International Students & Retired Professors Not Eligible for Non-NET Research, Clarifies UGC

By - | February 03, 2017 03:44 PM | 2 minute read
International Students & Retired Professors Not Eligible for Non-NET Research, Clarifies UGC
Highlights: On the other hand, junior research fellows will receive a sum of Rs. 25,000 per month and 30 percent House Rent Allowance (HRA).

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has finalised that international students and retired professors are not allowed to take non-NET research fellowships for Ph.D. and M.Phil programmes. On the other hand, Junior Research Fellows or JRFs will receive a sum of Rs. 25,000 per month and 30 percent House Rent Allowance (HRA). These candidates will also receive a contingency grant for the first two years which will be granted under National Eligibility Test or NET fellowships.

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Similarly, senior research fellows will receive a sum of Rs. 28,000 per month, contingency grant and 30 percent HRA. On the other hand, non-NET fellows will receive an amount of Rs. 8,000 per month for Ph.D. and Rs. 5,000 for M.Phil. UGC had announced the discontinuation of non-NET fellowships in the year 2015 due to the shortage of funds. However, the non-NET research aspirants protested against the move of UGC, and HRD Ministry was forced to appoint a review committee to look into the issue.

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UGC further indicated that it has been receiving requests from various individuals regarding the applicability of the scheme of non-NET fellowship for doing Ph.D. or M.Phil programme. However, UGC clarified that international students and retired professors are not eligible for non-NET research.

Recently, UGC conducted National Eligibility Test or NET 2017 and around 7.9 lakh candidates took the exam. Surprising, around 4,500 students opted for Yoga as a subject in NET. The government is also planning to bring reforms in UGC after the Union Budget 2017-18 was announced, so that number of institutes of higher learning can be granted autonomy status.

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