National Council of Educational Research and Training Doctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited for the award of 10 NCERT Doctoral Fellowships in the field of education and other disciplines directly related to education. The fellowships are intended for young aspirants to pursue doctoral work in a recognized university / research institution of their choice. Young scholars from different disciplinary perspectives will be encouraged to research the field of education.

Fellowships will be given in the following priority areas emerging from the concerns expressed in National Curriculum Framework 2005. Broadly, these areas as follows.

  1. Education of the Disadvantaged:
  2. Classroom Processes and Practices:
  3. Curricular Areas:
  4. Education for Peace: and
  5. Psycho-social Development of Children:

Eligibility:

  1. Good Academic record with at least 55% marks at the Master?s degree level.
  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.

Application Procedure:

Application should be made in the prescribed format, which along with the information brochure, can be downloaded from the NCERT Website: http://www.ncert.nic.in or can be obtained by post. Completed applications should be accompanied by a concept paper of about 1500 words on the theme of the proposed research, which should contain statements about (a) rationale and objectives of the study, (b) conceptual framework, (c) proposed methodology, and (d) potential contribution of the study. Proposals involving fresh ideas and innovative methodology will be given preference.

Selection Procedure: Application will be screened and shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for an Interview / Seminar. Candidates will be paid Second (Sleeper) Class Train fare by the shortest route for attending the Interview / Seminar. The statutory provisions for reservation of seats will be available to candidates belonging to different categories.

Available candidates belonging to different categories.

Fellowship Amount: Doctoral Fellows will received fellowship of Rs.8000/- per month (equivalent to JRFs of UGC) and contingency grand of Rs.10, 000/- per annum. The fellowship will commence from the date of award by the NCERT and will be given for a maximum of three years during the period of registration for Ph.D. The fellowship will terminate at the end of three years from the date of award or with the submission of Ph.d. thesis whichever is earlier.

Completed applications should reach the fellowship address by 25th April 2007

Head
Department of Educational Research and Policy Perspectives,
National Council of Educational Research and Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi ? 110 016

For details visit our Website: http://www.ncert.nic.in

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