Master Scholarships for SC/ST Students in India

at University Grants Commission in India

The University Grants Commission invites applications for the award of fellowship for the year 2009-10 under RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP SCHEME (RGNFS) for the benefit of SC/ST candidates.

The 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 in Sciences, Engg. & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities & Colleges. There are 1333 slots for scheduled caste and 667 slots for scheduled tribe every year for all subjects. 3% seats are also reserved for physically handicapped candidates belonging to SC/ST categories as per Govt. of India norms.

The objectives of this award is to provide fellowship in the form of financial assistance to students belonging to SC/ST to pursue studies leading to M. Phil and Ph. D degree (full time) in Sciences, Engg. & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The candidates should have a Post Graduate degree in the concerned subject & registered for M.Phil/Ph.D in recognized University/Institute/College.

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Published at 18-09-2009
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