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National Doctoral Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria : Age Below 35 years as on 31st of August of the year of application
Relaxation : 5 years in age limit for SC / ST, physically handicapped and women
Other : The candidate should be in the first year of full-time doctoral programme in one of the host institutions listed in the Annexure.
Fellowship Details :
Number of Fellowships : 50
Duration : 3 years plus an extension upto 1 year
Value : [rupee] 12000 pm
Contingency Grant : [rupee] 25000 pa
Overhead Charges : [rupee] 20000 pa to be paid to the host institution
Disbursement : On yearly basis through host Institution ( where the Fellow is registered ). Before disbursing fellowship grant for next year, AICTE is to receive a Progress Report and Utilisation Certificate from host institution.
Monitoring of Progress : Progress is mentioned by an Expert Committee of AICTE, which, if found unsatisfactory / or candidate fails to complete PhD programme in the specified time of 3+1 years, fellowship will be terminated without assigning any reasons.
Selection Procedure : Short-listed candidates will be called for interview sometime in September / October. Final selection will be made from merit list prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in interview.
Notification & Deadline : July each year. Deadline as per notification
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