University Grants Commission (UGC) has invited applications for the award of 2000 fellowships for SC candidates and 667 fellowships for ST candidates for the year 2012-13 respectively under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates to undertake advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian universities & colleges for pursuing full time studies leading to MPhil / PhD degree. This fellowship would be available only to those SC / ST candidates who are not availing themselves of the benefit of JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.

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 MPhil / PhD at the first available opportunity but not later than within a period of two years from the receipt of award letter.

Existing emoluments of the RGNSRF are as follows:

(i) Fellowship in Science, Humanities and Social Science: @ Rs 12000/- pm for initial two years - JRF; @ Rs 14000/- pm for remaining tenure - SRF

(ii) Fellowship in Engineering and Technology: @ Rs 14000/- pm for initial two years - JRF; @ Rs 15000/- pm for remaining tenure - SRF

(iii) Contingency A: @ Rs 10000/- p.a. for initial two years; @ Rs 20500/- p.a. for remaining tenure - Humanities and Social Sciences

(iv) Contingency B: @ Rs 12000/- p.a. for initial two years; @ Rs 25000/- p.a. for remaining tenure - Sciences, Engineering and Technology

(v) House Rent allowance: as per university / institution / colleges rules

(vi) Departmental Assistance: @ Rs 3000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure - All subjects

(vii) Escorts / Reader Assistance: @ Rs 2000/- pm in cases of physically handicapped and blind candidates All subjects

Applications in the prescribed format may be submitted only through on-line mode latest by 1 (One ) month’s time from the date of publication of the advertisement (non-extendable) i.e. 26th December 2012

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