UGC – RGNF Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for 2067 SC/ST Candidates 2012-13

PG – Post Graduate - M.Phil/Ph.D -  University Grants Commission – New Delhi
University Grants Commission
UGC – RGNF Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for 2067 SC/ST Candidates 2012-13
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi-110 002
About the Fellowships:
 invites applications for the award of 2000 fellowships for SC candidates and 667 fellowships for ST candidates for the year 2012-13 respectively under Rajiv Gandhi National  Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates to undertake advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engineering  & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian universities & colleges for pursuing full time  studies leading to M.Phil/Ph.D degree. This fellowship would be available only to those SC/ST  candidates who are not availing themselves of the benefit of JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.
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 Criteria : 
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 approval of fellowship or date of joining whichever is later.
The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance :
Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & TechnologyRs.16000/-p.m. for initial 2 yrs & Rs.18000/-p.m. fr remaining tenureRGNJRF
Contingency ARs.10000/-p.a. for initial 2 yrs & Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenureHumanities & SS
Contingency BRs.12000/-p.a. for initial 2 yrs & Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenureSciences, Engg./Tech
Departmental AssistanceRs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for infrastructureAll Disciplines
Escorts/Reader assistanceRs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of PH & blind candidatesAll Disciplines
HRAAs per rules of the University/ InstitutionsAll Disciplines
Medical facilities : No separate/fixed medical assistance is provided. However, the Fellow may avail of the medical facilities available in the University/Institution/College.
How to Apply : 
Candidates need to apply ONLINE at :
Note : Record of the candidates, who have not been selected, shall not be preserved beyond three months from the date of declaration of results, which will be notified in the UGC website.
Important key Dates:
Last Date : 26th December 2012
For further details and to Apply ONLINE :

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