UGC Scholarships and Fellowships for SC & ST students for the academic year of 2013-2014

HTCampus Expert updated on : 01 Feb 2016

Eligibility criteria to crack the scholarship under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST.

UGC fellowship for SC/ST

University Grants Commission (UGC) invites applications for 2000 fellowships for SC candidates and 667 fellowships for ST candidates for the year 2013-14.

This scheme is 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 M.Phil/Ph.D degree. This fellowship is applicable only to SC/ST candidates who are not availing of the benefit to JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.

Selection will be based on merit basis. Applications submitted only through online mode shall be entertained and no application submitted in hard copy shall be entertained or considered for award of fellowship under any circumstances whatsoever.

Eligibility Criteria for UGC Fellowship for SC/ST

• 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./Ph.D 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 joining only.

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The 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 Ph.D 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.

Source: Prashant Kumar, HT Campus Specialist

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