The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is offering thirty Netaji Subhas-ICAR international fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. The fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral degree in agriculture and allied sciences at the recognized agricultural universities/ institutions in India and abroad. These fellowships are available to both Indian and overseas candidates for a period of three years. The application deadline is June 30, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are available in frontier areas of Agriculture and allied sciences. The identified priority areas are: Crop Sciences, Horticulture, Animal Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Engineering and Fisheries.
Course Level: The NS-ICAR IFs are available for pursuing doctoral degree at the recognized agricultural universities/ institutions in India and abroad.
Scholarship Provider: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Scholarship can be taken at: India and Abroad
-Master’s degree in agriculture/allied sciences with an Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) 6.60 out of 10.0 or 65% marks or equivalent will be the eligibility requirement for the NS-ICAR IFs.
-The fresh candidates should not be more than 35 years of age on the last date prescribed for receipt of applications. The upper age limit for in-service candidates will be 40 years on the last date for receipt of applications.
-The notification for fellowship will contain the detailed eligibility requirements.
-Netaji Subhas- ICAR IF would be available for both, fresh and in-service candidates. However, the fresh candidates should have completed their qualifying degree not more than two years before the specified date in the year of admission. The inservice candidates from India should be employed in the ICAR-AU system.
-The Council will identify and announce the priority areas of research and the list of institutions for admission, one year in advance, for availing the Netaji Subhas- ICAR IFs.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Both Indian and overseas candidates can apply for these fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) invites applications from the Indian as well as overseas nationals having Master’s degree in Agriculture and allied sciences for the “Netaji Subhas – ICAR International Fellowships (NS ICAR IFs)” for the year 2015-16. The NS-ICAR IFs are available for pursuing doctoral degree in agriculture and allied sciences, in the identified priority areas, to the (i) Indian candidates for study abroad in the identified overseas Universities/Institutions having strong research and teaching capabilities and (ii) to overseas candidates for study in the Indian Agricultural Universities (AUs) in the ICAR-Aus system. Thirty fellowships for duration of three years will be available.
Number of award(s): Number of fellowships available every year for a programme leading to PhD degree under this scheme will be thirty (30). The allocation of fellowships between Indian and Overseas candidates will depend upon the availability of good candidates in the identified priority areas.
Duration of award(s): The NS-ICAR IFs are available to Indian candidates as well as overseas candidates for a period of three years.
What does it cover? Amount payable to the International fellowship candidates:
Indian fellows going abroad- US$ 2,000/- per month (Amount not exceeding)- US $ 1,000/- per year (Lump-sum payments towards contingent and preparatory expenses)
Overseas fellows in India- INR 40,000/- per month(Amount not exceeding)- INR 25,000/- per year (Lump-sum payments towards contingent and preparatory expenses)
Bench fee-The institutional bench fee prescribed by the Institute/University where the admission has been sought restricted to 25% of the total amount will be reimbursed by the ICAR, while the remaining 75% has to be borne by the candidate availing International Fellowships.
Selection Criteria: The candidates will be evaluated based on parameters/weighted scale thereby taking into account the relevance of the area of study, the proposed research plan, academic records, achievements and past work experience of the candidate.
How to Apply: Application should be submitted (two hard copies by post and one soft copy on-line).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 30, 2015.