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Ministry of Human resource Development, Government of India
Indian students for pursuing full-time Doctoral Studies (PhD) in IITs and IISc
Ministry of Human resource Development, Government of India provides The Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme for pursuing full-time Doctoral Studies (PhD) in IITs and IISc
The Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (PhD) programs of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for carrying out research in cutting-edge science and technology domains, with focus on national priorities.
For the details about subject areast visit website https://pmrf.in/index.php/guidelines/broad-disciplines-nodal-institutes
Admission under the PMRF will be made in 18 broad disciplines.
For each broad discipline one IIT or IISc will coordinate the admission process (review applications, shortlist applicants, constitute selection committees and hold final selections) and will be referred to as the Nodal Institute for that broad discipline.
Applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria, and are finally selected through a selection process, will be offered admission to PhD program in one of IITs/IISc with 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, each Fellow would be eligible for a research grant of Rs. 2 lakhs per year (total Rs. 10 lakh)
The tenure of fellowship will be four years for students from integrated courses and five years for B. Tech. students.
Industry participation in the PMRF programme would be explored through CSR funding so as to enable industry to sponsor maximum number of fellows.
The applicants for the PMRF
The selection process for the PMRF will be a rigorous two stage process with screening by the Reviewers and final selection by the Selection Committee for each broad discipline to ensure selection of the best talent.
An applicant may apply for more than one combination of broad discipline and institute. An applicant will be required to provide preferences in case the applicant wishes to apply for more than one combination of discipline and institute.
The shortlisting and selection will be done in the following manner:
Each Nodal Institute (NI) will have a team of experts who will assess the applications and prepare a shortlist of applicants for written test and/or interview at the Nodal Institute.
Shortlisted applicants will be called for a written and/or interview at the Nodal Institute.
selection of shortlisted applicants will be made based on the performance
in the interview.
Each NI would first indicate whether the candidate has to appear in the written test or not. If yes then the syllabus of the written test would be available on the website by 14th April 2019. Each NI conducting the written test can decide either to use the test results for short-listing or for assessing the knowledge of the individual candidate during interview.
Candidates can apply online through website https://pmrf.in/applications/index.html
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