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UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 2011-12


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The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes is formulated and funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe who wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time MPhil and PhD degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering & Technology. There are 2000 slots for Scheduled Caste and 667 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects.

University Grants Commission (UGC) invites application from eligible SC/ ST candidates for this fellowship which will cover all Universities/ Institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & section 3 of the UGC Act.

Important Dates

Closing date for online submission of application: 30 August 2011


The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates for the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research.

Eligibility Criteria

SC/ST Candidates who have passed the Post Graduate examination in concerned subject and who desire to pursue research without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.

Selection Procedure: The selections will be based on the basis of merit.

How to Apply

Interested eligible candidates should submit applications through online mode. No other mode of applying for fellowship shall be entertained.

For further details, please visit or CLICK HERE

By:Pavan ram kamble | On:17-APR-2013 16:18:42

respected sir now i am in m.pharm last year .when i can apply for this .whether this felloship get every month 16000 or 192000 every year

By:MEGHANA | On:31-DEC-2012 10:41:48


By:anusha e a | On:20-DEC-2012 13:35:54

i dont know how to apply for online rgnf and about the scanned copies. is attested copy enough for this pls reply

By:ATHENA | On:17-DEC-2012 11:08:45

Respected sir, I have applied UGC-RGNF For SC/ST Candidate For The Year 2012-13 through post on October 30th-2012. I am unable to apply through online.I cannot view the online application.Please consider my application which I have sent.kindly give me a reply for this.

By:muthumari | On:26-NOV-2012 14:33:30

Iwant to apply for rgnf scholarship 2012-13,but how apply for this and what last date for this felloship,kindly inform me sir, i am waiting for reply thank you sir

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