SPPU first state university to offer post-doctoral fellowship
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SPPU first state university to offer post-doctoral fellowship

pune Updated: Aug 16, 2018 17:16 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune

Savitribai Phule Pune university (SPPU).(HT Photo)

Pune university became the first state varsity to offerpost-doctoral fellowship, onTuesday.The varsitylaunched the ‘Savitribai Phule Pune University Postdoctoral Fellowship (SPPU-PDF)’ programme for meritorious PhD degree holders from science, technology, commerce, humanities and languages faculties. As part of the launch, the website of the programme was also inaugurated on the same day, in the presence of NS Umrani, pro-vice-chancellor of SPPU.

Officials informed that the details about the programme was released on the official website, http://sppupdf.unipune.ac.in/. The online applicationprocedure for the same is tentatively set to begin from September 1. Only researchers of Maharashtra state are eligible to apply for it.

The fellowship is open to researchers below the age of 32 years. The age relaxation for reserved category and women among others will be given as per the rules and regulations of the government of Maharashtra, informed university officials.

“Post-doctoral research is in fact an important avenue as it creates independent researchers under the guidance of an accomplished mentor. All the top academic institutes in the world promote such research activities. However, post-doctoral research culture is not widely established in India. With this in mind, we have launched the fellowship programme,” said Nitin Karmalkar, vice-chancellor.

The full-time PDF programme is aimed at enhancing the quality of research at the university and generate trained manpower for taking up research and teaching careers.

First Published: Aug 16, 2018 17:16 IST