The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) supports SC, ST, and transgender students in India pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D. courses. It offers financial assistance, contingent on academic merit and enrollment in recognized institutions. The fellowship provides ₹10,000 monthly for the first two years and ₹20,500 for the next three, along with additional contingency and departmental funds. Applicants must apply online at the start of their program, providing personal details, academic records, and a caste certificate.
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 2024
The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Program, initiated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, is exclusively for SC and ST students in India. It aims to support these students in pursuing higher education, particularly full-time M.Phil and Ph.D. courses. This fellowship is part of a broader effort to provide educational opportunities and career development for students from underrepresented communities, ensuring they have access to the necessary resources and support to achieve academic success and build their careers. The funding from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment underlines the government’s commitment to fostering educational equality.
Ministry Of Social Justice And Empowerment and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Providing fellowship opportunity
SC and ST students
Rajiv Gandhi National
Application Deadline for National Fellowship for ST Students
Application Deadline for National Fellowship for SC Students
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Award Details
The candidates registered as JRF (Junior Research Fellow) receive a fellowship amount of INR 25,000 per month (for ST students) and INR 31,000 per month (for SC students) for the initial two years. For the remaining three years, the candidates promoted as SRF (Senior Research Fellow) receive a fellowship amount of INR 28,000 per month (for ST students) and INR 35,000 per month (for SC students).
Contingency grant for Humanities and Social Sciences
An annual amount of INR 10,000 for the initial two years An annual amount of INR 20,500 for the remaining tenure
Contingency grant for Science, Engineering & Technology
INR 12,000 per annum for the initial two years and INR 25,000 per annum for the remaining three years
Escorts/Reader assistance to physically & visually challenged candidates
INR 2,000 per month
HRA (House Rent Allowance)
As per the rules of the University/Institutions/Colleges
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Eligibility Criteria
Category: Belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.
Educational Qualification: Have a postgraduate degree.
Enrollment: Be registered as full-time students in M.Phil./Ph.D. courses at universities, institutes, or colleges recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act or by the ICAR.
Transgender Applicants: Candidates from the transgender community are also eligible for these fellowships, aligning with the program’s inclusive approach.
Caste Certificate: Issued by a competent authority, in PDF, JPG, or GIF format.
Handicapped Certificate: If applicable, a specific certificate for handicapped candidates.
Postgraduation Mark Sheet: In PDF, JPG, or GIF format.
Certificate from Institution: A certificate from the Head of the Department/Institution confirming the provision of necessary facilities if the applicant is selected for the fellowship.
Rajiv Gandhi National FellowshipApplication Procedure
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Visit the rajiv gandhi website of the scholarship by clicking on the given here.
Afert then you have click on the apply online option.
The registration form will open on your screen
Register yourself by using your details
Successfully apply for the scholarship by uploading all of your documents