In an effort to increase opportunities for differently abled students to pursue higher studies like M. Phil and PhD, the central government in the FY 2012-2013 launched a Central Sector Scheme called Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF).
The main objective behind this fellowship is to help students with disabilities to pursue research degrees in universities, research institutions and scientific institutes to help them take advantage of job opportunities like lectureship and other in various colleges and universities.
|Sl. No||Subjects where Fellowships are awarded||Amount (in ₹)|
|1||Fellowship in Science Humanities and Social Science (including Arts/Fine Arts)||₹25,000/- per month for initial 2 years (JRF)
₹28,000/- per month for the last 3 years remaining tenure (SRF)
|2||Fellowship in Engineering and Technology||₹25,000/- per month for initial two years (JRF)
₹28,000/- per month for remaining 3 years(SRF)
|3||Contingency for Humanities and Social Science (including Arts/Fine Arts)||₹10,000/- annually for initial 2 years
₹20,500/- annually for remaining duration
|4||Contingency for Science, Engineering & Technology||₹12,000/- per annum for initial 2 years
₹25,000/- per annum for remaining tenure
|5||Departmental assistance (All subjects)||₹3,000/- per annum per student to the host institute for providing infrastructure|
|6||Escort/Reader assistance (All subjects)||₹2,000/- monthly in cases of candidates with physical and visual disabilities|
After 2 years of JRF, if the progress in the research work of the beneficiary student is found satisfactory, his/her tenure is extended for a further period of 3 years as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF). Also, in case of non-satisfactory research work, his/her project can immediately be stopped.
Name of the Course
|Admissibility of JRF and SRF|
|M. Phil||2 years||2 years||NIL|
|M. Phil + PhD||5 years||2 years||Remaining 3 years|
|PhD||5 years||2 years||Remaining 3 years|
Visit UGC website for more details to apply for next year.