UGC hike JRF and SRF fellowship: The University Grant Commission (UGC) has decided to hike the fellowship amount provided under the Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) scheme of UGC. In a notification on June 3, the apex decision making body of higher education in the country has decided to hike the rate of JRF from the existing Rs 25000 per month to 31000 and in case of SRF, the same has been hiked from Rs 28000 to Rs 35000 per month.
Once a student qualifies for these fellowship through NET (National Eligibility Test), UGC provides JRF for a period of Two years and SRF for Three years. The revised rates of fellowship amount under the UGC Scheme for Junior Research Fellowship/Senior Research Fellowship in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (UGC-NET). The revised amount of fellowships are applicable with effect from January 1, 2019.
In addition to this, the research scholars would also be getting an enhanced HRA. Accordingly, the HRA at the revised rate of 8%, 16% and 24% is allowed as per Government of India norms as applicable in the location where the research fellows are working. UGC notice also mentions that, the other terms and conditions will remain same as per the UGC XII Plan JRF guidelines.
Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Technical Section-I, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi has issued “F.N0.17-2/2014-TS.1” letter to all the Chairman, AICTET and all the Directors, IITs (As per standard list), IIITs (as per standard list) IISc, IISERs (as per standard list) The Directors, NITs (as per standard list), NITIE, ISM, NERIST, SUET, NIFFT, NITTRs (as per standard list), SPAs (as per standard list), IIEST, Shibpur on the 2nd March, 2015
Subject: Revision of rates of Ph.D. Scholarship in AICTE funded and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions under the Ministry of Human Resource Development
In partial modification of the Order of even number dated 18.02.2015 and in pursuance of the DST’s Order No.SR/S9/Z-09/2012 dated 21.10.2014 on the subject mentioned above, paragraph 2, 7 & 8 of the order dated 18.02.2015 are modified to the extent indicated below:
Revised Emoluments (Per Month)
A. JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (JRF): Rs.25,000/-
Qualifying Degree: Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET/GATE Qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Course with NET/GATE Qualification or Post Graduate Degree in Professional Courses.
B. SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (SRF): Rs.28,000/-
Qualifying Degree: JRF Qualification with two years of research experience.
The revised rates of fellowship/ assistantship will be effective from 01.10.2014 in respect of Ph.D. students, as per order issued by DST and 01.12.2014 in respect of ME/M.Tech/MS/M.Des. students as per order issued by the UGC.
The additional cost on account of this revision may be met by the individual Institutes from out of their existing budgetary grant without any additionality in the current financial year, 2014-15. During the next financial year, 2015-16, the expenditure will be met, as first charge, out of the sanctioned allocations to the institutions by the Department of Higher Education.
Other terms & conditions of the order dated 18.02.2015 will remain same.
This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their ID Note No.14-2/2015-E111 A dated 02.03.2015, and in consultation with IF Division of the Department.