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Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships for SC/ST Students in India, 2014-2015

 

 



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Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil. and PhD at Indian Universities/Institutions/ Colleges approved under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act. and in Non-Universities/Institutions.
Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility: The candidate should belong to SC/ST and should have passed the Post Graduate examination. The selection will be made on the basis of merit of the candidates. The candidate must get himself/herself registered for M.Phil./PhD at the first available opportunity but not later than within a period of two years from the receipt of award letter. This period is not extendable. However, the actual payment of fellowship will be made with effect from the date of approval of fellowship or date of joining whichever is later.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of India (SC/ST) can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: Rajiv Gandhi National FellowshipThe Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes is formulated and funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe and wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil. and PhD degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology. There are 1333 slots for Scheduled Caste and 667 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects. 3% fellowships are reserved for the Physically Handicapped SC/ST candidates as per provision laid down by the Govt. of India.

Number of award(s): There are 1333 slots for Scheduled Caste and 667 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects. 3% fellowships are reserved for the Physically Handicapped SC/ST candidates as per provision laid down by the Govt. of India.

Duration of award(s): The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the RGNF Scheme. 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). In case the work for the first two years is not found satisfactory, an additional year will be given to him/her for improvement. However, during this period he/she will be designated as Rajiv Gandhi National Junior Research Fellow. In such cases work will be evaluated again before third year of the tenure, and if improvement is found, the Fellow will get two more years under the RGNSRF. Thus, the total period of fellowship (RGNJRF and RGNSRF) is for five years, with no further provision of extension.

What does it cover? The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance:


-Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering & Technology: Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years and Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure.
-Contingency A: @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years and @Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
-Contingency B: @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years and @Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
-Departmental Assistance: @Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure
-Escorts/Reader assistance: @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates
-HRA: As per rules of the University/ Institutions.
-House rent allowance: Suitable single-seated hostel accommodation may be provided to RGNJRF candidate in the University/Institution/College. In case of non-availability, HRA as per rules of the university/ institution/ college will be paid to the Fellow subject to the submission of an HRA certificate through the Registrar/Director/Principal. Rajiv Gandhi National Junior Research Fellow provided with accommodation in a hostel recognized/maintained by the institutions may be reimbursed the hostel fee, excluding mess, electricity, water charges, etc.

Selection Criteria: The selection will be made on the basis of merit of the candidates.

Online Application: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline is 25th August 2014.

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