Government has revised the rates of Ph.D. Scholarship in AICTE funded and centrally funded technical institutions under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. All the students pursuing Ph.D. Programmes Junior Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow are entitled to receive the revised amount of fellowships.
Scholars with graduate Degree in Professional Courses (BE/ B. Tech or equivalent) and GATE or equivalent qualification 1st & 2nd year will receive Rs. 16, 000 per month as stipend. Those with Post Graduate Degree in Basic Sciences (MSc or equivalent) and NET qualified will now get Rs. 18, 000 per month till 5th year. Earlier, it was 14,000 for third and fourth year. While for fifth year it was 15,000. While, students who hold M.E. / M. Tech degree or equivalent will get Rs. 18, 000 instead of Rs. 14, 000 for the first and second year. While the third and fourth year candidates will get Rs. 20, 000 in place of the 15, 000. The revised fellowship is also applicable to government aided Institutions funded by AICTE & UGC.
However, no salary grant or any other salary grant would be given to any of the institutes implementing this scheme. The fellowship will not be granted to sponsored and self- financed category of students including those in receipt of any other similar assistantships/ scholarship/ fellowship. The fellowship applies to scholars on the basis of GATE scores above the prescribed cut-off level. B.Tech graduates from the IITs getting a CGPA score of 8 or above (on scale of 10) would also be entitled to the assistantship without having to appear in GATE.
The local institution should review the performance of the fellow after two years through an appropriate review Committee constituted by the Head of the Institution. The fellowship in the slab after 2 years of research experience may be provided after successful assessment by this review Committee.