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Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students For The Year 2017-18

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Aug-2016
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What is Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students For The Year 2017-18?

The Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students is formulated and funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to one of the Minority Community i.e. Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist, Christian & Jain and are pursuing higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology. 3% fellowships are reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates belonging to Minority Communities as per provision laid down by the Government of India.

The objective of the scheme is to provide integrated five year fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students from minority communities, as notified by the Central Government to pursue higher studies such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. at Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges as indicated below:

  1. Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) & and 12(B) of UGC Act. 
  2. Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC 
  3. Universities/Institutions/College funded by Central/State Government. 
  4. Institutes of National Importance.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

A candidate has to fulfill the following conditions to be eligible for award of this fellowship 

  1. Candidate should belong to one of the minority communities – Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi & Jain notified under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
  2. Candidate should submit the minority community certificate on an actionable and legally valid affidavit, until the State Government/Union Territory administration starts to issue the minority community certificate.
  3. Candidate should be registered for regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D courses in University/Academic Institution by fulfilling conditions of admission of that University/Institution.
  4. The annual income of the beneficiary/parents or guardian of the beneficiary should not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakh from all sources. Candidate should submit his/her income or his/her parent’s/guardian’s income certificate issued by the appropriate Authority.
  5. The candidate should have secured a minimum score of 50% at Post Graduate level.
  6. Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation shall be followed as per Government of India norms.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.

Terms and Conditions

Amount of fellowship
The rate of fellowship for JRF and SRF will be at par with the UGC fellowship as amended from time to time. Presently these rates are as follows     

  1. Fellowship: Rs.25,000/- p.m. for initial two years (JRF) and Rs.28,000/- p.m. for remaining tenure (SRF).
  2. Contingency for Humanities & Social Sciences and Commerce: Rs.10,000/- p.a. for initial two years and Rs.20,500/- p.a. for remaining three years.
  3. Contingency for Science: Rs.12,000/- p.a. for initial two years and Rs.25,000/- p.a. for remaining three years.
  4. Escorts/Reader Assistance: Rs.2,000/- p.m. in cases of physically and visually challenged candidates.

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