The University Grants Commission (UGC) on behalf of the Division of Empowerment of Individuals with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has invited functions for the Nationwide Fellowship for Individuals with Disabilities (NFPwD) for the session 2020-21. The applying course of has been reopened and now the eligible candidates can apply until February 15.

A complete of 200 candidates will get scholarships of which 15 per cent seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and seven.5 per cent for Scheduled Tribes. Candidates can be chosen on benefit based mostly on the proportion of marks obtained by them of their postgraduation examination. After the choice course of, UGC will challenge a listing containing the names of provisionally chosen candidates. They are going to be allowed to hitch the fellowship solely after verification of information/data furnished by them of their on-line functions.

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The fellowship is payable for a most interval of 5 years. Fellowship with Rs 31,000 per 30 days can be given for 2 years as JRF fellows and for the remaining tenure, the fellowship quantity can be Rs 35,000 per 30 days. Additional, candidates may even get Rs 10,000 each year for 2 years as a contingency for the humanities, social science fields, and Rs 12,00 for the science, engineering, and expertise discipline.

As an SRF fellow, the quantity can be hiked to Rs 20,500 each year and Rs 25,000 for arts and science, respectively. Additional, HRA may even be given to candidates as per norms.


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