Prime Minister's Research Fellowship for Ph.D.

Prime Minister's Research Fellowship Scheme for  Doctoral Studies (Ph.D.) in IITs and IISc aimed at  attracting the best talent. The selection process for the PMRF will be a rigorous two stage process with screening by the Reviewers and final selection by the Selection Committee for each broad discipline to ensure selection of the best talent.

Details of fellowship:

The following would be the fellowship for the PMRFs:

Year Amount (Rs)
Year 1 70,000
Year 2 70,000
Year 3 75,000
Year 4 80,000
Year 5 80,000

Apart from this, each Fellow would be eligible for a research grant of Rs. 2 lakhs per year (total Rs. 10 lakh)

Eligibility Criteria :

The candidate who has completed or be pursuing the final year of four (or five) year undergraduate or five year integrated M.Tech or five year integrated M.Sc. or five year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs and centrally funded IIITs.

The candidate who has secured at least CGPA/CPI of 8.0 (in scale of 10.0). For applicants in five year integrated or dual degree programs if separate CGPAs/CPIs are awarded for UG and PG parts of the program then the CGPA/CPI of UG part (first four year) will be considered.

The candidate who has completed the required academic qualification in the last five years.

Important Dates

Start of applications 24.02.2018
Last date of application fee payment 31.03.2018
Tentative dates for interviews at Nodal institutions 15.05.2018 onwards
Tentative date for announcement of results 01.06.2018

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