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UGC Junior Research Fellowship in Engineering & Technology 2013 – 14

Junior Research Fellowship for Engineering and Technology Scheme is meant for candidates who wish to pursue research leading to a Ph.D. degree in engineering and technology. As of date, the University Grants Commission ( UGC ) or the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR ) are not conducting National Education Testing ( NET ) examinations in these fields.

Therefore, UGC Junior Research Fellowship M.Pharma and M.E., M.Tech. students are given this opportunity, through direct interview conducted by the Commission. There are 50 slots under this scheme per year.

The objective of this scheme is to provide an opportunity to research scholars to undertake advanced study and research in engineering an d technology, and agricultural engineering, leading to Ph.D. Subjects like geology and geo – physics are not considered under UGC Junior Research Fellowship scheme.

Eligibility for UGC Junior Research in Engineering & Technology  Scholarships 2013 – 14

  • All Minimum qualifications are a Junior Fellowship master’s degree in engineering / technology / pharmacy, with 55 per cent marks.
  • GATE is not a mandatory condition for getting a research fellowship to pursue Ph.D. Candidates need to hold an M.E. / M.Tech. degree.
  • The age limit is 40 years as on 1 July of the year of award, extendable by five years for women and SC / ST candidates.
  • A total of 22.5 per cent of the fellowships are reserved for candida tes belonging to SC / ST who fulfil the requisite qualifications laid down for the award.
  • In case of non – availability of SC / ST candidates, these slots will be made available to general candidates.

Procedure for Applying the UGC Junior Research Fellowship Scheme 2013 – 14

UGC Junior Research Fellowship Applications are invited in the prescribed format.  once in a year through advertisement in leading newspapers and the AIU Newsletter for the award of research fellowship in engineering and technology for pursuing research leading to Ph.D. Selection will be made on the basis of merit, and candidates will be interviewed by an expert committee appointed by the Commission.

Procedure for Approval of the UGC Junior Research Fellowship Scheme 2013 – 14

Received UGC Junior Fellowship applications will be scrutinized, and short listed candidates will be called to appear before the selection committee, constituted by the UGC Junior Fellowship Commission. No TA / DA will be paid for attending the interview. The decision of the UGC  Commission will be final and binding. The Commission reserves the right to withdraw / cancel the award without assigning any reason.

On completion of the above formalities, the Joining Report of the candidate, duly signed by the supervisor / head of department is to be sent to the UGC through the registrar / principal. On receipt of the Joining Report and other required documents the admissible grant for the first year will be released or the concerned university will be informed to release the grant form the funds already sanctioned.

Nature of Assistance Available Under the Scheme

The tenure of UGC Junior Research fellowship is initially for a period of two years as a Junior Research Fellowship ( JRF ). After expiry of two years the work of fellow will be evaluated by experts and if found satisfactory, his / her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years with enhanced emoluments as a Senior Research Fellowship ( SRF ).

In case the work of fellow for the first two years is not found satisfactory, one more year will be given to him / her for improvement, but during this period he / she will be designated as a Junior Research Fellow. In such cases work will again be evaluated after three years, and if improvement is found, the fellow will get two more years under the SRF. Thus, the total period of UGC Junior Research fellowship ( JRF and SRF ) is five years, which is non – extendable.

Amount of Fellowship for UGC Junior Research Fellowship in Engineering & Technology

The awardee can avail research fellowship for the full tenure of the Junior Research fellowship or up to the date of award of the Ph.D. degree, whichever is earlier.

The assistance available under the UGC Junior Research Fellowship scheme is :

Fellowship @ ₹ 14,000/- P.M. for the initial two years
@ Rs.15,000/- for the remaining period
Contingency@ ₹ 12,000/- P.A. for the initial two years
@Rs.25,000/- p.a. for the remaining period
Departmental assistance@ ₹ 3,000/- P.A. per students to the host institute
for providing, infrastructure to the researcher
Escorts / Reader Assistance@ ₹ 2,000/- P.M. in cases of physically
handicapped and blind candidates
HRAAs per rule of the concerned institution

Notification and Deadline for UGC Junior Research Fellowship

Notified through leading English dailies in March / April. Deadline as per the notification.

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