INTRODUCTION  
 
Junior Research Fellowship for Engineering and Technology Scheme is meant for candidates who wish to pursue research leading to a Ph.D. degree in engineering and technology. As of date, the University Grants Commission (UGC) or the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are not conducting National Education Testing (NET) examinations in these fields. Therefore, M.Pharma and M.E., M.Tech. students are given this opportunity, through direct interview conducted by the Commission. There are 50 slots under this scheme per year.