NATURE OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHEME:  
   
The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students Scheme. Before expiry of this period, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by a Committee of three members comprising of Head of the Department, Supervisor and one outside subject expert to be constituted by the concerned Department of the /University/Institution/College. If the research work is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended further for a period of three years under the enhanced emoluments of the National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Candidates (SRF). The recommendation of the Committee shall be submitted to the UGC Designated Agency for upgradation to the level of National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students SRF. (Annexure-VIII). The work done and the time spent on scholarships or fellowships of any agency other than the UGC will not be taken into account while considering the proposals for enhancement in the value of fellowship. The fellowship may be withdrawn if the work is not considered satisfactory or the candidate fails in any of the examinations related to Ph.D. In case the work for the first two years is not found satisfactory, an additional year will be given to him/her for improvement. However, during this period he/she will be designated as National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students Junior Research Fellow. In such cases work will be evaluated again before third year of the tenure, and if improvement is found, the Fellow will get two more years under the National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students (SRF). Thus, the total period of fellowship (National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students JRF and SRF) is for five years, with no further provision of extension. The fellow doing M.phil will be paid fellowship amount upto the period of 02 years or the date of dissertation whichever is earlier. The fellow doing Ph.D will be paid fellowship amount upto 5 years or the date of viva whichever is earlier.
   
The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance:  
   
Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology @ Rs.25,000/-pa for initial two years
@ Rs.28,000/-pa for remaining tenure
JRF
SRF
Contingency A @ Rs.10000/-pa for initial two years
@ Rs.20,500/-pa for remaining tenure
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Contingency B @ Rs.12,000/-pa for initial two years
@ Rs.25,000/-pa for remaining tenure
Sciences, Engg.
& Technology
Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates
All Subject
HRA As per rules of the University/Institutions/Colleges All Subject