(Scholarship) UGC: Junior Research Fellowship in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences


(Scholarship) UGC: Junior Research Fellowship in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences


Target Group: Candidates who have qualified in NET or the UGC-CSIR joint tests. Eligibility:Candidates who have qualified in NET or the UGC-CSIR joint test. However, the selection for the JRF is made by the universities/institutions/colleges.

Scheme Details:

TThe financial Assistance for the scheme is as follows.

Fellowship: @ Rs.12,000/-p.m. for initial two years JRF
@ Rs.14,000/-p.m. for remaining tenure SRF
Contingency A @ Rs.10,000/-p.a. for initial two years Humanities &
@ Rs.20,500/-p.a. for remaining tenure Social Sciences
Contingency B @ Rs.12,000/-p.a. for initial two years Science @ Rs.25,000/-p.a for remaining tenure
Department @ Rs. 3,000/-p.a. per student to the host Assistance institution for providing infrastructure
Escort/Reader @ Rs. 2,000/-p.m. in case of physically Assistance handicapped & blind candidates
HRA as per rule of the concerned institution Or Categorization of cities

The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the JRF scheme. Upon expiry of this period, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by experts. If the research work is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years under the enhanced emoluments of the Senior Research Fellowship (SRF). In case the work for the first two years is not found satisfactory, an additional year will be given to him/her for improvement. However, during this period he/she will be designated as a Junior Research Fellow. In such cases work will be evaluated again 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, will no further provision of extension.

How to Apply:

Only NET/UGC-CSIR joint tests qualified candidates are eligible to apply (for fellowship) under the scheme. The qualified candidates have to apply against the advertisements given by the universities/institutions/colleges recognized under Sec. 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act. The selection is made as per the procedure of respective institutions. Those Universities/Institutes are not recognized under UGC Act. They may be enclosed notification of Govt. of India.

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