeslot. The candidates are expected to submit their responses by 12:00 PM. The syllabus of the area of preliminary exam is as follows

Concrete and Structures: Strength of Materials, Structural Analysis, Reinforced concrete Structures, Building Materials, Concrete Technology and Concrete Mix Design.

Flexible Pavements-: Pavement Materials, Bituminous Mix Desing, Cold Mix Technologies, Advancements in Bituminous Pavements, Pavement Design.

Shortlisted candidates from the preliminary exam will be intimated through their registered email address. A mains exam will be conducted for the shortlisted candidates at KHRI, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, the details of which will be intimated.

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