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Prime Minister’s Research Fellows scheme


PMRF Stands for Prime Minister’s Research Fellows

Object of the scheme:-  tapping the talent pool available in the country for carrying out research indigenously in the cutting-edge science and technology domains

How many students are selected under PMRF:- A maximum of 3,000 fellows will be selected over a three-year period, beginning 2018-19.

Direct admission in the PhD programme in the IITs/IISc :- Under this scheme, the best students who have completed or are in the final year of B.Tech or integrated M.Tech or M.Sc in science and technology streams in the IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIITs will be offered direct admission in the PhD programme in the IITs/IISc

Fellowship  :- The students, who would fulfil the eligibility criteria and get shortlisted through the selection process as laid down in the PMRF guidelines, would be offered a fellowship of Rs70,000 per month for the first two years, Rs75,000 per month for the third year and Rs80,000 per month in the fourth and fifth years, it added.

Apart from this, a research grant of Rs2 lakh each will be provided to the fellows for a period of five years to cover their foreign travel expenses for presenting research papers at international conferences and seminars.

What will be the syllabus for the written test?

The syllabus for the written test will be the same as that of GATE/JAM/CEED, as applicable.

Fee Payment 

There is an application fee of Rs 1000.

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