Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Candidate

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Candidate

Scholarship Details

The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for 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 667 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects.


The candidate should belong to 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 approval of fellowship or date of joining whichever is later.

Scholarship Amount

The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance:  
¨C14C ¨C15C

Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology @Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years
@Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure
Contingency A @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Contingency B @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Sciences, Engg.
& Technology
Departmental Assistance @Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host
institution for providing infrastructure
For all disciplines



Application Procedure

Application form can be downloaded from: http://www.ugc.ac.in/rgnfst/registration.aspx

Last Date

Contact Details

For more details, please visit official website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/rgnfst/

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