To commemorate the birth centenary year (2000) of dr. Shyama prasad mukherjee, who was the first vice-president of csir in the independent india, csir has instituted a special fellowship, namely, “dr. Shyama prasad mukherjee (spm) fellowship” open to toppers of csir-ugc jrf (net) awardees and few other selective categories.
To nurture the budding scientific talent and to nourish the objective of pursuit of scientific research.
Pursuing ph.d programme with a special fellowship in csir labs/other specialized r & d institutions/universities.
Nature of fellowship:
Stipend : rs.20000/- + hra per month during the first two years of the fellowship and a contingency grant of rs.70000/- p.a. May be raised to rs.24000/- + hra per month from third year onwards on the basis of review/satisfactory progress. May be reverted to jrf (net), if performance is not found satisfactory.
Duration: initially for 2 years. Extendable as per normal rules for csir jrf (net) programmes; maximum up to 5 years.