The central government provides financial assistance to students from Minority Communities who are pursuing their higher studies like M.Phil and PhD through Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students.
This fellowship is formulated and funded by the Ministry of Minority of Minority Affairs.
Students who are from Minority Community like Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Farsi can avail for this fellowship.
There are 756 slots every year for all the subjects. However, 3% of this fellowship is reserved for Differently abled candidates from Minority Community.
The main objective is to provide full integrated five year fellowships to bright young students from the minority communities.
Duration of the fellowship:
|Course Name||Maximum Duration||Acceptability of JRF and SRF|
|M.Phil||2 years||2 years|
|M.Phil + PhD||5 years||2 years, Remaining 3 years (SRF)|
|Fellowship||₹25,000/- per month for JRF (for initial 2 years)
₹28,000/- per month for SRF (for remaining 3 years)
|Contingency for Arts & Commerce||₹10, 000/- annually for initial 2 years
₹.20, 500/- annually for remaining 3 years
|Contingency for Science and Engineering||₹12, 000/- annually for initial 2 years
₹25, 000/- annually for remaining 3 years
|Assistance from Department||₹3,000/- annually per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure|
|Escorts/Readers Assistance||₹2,000/- per month in cases of physically and visually challenged candidates|
The fellowship amount for JRF and SRF will be at par with the UGC fellowship guidelines as amended from time to time.