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Post Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates 2017-18

Deadline: 15-Aug-2016

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AwardRs 38,800 pm to Rs 46,500 pm for 5 years, contingency award Rs 50,000 pa, escorts/reader /assistance Rs 2,000 pm in cases of physically disabled & blind Candidate, HRA
EligibilitySC/ST PhD holders below 50 years of age
CountryIndia
Scholarhip provider contact

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DESCRIPTION

Post Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates from the deprived section of the society and to provide them an opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research in Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.

OBJECTIVE     
      
The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST candidates to undertake postdoctoral research in Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges as indicated below:

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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Unemployed candidates from the deprived section of the society with Ph.D. Degree awarded and aptitude for research.

  1. The candidate must have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit. (Provisional degree certificate may be accepted if degree is not awarded)
  2. Only Ph.D. awarded unemployed candidates will be eligible for the award of Post Doctoral Fellowship.
  3. The upper age limit for male applicants is 50 years as on last date of receipt of online applications and 55 years in the case of female candidates.
  4. The candidates of SC/ST categories having 50% marks at UG level and 55% marks at PG level are eligible to apply under the Scheme.
  5. The candidate must upload the No Objection Certificate from the proposed research place duly forwarded by Head of Department and Registrar / Director / Principal in the online application. (Annexure –I).
  6. Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation shall be followed as per government of India norms.

HOW TO APPLY

Application can be done online only.

MORE INFORMATION

NATURE OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHEME:  
   
The number of slots available under the scheme are 100 per year The tenure of the award is two years with no provision for further extension
   
The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:  
   
srno Item Rate of Fellowship
(Pre-revised) 
Rate of Fellowship 
(Revised w. e. f. 01.12.2014)
Tenure 
of Award
1 Fellowship @ Rs. 16,000/- p.m @ Rs. 38,800/- p.m. for first 2 years & 
Rs.46,500/-p.m. from third years onwards.
Five 
Years 
2 Contingency @Rs.30,000/-p.a. @Rs.50,000/-p.a. 
3 Departmental 
Assistance
10% of the Post Doctoral Fellowship 
to the host Institution.
*Not applicable. 
4 Escorts/Reader 
/Assistance 
@ Rs. 2,000/- p.m. (fixed) in cases 
of physically disabled & blind 
Candidate. 
@ Rs. 2,000/- p.m. (fixed) in cases of 
physically disabled & blind Candidate. 
5 HRA As per University/Institution rules. As per University/Institution rules.


HRA : Post Doctoral Fellowship provided with accommodation in hostel recognized/ maintained by the institutions may be reimbursed the hostel fee, excluding mess, electricity, water charges, etc. A certificate to this effect is to be furnished through the Registrar/Director/Principal (Annexure-II). If Post Doctoral Fellow makes his/her own arrangements of accommodation, he/she may be entitled to draw HRA as per categorization of the cities by the Government of India. The Post Doctoral Fellow will submit a certificate for this purpose to the UGC for claiming HRA through the concerned University/Institution/College.

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