Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2012

UGC: A Hike in Research Fellowship

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University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to lift the monthly scholarship amount of research scholars by Rs 3000. With this, the monthly scholarship, which was of Rs 5000 per month, has been enhanced to Rs 8000.

According to Pramod Pandey, the General Secretary of Indian Research Scholar Association (IRSA) said that in the 485th meeting held on 22nd May, has approved the issue of raised fellowship. The agenda at the meeting was to consider enhancement of fellowship to full time MPhil/PhD scholars in Central Universities who are not in receipt of any other fellowship, the Commission approved the enhancement of fellowship as under to full time MPhil/PhD scholars in Central Universities, who are not NET qualified and are not receiving fellowship grant under any other scheme.

Earlier, UGC also announced that that all those research scholars of different institutions who are not getting fellowship under Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF), would be given a monthly fellowship of Rs 5000 which would be payable for a period of Four years. Later, a circular from UGC made some amendments after which the monthly fellowship of Rs 5000 was to be paid only for three years and extendable for one more year, but in few cases.