Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship

RGNF, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates

Last date to apply

July 31, 2016
Extended Date: August 15, 2016

About Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates

  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for SC/ST Candidates is funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs and is executed by University Grant Commission.
  • Total 2667 Fellowships are available under RGNF for SC/ST Candidates, out of which 2000 are for students belonging to Scheduled Caste and 667 are for students belonging to Scheduled Tribes.
  • Those SC/ST candidates who have cleared their post-graduation and are unemployed can apply for Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship (RGNF), to continue their Full-Time Higher Studies i.e. M.Phil or Ph.D. without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.

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  • The candidates need to make an online application for the Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship (RGNF) and the fellowship is offered for the following subjects:
    • Sciences
    • Humanities
    • Social Sciences
    • Engineering & Technology
  • The Host Institution will get Departmental Assistance of Rs.3000 per annum for every student for providing infrastructure.

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Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  All India
Class/ Age Post-Graduate
Details
  • Nationality: Residents of India are eligible for making the applications.
  • Category: The applicant must belong to Scheduled Caste or Schedule Tribe groups.
  • Academic Qualification: The applicant must have cleared Post graduation in the allied subjects. The applicant should be willing to go for higher studies without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.
  • Registration: The applicant must get them registered for M.Phil. /Ph.D. within 2 years of receipt of award letter.  

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates Reward

The following benefits will be provided to the candidate during the period of fellowship:

Category

Payable Amount

Fellowship in Science, Humanities and Social Science for JRF

@ Rs.16000 p.m. for initial two years

@ Rs.18000 p.m. for remaining tenure

Other Contingency allowances

Contingency Allowance for Humanities & Social Sciences

@ Rs.10000 p.a. for initial two years

@ Rs.20500 p.a. for remaining tenure

Contingency Allowance for Science, Engg. & Technology

@ Rs.12000 p.a. for initial two years

@ Rs.25000 p.a. for remaining tenure

Escorts/Reader assistance

@ Rs.2000 p.m. in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates

  • Medical Allowance: No separate medical allowance will be paid to the candidates but they can use the medical facilities available at the University/Institution.
  • Leaves: Fellows areentitled for leaves of maximum 30days excluding public holidays and there is no further provision of Vacation.
    • Maternity leaves: Female Candidates are eligible for maternity leaves of 135 days with full rates of fellowship.
    • Leaves for Teaching Assignments: Fellows can get leave of one year if they accept any teaching assignment in the same city. But during that period of time the benefits of the fellowship will not be granted.
  • HRA: Fellows will be provided with single-seated hostel accommodation in the University/Institution. If fellow make their own arrangement than he can claim the amount by producing required certificates.
  • Period of Fellowship: Initially RGNF for SC/ST Candidates will be offered for 2 years but it can be extended further for a period of three years after evaluating the work done by the fellow.
  • Transfer of Fellowship: The fellowship can be transferred from one university to the other by the fellow after the permission of UGC and after settling accounts with the previous university.
    • No Objection Certificate: Candidate must also obtain NOC from both Institutions/Universities.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates Application form and Process

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Application Process

Candidates willing to apply for the fellowship need to make Online application for the fellowship on the official website of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF). The details related to the application are as follow:

  • Mode of application: The applications can be made online at the official website of University Grant Commission.

Click Here to Apply Online

  • Application Form:  The online application form is divided into two sections and the details regarding the information to be entered in each section are as follow:
    • Section 1: In the first section applicants need to enter the details related to the State, Caste, Physical Status, Personal details such as Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name and DOB along with the Contact details.
      • After entering all the required information, applicants need to click on Save and Continue in order to advance to the next section of the online application form.
    • Section 2: This section is about the details related to the academic qualifications and research information.
      • Candidates need to enter the details related to their qualifying examination i.e. Post-Graduation examination and the details related to the institute, Topic of Research, Details of Supervisor, Scholarship details and employment status.
    • Documents to be uploaded: Candidates need to upload the scanned copy of the following documents while filling the online applications form:
      • Mark sheets: Upload scanned copies of the mark sheets of post-graduation.
        • Format: Pdf, Jpg or Gif.
      • Institution Certificate: Upload a scanned copyofcertificate issued by the Head of the Department /Institution stating that the necessary facilities will be provided to the fellow I case the applicant is selected for the fellowship.
        • Format: Pdf, Jpg or Gif.

Things to be paid Special Attention:

  • No offline applications: The applications for the fellowship need to be made online only and there is no process for offline application.

Submission of Application

 Candidates need to complete the online application process. There is no need to send any printed document or application form to UGC by post.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates Selection Process

RGNF fellowship selection process will be done on the basis of merit list prepared out of all the applications received for the fellowship and as per the procedure of the commission.

  • If selected for the fellowship, the joining report of the candidate, duly signed by Supervisor/ HOD is to be sent to University Grant Commission through the Registrar /Director /Principal in order to release of the grant for the first year.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates Address

University Grants Commission (UGC)
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi-110 002 India

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates Contact Details

Phone: 1800113355

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