Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research 2012 | PM’s Fellowships for Research

Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research 2012 | PM’s Fellowships for Research

Hyderabad, 24 November 2012: A joint scheme which Confederation of Indian Industry has launched with Department of Science and Technology. It was launched by Union Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Jaipal Reddy, on 8th November at CII’s Global Higher Education Summit in New Delhi.

Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research Details:

Number of Fellowships: 100

Duration of Fellowship: Maximum 4 years

Fellowship Amount: The total fellowship amount will be Rs 6 lakh per
annum for a maximum period of four years. Fifty per cent of this amount
will come from SERB (being equivalent to the prevailing Government norms
for JRF / SRF of maximum Rs 3 lakh per annum and will be revised as per
government rule time to time). Rest 50 per cent (matching equivalent of
SERB component) will come from a sponsoring company on behalf of CII.

Areas of Research: STEAM, i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine.

Eligible Candidates for Prime Minister’s Fellowships:

** In 2012, only those who have already registered for PhD in 2012 in any
recognised university or institution of national importance in above areas of research will be eligible to apply
** The registered PhD fellows should have already identified a project
** The project should have practical relevance and industrial applications
** The candidate and the proposed project should qualify on criteria of excellence and relevance.

** Applications with project proposals, as received will be shared with relevant
industry to know their interest in co-sponsoring. Scholarships will be given if there is an industry sponsor.
** The candidates may approach relevant industry for sponsorships before submitting applications.
** A Joint Committee of SERB and CII will conduct transparent selection and monitoring of projects.

For detailed notification see here:

ContactAddresses: Mr S S Kohli, Scientist ‘F’ Department of Science & TechnologyMinistry of Science and TechnologyGovernment of India, Technology BhavanNew Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016Tel: +91-11-26590499, E-Mail:

Ms Shalini S SharmaHead–Higher Education, Confederation of Indian Industry3rd Floor, IGSSS Building, 28, Institutional Area, Lodi RoadNew Delhi-110003.Tel +91-11-45772009Fax: +91-11-45772014E-mail:

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