NCERT Doctoral Scholarship 2013

National Council of Educational Research and Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi – 110 016.

The NCERT has brought out National Curriculum Framework 2005 ( NCF – 2005 ), which has enabled a fresh discourse and new ideas on education in India. With a focus on the child, NCF – 2005 stresses the need for a perspective on how children learn and environments to enable this process within larger concerns of equality and justice in a democratic society.

The document further emphasizes the understanding of curricular and pedagogic practices, and social and cultural factors that influence and mediate these processes in diverse contexts. There is a need to develop a body of knowledge that enhances our understanding of the concerns expressed in NCF – 2005. Towards this end, the NCERT intends to offer fellowships, named as NCERT Doctoral Fellowships, for conducting research at the doctoral level.

Objectives of the NCERT Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2013

  1. To provide opportunities to young scholars to research the field of education from different disciplinary perspectives.
  2. To build the knowledge base of education in the contemporary context.

Scope of the NCERT Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2013

The NCERT Doctoral Fellowships are intended to enable young scholars to pursue doctoral research in education and other related disciplines. Doctoral Fellows can pursue their work in a recognized university / research institution of their choice. The NCERT encourages original thinking in conceptualization of the problem and use of innovative methodology in conduct of the research related to school education.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2013 Reservation of Seats

The statutory provisions for reservation of seats will be applicable to the candidates belonging to different categories.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2013 Eligibility

  1. Good Academic record with at least 60% marks at both Graduate and Post Graduate Levels.
  2. Candidates should not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date of receipt of applications.
  3. Candidates registered for Ph.D. degree in a recognized university / or working toward their Ph.D. registration are eligible to apply.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowship Other Conditions :

  1. The fellowships will be limited to extremely deserving candidates only. If suitable candidates are not available, Council may not select all 10 Fellows.
  2. Candidate applying for Doctoral Fellowship should have either completed pre – doctoral research methodology course or enrolled / selected for such course for appropriate duration as approved by UGC. The fellowship will start after completion of the course and confirmed registration with the University for Ph.D. work.
  3. Each Doctoral Fellow will be required to present a seminar at the end of each semester.
  4. The NCERT Doctoral Fellow will be required to contribute to the RIE teaching program, field research and / or the curriculum development and textbook development programs of NCERT for 30 days in a year. The Fellow will be provided III AC fare for the travel, and accommodation in the RIE hostel.
  5. The Doctoral Fellow will be under obligation to present public lecture on larger issues of public interest relevant to his / her doctoral research work, if so invited. The seminar may be held at RIEs or NCERT headquarter and the fellows will be given the III AC fare for travel for the same.
  6. The candidate will submit with their applications, the CV of the research supervisor which should clearly indicate the research work done by them in the last five years. NCERT reserved the right to advise the candidate to chose a new research supervisor if needed. The candidate may select a supervisor / research guide approved by NCERT. The fellowship of the last three months and contingency of the third year will be released only after receipt of the thesis.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2013 Amount

NCERT Doctoral Fellows will receive a fellowship of Rupee 12,000/- per month ( For Non NET ) and Rupee 16,000/- per month ( in case of NET qualified candidates ) for a maximum period of three years from the date of permanent Ph.D. registration and date of selection in NCERT.

They will also receive a contingency grant of Rupee 10,000/- per annum during this period. The fellowship will commence from the date of joining by the candidate after furnishing the documents of permanent Ph.D. registration in NCERT and will terminate at the end of three years from the date of joining or with the submission of the doctoral thesis whichever is earlier.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2013 Selection Procedure

The procedure for shortlisting of applicants will be designed by NCERT. Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for an interview, which may also include presentation of the proposals. Candidates will be paid second ( sleeper ) class train fare by the shortest route for attending the interview – cum – seminar.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2013 Application Procedure

National Council of Educational Research and Training Application should be made in the prescribed format, which along with the information brochure can be downloaded from the NCERT website or can be obtained by post. Completed application forms should be accompanied by a concept paper of about 1500 words on the theme of the proposed research, which should contain statements about

  1. Rationale and objectives of the study
  2. Conceptual framework
  3. Proposed methodology, and
  4. potential contribution of the study. Attested copies of all mark sheets / certificates and proof of PhD registration ( if already registered ) should also be sent with the application at the following address :
    Division of Educational Research,
    Zakir Husain Block,
    National Council of Educational Research and Training,
    Sri Aurobindo Marg,
    New Delhi – 110 016.

The last date of receiving completed NCERT application is 15th September, 2013.

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