UGC decided to increase JRF/SRF/RA fellowships by 40% | JRF will gets Rs 16,000 ~ helpBIOTECH



26 September 2009

UGC decided to increase JRF/SRF/RA fellowships by 40% | JRF will gets Rs 16,000

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Researchers to get money equal to IAS entrants

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to increase the scholarship amount for junior research fellowship (JRF) by 35 to 40 per cent.

The move will ensure that researchers get money almost equivalent to the basic pay — Rs 20,800 per month — of entry-level Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officials and assistant professors UGC has also decided to hike scholarships for women pursuing post-doctoral fellowship by about four times.

With this, women without research experience will get Rs 25,000 (which was Rs 6,000 earlier) while those with experience will get Rs 30,000 per month as against Rs 8,000 earlier. The contingency grant for these women scholars has been increased to Rs 50,000 per annum.

The commission, earlier this month, decided that junior research scholars will now get Rs 16,000 per month (Rs 12,000 earlier) for first two years and Rs 20,000 (Rs 14,000 earlier) for the next three years.
The physically challenged researchers will get an escort allowance of Rs 2,000 per month along with the scholarship.

“The scholarship amount has been enhanced so that scholars don’t leave mid-day to join teaching,” UGC chairperson Sukhdeo Thorat said.

The new scholarship amount — to be available to 6,500 researchers every year (doubled as compared to last year) — will be applicable from the new academic year 2009-10.

Only students who have cleared the National Eligibility Test will be eligible for the scholarships.

The proposal to enhance the scholarship was taken after a recommendation by RP Aggarwal, Higher Education Secretary in the HRD ministry. “The fellowship amount should be increased to 50 per cent subject to the condition that it is less than initial pay for a fresh appointee as assistant professor,” Aggarwal had told UGC in letter on July 30.

With this, the UGC is looking to meet the demand for faculty with requisite research credentials and PhD degrees.
Courtesy : Hindustan Times
Will this applicable to CSIR JRF Candidates?

Will CSIR also going to follow UGC?

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urvi said...

Is this true ?

deepubiotech said...

yaah.. this is true and csir also have followed UGC.In both, fellowship will be the same and will be commencing from this session 2009.

Dr.Nilesh said...

It it applicabe to DBT JRF /SRF ...?

neurospora said...

i m also interested to know whether DBT will follow.

ranjith said...

Whether ICMR follow the new scale?

Anonymous said...


sangeetha said...

will the jrf fellows who have not cleared the net exams areeligible for this increased amount

Nitin Padalwar said...

I dont think this will be implemented before 2011. We know our India is quite fast in this sense.

viswanath said...

will increase in fellowship by UGC will be adoppted by Rajiv Gandhi sc st fellowhip for research student......please do reply sir

Ramu said...

May be

N C Patil said...

Dear friends,actually the felloship amount must be equal to a assistant professor scale in the university.Earlier it was similar to a lecturer scale in university.


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Anonymous said...

Is there any chance of increase SRF/RA salary in this year 2013? SRF/RA salary lowest as comparison with others, before 6th pay commission it was somewhat good but after 6th pay commission house rent to all essential commodity were hike. Recently DA of central employee were also increase but SRF/RA are also living in this high inflation India. So UGC/Govt of should think on this matter.

e.nagendram said...


Anonymous said...

Is the new hike in fellowship announced by department of science and technology on 21st october 2014 applies to UGC JRF and SRF students from humanities background??

helpBIOTECH Team said...

We think so. We are waiting for declaration by UGC

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