The Fellowship will be available only to the ST candidates who fulfill the following conditions for award :

( I ) The candidate belonging to ST should have passed the Post-Graduation examination for being eligible for the Fellowship.

( II ) The candidate must be registered for regular and full time M.Phil./Ph.D courses in University/Institute/Colleges recognized by UGC under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act/ICAR by fulfilling conditions of admission of that University/Institute/Colleges.

The ST students once considered eligible for the Fellowship shall not be entitled for any other fellowship of the Centre or State Government for the same study.

The fellowship shall be payable once the student has been registered and started the research work.