(Scholarship) UGC: Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for SC/ST candidates


(Scholarship) UGC: Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for SC/ST candidates


  • SC/ST Candidates who have passed the Post Graduate examination in concerned subject and who desire to pursue research without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.
  • 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

Scheme Details:

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.

Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering &
@Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years
@Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure
Contingency A @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Contingency B @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Sciences, Engg.
& Technology
Departmental Assistance @Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host
institution for providing infrastructure
For all
Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates
For all
HRA As per rules of the University/ Institutions For all

How to Apply:

Applications are invited in the prescribed format once in a year through advertisement in leading newspapers and Employment News. The same is also uploaded in the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in The selection is made on the basis of merit and as per the procedure of the Commission.

Applications received will be scrutinized, and short listed by the Commission.

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