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UPSC To Hire Superintending Epigraphist. Apply Now.

Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till September 9, 2017 (Saturday).

Sagar Mavani 


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is inviting applications for the post of Superintending Epigraphist (Dravidian Inscription) to be hired by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under Ministry of Culture. Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till September 9, 2017 (Saturday). The number of vacancy is one reserved for UR (1), OBC (0), SC (0) and ST (0). The qualified candidate would be offered the salary as per the 7th CPC Level 11 of the pay Matrix. Total Emoluments Rs. 67700 other allowances as applicable at the time of appointment. The post carries probation of one year and is based in Mysore, but the candidate is liable to serve anywhere in India.

Age: Not exceeding 40 years.
Educational Qualification:

  • Master degree in Tamil/Telugu /Malayalam/Kannada with ancient Indian History as a subject at Bachelor’s Degree Level from a Recognized University OR Master Degree in History with Ancient Indian History as a subject and Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada as one of the subject at Bachelor’s Degree Level from a recognized University.
  • Doctorate Degree in any of the subject.
Experience: Seven years’ experience in copying deciphering and editing of inscriptions in the concerned discipline. Please keep in mind that qualifications can be relaxed at the discretion of the for reasons to be recorded in writing, in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise and provide scholarly guidance of the scholars of the Branch including extensive touring for interpretation of antiquities.
  • Documentation of the inscription so discovered, and taking of impressions.
  • Deciphering of inscriptions.
  • Preparation of detailed reports on the epigraphical findings.
  • Copying of inscriptions.
  • Publication of inscriptions with critical notes
  • To exercise all delegated powers, relating to financial and administrative.
How to Apply:
  • Visit the official online portal of here.
  • Search for the New and click on the same. (Direct link here)
  • Fill in the required details and you will get your ID and password.
  • Go back to the Existing Vacancies Page and search for Post Name ‘Superintending Epigraphist (Dravidian Inscription)’ with Apply Now button. Hit the button.
  • Enter your ID and Password along with Captcha code given there.
  • Follow the online instructions. (More details on the online instructions here)
Fees: Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Nonrefundable) only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa/master credit/debit cards. Keep in mind that no fee for SC/ST/PH/Women candidates of any community. OBC male candidates are required to pay the full prescribed fee.

Documents for Interview:
Qualified and eligible candidates will receive official communication from the Commission for interview. Candidates shortlisted for interview on the basis of the information provided in the online applications submitted by them will be required to send self-attested copies of documents/relevant certificates in support of the claims made in the as and when demanded by the Commission.

About UPSC:
Established on 1 October 1926 as Public Service Commission, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's prestigious central recruiting agency that conducts appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B of Central services. It was known as Federal Public Service Commission by the Government of India Act, 1935 and was then renamed as today's Union Public Service Commission after the independence.

First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 13:09 IST