National Doctoral Fellowships

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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 : ₹ 12000 pm

Contingency Grant : ₹ 25000 pa

Overhead Charges : ₹ 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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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.