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The UGC has initiated a Scheme of Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women candidates to those
women candidates, who are unemployed holding Ph. Degree in their respective subject areas with
an aim to accelerate the talented instincts of the women candidates to carry out the advanced
studies and research.
The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity to carry out the advanced studies and
research in science, engineering and technology, humanities and social sciences in Indian
Universities and Colleges recognized under Section 2 (f) and fit to receive assistance under
section 12(B)of the UGC Act 1956/Institutes of National Importance established by the Central/State Government.
The candidate should not be more than 55 years of age as on 1st July of the year of application.The total duration of the fellowship is five years. There shall be reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Physically Handicapped candidates as per provision of the constitution and instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time. 55% marks at UG level and 60% of marks at PG level in case of general/open category, while for reserved category candidates, those will be 50% at UG level and 55% at PG level respectively. Age up to 55 years for the candidates belonging to general/open category and that will be 60 years for reserved category or minority community. Only Ph.D awarded unemployed candidates will be eligible for theaward of Post Doctoral Fellowship.
Eligibility: The candidate must have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit In case of general/open category, 55% marks at UG level and 60% of marks at PG level. For reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PH) candidates, 50% at UG level and 55% at PG level. The upper age limit for applicants is 55 years for the candidates belonging to general/open category and 60 years for SC/ST/OBC/PH/Minority communities, as on 1st July on the year of application.
Application are invited through on line mode once in a year through advertisement in leading newspapers & employment news. Short notification is also uploaded in the UGC website.
The online applications received will be scrutinized by the screening committee. Later, the short listed candidates will be called to appear before the selection committee, constituted by the Commission. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the interview to the candidates. The decision of the Commission will be final. The award is subject to UGC guidelines and will be effective from the actual date of joining in the University/Institution. The last date for joining the award is on month from the date of issue of this letter, failing which the award will be treated as cancelled. The Commission reserves the right to withdraw/cancel the award without assigning any reason.
It may be noted that the fellowship amount shall be disbursed through Canara Bank to the bank account of the awardee, (any bank) directly. The list of designated branches of Canara Bank is available on the UGC portal www.ugc.ac.in.
The detailed breakup of the amount of fellowship/Contingency/Departmental Assistance is given in Annexure-I.
The awardee is required to approach the designated branch along with a Copy of the Award Letter and Joining Report with photograph, address and contact number in the prescribed proforma Annexure-II
The awardee is also required to submit the following documents to the designated branch of the Canara Bank at the stipulated period interval:
1. At the end of every three months a 'Continuation Certificate' in the prescribed proforma. Annexure-III . This will make the awardee eligible to draw the fellowship for the next three months.
2. After completion of one year of the award of fellowship, the concerned fellow/awardee shall submit and present its Progress Report in the proforma prescribed by the UGC as given in Annexure-IV .
3. The Fellow/awardee shall also submit and present accounts of contingency grants in the proforma prescribed by the UGC as given in Annexure-V .
4. Fellow/awardee shall submit and present its HRA Certificate in the prescribed proforma Annexure-VI .
5. Escorts & Reader's Assistance, Departmental Assistance is given in Annexure-VII . It may be noted that UGC has proposed to link "AADHAAR" with student’s bank accounts numbers so that there can be direct cash transfer and effective disbursal of scholarship into the bank account of the student.
In this regard Secretary, UGC has already requested to universities for helping the students for Aadhaar Enrolment vide his D.O. letter No.F.14-34/2011(CPP-I) dated 11-01-2013. Please note that the award is liable to be cancelled and it will also attract legal action against the awardee in the following cases:
i)If the awardee is found to be ineligible to receive the award, at any point of time during the entire duration of the fellowship
ii)Misconduct of Awardee
iii)Unsatisfactory progress of research work of the awardee
iv)Any other fellowship is drawn from other source(s).
v)Concealment of facts and on any other ground of misconduct. In order to provide easy accessibility, all the details of the scheme, its requirements, all the prescribed proforma for submission of the documents along with the details of the designated branches of Canara Bank are available on the UGC portal www.ugc.ac.in/pdfw