UGC NET 2020 & CSIR NET 2020 Revised Guidelines for OBC Candidates: Check UGC NET JRF 2020 National Fellowship Selection Procedure
UGC NET 2020 & CSIR NET 2020 Revised Guidelines for OBC Candidates: UGC has revised the guidelines for UGC NET 2020/CSIR NET 2020 National Fellowship (JRF) Selection Procedure for OBC Candidates.
UGC NET 2020 & CSIR NET 2020 Revised Guidelines for OBC Candidates-Check UGC NET JRF 2020 National Fellowship Selection Procedure: As per the latest notification, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment had modified the selection procedure for the identification of candidates for award of “National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes” (NFOBC) for research leading to award of M.Phil/Ph.D. The revised guidelines were effective from 1st April 2019, i.e., for the selection year 2019-2020. As per the revised selection procedure -“The selection for the award of fellowship to students will be made on the basis of merit of each UGC-NET-JRF or CSIR-NET-JRF examination”.
List of Shortlisted Candidates for the Award of “National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes” (NFOBC) for the selection year 2019-20 (both June 2019 and December 2019 Exam)
As per the selection procedure of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the candidates have been shortlisted from among the candidates who have qualified UGC NET, held in June, 2019 and December, 2019 i.e., National Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Joint CSIR-UGC Test, held in June, 2019 and December, 2019 conducted by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). It may be noted that e-Certificates of Eligibility for Assistant Professor have already been uploaded on https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in.
List of candidates, who have been identified for award of “National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes” (NFOBC) for the selection year 2019-20 (both cyceles i.e. June, 2019 cycle and December, 2019 cycle) can be downloaded from the link given below:
Central Sector Scheme of National Fellowship for OBC Students (Effective from April 2019)
Let’s look at the Guidelines of the National Fellowship for OBC Students Scheme:
Scope of the Scheme for OBC Candidates:
The scheme is designed to provide a total number of 300 Junior Research Fellowships per year from the year 2014-15 and 300 Senior Research Fellowships from 2016-17 to Other Backward Class (OBC) students. The number of intake of JRF has been enhanced from 300 to 1000 per year onwards to undertake advanced studies and research leading to M.Phil./Ph.D. Degrees, who have qualified in the following tests:
- National Eligibility Test ) – Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF) of UGC (for Humanities/Social Sciences) or
- UGC-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (UGC-CSIR) NET-JRF Joint Test (for Science)
The scheme covers all universities/institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and are implemented by the UGC itself on the pattern of the scheme of UGC Fellowship being awarded to research students pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D. These 1000 slots will be over and above the number of OBC students selected under the normal reservation policy of the Government for UGC Fellowship.
Eligibility for OBC Candidates:
Eligibility conditions are as per notification for UGC-NET and CSIR-UGC-NET examinations. The other Backward Class (OBC) candidates qualifying for the award of NFOBC will be eligible to receive fellowship subject to finding placement in the University/IITs/Institutions. The validity period of the offer is 3 years with effect from the date of issue of JRF Award letter. However, in case of candidates who have already joined M/Phil. /Ph.D. the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of result of NFOBC or date of their joining, whichever is later.
- Students belonging to Other Backward Class (OBC) category once considered eligible for the fellowship shall not be entitled to any other benefits from Central or State Government or any other body like UGC offering similar benefit to avoid duplication and increase coverage. Only those, doing regular and full time M./Phil. /Ph.D. course of a Unviersity/research Institution shall be eligible for the fellowship.
- After two years, if the progress in the research work of the awardee is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years as Senior Research Fellow (SRF). The research work will be assessed as per the UGC norms. The total period of award of JRF and SRF shall not exceed a period of 5 years.
- At least 4% of the total seats should be reserved for students with disabilities while making selection of candidates for award of fellowships by the UGC.
- Employees of any University/College/Educational institution/Central/State/UT Government shall be excluded from availing the fellowship, even if they are on study leave or Extra Ordinary Leave (EOL) to pursue M.Phil./Ph.D.
Number of Slots for Fellowship:
- The total number of slots for NFOBC under the scheme is 1000 per year. Out of 1000 slots available under this scheme, 750 will be allocated for the subjects under National Eligibility Test – Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF) of UGC and remaining 250 UGC-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (UGC-CSIR) NET-JRF joint test (for Science streams).
- These 1000 slots will be over and above the OBC Students selected under the normal reservation policy of the Government.
Duration of Fellowship:
|Name of course||Maximum Duration||Admissibility of JRF and SRF|
|M.Phil||2 years||2 years||Nil|
|Ph.D||5 years||2 years||Remaining 3 years|
|M.Phil. + Ph.D.||5 years||2 years||Remaining 3 years|
Rate of fellowships
The rates of fellowship for JRF and SRF will be at par with the UGC Fellowship (w.e.f 01.01.2019). Presently these rates are as follows:
|Fellowship in Science Humanities and Social Science||@ Rs.31,000/- p.m. for initial two years (JRF)
@ Rs.35,000/- pm. for remaining tenure (SRF)
|Fellowship in Engineering
|Contingency for Humanities & Social Sciences||@ Rs.10,000/- p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs.20,500/- p.a. for remaining tenure
|Contingency for Sciences, Engineering & Technology||@ Rs.12,000/- p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs.25,000/- p.a. for remaining tenure
|Escorts/Reader assistance (All subjects)||@ Rs.2,000/- p.m. in cases of physically and visually handicapped candidates|
Source – Jagran Josh