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University Grants Commission - UGC Post Doctoral Fellowship 2009

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,

New Delhi - 110 002.

The University Grants Commission invites applications for the award of fellowship for the year 2009-10 under the scheme of Award of UGC Post Doctoral Fellowship to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Candidates. The numbers of slots available under the scheme are 100 per year.

This scheme has been initiated Keeping in view the social background of the candidates from the deprived section of the society and to provide them an opportunity to undertake advance studies and research in Science, Engineering & Technology; Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities / Institutions / Colleges.

The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity to SC / ST Candidates to undertake Post Doctoral Research (Full time) in Science, Engineering & Technology; Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities / Institutions / Colleges.

The candidate must have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit. The upper age limit for male applicants is 50 years as on 1st July of the year of the application and 55 years in the case of female candidates.

In exceptional cases, the age may be relaxed. The tenure of the award is 2 years w.e.f. 2009-10 with no provision for further extension.

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:-

Fellowship @ Rs.16,000/- p.m. fixed for 2 years
Contingency @Rs. 30,000/- p.a. fixed for 2 years
Departmental Assistance @10% of Post Doctoral Fellowship to the host institution.
Escorts /Reader Assistance @Rs. 2,000/ p.m.(fixed) in cases of physically disabled & blind candidates.
HRA As per university rules.


The applications in the prescribed format given below, may be sent to the following address duly forwarded through the University/Institution/ College where the fellow is pursuing his/her research work within one month from the date of publication of advertisement (Non-extendable for the fellowship of the 2009-10).

The Under Secretary (Sa-III),

University-Grants Commission,

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,

New Delhi-110 002.


The selection will be made with the help of an expert committee constituted by the commission. The decision of the commission in this regard will be final. Direct and Incomplete applications will not be entertained. For further clarification if any the candidate may Log on to UGC website www.ugc.ac.in

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