The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India doubles number of fellowships for doctoral science students

January 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report by PTI:

New Delhi, Jan 21 (PTI) In a good news for students in science stream, Government today decided to double the number of scholarships to 12,000 for doctoral studies in science.

The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved a proposal for increase in the number of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) through CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) in the country.

“The main objective of the JRF-NET is to identify talented students who could be enrolled for Ph.D programmes in specific science domains, across the country’s scientific and academic institutions ,” a government spokesman said.

The CSIR had decided to offer 6,000 Junior Research Fellowships during the Tenth Plan period and the same has been increased two-fold for the Eleventh Plan.

The total cost of providing fellowships for about 12,000 students in the Eleventh Plan is estimated at Rs 444.34 crore.

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