AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2018

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About the Program


Last Updated On : 24-05-2018   Posted By : Admin

AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2018 invites applications from PhD applicants. The fellowship is applicable for research scholars who have taken admission in a research institute recognized by AICTE.


  • AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2018
    • Applicant must be a research scholar admitted in a research institute recognized by AICTE.
    • Applicant should have scored a CGPA of 7.5 on the scale of 10 or 75% or above or equivalent at both B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm and M.E/M.Tech/M.Pharm. (For SC/ST/PH applicants CGPA requirement will be 7.0 on the scale of 10 or 70% or above or equivalent).
    • Applicant should have qualified GATE/GPAT during the last 5 years. 
    • Applicant should be less than 30 years of age as on 31st August 2018. 

    Note: Age relaxation of 5 years would be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ST, women and physically challenged category.



    AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2018 provides a monthly stipend of INR 28,000, accommodation allowance (wherever hostel accommodation is not available) and a contingency grant of INR 15000 per anum. 

    • Recent stamp size photograph of the applicant
    • Certificates of the qualifying examination (Bachelor and Master) and other degrees
    • Certificate of age proof
    • Mark lists of all years/semesters of qualifying examination (mark sheets clearly showing total marks obtained out of maximum marks according to semester or year)
    • Teaching experience
    • Certificates of industrial/research experience 
    • Certificates of short-term courses attended.
    • All research publications
    • Any other academic qualifications/awards etc.
    • GATE/GPAT scorecard
    • Community certificate issued by a competent authority for applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC category
    • Physically disabled certificate issued by competent authority (if necessary)
    How can you apply?

    Step 1: Applicant can click here to register as a new user. 
    Step 2: An OTP will be sent to applicant's registered email id for verification.
    Step 3: Login to fill the application form. 
    Step 4: Fill the application formcand pay the application fee online of INR 500 (for general/OBC) and INR 250 (for SC/ST/PH).
    Step 5: Upload the required documents. 
    Step 6: Submit the application form. 

Important Dates
  • The closing of online applications submission: June 10, 2018
  • Display of final list of students eligible for interview: June 14, 2018
  • Interviews at selected academic institutions: June 18, 2018 – July 10, 2018
  • Display of selected candidates and their allotted institutes: July 15, 2018
  • Reporting at the institute by candidates: July 31, 2018
Selection Criteria

The selection procedure involves -

  • Shortlisitng of the candidates by the office of Principal Coordinator and then by the concerned department/institute to which the candidate has applied. 
  • The next round involves the interview to be conducted in the concerned departments at the individual institutions.
  • The final selection of candidates will be made by the National Nodal Centre in consultation with AICTE based on the recommendations of various institutions. 
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Terms and Conditions
  • The final admission of the candidate is subject to the clearance and approval by the Admission Wing (Section) of the concerned institution. 
  • Applications submitted without supporting enclosures will automatically be deemed invalid.
  • Admission is possible only to the institutions and the departments listed in the information brochure.  

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by October, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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