Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship (All India)

Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship (All India)

Conducted By : University Grants Commission
January 1 1970   Fellowship   Doctorate (PhD)   India
 About Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship (All India)
  • Dr. S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered and sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • The motto of this Postdoctoral Fellowship is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students who wish to carry out the advanced studies and research in Humanities and Social Sciences including languages in Indian Universities and Colleges
  • Every year total 200 postdoctoral fellowships are offered for all subjects and the interested candidates need to make online applications for the fellowship on the official website of University Grants Commission
  • The fellowship will be offered for a period of three years and the tenure cannot be further extended
  • At the end of every three months, the candidates are required to submit a “Continuation Certificate” duly signed by Guide and forwarded by the concerned authority
  • On completion of the Fellowship, the applicants have to submit to the Commission a final report (hard as well as soft copy), in about 500 words and a copy of published work, if any.
 Details

Minimum Marks:

  • For General/Open Category: 55% marks at Undergraduate level and 60% marks at Post Graduate Level.
  • For SC/ST/OBC/ PH Category: 50% marks at Undergraduate level and 55% marks at Post Graduate Level.

Academic Qualification:

  • The candidate must have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject.
  • Age Limit: The applicant must not be older than 35 years.

Relaxation:

  • 5 years for SC/ST/OBC/Women candidates
  • Candidate must identify a Guide for their postdoctoral research work and obtain their consent for the guidance
 Reward Description

Dr. S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship Rewards:

The financial assistance available under Dr. S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is as follows:

  • Category Amount Payable Fellowship @Rs.25,000 – 27,000 p.m. with an annual increase of Rs.1000 p.a.
  • Other Contingency in addition to the Fellowship Amount Contingency @Rs.50,000 p.a. for three years Escorts/Reader Assistance @ Rs.2,000 p.m.

In case of physically challenged candidates:

  • The release of Grant: On receipt of Joining Report of the candidate along with required documents, the UGC office would release the first installment of the admissible grant to the concerned beneficiary. Thereafter, the grant is released on receipt of the Utilization Certificate and statement of expenditure for the last grant paid.

Kindly Note: Fellowship cannot be transferred from one minority community to another 

  • House Rent allowance: Dr. S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences Candidates will be provided single-seated hostel accommodation in the University/Institute/College. In case the candidates make their own arrangement, then they can withdraw the HRA by producing the required documents
  • Medical: Candidates will not be provided with any separate/fixed medical services. Candidates can make use of medical facilities available in the University/Institution/College
  • Leave: Candidates are entitled to leaves of maximum 30 days excluding the public holidays. Candidates are not entitled to any other vacations
  • Maternity Leave: Female candidates are entitled to a maternity leave as per Government of India rules with full rates of Fellowship

In special cases, the candidates are entitled to take a leave of 3 months without the full rate of Fellowship.

 Application Process

Dr. S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Process:

Candidates willing to apply for the fellowship need to apply online on the official website of UGC. Below is the brief synopsis of the Application Process:

  • Online Application Begins: Candidates need to apply online at the official website of UGC. A link will be updated once available
  • Application Form: The application form need to be filled online and personal information along with the information related to academic qualifications need to be uploaded at the time of application
  • No offline applications: The applications for the fellowship need to be made online only and there is no process for offline application
  • Submission of Application: Candidates need to complete the online application form and there is no need to send any printed document or application form to UGC by post.
 Selection Process

Dr. S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship Selection Process:

The selections for the fellow will be done on the basis of academic merit prepared out of the applications received for the Fellowship and Interview of the candidates. The details of the process are as follow:

  • All the applications received will be inspected, and shortlisted by the Commission
  • The selection process will be based on Merit cum Mean basis and on the norms of UGC
  • The shortlisted candidates will be called Interview
 Contact Details
  • Address: University Grants Commission, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi- 110 002
  • Phone: 1800113355