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Fellowship schemes at a glance for MPhil/PhD and Post Doctoral candidates

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New Delhi:  The University Grant Commission (UGC) provides financial assistance to selected and eligible candidates pursuing MPhil/PhD on regular basis in the various subjects of Humanities, Social Science, Sciences and Engineering & Technology under the doctoral and post-doctoral schemes. The most popular fellowships granted under the doctoral fellowship scheme is Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey yesterday (29 November 2016) in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question informed that the Government has been emphasizing the need for promoting research that is socially relevant and is of use to the end users. For this purpose, two schemes, namely Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) and Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY) have been launched.

IMPRINT focuses research in higher educational institutions wherein the cost of the project is met to the extent of 50% by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the remaining 50% by the participating Ministry/Department. UAY promotes industry sponsored, outcome-oriented research projects. The project cost under UAY is met to the extent of 50% by the MHRD and 25% each by the Industry and the participating Ministry/Department. Dr  Pandey also informed the following fellowship schemes are available to candidates who are pursuing MPhil/PhD and Post-Doctoral programmes.

Here, find list of key fellowship schemes available for doctoral scholars:

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences

 Basic Science Research (BSR) Fellowship

 Swami Vivekananda for Single Girl Child fellowship for Research

 Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC candidates

 National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students

 National Fellowship for Students of Other Backward Classes (OBC)

 Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students

 National Fellowship for Students with Disabilities

List of key fellowship schemes available for post-doctoral candidates

Dr S. Radhakrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities

 Dr D.S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship

 Post Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST

 Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women

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