UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme 2014 – 15

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC / ST Candidate For The Year 2014 – 15.

UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 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 students belonging to SC / ST to pursue higher studies leading to MPhil and PhD degrees in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.

University Grants Commission invites applications for the award of 2000 fellowships for SC candidates and 667 fellowships for ST candidates for the year 2014 – 15 respectively under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC / ST Candidates to undertake advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian universities & colleges.

UGC Rajv Gandhi National Fellowship  for pursuing full time studies leading to M.Phil / Ph.D degree. Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship would be available only to those SC / ST candidates who are not availing themselves of the benefit of JRF of UGC – NET or UGC – CSIR NET. Selections will be made on the basis of merit.

Eligibility for UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 2014 – 15

  • The candidate should belong to SC / ST and should have passed the Post Graduate examination.
  • The selection will be made on the basis of merit of the candidates. The candidate must get himself / herself registered for MPhil / PhD 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 UGC Rajiv Gandhi National  fellowship will be made with effect from the date of approval of fellowship or date of joining whichever is later.

Nature of Assistance available under the Scheme   

UGC Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship is initially for two years under the RGNF Scheme. Before expiry of this period, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by a Committee of three members comprising of Head of the Department, Supervisor and one outside subject expert to be constituted by the concerned Department of the / University / Institution / College. If the research work is found satisfactory, his / her tenure will be extended further for a period of three years under the enhanced emoluments of the Rajiv Gandhi National Senior Research Fellowship ( RGNSRF ).

The recommendation of the Committee shall be submitted to the UGC for upgradation to the level of RGNSRF. The work done and the time spent on UGC Rajiv Gandhi National scholarships or fellowships of any agency other than the UGC will not be taken into account while considering the proposals for enhancement in the value of  UGC Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship.

UGC Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship may be withdrawn if the work is not considered satisfactory or the candidate fails in any of the examinations related to Ph.D. In case the work for the first two years is not found satisfactory, an additional year will be given to him / her for improvement.

However, during this period he / she will be designated as Rajiv Gandhi National Junior Research Fellow. In such cases work will be evaluated again before third year of the tenure, and if improvement is found, the Fellow will get two more years under the RGNSRF. Thus, the total period of  UGC Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship ( RGNJRF and RGNSRF ) is for five years, with no further provision of extension.

Amount of Fellowship for Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 2014 – 15

1Date of CUSAT 2017 Notification
for CAT, LET & DAT
8th February, 2017 ( Wednesday )
2Online registration for all Courses
( except Ph.D / M.Phil / Diploma
or certificate programmes )
8th February, 2017
( Wednesday )
To 28th February, 2017
( without fine )
1st March, 2017
( Wednesday )
To6th March, 2017
( with fine of Rs. 100/- )
3Last date of remittance of fees for
Online registration for all Courses
( except Ph.D / M.Phil / Diploma or
certificate programmes )
8th March, 2017 ( Wednesday )
4Online registration by International
8th February, 2017
( Wednesday )
To30th April, 2017
( Sunday )
5Extended date of Online registration
for M.Tech and MBA programme.
15th March, 2017
( Wednesday )
To21st April, 2017
( without fine )
( Friday )
22nd April, 2017
( Saturday )
To30th April, 2017
( with fine of Rs. 100/- )
( Sunday )
6Issue and receipt of offline Applications
from Departments for admissions to
M.Phil & PhD & Diploma Programmes
8th February, 2017
( Wednesday )
To15th March, 2017
( Wednesday )
7Downloading the Admit Card CAT 15th April, 2017
( Saturday )
30th April, 2017
( Sunday )
8Date of CAT 2017 Entrance Exam29th & 30th April, 2017

146 thoughts on “UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme 2014 – 15

  1. Respected sir/madam I was all ready selected for rgnf St-mad 2011-12 id no.11947 phd two year on 2013 it has been rgnjrf to rgnsrf 4 month all documents submitted. Canara bank 30 june 2015 .please help me.chagan Vasuniya govt.girls college ratlam vikram university Ujjain mp.

  2. I am persuing PHD in SHIATS- CATS program can i apply for RG scholarship. where can i download the form. Please help me.

  3. Respected sir/madam I was selected for rgnf 2011-12st rest.11947 PhD it has been rgnsrf 4 months i submitted all documents to Canara bank.please help by chagan vasuniya vikram university Ujjain mp

  4. respected sir/madam,
    I was selected for RGNF-2014-15-ST category. It has been over 6 months I submitted all documents to the bank. I have not received a single amount till now. My ID number is RGNF-2014-15-ST-ORI-62775. Please help.

  5. respetedsir/madam Iam selectedRGNFdisabilities fellowship my rigistactionid RGNF-2014-15D-OBC-AND-81210.But didnotawadletter,lostweeksend mydetiles piese send my awadletter thanking you sir

  6. respected sir/mam myself yogita dilip gore.rgnf dissability felloship awarded to me but im not submitted one continuation from april to june because of unavailability of guide wht should i do.

  7. Sir/Mam.myself yogita dilip gore, im from Maharashtra.i have fellowship for disability but im not submitted one continuation from april to june because of unavailability of guide now what should i do

  8. sir i have been selected RGNF for the academic year of 2014-2015.all the documents were upload to UGC till no fellowship received

  9. Sir/Madam
    I am fellow of RGNF. My Ph.D Supervisor no is two( Guide & co-guide). so may I mention the who’s singnature the continuation and H.R.A from, guide & co-guide both or only guide? plz help me

  10. Respected sir/Madam
    Today is the last day of fill up the online application but i cant open the UGC website also because of the last day many peeople are trying to apply. so UGC is going to extend the date?

  11. I am a student of ict persuing phd and i need fellowship since m not getting fellowship being a girl n also m in open category which makes difficult for me to carry out my phd without fellowship so how can i apply for the RGNF for my further studies.

  12. Can anyone tell me whether this year’s application date is over or is it really by the end of June-2015 as they say in the website? Initially it said application yet to start and now not even that is coming? Should we keep hope?
    Plz contact me at

  13. This is one of the best scheme of the government to help those meritorious scholars belonging to SC/ST communities for their up gradation in academic as well as societal life . Thanks to University Grant Commission.

  14. DEAR SIR, Please make me informed about the dates for applying the scholarship and please guide me in this context,

  15. sir,would like to know if your authority let us to know in advanced next year through our email when and how to apply this opportunity.your condone shall be highly respected.thank you.

  16. Respected Sir, Could you please enlighten me whether RGNF fellows are eligible for work as a full time PhD scholar in CSIR research labs?

  17. Respected sir, i would like to know the expected date to apply for RGNF 2015-2016.


  19. Resp sir,i have been selected for the RGNF-2014-15 BUT STILL MY ID has not been generated in canara bank [jalgaon maharastra]please, do needfal for me at earliset. Thanks with regards, Tayade.

  20. i am doing my ph.d from west bengal university of animal and fishery sciences.i will like to apply for RGNF 2015.when is the application form 2015 to be displayed.

  21. i just wanted to enquire if the fellowship rates have also been revised and hiked for st students as well under RGNF… If not, why then it has been done only for SC students under the same fellowship scheme… what could be the reason for this biased decision on part of central government???//

  22. sir, I have taken admission in PHD in the university of kalyani. I wanted to know when the form fill up is held in the year generally for RGNF.

  23. Respected Sir/Madam,I am doing PHD 1st Year from university of kalyani.please tellme when the notification will be announced for the year 2015

  24. sir, i m doing phd 1st year. how to apply for fellowship ? please tell me the last date of application

  25. Sir, I’ve applied for RGN Fellowship for ST in 2014 but lost my ID no.for getting result. How do i get/know my result now?please let me know sir.

  26. Respected Sir/Madam,
    can you give some information about the status of RGNF 2015 results and the possible deadline of declaration of results??


  27. Respected Sir/madam
    I am doing Phd in Botany. My id No.F. 16-1521(SC)/2009(SA-III), Dated 5 september, 2014. You are asked to some details in JRF TO SRF Sir. I send all the details madam but I dont have any information Sir/madam. Thanking you sir/madam

  28. sir, kindly elaborate on the scholarship details. I would like to apply for 2014

  29. Sir, I’ve applied for RGN Fellowship for ST in 2014 but lost my ID no. for getting result. How do I get/know my result now? please let me know.

  30. Respected Sir,
    Sir I Iam doing my Ph. D. in English. I have applied for RGNF for the year 2014-15. I am SC category student from rural area. When list of selected students will display and on which link of RGNF?


    Gaikwad Vasant

  31. sir i have selected in grnf 2012-13 for mphil, now i am doing phd. sir i want to know i have to apply again for rgnf or there is another procedure for renewe for my fellowship for phd.

  32. As a scholar my request is basis of selection also announced by UGC with the RGNF guidlines…

  33. iam not received any fellowiship ,i have believed this one but result in not selected my name .any chance is their for selecting my name .by tnrough additional increasing number of candittidates the duration 2014-2015.

  34. i have joined phd in 2011 but didnot take scolorshi[p io belong to sc how to claim when there will be online application please inform

  35. iam s pandi saiva siddantha philosophy religion philosophy of humanist thought madurai kamarajar university madurai tamilnadu

  36. when the selected students list will be displayed for RGNF fellowships for 2015. let me know about it sir

  37. plz sir can u tell me iam selected for sc/st rajiv gandhi fellowship r not, since i didnt c the result sir thank u sir,,,,

  38. I am doing phd from punjabi university patiala, I want to get rgnf, when rgnf will open? Plz tell me through mail or mobile.

  39. i want to know that about RGNF for obc and when its application form declared 2015time month


  41. when wil the result be published for rgnf 2014-15. Iam doing my ph.d in mahatma gandhi university. Pls inform me by email or mobile.

  42. sir, when the list of the selected candidates(for 2014-2015) will be published.?pls inform me through my e.mail.
    thank u.

  43. sale sab maja le rahe hai socha rahe hai ki [sc/st] ka hai salo ko deri se do sale sab madharchod hai baithe rgnf ke karyakarta|plz jaldi result nikal varna teri beti meri samajha |

  44. I am persuing my phd at university of mumbai in lifesciences.i belong to NT category. can i get fellowship. can i apply to get a fellowship. my email address is please reply. mail me to the given waiting for the response. thank you

  45. Sir/madam, I have admitted to PhD in Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University in the month of October 2014 (2014-15). I am interested to apply for RGNF for SC/ST. Can I apply in the next academic year (2015-16). Please guide me

  46. Sir/medam,
    I applied RGNF Fellowship which was released the sc/st selection list plz inform me.I need Your Fellowship

  47. sir,
    My name is sarita parmar. i have apply rgnf for Ph.D. from vikram university ujjain.Sir my registration id has been lost. Please send me reg id.
    Thank you sir,
    Yours sincerely
    sarita parmar

  48. sir,
    M y name is Sarita. i have applly for ugc rgnf for Ph.D from vikram university ujjain. but my registration id has been lost So plz send me registration id.

  49. I am selected for RGNF but not yet get any refrence letter for selection only the result will be displayed in list please provide me result letter

  50. Dear sir/Mam I am Ramu Kumar Das belong to sc community doingmy Ph.D ARCHAEOLOGY DEPT. at Calcutta University. I Would be very greatful if you kindly do inform me what is my application position for RGNF.

  51. Dear Sir/Mam,
    I would like to know details regarding Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for disabled to pursue Ph D Biotechnology without NET/GATE in 2014-1015 session. Kindly, mail me details. Thanks.

  52. Rajiv gandhi SC/ST Phd Scholarship -2014-15 ke form kab tak bhare jayenge

  53. Madam/Sir, I am Bhavya belongs to ST community doing my PHD in “ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES”. Please guide me how and when to apply for “RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL FELLOWHIP PROGRAM’S SCHLORHSIP 2013”

  54. UGC RGNFS is a generous scheme in the field of higher education which has been helping thousands of poor and deprived students throughout the country since its inception.

  55. dear sir please guide me. for phd scholorship my subject are human rights
    bahadur singh jadav

  56. sir, how to select for ugc rgnf sc/st 2013-2014? what are the factors they are considered for the final selection?

  57. website for applying application for Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme 2013 is not opening, please let me know how can I apply?

  58. sir , im a life science student i want to do phd. so, please send details abt the rgnf particulars to my mail plz help me sir. thank u sir

  59. what is my application position for Rajiv Gandhi national Fellowship , I am ST Candidate , My qualification M Phil In Post Graduate & Research Institute , Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha, Madras, Kairatabad, Hyderad.

  60. dear sir, if any candidate does nat selected in 1st apply then he or she can apply again or not.

  61. Good evening sir, when will be the next notification for this fellowship? I would be very grateful if you kindly do inform me.
    With Regards.

  62. i am rajesh kumar shende, doing phd in veterinary microbilogy in 2nd year so can you inform me, how to aplly the rajiv gandi fellowship in year (session)2013-2014 and when will form come for session 2013-2014.

  63. When will the form be issued for Scholarship for ST/ST candidates pursuing their Ph.D and have registered? I would be very grateful, if you could furnish the necessary information.

  64. I, Alexander Kerketta, a research Scholar in the Department of Education, under NEHU,Shillong, has already registered; I would like to avail Fellowship from UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 2013 to pursue further. I would be very glad if I would be given this fellowship to complete and expedite my Research work entitloed “Evaluation of Sarva Shisha Abhiyan in the Three Districts of Garo Hills”. Looking forward for a positive aid. Thank you!

  65. hi sir this is chandraprakash. iam doing Ph.D,, in c.s.e dept. my caste is sc’b’. can u tell me how to apply the rajiv ghandi fellowship in the year 2013. i got admission in this year only. thank u sir.

  66. good evening sir
    i research scholar got selected for ugc rgnf and got award letter on 06 june 2012.give me information regarding the next procedure to get the fellowship amount.
    thanking you


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