NEW DELHI: University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to revise the amount of junior research fellowship and senior research fellowship for science, humanities and social sciences with effect from January 1, 2023. This will benefit around 31,000 students.
As per the revised rates, the existing per month fellowship amount for JRF and SRF have been increased from Rs 31,000 and Rs 35,000 to Rs 37,000 and Rs 42,000 respectively. A similar increment has been approved by UGC for junior and senior Savitribai Jyotirao Phule fellowship for single girl child as well.
The Dr DS Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship (DSKPDF) amount for the higher postdoctoral fellowship has been increased to Rs 67,000 per month for the entire tenure from the existing Rs 54,000. The post doctoral fellowship for one year now has been increased to Rs 58,000 per month, Rs 61,000 per month for second year and Rs 67,000 per month for the third year.
For post-doctoral fellowship for women for SC/ ST has also been enhanced. For the first year, the fellowship has been increased from Rs 47,000 per month to Rs 58,000 per month, for the second year from Rs 49,000 to Rs 61,000 and for third year onwards from Rs 54,000 to Rs 67,000. The enhanced rates of fellowship in the designated UGC schemes shall be applicable only for existing beneficiaries.

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