The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are awarded in the area of Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Unemployed OBC Candidates who have passed the Post Graduate examination in concerned subject and who desire to pursue full
· time research without JRF of UGC
· NET or UGC
· CSIR NET. The candidate should belong to OBC and should have passed the Post Graduate examination and annual income of the beneficiary/parents or guardian of the beneficiary not exceeds Rs. 6.00 lakh per annum from all sources. The candidate who is already registered for M.Phil./Ph.D. will be eligible for the consideration for award of fellowship under cited scheme.
Benefits of the scholarship: -Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology: @Rs.25000/-p.m. for initial two years (JRF) and @Rs.28000/-p.m. for remaining tenure (SRF). -Contingency A: @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years, @Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure (Humanities & Social Sciences) -Contingency B: @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years , @Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure (Sciences, Engg. & Technology) -Departmental Assistance: @Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure (For all disciplines)
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the NF Scheme. The total period of fellowship (NFJRF and NFSRF) is for five years, with no further provision of extension. The fellow doing M.Phil. will be paid fellowship amount up to the period of 02 years or the date of dissertation whichever is earlier. The fellow doing Ph.D. will be paid fellowship amount up to 5 years or the date of viva whichever is earlier. The payment of fellowship for the gap period from M.Phil. to Ph.D. may be made and shall be counted in the total tenure of the fellowship i.e. for five years if the candidates are actually working in the university during the gap period. However the total period of the fellowship shall remain five years. The gap period for the registration in Ph.D. after completion of M.Phil. is one year.
Number of scholarships: There are 300 slots for award of fellowship every year for all the subjects for consideration of application received through on-line submission from research scholar belonging to OBC category.