UGC increase Research Fellowships

University Grants Commission (UGC), the national higher education regulator, has revised fellowship amount of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences. A notification has been released by UGC in this regard.

According to the revised fellowships, JRF will be awarded Rs. 31,000 while the SRF will be Rs. 35,000. Earlier, the JRF fellowship was Rs. 25,000 and the SRF was 28,000.

“The University Grants Commission in its 539th meeting held on 26th February, 2019 considered and approved 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),” said a public notice published by the Commission.

The notice also said the revised rates of fellowships are applicable with effect from January 1, 2019.

According to UGC, the HRA at the revised rate of 8 percent, 16 percent and 24 percent is allowed as per Government of India norms as applicable in the location where the research fellows are working.

“The other terms and conditions will remain same as per the UGC XII Plan JRF guidelines,” the notice said.

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