UGC National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Candidate in India, 2014-2015

Applications are invited for UGC National Fellowship available to candidates who belong to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil. and PhD degrees. The candidate should have passed the postgraduate 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 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 application deadline is 10 February 2015.. The UGC has been implementing the scheme of National Fellowship (NF) Scheme for Other Backward Classes (OBC) as entrusted & funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology. 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. There is a provision of 3% reservation for slots for consideration of award of fellowship to research scholars from disabled category who belongs to OBC category..
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.

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