AICTE - National Doctoral Fellowship
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Category :
Doctoral Fellowship
Research Areas :
Technical Education
Fellowship Provided by :
All India Council for Technical Education, (AICTE)
Provided to :
For Young Postgraduate Students from AICTE approved Degree level Engineering/Technology/Pharmaceutical Institutions

All India Council for Technical Education, (AICTE) provides National Doctoral Fellowship for Young Postgraduate Students from AICTE approved Degree level Engineering/Technology/Pharmaceutical Institutions

The All India Council for Technical Education, (AICTE), in pursuance of the recommendations of the Review Committee on Post Graduate Education and Research in Technical Education, has introduced National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme from 2002-2003. Under this scheme fifty (50) Doctoral Fellowships will be offered every year to selected candidates in emerging areas / disciplines of Technical Education by AICTE to pursue Doctoral program.



The candidate will be provided the fellowship of Rs. 28,000/- per month + House rent allowance wherever the hostel accommodation/Institute accommodation is not available as per the rates of Ph.D. Scholarship notified by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education (Technical Section-I) vide F. Number 17-2/2014-TS.I dated 18.02.2015.Contingency grant will be admissible at the rate of Rs.15,000/- per annum.

Period of Scholarship

The duration of the scheme shall be for a period of 3 Years. No further extension will be granted, however, extendable by 6 months in special cases with the recommendation of Institute and approval of National Nodal Centre. Further extension of 6 months may be given on the recommendations with the approval of AICTE

Intake of the Scheme

The total number of candidates selected under this scheme per year would be limited to 150 per year. Number of candidates/Institute would be about 3 per Institute subject to the availability of seats in the research centre and demand of a research centre by candidates. If the seats allotted to the institution remain vacant, these seats will be allotted to the other institutions by the Nodal Centre on the approval of AICTE.

Reservation Policy

Reservation for fellowship shall be as per Central Reservation Policy i.e. 15% to SC candidates, 7.5% to ST candidates and 27% to OBC candidates (NCL only), and will be observed at National level.


The fellowship/contingency will be granted to research scholars admitted in research institutes of AICTE. National Nodal Centre will augment the process for selecting candidates as per the eligibility criteria for grant of National Doctoral Fellowship.

How to Apply

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