Applications are invited for BANRF Research Fellowship (DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP) lAST DATE: 30 May 2015
INTRODUCTION:In 1913, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar undertook a historic journey to Columbia University, New York for Higher Studies. In commemoration of this, BARTI launched Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowship (BANRF) in 2013. Every year, BARTI invites applications from Scheduled Caste candidates of Maharashtra for the Award of M.Phil. / Ph.D. Fellowships. The number of fellowships awarded each year would be equivalent to the number of years since 1913 i.e. 101 for 2014, 102 for 2015 and so on. The fellowship scheme is formulated and funded by BARTI and named as “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowships (BANRF).” The fellowships are open to Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates belonging to Maharashtra who wish to pursue regular and full time M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology in India.
OBJECTIVE:The fellowship has been initiated for SC candidates to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research. The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to the students belonging to SC to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees (full-time) in Indian Universities / Institutions / Colleges approved under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act and in Non-Universities / Institutions.
The guidelines of this fellowship are on the lines of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF).
TARGET GROUP:The SC candidates, who have passed the Post-Graduation examination in the concerned discipline and who desire to pursue full-time research and are not recipients of the JRF of UGC-NET / UGC-CSIR NET / RGNF or any other fellowship.
ELIGIBILITY:The fellowship is open for the SC candidates belonging to Maharashtra State. The Candidate should have passed the Post Graduate examination. The selection will be made on the basis of merit of the candidates. The candidate may not have necessarily registered for M.Phil. / Ph.D. at the time of application.
However, in such cases, the candidate must get herself / himself registered for M.Phil. / Ph.D. at the first available opportunity but not later than/ within a period of two years from the receipt of fellowship award letter from BARTI. This period is not extendable.
However, the actual payment of the fellowship will be made with effect from the date of joining or the date of approval of fellowship – whichever is later. All candidates will have to undergo a process of Interviews through a Committee constituted by BARTI for being selected for the fellowship
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