DESIDOC – DRDO Apprenticeship Recruitment 2024: Notification Out [30 Posts]

DESIDOC – DRDO Apprenticeship Recruitment 2024: Opportunity for Apprenticeship 

The prestigious Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), nestled in the heart of Delhi at Metcalfe House, and operating under the esteemed umbrella of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), is delighted to announce its annual apprenticeship program for the fiscal year 2024-2025. This initiative, aligned with the Apprentices Act of 1961, aims to foster skilled professionals through a comprehensive one-year apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship Disciplines and Stipends

We invite dynamic candidates to embark on this enriching journey in the following specialized fields:

S. No Discipline Essential Qualification
1 Library & Information Science Graduates with a Degree in Library & Information Science (One year) from a recognized University/Institute. Alternatively, candidates with a 12th grade education followed by a Diploma in Library Science (Three Years) are also eligible.
2 Computer Science Candidates holding a Diploma in Computer Science from recognized institutions.

*Note: The number of apprenticeship positions is subject to change based on the organization’s requirements.

Apprenticeship Stipends

We invite dynamic candidates to embark on this enriching journey in the following specialized fields:

S. No Discipline Stipend Rate (Per month)
1 Library & Information Science Rs. 9000/- for Graduates, Rs. 8000/- for Diploma holders
2 Computer Science Rs. 8000/-

Application Process

Aspiring apprentices are encouraged to follow these steps:

  1. Download the application form from the DRDO’s official portal ( under the ‘What’s New’ section.
  2. Complete the application and send it to the Director of DESIDOC at Metcalfe House, Delhi-110054.
  3. Applicants under reserved categories must provide certificates in the central government’s specified format to avail reservation benefits.

Eligibility and Selection

Candidates up to 28 years of age are eligible, with age relaxation applicable for SC/ST/OBC candidates. Selection will be based on merit through written tests or interviews. It’s imperative for candidates to register on the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) portal before applying.

Important Notes

  • The application deadline is 21 days from the date of the advertisement on the DRDO website.
  • Applicants who have previously completed an apprenticeship or passed their qualifying exams before 2022 are not eligible.
  • Post-apprenticeship, there is no guarantee of employment within DRDO.
  • No travel or daily allowances will be provided for the selection process.

Download the official notification

FAQ Section

Q1: How can I apply for the DESIDOC apprenticeship program?
A1: Download the application from DRDO’s website, fill it out, and submit it to the Director of DESIDOC.
Q2: What is the age limit for applicants?
A2: The maximum age is 28, with relaxations for reserved categories.
Q3: Will I be employed by DRDO after my apprenticeship?
A3: There is no employment guarantee post-apprenticeship at DRDO.
Q4: Are there any stipends for the apprenticeship?
A4: Yes, stipends range from Rs. 8000 to Rs. 9000 per month, depending on your discipline and qualifications.

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