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.
There are 1333 slots for Scheduled Caste and 667 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects.
The candidate should belong to SC/ST and should have passed the Post Graduate examination. 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.
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNFS) :
a) Fellowship @Rs.8000/-p.m. for initial two years @Rs.9000/-p.m. for remaining tenur.
b) Rajiv Gandhi National Junior Research Fellowship RGNJRF
RGNJRF - Contingency A @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years @Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure.
c) Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Humanities Social Sciences Contingency
B @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years @Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenur.
d) Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Sciences, Engg. Technology Departmental Assistance
@Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructur.
e) Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically handicapped blind candidate.
In special cases Rajiv Gandhi National Junior Research Fellow may be allowed leave without fellowship by the Commission upto one academic year during the entire tenure of the award for accepting teaching assignments on a temporary basis, provided the assignment is in the same city/town. In other cases, leave without fellowship will be restricted to a period not exceeding three months during the tenure of the award on the recommendations of the supervisor and the institution.
Applications are invited in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) 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.
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