New Delhi, March 6: Since the news erupted about Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship, people have been very intuitive to know about the criteria and requirements to opt for it. Considered as country’s most lavish fellowship, the centre has laid down certain criteria for the students to pursue (Doctoral Studies) Ph.D. which highlight sponsoring the best talent and encouraging more for a bright future.
Under the available scholarship, the government has approved to sanction the Scheme ‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF)’ at a total cost of Rs.1650 crore for a period of seven years beginning 2018-19.
· The student applying should have completed (in last 5 years) or are in the final year of B.Tech or Integrated M.Tech or M.Sc. in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIITs.
· Integrated score of 8 CGPA will be offered direct admission in Ph.D programme in the IITs / IISc, after going through the selection process.
· Students will be offered a fellowship of Rs.70,000/- per month for the first two years, Rs.75,000/- per month for the 3rd year, and Rs.80,000/- per month in the 4th and 5th years.
· Apart from this, a research grant of Rs.2.00 lakh will be provided to each of the Fellows for a period of 5 years to cover their foreign travel expenses for presenting research papers.
Apart from this, to attract fresh talent and skilled researchers the government has launched various initiatives in UCG institutes which can help the bright researchers to bring out their talent and skill before the world. The nation's highest-paid scholarship will be given to the students of higher education institutions. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the PMRF will help scholar undertake their own research programmes within the country.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development have also launched Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN) which seeks to tap the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs from abroad, including those of Indian origin to augment the country’s existing academic resources.