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
|1.||Date of CUSAT 2016 Notification for CAT, LET & DAT||20th January, 2016|
|2.||CUSAT 2016 Online registration for all Academic Programs||20th January, 2016 ( Wednesday )||To||15th February, 2016 ( Monday )|
|3.||Remittance of fee at Bank ( Through chalan / net banking )||22nd January, 2016 ( Friday )||To||22nd February, 2016 ( Monday )|
|4.||CUSAT CAT Online registration by International students||20th January, 2016 ( Wednesday )||To||30th April, 2016 ( Saturday )|
|5.||Extended Online registration only for M.Tech. and MBA programs ( C-MAT ( AICTE ) / MAT ( AIMA ) / CAT ( IIM )( GATE score for M.Tech )||01st April, 2016 ( Friday )||To||30th April, 2016 ( Saturday )|
|6.||Issue and Receipt of DAT Application ( M.Phil, Ph.D, Diploma programs etc ) at Departments / Schools concerned||20th January, 2016 ( Wednesday )||To||22nd February, 2016 ( Monday )
|7.||Downloading Admit Card – online CAT / LET from the website www.cusat.nic.in||15th April, 2016 ( Thursday )||To||01st May, 2016 ( Sunday )
|CUSAT CAT 2016 Examination Schedule|
|8.||Online CUSAT CAT for B.Tech. Programs : ( Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Information Technology, Safety and Fire, Mechanical, Ship Technology, Instrumentation, Marine, Polymer Science & Engineering ) and 5 year Integrated M.Sc. Photonics, M.A. Hindi, 5 year BBA LL.B.( Hons ), B.Com LL.B ( Hons. ), M.A. Applied Economics, MCA ( LET ), M.sc. Computer Science with specialization in Soft Computing and Dual Degree programs of MIP.Ph.D and LL.M. ( IPR ).Ph.D||30th April, 2016 ( Saturday )|
|9.||Online CUSAT CAT for all other PG programs : LL.M., MCA, 3 year LLB, M.Sc. Chemistry, Biotechnology, Electronics Science, Environmental Technology, Hydrochemistry, Industrial Fisheries, Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Marine Geophysics, Mathematics, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, Statistics, Instrumentation, Biopolymer Science, M.F.Sc Sea Food Safety and Trade M.Voc Mobile Phone Application Development and M.Voc. Technology and Management Consulting etc and online LET for B.Tech. Programs||01st May, 2016 ( Sunday )|
|10.||*DAT for M.Tech., M.Phil., Ph.D., and Diploma Programs||Dates will be announced later by the Departments concerned.|