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AICTE Announces Hike in Fellowship Amount for PhD Scholars

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New Delhi: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the regulator for technical education in India, has increased the fellowship amount for PhD Scholars under National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF) Scheme.

The Fellowship amount has been increased from Rs. 28,000/- month to Rs. 31,000/- month for the first two years followed by Rs. 35,000/- month for the third year. HRA will be provided at the revised rate of 8%, 16% and 24% as per the Government of India norms as applicable in the city / location where the Research Fellow is pursuing their research.

In a press statement AICTE informed that the revised rates are applicable from 01 January 2019.

AICTE has launched National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF) Scheme from 2018- 19 to promote research culture in the country. The fellowship is granted to research scholars admitted in AY 2018-19 to Ph.D program under NDF in the 28 chosen institutes. Research centers are now increased to 37 for the academic year 2019-20.

This step to increase fellowship by AICTE will pave milestones in promoting research culture in the country.

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