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UGC’s Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ ST Candidates 2013-14

May 31, 2013 17:08 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.

Important Dates

Closing date for online submission of application: 12 June 2013


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.

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 http://www.ugc.ac.in/rgnf/registration.aspx

For further details, please CLICK HERE http://www.ugc.ac.in/rgnf/

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Hi sir/ madam I belong to ST category. I want to take benefits of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for PhD May i know the last date to fill application from for it. & also how to apply. Please reply. Thanks.

kusum pandey,

sir i have completed m.phil in political science in 2012 and want apply for rgnf 2014-15. please sir give me last date of online registration


Sir, i was taken addmmition at December 2013. when rgnf from is coming give me detail on my email.thankyou

kanu vasava,

why not selection rgnf vasava kanu m.phil student st. category gujarat university department of sociology




i was completed M.A.,M.Phil in public administration. and i also need the when will be the net, slet and rgnf fellowship call-for. please give me the answer.


sanjay d satdive b.no.1laximi colony aurangabad-431002 maharashtra

sanjay kumar,

vill & post-pratppur dist-sultanpur,u.p. 228125


server is down in the online application of RGNF .,grace the time format please....


the rajiv gandhi fellowship online application server is very down......


please give grace time for your server broblems

alok kumar,

thanks fo the feloship news

alok kumar,


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