Scholarships for SC/ST Students in India – Govt of India Scholarship

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The University Grants Commission is offering research fellowships in the field of Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology, in Indian Universities/Institutions/ Colleges approved under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act. and in Non-Universities/Institutions. The students of India can apply for these fellowships.  The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the RGNF Scheme.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of  Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology, in Indian Universities/Institutions/ Colleges approved under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act. and in Non-Universities/Institutions.
Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees (full-time).
Scholarship Provider: The University Grants Commission, India.
Scholarship can be taken at: 
India

Eligibility: The candidate should belong to SC/ST and should have passed the Post Graduate examination. The candidate must get himself/herself registered for M.Phil./Ph.D at the first available opportunity but not later than within a period of two years from the receipt of award letter. This period is not extendable. However, the actual payment of fellowship will be made with effect from the date of approval of fellowship or date of joining whichever is later.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of India can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes is formulated and funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe and wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology. There are 2000 slots for Scheduled Caste and 667 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects. The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates for the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research. The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to the students belonging to SC/ST to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees (full-time) in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology, in Indian Universities/Institutions/ Colleges approved under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act. and in Non-Universities/Institutions.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the RGNF Scheme.

What does it cover? The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance:
-Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering & Technology: Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years and Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure.
-Contingency A: @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years  and @Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
-Contingency B: @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years and @Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
-Departmental Assistance: @Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure
-Escorts/Reader assistance: @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates
-HRA: As per rules of the University/ Institutions.
-House rent allowance

Selection criteria: The selection will be made on the basis of merit of the candidates.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Annually

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