UGC increases fellowship amount for SC, OBC, and minorities
University Grants Commission has released an official notification regarding an increase in the fellowship amount awarded to SC, OBC, and minorities. The notification was released on November 7, 2019, on the official website of UGC.
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, has announced an increase in the fellowship amount for the following Fellowships –
•National Fellowship for SCs (NFSC)
•National Fellowship for OBCs (NFOBC)
•Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF)
The scholarship amount has been increased from ₹25,000 to ₹31,000 per month for a junior research fellowship and from ₹28,000 to ₹35,000 per month for senior research fellowship. The revised rate of fellowship will be granted w.e.f January 1, 2019.
According to the notification, “The HRA at the revised rate of 8%, 16%, and 24% is allowed as per Government of India norms as applicable in the city/location where the research fellow is pursuing research.”