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Postgraduate admissions with MHRD scholarship India

Postgraduate admissions with MHRD scholarship

A candidate is eligible for Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Scholarship/ Assistantship in Engineering /Technology /Architecture /Pharmacy /Sciences at engineering colleges/institutes in the country only if she/he qualifies in GATE. To avail the scholarship, additionally, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. GATE qualification by itself does not guarantee admission. GATE qualified candidates in Engineering disciplines are also eligible for the award of the Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories. Some government organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist/Engineer.

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  • As per the directives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to postgraduate programmes (Master and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship. The GATE performance of the candidate will be considered for admission. If the candidate is to be selected through interview for postgraduate programmes, minimum 70% weightage is to be given to the GATE performance. The remaining weightage (30% maximum) can be given to the marks obtained by the candidate in her/his qualifying examination or interview. Candidates opting for a general paper (XE or XL) should be further examined (by interview/written test) by the admitting institution. In such cases also the weightage for GATE score should not be less than 70%. The admitting institution will prescribe minimum passing percentage of marks in the interview. Some colleges/institutes specify GATE as the mandatory qualification even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

  • Candidates are advised to seek details about admission procedures and availability of MHRD scholarship/assistantship from the concerned institution. GATE offices will not entertain any enquiry about admission and award of scholarship/assistantship.

  • While qualifying in GATE is essential for all candidates seeking admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the management of the postgraduate scholarship/assistantship is the responsibility of the admitting institution. The GATE committee has no role in the award or disbursement of scholarship/assistantship. Similarly, reservation of seats under different categories is as per the policies and norms prevailing at the admitting institution and Government of India rules.

  • According to MHRD rules, the award of postgraduate scholarship/assistantship to GATE qualified candidates is for a maximum period of 24 months for Masters degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy.

  • Every qualified candidate will receive an original GATE scorecard valid for two years. Additional scorecards (up to a maximum of two) will be issued only once on request and on payment of Rs 300 per card. Such requests should reach the Organizing Chairman, GATE 2008, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560012 before August 31, 2008 together with a bank draft for the amount mentioned as above in favour of Chairman GATE, IISc Bangalore, payable at Bangalore. These cards will be labelled as Additional Scorecard -1 and Additional Scorecard – 2. However, if the candidate changes her/his admitting institution, she/he is required to clarify the matters related to her/his admission and scholarship/assistantship with the new institution.

  • At present, students in the Integrated Masters Degree and Dual Degree programmes in Engineering/Technology are eligible to appear in GATE 2008 in order to qualify for the postgraduate scholarship in their own institutions only. They are not eligible for admission to a fresh M.E/M.Tech. programme.

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  1. Tanuj Dhar says:

    Sir, I have qualified GATE 2009. I want to join in Ph.D. at Assam University, Silchar, Assam. Please provide me the details how to obtain MHRD fellowship ?

  2. raju says:

    sir, i am gate qualifeid in 2007, i get only I year stipund, but not get II year. when they are sanctioned . plz tell me.
    thanking u sir

  3. ashok pandit says:

    sir i got GATE socre of 83.13% plz suggest how to get addmission in IIT in M Tech Or M.pharma in good colleges .my field is pharmaceutical science.my contact no is 9708184791

  4. akhilesh dixit says:

    i have qualified GATE 2008 exam.now i have taken admission in BITS_Pilani goa campus.plz tell me what is the procedure for geting gate scholarship

  5. Azhar says:

    I need scholarship to conduct a research for PhD degree in biomass processing to generate heat and or electricity. I apply at Tezpur University. Does MHRD help me ? I am not Indian citizen.

  6. Ekia Chris says:

    Looking for a postgraduate scholarship from any country in finance related fields. BSc in banking and finance with a GPA of 3.55/4 in 2003 and I 34 years old from Cameroon

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