Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Candidate
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.
The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance:
|Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology||
@Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years
@Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure
@Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
@Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
@Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host
institution for providing infrastructure
|For all disciplines|
Application form can be downloaded from: http://www.ugc.ac.in/rgnfst/registration.aspx
For more details, please visit official website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/rgnfst/