National Fellowship for OBC Candidates (All India)

National Fellowship for OBC Candidates (All India)

Conducted By : UGC
January 1 1970   Fellowship   Post Graduate   India
 About National Fellowship for OBC Candidates (All India)
  • National Fellowship for OBC Candidates is conducted and sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and the candidates are required to apply online.
  • UGC National Fellowship for OBC is only applicable for postgraduate students who wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full-time M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology
  • Every Year Total Scholarships offered in all subjects are 300
  • 3% fellowships are reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates belonging to OBC Category
  • Nationality: Candidates must be an Indian and belong to OBC Category
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate must have passed the post-graduation examination in concerned subject. The candidate should be willing to pursue full-time research without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET
  • Registration: Candidates should get themselves registered/ admitted for M.Phil/ Ph.D. within 2 years of an award letter
  • Family Annual Income: Annual Income should not be more than Rs 6 lakh The candidate who is already registered for M.Phil./Ph.D. will be eligible for the consideration for award of the fellowship under cited scheme
 Reward Description
  • National Fellowship for OBC Candidates Reward National fellowship for OBC will be paid by the Host Institution in the first week of every month. The actual payment of the fellowship will be made with effect from the date of joining
  • The Host Institution will get Departmental Assistance @ Rs.3,000 p.a. per student for providing infrastructure
  • Category Payable Amount Subjects Fellowship in Science, Humanities, Engineering & Technology and Social Science @ Rs.25000 p.m. for initial two years @ Rs.28000 p.m. for remaining tenure JRF SRF Other Contingency allowances in addition to the Fellowship Contingency A @ Rs.10000 p.a. for initial two years @ Rs.20500 p.a. for remaining tenure Humanities & Social Sciences Contingency B @ Rs.12000 p.a. for initial two years @ Rs.25000 p.a. for remaining tenure Science, Engg. & Technology Departmental Assistance @ Rs.3000 p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure All Subject Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs.2000 p.m. in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates
  • All Subject Kindly Note: Fellowship cannot be transferred from one minority community to another
  • House rent allowance: National Fellowship Junior Research Fellowship (NFJRF) 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 of 4.5 months with full rates of Fellowship
  • Leaves for Teaching Assignments: During the entire tenure candidates may be granted leave without fellowship up to one academic year for accepting teaching assignments on a temporary basis in the same city/town.

Tenure of Fellowship & Extension: 

  • Initial tenure of the fellowship is 2 years
  • Before the expiry of the tenure, the work of the candidate will be supervised by a committee of three members consisting of Head of the Department, Supervisor and one outside subject expert
  • If the work is found satisfactory then the tenure will be extended further for a period of three years of the National Fellowship Senior Research Fellowship (NFSRF)
  • In case the work for the first two years is not found satisfactory, an additional year will be given to him/her for improvement but the designation will remain the same i.e. National Fellowship Junior Research Fellowship (NFJRF)
 Application Process

National Fellowship for OBC Application form has to be filled online for availing the fellowship.

  • Candidates need to apply online on the UGC official website.
  • Application Form Details: The Online Application Form is divided into two sections, Section A & Section B: Candidates have to fill in the postgraduate qualifications, Institute Details, Research Topic, Supervisor Details, Scholarship details, Employment Details (if any).
  • The link will be updated once available which will be notified on the official website.
 Selection Process

National Fellowship for OBC Candidates Selection Process: 

  • The Selection Process will be based on Merit cum Mean basis
  • All the applications received will be inspected, and shortlisted by the Commission
  • The decision taken by the Commission will be final and abiding
  • If the candidates get shortlisted, his/her duly signed Joining Report by the supervisor/head of department is to be sent to the UGC through the Registrar/ Director/Principal
 Contact Details
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