Only 13% Direct Admissions basis Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme

Published: | June 25, 2018
Only 13% Direct Admissions basis Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme
  • The much-talked-about PMRF scholarship has selected only 13% of the candidates who had applied this year. are selected for PMRF scheme.
  • More than 2,000 students were shortlisted for the interview, out of which only 135 were selected for PMRF scheme.

The central government is planning to offer only 13% of PM Research Fellowships (135 out of 1,000) this year. The PMRF (Prime Minister Research Fellowship) scheme, which was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier this year, aims to regulate brain drain in India by offering direct admission to Ph.D. courses in IITs and IISc.

The PMRF scheme is applicable only to a limited number of students pursuing final year B.Tech/ Integrated M.Tech/ Integrated M.Sc from IISc/ IITs/ NITs/ IISERs/ IIEST.

PMRF 2018 Statistics:

As per the official information disclosed by IIT Hyderabad, the screening and final section process for PMRF scheme has been completed. More details are elaborated in the table below.

Total no. of candidates shortlisted for the PMRF interview

3,209

Total no. of candidates who participated in the interview

2,035

Total no. of direct admissions offered under PMRF scheme

135

No. of candidates selected for more than one discipline

10

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Institute-Wise Number of Students Selected for PMRF Scheme:

Name of the Institute

Total No. of direct admissions offered under PMRF scheme

IISc Bangalore

43

IIT Bombay

24

IIT Delhi

20

Apart from the above-mentioned institutes, students were also offered direct admission in the Ph.D. course in the following premier institutes under PMRF: -

Discipline-Wise Number of Students Selected for PMRF Scheme:

Name of the Discipline

Total No. of direct admissions offered under PMRF scheme

Mechanical Engineering

26

Material Science and Metallurgical Engineering

24

Science and Engineering

21

Electrical Engineering

21

Civil Engineering

20

Also Read: Thales signs a MoU with IIT Madras for joint Ph.D. fellowship programmes

One of the major reasons for the lower count of selected candidates is the stringent selection process by IITs and other premier institutes.

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