(Scholarship) UGC: Junior Research Fellowship in Engineering & Technology


(Scholarship) UGC: Junior Research Fellowship in Engineering & Technology


All Minimum qualifications are a master's degree in engineering/technology/pharmacy, with 55 per cent marks. GATE is not a mandatory condition for getting a research fellowship to pursue Ph.D. Candidates need to hold an M.E./M.Tech. degree. The age limit is 40 years as on 1 July of the year of award, extendable by five years for women and SC/ST candidates. A total of 22.5 per cent of the fellowships are reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST who fulfil the requisite qualifications laid down for the award. In case of non-availability of SC/ST candidates, these slots will be made available to general candidates.

Scheme Details:

The assistance available under the scheme is:

Fellowship: @ Rs. 14,000/- p.m. for the initial two years
@ Rs.15,000/- for the remaining period
Contingency @ Rs.12,000/- p.a. for the initial two years
@Rs.25,000/- p.a. for the remaining period
Department @ Rs. 3,000/- p.a. per students to the host institute
for providing, infrastructure to the researcher
Escort @Rs.2,000/- p.m. in cases of physically
handicapped and blind candidates
HRA as per rule of the concerned institution

The tenure of fellowship is initially for a period of two years as a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). After expiry of two years the work of fellow will be evaluated by experts and if foundsatisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years with enhanced emoluments as a Senior Research Fellowship (SRF). In case the work of fellow for the first two years is not found satisfactory, one more year will be given to him/her for improvement, but during this period he/she will be designated as a Junior Research Fellow. In such cases work will again be evaluated after three years, and if improvement is found, the fellow will get two more years under the SRF. Thus, the total period of fellowship (JRF and SRF) is five years, which is non-extendable. The awardee can avail research fellowship for the full tenure of the fellowship or up to the date of award of the Ph.D. degree, whichever is earlier.

How to Apply:

Applications are invited in the prescribed format once in a year through advertisement in leading newspapers and the AIU Newsletter for the award of research fellowship in engineering and technology for pursuing research leading to Ph.D. Selection will be made on the basis of merit, and and candidates will be interviewed by an expert committee appointed by the Commission.

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Courtesy: UGC