Last Updated: 21st October, 2014

Hike in Research Fellowship

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Science and Technology (Independent Charge) today announced the much awaited hike in the Fellowship of Research Scholars. The across the board hike in fellowship amount is at least 50% more than the existing levels and it will be effective from 1 October 2014.

As soon as the NDA government assumed office, Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the leadership of Dr. Jitendra Singh initiated series of deliberations & meetings that recommended the increase. Union Finance Ministry, after examining the recommendations of an inter-ministerial meeting for its budgetary implications gave its nod for an enhancement. Each Ministry and other agency can now use these hikes as guidelines to make suitable changes to their specific fellowship programmes. The Minister has also directed the Secretary, Department of Science and Technology to renew inter-ministerial discussions to put in place a mechanism for regular evaluation of fellowship levels and to suggest periodic changes.

In addition, the Minister asked that DST to speedily, coordinate with the Department of Expenditure to put in place web-based fellowship assessment and disbursement mechanisms so that delays in disbursement are avoided.

The enhanced Fellowship levels are given below:

Fellowship

Current (per/month), in Rupees

Enhanced (per/month). In Rupees

Junior Research Fellowship

16,000

25,000

Senior Research Fellowship

18,000

28,000

Research Associate-I

22,000

36,000

Research Associate-II

23,000

38,000

Research Associate-III

24,000

40,000

The service conditions of JRF/SRF and RA will remain the same.

Details of the announcement will soon be up on the DST website. Any clarifications may please be sent by email to rbpathy@nic.in




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One Response to Hike in the Fellowship of Research Scholars

  1. sireesha says:

    hello…this is sirisha…i am persuing my mtech through gate in 2014..i have the doubt that we are not getting increased gate stiphend of 12400…i m studyng in private college…please tell and give any reason..please…thanq sir

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