The objective of the Fellowship is to provide integrated five year fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students from minority communities, as notified by the Central Government to pursue higher studies such as M. Phil and Ph.D. The Fellowship will cover all Universities/Institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) and section 3 of the UGC Act and will be implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs through UGC for students belonging to the minority communities.
A candidate has to fulfill the following conditions to be eligible for award of this fellowship.
These are integrated five year fellowships for M.Phil & Ph.D subject to academic criteria in force for selection to Ph.D programme. The duration of fellowship is as under:
|Name of the Course||Maximum duration||Admissibility of JRF and SRF|
|M. Phil||2 years||2 Years|
|M.Phil + Ph.D||5 years||2 Years, Remaining 3 years (SRF)|
The rate of fellowship for JRF and SRF will be at par with the UGC fellowship as amended from time to time. Presently these rates are as follows:
|Fellowship||@Rs.25,000/- p.m. for initial two years (JRF)
@ Rs.28,000/- p.m. for remaining tenure (SRF)
|Contingency for Arts & Commerce||@Rs.10, 000/- p.a. for initial two years.
@ Rs.20, 500/- p.a. for remaining three years
|Contingency for Sciences & Engineering||@ Rs.12, 000/- p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs.25, 000/- p.a. for remaining three years
|Departmental assistance||@Rs.3,000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure|
|Escorts/Reader Assistance||@ Rs.2,000/- p.m. in cases of physically and visually challenged candidates
Source: University Grants Commission
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