Union Grants Commission revised rate of Fellowships/ Associateships effective from January 2023
The Union Grants Commission has revised the fellowship amount for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) and Post Doctoral Fellowship and other fellowship schemes. As per the notification on the official website, the revised fellowships will be effective from January 1, 2023.
The amount has been increased from Rs 31,000 to 37,000 for the first two years and from 35,000 to 42,000 after two years for the JRF.
The official notice on the website reads, “The University Grants Commission in its 572nd meeting held on September 20, 2023 considered and approved the revised rates of fellowship amount under the UGC fellowship schemes.”
The revised amounts under various fellowships offered by UGC are as follows:
Name of the fellowship
Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences
JRF @Rs. 31.000/-pm for 2 years
JRF @Rs. 37.000/-pm for 2 years
Savitribai Jvotirao Phule Fellowship for Single Girl Child
JRF @Rs. 31,000/-pm for 2 years
JRF @Rs. 37,000/-pm for 2 years
Dr. D.S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship (DSKPDF) *
Higher Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Rs. 54.000/-pm (entire tenure)
Higher Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Rs. 67,000/-pm (entire tenure)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Women *
PDF for SCIST *
Dr. S Radhakrishnan PDF
Rs. 47,000/-pm for I year
Rs. 58,000/-pm for I year
* The enhanced rates of fellowship in the designated UGC Schemes shall be applicable for existing beneficiaries only.
The percentage for calculating house rent allowance, wherever applicable, will be based on the fellowship amount. As per the notification, the other terms and condition of the fellowships will remain same as per the UGC Schemes Guidelines
On October 16, 2023, the commission launched the UGC India WhatsApp channel. with an aim of assisting students and other stakeholders in staying updated with educational developments at the touch of a fingertip. Stakeholders can get timely updates on policy changes, educational reforms, and other crucial developments via the WhatsApp Channel.