UGC Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women Candidates to pursue Research

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UGC Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women Candidates to pursue Research

Main purpose of the fellowship is to help unemployed women candidates pursue advanced studies in the field of research, science, engineering and technology, humanities and social sciences in Indian universities and colleges recognized by the government under Section 2 (f) and section 12(B)of the UGC Act 1956.


·         Women who have a doctorate degree but are not employed.

·         Age criteria-Candidates must be not more than 55 years of age as on July 1 of the year of application. In case of SC, ST, OBC, and differently-abled, the age limit is 60 years.

·         Applicants in the general category must have a minimum score of 55% at the UG level and 60% at the PG level.

·         However, for SC, ST, OBC, and differently-abled candidates, the minimum requirement is 50% at the UG level and 55% at the PG level.

·         A total of 100 seats are available under the post doctorate fellowship.

Fellowship for fresh candidates
Rs.38,800 per month
Fellowship for experienced researchers
Rs.46,500 per month
Fellowship for others
Rs.18,000 per month (for first 2 years)
Rs.20,000 from the third year
Contingency Allowance
Rs.50,000 for five years
Departmental assistance
10% of the Post Doctoral Fellowship to the host institution
Escort/Reader assistance
Rs.2,000 for physically and visually-challenged candidates
Duration: 5 years


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