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National Fellowship for Students with Disabilities

Scope of the Scheme

The scheme caters to a total number of 200 slots per year to students with disabilities. The scheme covers all universities/institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Non-Universities/Institutions and is implemented by the UGC itself on the pattern of the scheme of UGC Fellowship being awarded to research students pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D. These fellowships will be available to students with disabilities who are covered under The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

Eligibility

  • Any student with disabilities who is already registered to M.Phil./Ph.D. degree in a University or academic institution by completing the required formalities for admission in that University or academic institution is eligible for the award of Fellowship, subject to provision of the scheme as per the advertisement of UGC.
  • After two years, if the progress in the research works of the awardee is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years as Senior Research Fellowship (SRF). The research work will be assessed by a three member committee set up by the University. The committee will consist of the Supervisor, Head of the Department and one outside expert in the subject. JRF may be terminated in case the progress of the candidate is not found satisfactory by the committee. The SRF shall be sanctioned on year to year basis on the recommendation of the Supervisor of the candidate duly accepted/rejected by the Head of the Department and finally approved by the Vice-Chancellor. The total period of award of JRF and SRF shall not exceed a period of five years.
  • The students with disabilities once considered eligible for the fellowship shall not be entitled to any other benefits from Central or State Government or any other body like UGC offering similar benefit to avoid duplication and increase coverage. Only those doing regular and full time M.Phil./Ph.D. course of a University/Research Institution shall be eligible for the fellowship. Employees of any University/College/Educational Institution/Central/State/UT Government shall be excluded from availing Fellowship, even if they are on Study Leave or EOL to pursue the M.Phil./Ph.D. course.

Duration of Fellowship

Name of the Course Maximum Duration
M.Phil 2 years or submission of dissertation whichever is earlier
Ph.D. 5 years from commencement of Fellowship or till submission of Ph.D. thesis, whichever is earlier
M.Phil + Ph.D. 5 years from commencement of Fellowship or till submission of Ph.D. thesis, whichever is earlier

Financial Assistance

Fellowship  @Rs. 31000/-p.m. for initial two years as JRF
@Rs. 35000/-p.m. for remaining tenure as SRF
Contingency (For Humanities, Social Sciences and Commerce) @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Contingency (For  Sciences and Engineering & Technology) @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Escorts/Reader assistance @Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically    
handicapped & blind candidates.
HRA As per rules of the Government norms 

How to apply

Source: University Grants Commission



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