National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students 2020

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EligibilityST students pursuing PhD/MPhil
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About the Program

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India is inviting applications for National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students 2020 from ST students pursuing MPhil/PhD courses. Under this scheme, ST students are given financial assistance to encourage them to pursue higher education. 

Fellowship Details
  • National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must-

    • Have passed the post-graduation examination
    • Be admitted to or registered for a regular full-time MPhil/PhD programme in institutions recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act/ICAR

    To qualify for the Senior Research Fellowship, the applicant must fulfil the prescribed UGC/ICAR norms.


    Under this scheme, ST students are given financial assistance as given below -

    For MPhil

    • Fellowship of INR 25,000 per month 
    • Contingency grant of INR 10,000 per year (for Humanities and Social Sciences) and INR 12,000 per year (for Science, Engineering and Technology)

    For PhD

    • Fellowship of INR 28,000 per month
    • Contingency grant of INR 20,500 per year (for Humanities and Social Sciences) and INR 25,000 per year (for Science, Engineering and Technology)

    Besides this, the fellows will also receive -

    • HRA as per the rules of University/Institutions/Colleges
    • Escorts/Reader Assistance of INR 2,000 per month for physically handicapped and blind students
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the fellowship by following the steps mentioned below:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details. 
    Step 2: Click on the 'Students Registration' button under the New Registration tab.
    Step 3: Fill in all required details and register. 
    Step 4: Once registered, log in to proceed with the application. 
    Step 5: Fill in all required detail and upload all supporting documents. 
    Step 6: Submit the application. 

Important Dates

Application deadline: 20th December 2020

Selection Criteria

Selection of candidates will be made based on the marks obtained in the last passed examination.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The total number of fresh fellowships each year is 750.
  • The fellowship is applicable only from the financial year of selection.
  • The fellowship shall be payable once the student has secured admission and started the research work.

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