Defence Scientific Information &

Documentation Centre

Metcalfe House, Delhi-110054

Application for Engagement of Apprentices (under Apprentice Act 1961)
for the FY 2020-21

Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC) under the aegis of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DROO). Ministry of Defence is in process of recruitment of apprentices for one-year training for financial year 2020-21. Online applications are invited from eligible candidates in the following subject disciplines.

Subject Discipline

Essential Qualification

No. of Vacancies

Stipend Rate Rs. (per month)

Library and Information Science

Diploma in Library Science (Two Years) from recognized University/Institute.



Degree in Library & Information Science from recognized University/Institute.


Due to GOV1D-19 pandemic. candidates are requ red to send scanned copies of their applications along with desired documents/certificates in PDF Format through e-mail only. The application format is available on DRDO website. The candidates claiming reservation under SC/STiOBC shall send certificate as per government format failing which their claim for reservation will be considered as 'General' category only.

E-mall address for sending duly filled applications is : director@desidoc.

Last date to receive applications: 15 days from the date of advertisement in Employment News.

Selection Procedure and Criteria:

No interview will be held due to ongoing pandemic. Board constituted by the Director DESIDOC for the purpose will go through the applications, and shortlist the candidates (as per the vacancies indicated above) as per selection criteria. Candidates will be selected strictly on the merit basis (percentage/marks of essential qualification). Only selected candidates will be informed through offer letter. Enrollment under Apprentice Act 1961: It is mandatory for candidates to enroll themselves on National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) portal ( before applying for apprenticeship training. Candidates who have already undergone apprenticeship training in any institute/organisation are not eligible and only those who have passed out in 2018 or later can only apply. A certificate in this regard may be furnished. It may be explicitly understood that subsequent to the training period, DRDO shall not offer any employment in the organisation. For details, please log on to “What’s new” at For any queries, applicants may contact on 011-23902523 Last date to apply: 15/10/2020