Rajiv Gandhi NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP SCHEME 2009 for SC/ST RGNFS 2009:
UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
Bhadur Shah Zafar Marg
NEW DELHI - 110002
The University Grants Commission invites applications for the award of fellowship for the year 2008-09 under RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP SCHEME (RGNFS) for the benefit of SC/ST candidates.
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 & Colleges. There are 1333 slots for scheduled caste and 667 slots for scheduled tribe every year for all subjects. As per criteria fixed by the Expert Committee50% of the fellowship would be awarded to the female candidates.
The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students belonging to SC/ST to pursue higher studies leading to M. Phil and Ph.D degree (full time) in Sciences, Engg. & 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 a 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/Institutions/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 recommendation 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 - JRF
@ Rs. 14000/- p.m. for remaining tenure - SRF
Fellowship in Engg. & Technology
@ Rs. 14000/- p.m. for initial two years - JRF
@ Rs. 15000/- p.m. for remaining tenure - SRF
@ Rs. 10000/- p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs. 20500/- p.a. for remaining tenure
Humanities & Social Sciences
@ Rs. 12000/- p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs. 25000/- p.a. for remaining tenure
Sciences, Engg. & Technology
@ Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure
@ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates
The applications in the prescribed format given below, may be sent to the UNDER SECRETARY, (SA-III), UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG, NEW DELHI-110002 duly forwarded by the Registrar / Director / Principal of the Universities / Institutions / Colleges where the fellow desires to undertake research work within one month from the date of issue of advertisement (non-extendable) (published date 13 December 2008). Application forwarded by the HOD alone would be treated as incomplete.
The selection will be made by an Expert Committee on the basis of merit. The decision of the Commission in this regard shall be final. Direct & incomplete applications will not be entertained.
"The application form received from the candidates who have not been selected for fellowship may be destroyed after six on this of the selection made in that respective year under the scheme. Henceforth, such application form could not be called for after destroying."