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

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): The studentships 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 opportunities are available to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees (full-time).
Scholarship Provider: The University Grants Commission, India.
Award can be taken at: 
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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.

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

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.

Application Deadline: Annually

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15 comments

  1. sargam says:

    Hi Bhagyashree,
    Thanks for your email.

    I am sorry we don’t provide free scholarships.We are scholarships announcing board and help student finding out The grants.
    Plz don’t ask silly question again.

  2. Bhagyashree Pratap says:

    i am bhagyashree
    i am graduate student and i wann to take admission for post graduate
    my family background is not good
    i belongs to SC category
    and i am from pune
    right now i dont have money 4 any admission plz help me. and tell me abt scholarship and wht should i do?

  3. shrawan reddy says:

    i am shrawan kumar reddy pusuing m.sc. (stat) 3rd sem
    i want to do phd in the same please tell me about scholorships for the same course for sc candidate.
    i am sc candidate from gopalganj district bihar

  4. Alemseged Mesfin says:

    I am a Pharmacist serving in Ethiopia at St.paulos’ Hospital for two years.learned Bsc of Pharmacy at School of Pharmacy Addis ababa Univesity.I am very in need of a scholarship from abroad for carryin on my study(Msc).

  5. sonal kumar shinde says:

    sir im an 1st yr B.E student ibalong to sheduled caste pls tell about schlorships to sc categories stu”s offer more schlarships schemes
    to sc candidates bacause we need it

  6. Binoy kr. Bepary says:

    I am Binoy from Bangladeash, M.S in Vet. Surgery’2004, now appoint a private job, so can I apply for your any university scholership, thanks

  7. JAYANT KUMAR says:

    I am Jayant Kumar student of M.Phil in Anthropology at Mahatama Gandhi Antrastrriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya. My Birth place Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. I want to benefit that scholarship scheme.
    i am SC candidate.
    I thank you.
    you can communicate using my e-mail.

  8. belay aga says:

    I am BELAY AGA from ETHIOPIA , I have born in DR/CONGO i have achieved first degree in technology faculty in mechanical engineering so please i want to benefit that scholarship that you are offering but is it posible to give me it in mechanical engineering and related fields?
    thank you.
    belay

  9. Iam a Ugandan holding a Bsc.Ed(hons) mathematics & physics, and Msc.Statistics (Bio-Statistics) both from Makerere University. I’m seeking financial help to start a Ph.D in a statistical related course in any university of your choice.
    I thank you.
    you can communicate using my e-mail.

  10. NDAYISHIMIYE says:

    I am Ndayishimiye jean paul from Rwanda, I have born in DR/CONGO i am living in rwanda since 2000 years i have achieved first degree in law faculty so please i want to benefit that scholarship that you offering but is it posible to gime it in law faculty? or in public diplomacy?or internatiponal Relation? thank you.

  11. NDAYISHIMIYE says:

    I am Ndayishimiye jean paul from Rwanda, I have born in DR/CONGO i am living in rwanda since 2000 yerars i have achieved first degree in law faculty so please i want to benefit that scholarship that you offering but is it posible to gime it in law faculty? or in public diplomacy?or internatiponal Relation? thank you.

  12. ramesh nishani says:

    i need scholorship
    am a post graduate student(MA.english)
    in efl university
    am sheduled cast student i need information about
    sc scholarships

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