National Fellowship for OBC Candidate 2018-19

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Last updated on: 19-Dec-2018
EligibilityPostgraduate OBC students
AwardStipend up to INR 28,000 and other benefits

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About the Program

National Fellowship for OBC Candidate 2018-19 is to provide fellowships to other backward class (OBC) students to pursue higher studies leading to MPhil and PhD degrees in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology. There are 300 slots for the fellowship. The aim of the programme is to support unemployed OBC students who wish to pursue full-time research without the JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET. Candidates can get a stipend of up to INR 28,000 per month along with other benefits for a duration of 5 years.

  • National Fellowship for OBC Candidate 2018-19 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, the candidate must:

    • Be an Indian citizen
    • Belong to the OBC category
    • Have an annual family income not more than INR 6 lakhs per annum
    • Be already registered as an MPhil/PhD student in a recognized university in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology courses

    The eligible OBC candidates get the following benefits:

    • The Junior research fellow (JRF) candidates will receive INR 25,000 per month for initial 2 years
    • The Senior research fellow (SRF) candidates will receive INR 28,000 per month for remaining tenure (maximum of 5 years tenure)
    • The JRF students also get contingency grant up to INR 12,000 per annum for initial 2 years
    • The SRF students get contingency grant up to INR 25,000 per annum for the remaining 2 years
    • The scholars will receive other benefits such as HRA, medical and leaves

    Find complete details here.

    • Caste certificate
    • Parent's income certificate
    • Candidate's colour photograph and signature
    • Master degree & mark sheet
    • Declaration/certificate from the Head of Department/Institution
    • Persons with disability (PwD) certificate
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:
    Step 1: Visit the website link here.
    Step 2: Read the instructions and click on 'Proceed For Registration'.
    Step 3: Provide personal details and a registration ID will be generated (which will be helpful for downloading pdf file once the submission is complete).
    Step 4: Provide research work details including subject, research topic, department etc.
    Step 5: Provide other details such as scholarships, present employment etc.
    Step 6: Submit the application.

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on merit in the previous examination.

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Terms and Conditions
  • Suitable single-seated hostel accommodations may be provided to the candidates in the institution.
  • The candidates are entitled to a maximum period of 30 days of leave in a year in addition to public holidays.
  • Candidates are eligible for maternity/paternity as per the Govt. of India norms.
  • The candidates should join within 3 months of the award of the fellowship
  • Fellows can transfer their fellowship with permission of the University and the UGC.

Find more details here.


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