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PMRF Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme 2018 : IIT & IIS

Organisation : Indian Institute of Technology IIT & Indian Institute of Science IIS
Fellowship Name : Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme PMRF 2018
Application Deadline : 31-03-2018
Website : https://pmrf.in/

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IIT PMRF

The Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (Ph.D.) programs of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for carrying out research in cutting edge science and technology domains, with focus on national priorities.

Related : MHRD PMRF Prime Minister’s Research Fellows Scheme : www.scholarships.net.in/21311.html

Under the PMRF scheme, students who have completed, or are pursuing, the final year of four year undergraduate or five year integrated M.Tech or five year integrated M.Sc. or five year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs and centrally funded IIITs are eligible for admission to full time Ph.D. programme in the IITs & IISc provided they fulfil prescribed eligibility criteria and finally get selected after shortlisting/written test/interview.

For each participating IIT and IISc the Ph.D admissions under the PMRF scheme will be supernumerary.

Applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria, and are finally selected through a selection process, will be offered admission to Ph.D. program in one of IITs/IISc with a fellowship of Rs.70,000/- per month for the first two years, Rs.75,000/- per month for the 3rd year, and Rs.80,000/- per month in the 4th and 5th years.

Apart from this, a research grant of Rs.2.00 lakh per year will be provided to each of the Fellows for a period of 5 years to cover their academic contingency expenses and for foreign/national travel expenses.

There will be a rigorous review of the performance of Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship holders and continuation of the next year fellowship shall be contingent upon successful review.

Eligibility

The applicants for the PMRF should:
** have completed or be pursuing the final year of four (or five) year undergraduate or five year integrated M.Tech or five year integrated M.Sc. or five year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs and centrally funded IIITs;

** have secured at least CGPA/CPI of 8.0 (in scale of 10.0). For applicants in five year integrated or dual degree programs if separate CGPAs/CPIs are awarded for UG and PG parts of the program then the CGPA/CPI of UG part (first four year) will be considered.
** have completed the required academic qualification in the last five years.

Merely satisfying the eligibility requirement does not guarantee admission. Final selection for admission of applicants will be done following a rigorous selection process.

Abstract Submission

** The Project abstract should clearly articulate the area of the study and should display keen interest and insight on the subject chosen.
** The Project abstract should formulate a problem for the study which would be used for assessing the applicant’s analytical and research skills.
** The topic chosen shall be preferably in cutting-edge technology and science, with focus on national priorities.
** The abstract should be original in applicant’s own words, provide formulation and other technical details of the problem. Evaluation of the abstracts will be an important component in the final selection of applicants for the PMRF.

Important Dates

** Commencement of submission of applications: 24 February 2018
** Deadline for submission of the applications: 31 March 2018
** Tentative dates for interviews at Nodal institutions: 15 May 2018 onwards
** Tentative date for announcement of results: 01 June 2018

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