12 August 2018
National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students is a Central Sector Scheme provided by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs that will provide 100% funding for the scheme. The fellowship is awarded to ST students selected for pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D. National Fellowship and Scholarship for ST Students application form 2018 are available online on the Ministry Portal. Candidates can apply through online mode for the National Fellowship for ST (M.Phil. and Ph.D.). The link to National Fellowship (ST) Application Form 2018 is available on this page.
National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students has emerged as the whole new merger scholarship scheme out of the two former scholarship schemes i.e. "Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for ST students" and "Top Class Education for ST Students" so as to ease the application and award disbursement process. Under the name of the scholarship-cum-fellowship Scheme, “Fellowship” is intended to cover the scholarship provided under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF), the “Scholarship” is intended to cover the Top Class Education.
National Fellowship and Scholarship (ST) Application Form
12 July 2018
Last Date to apply for National Fellowship and Scholarship (ST)
|12 August 2018|
The total number of fresh Scholarships and fellowships are provided in the table below:
|Scholarships||1000 Scholarships||Till the completion of the course|
|Class/ Age||Graduation & Post Graduation Students|
For Scholarship Scheme
Fellowship for ST Students
The rate of Fellowship for JRF and SRF will be at par with the UGC/ICAR Fellowships as the case may be as amended from time to time. In addition, HRA will be paid as per UGC norms and for physically/visually handicapped candidates, escorts/reader assistants will be given at the prescribed rate.
|Contingency for Humanities
& Social Sciences
|@ Rs.10,000 p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs.20,500 p.a. for remaining tenure
|Contingency for Sciences, Engineering & Technology||@ Rs. 12,000 p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs. 25,000 p.a. for remaining tenure
|Escorts / Reader assistance
|@ Rs.2,000 p.m. in cases of physically and visually handicapped candidates|
The students will be awarded as per the rules are given below. Payment of the Fellowship/Scholarship amount of the scheme for STs would be made through the system of Direct Benefit Transfer through the Aadhaar Payment Bridge into the Aadhaar seeded bank a/c of the beneficiaries from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
National Fellowship Scheme (M.Phil./Ph.D.) 2018-19 application forms are available online on the Ministry Portal. To apply for National Fellowship for ST Students, candidates are required to register online through the Login panel, fill their personal and academic details and submit the application form by following the link given below.
National Scholarship Application Form - Apply Online
Step 1: Student Registration Form – Candidates need to register by providing basic details such as name, mobile number, email id, and date of birth.
Step 2: Application Form Filling – After successful registration, you will receive your User ID and Password on your mobile number. Login with your User ID and Password and fill the application form.
Step 3: Upload Documents – After filling the application form, candidates need to upload required documents. Without valid documents, the application will not be considered.
National Scholarship for ST Students: Courses Eligible
The National Scholarship covers courses at Graduate/Post Graduate Level in identified Institutions of excellence, Government and Private in professional fields such as
|Agriculture Engineering||Textile Engineering||Dairy Engineering|
|Veterinary & Animal Research||Master in Statistics||Fashion Designing|
|Hotel Management||Tourism and Travel Management||Commercial Pilot License Training|
|Studies/Courses dealing with various disabilities||Fine Art||Direction|
|Cinematography||Sound Recording & Sound Design,||Editing|
|Acting||Art Direction and Production Design||Journalism and Advertisement & PR|
|Tribal Music||Tribal Art & Craft||Tribal Tradition & Culture and Tribal Dance|
The candidates will be selected as per the merit after the submission of the online application. There will be 1000 Scholarships and 750 fellowships for the eligible candidates, The selection process is given below in the steps.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Ground floor, 'D' wing, Shastri Bhawan,