Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidate


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 objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students belonging to SC/ST to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology. Target Group: SC/ST Candidates who have passed the Post Graduate examination in concerned subject and who desire to pursue research without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.


Eligibility: The candidate should belong to SC/ST and should have passed the Post Graduate examination. The selection will be made based on 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 approval of fellowship or date of joining whichever is later


Selection process: Students will be selected by the Expert Committee on the basis of merit. The decision of the Commission in this regard shall be final. Direct & incomplete applications will not be entertained. Online Application Dates: 30th July 2011to August 30, 2011


Fellowship amount: Science Humanities and Social Science: Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure Engg. & Technology: Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure Contingency A (Humanities & Social Sciences) Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure Contingency B (Sciences, Engg. & Technology) Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure Departmental Assistance (All subjects) Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure Escorts/Reader Assistance (All subjects) Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates