NATURE OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHEME:  
   
The tenure of fellowship is initially for a period of two years as a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). After expiry of two years the work of fellow will be evaluated by experts and if found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years with enhanced emoluments as a Senior Research Fellowship (SRF). In case the work of fellow for the first two years is not found satisfactory, one more year will be given to him/her for improvement, but during this period he/she will be designated as a Junior Research Fellow. In such cases work will again be evaluated after three years, and if improvement is found, the fellow will get two more years under the SRF. Thus, the total period of fellowship (JRF and SRF) is five years, which is non-extendable. The awardee can avail research fellowship for the full tenure of the fellowship or up to the date of award of the Ph.D. degree, whichever is earlier.
   
The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance:  
   
Fellowship @Rs.14000/-p.m. for initial two years
@Rs.15000/-p.m. for remaining tenure
Contingency A @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Departmental Assistance @Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host
institution for providing infrastructure to the researcher
Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates
HRA As per rules of the University/ Institutions