Nov 24, 2015

RGNF Fellowship 2016 for SC/ST Candidates Online Application & Eligibility

RGNF Fellowship 2016

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship is the full form for RGNF. This Fellowship is provided for
SC/ST Candidates and these candidates are funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs and are executed by University Grant Commission.

Through this fellowship total 2667 Fellowships are available under RGNF for SC/ST Candidates from which 2000 are for students belonging to Scheduled Caste and 667 are for students belonging to Scheduled Tribes.

The candidates of SC/ST who have passed their PG course and are unemployed they are eligible to apply for Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship (RGNF) through which they can continue their Full Time Higher Studies. 

The candidates can apply for RGNF through online application and the fellowship is offered for the following subjects as Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.
The more details can be checked from the official website or by visiting the web page down that is www.sarkarinaukricareer.in.

 The Eligibility Criteria for RGNF 2016:

All India
Class/ Age

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.
 Awarded Reward:
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.

Fellows are entitled 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.

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.

Selection Process:
The selection for the fellowship 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.

Application Mode and Process:
The candidates must apply only through online mode through following process
  • Visit the Official website
  • Then, move to home page and
  • Search the link for the above fellowship
  •  After this, open the online application form and
  • Fill the details in it and also upload the needed documents and certificates
  • Then, submit the form and take the print of the form

Note: The aspirants are advised to visit the link http://www.ugc.ac.in for additional details.


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