Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme

The University Grants Commission invites applications for the award of fellowship for the year 2010-11 under RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP SCHEME (RGNFS) for the benefit of SC/ST candidates for the consideration to select the candidates for award of fellowship belonging to SC/ST category under the scheme. The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates for the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engg. & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities and Colleges. There are 2000 slots for scheduled caste and 667 slots for scheduled tribe every year for all subjects. 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped candidates belonging to SC/ST categories as per Govt. of India norms. The objectives of this award is to provide fellowship in the form of financial assistance to students belonging to SC/ST to pursue studies leading to M. Phil/ Ph. D degree (full time) in Sciences, Engg. and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidates should have a Post Graduate degree in the concerned subject & registered for M.Phil/Ph.D in recognized University/Institute/College. The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the RGNF scheme. Before expiry of this period, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by the Committee of three members comprising of Head of the Department, Supervisor and one outside expert to be constituted by the concerned Department of the University/Institution/College. If the research work is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended further for a period of three years under the enhanced emoluments of the Rajiv Gandhi National Senior Research Fellowship (RGNSRF). The recommendations of the Committee shall be submitted to the UGC for upgradation to the level of RGNSRF.

Fellowship in Science Humanities and Social Science

@ Rs. 12000/- p.m. for initial two years
@ Rs. 14000/- p.m. for remaining tenure



Fellowship in Engg. & Technology

@ Rs. 14000/- p.m. for initial two years
@ Rs. 15000/- p.m. for remaining tenure



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

Humanities &
Social Sciences
House Rent Allowance As per University/Institution/College rules

Departmental Assistance

@ Rs. 3000/-p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure

All Subjects

Escorts/Reader Assistance

@ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates All Subjects

The applications in the prescribed format attached may be sent to Mr. JOGINDER, DEPUTY SECRETARY, (SA-III), UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG, NEW DELHI-110002 duly forwarded by the Registrar/Director/Principal and competent authority of the Universities/Institutions/Colleges where the fellow desires to undertake research work latest by 20th March, 2011 (non-extendable). The candidates may also go through UGC website www.ugc.ac.in for detailed terms and conditions also. The selection will be made by an Expert Committee on the basis of merit. The ecision of the Commission in this regard shall be final. Direct and incomplete applications will not be entertained. “The application form received from the candidates who will not be selected for fellowship will be destroyed after six months of the selection made in that respective year under the scheme. Henceforth, such application form cannot be called for after destroying.”

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