National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI) invites applications for Doctoral Fellowships in Rural Studies

Hyderabad: National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI), Hyderabad, under the Ministry of HRD, has invited applications from eligible candidates for NCRI Doctoral Fellowships for pursuing PhD in Rural Studies including (i) Rural Communication (ii) Rural Management, (iii) Rural Social Work (iv) Rural Sociology, (v) Rural Tourism, (iv) Rural Entrepreneurship, (v) Rural Education and any other area involving substantial rural field engagement.

The selected fellows will be awarded fellowship @ Rs 16,000/- per month and contingency grant @ Rs 15, 000/- per annum.


Eligibility: The candidates must have confirmed PhD registration (Research Degree Committee (RDC) approved) at any of the institutions mentioned at 1.1 above on the last date of application (refer the notification). Minimum 55% in Post-Graduation or equivalent grades in any relevant discipline. Five percent (5%) relaxation of marks will be given to the SC/ST/PWD candidates; NET/SLET/MPhil from a recognized university or the candidates who are registered after qualifying Research Entrance Test (RET) conducted by a university; The scholar should not be more than 40 years of age on the last date of application. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC/ Women candidates; Candidates who have already availed of UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/Rajiv Gandhi Doctoral Fellowship (RGDF)/ Maulana Azad Doctoral Fellowship (MADF) are not eligible to apply.

Duration and Value: NCRI Doctoral Fellowship is a full time research work. The duration of the fellowship is strictly for three years. The value of the fellowship is Rs16, 000 pm and contingency grant is Rs15,000/ pa.

How to Apply:  The closing date for submission of application is 25 January 2017. The guidelines and application forms are available on .

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should visit official website of National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI), Hyderabad.  

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