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UGC’s Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ ST Candidates 2012-13

Nov 28, 2012 15:06 IST

The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for SC and ST is formulated and funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to SC & ST who wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time MPhil and PhD degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering & Technology.

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. However candidates should note that this fellowship would be available to only those SC/ST candidates who desire to pursue research without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.

Number of Fellowships

  • Scheduled Caste (SC) Candidates: 2000
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) Candidates: 667

Important Dates

  • Opening date for online submission of application: 27 November 2012
  • Closing date for online submission of application: 26 December 2012


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.

About Scholarship

The tenure of award is initially for two years however it can be extended further for a period of 3 years under the enhanced emoluments of RGNSRF after evaluation is done by a Committee before expiry of initial 2 years. The committee will comprise of Head of the Department, Supervisor and one outside subject expert to be constituted by the concerned Department of the University/Institution/College.

Fellowship Subjects



Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology

Rs 16000 per month for initial 2 years
Rs 18000 per month for remaining tenure



Contingency A

Rs 10000 per annum for initial 2 years
Rs 20500 per annum for remaining tenure

Humanities & Social Sciences

Contingency B

Rs 12000 per annum for initial 2 years
Rs 20500 per annum for remaining tenure

Sciences, Engineering & Technology


Departmental Assistance

Rs 3000 per annum student to the host institution for providing infrastructure

For all disciplines


Escorts/Reader assistance

Rs 2000 per month in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates

For all disciplines


As per rules of the University/ Institutions

For all disciplines

Selection Procedure: The selections will be based on the basis of merit. The candidate however needs to get himself/herself registered for M Phil/ PhD at the first available prospect. However the candidate should not delay it beyond a period of two years from the receipt of award letter as it is not extendable. The actual payment of fellowship will be made with effect from the date of approval of fellowship or date of joining whichever is later.

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

Apply Online

For further details, please CLICK HERE

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25 Comment

zubeno kithan,

Sir, i would like to know when will you issue the scholarship form for 2014-2015.


Respected Sir/Madam The result when will be announced 2013-14 RGNF


sir when this result released

surendiran k,

sir when will the application issue for me students of regulation 2013-2014


when wiil declared RGNF result in the year 2013-14/? Please give me answer sir

sher singh gill,

it ia a very nice and useful.


When was the RGNF for SC ST 2013-14 results will come?

Vivek paswan,

Rgnf 2013-14 ka result kab tak aayega.


Sir/madam, i have passed Bsc. From Delhi University with 62% and now doing M.Sc. With mathematics from same university. Plz tel me about scholarships for SC students

amit kumar,

what is the critirea to get rajiv gandhi scholarship to do p.hd. in economics.


Please send the for the year 2013 IE., those who are passed +2 during 2012-13 and currently studying in Ist year B.E., at ssn college of engineering who mbelongs to sc community having annual income of around 5.15 laksh and kindly let us know any sholarship is available for those who secured 95% in plus 2 Exam 2012-13


Dear Sir/Madam, I am doing M.E.in Anna university. I have applied for UGC scholarship for the year 2012-2013 and I have misplaced my registration ID. Please provide a suggestion to get the registration number or Please provide the list of candidates selected.

Abhishek Kumar,

Sir, I had passed B.A. with 56% .plz tell about scholerships for S.C. related to me.

Madhab Das,

Sir, I am not getting the scholarship 2012-13. I am unable to continue my research work due to financial problem. My research work is fully based on field study. So, please provide me financial assistant to complete my research work successfully.

wangchuk dukpa,

i have misplaced my registration id and i want to see whether my name is there in the list or not but i am not being able to find the list... could u please send me the list of st candidates selected for rgnf 2012-13.. or the procedure to get my registration id number...


if i am working at any govt sector and taking salary from concerned dept(fixed tenure employee -FTE ). so i am eligible for Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) pls send details

Manoj kumar,

Rajive Gandhi fellowship2012-2013


sir i am student of ph.D admitted in the year 2012-2013 and can not applied for the RGNF 2012 because of i had not allotted guide and research topic so please reply me can i apply in the next year

preeti kumari,

dear , sir iam sc candidate ph.d in homescience sir kay mai abhi apply kar sakti hu.please reply

sapna badole,

respceted sir ,rajivgaghi feloship k rusult ka tak ayga jo form dec.2012 me bhare the


i applied rajivigandhi nation fellowahip this year 2012-2013 season , when will your selecting result to announced , i will biggest expected in your result ,because i am ph.d full time scholar my research woek and data collecting expenses i am very difficult in every movement ,in finacial peoblem , so i help me provide to fellowship...


when will RGNF 2012-13 COME OUT182.19.89.108

Asish Dasmohapatra,

I want to know when the result of rgnf 2012-13 will publish182.19.89.108 I already admitted in phD for 2012-2013. From when I will get my fellowship......

ashok nr,

when will 2012-13 result announce117.239.141.20

himanshu kayal,

my fellowship application is granted, if granted when will get fellowship

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