CSNR Fellowships


INTRODUCTION:History is marked by rare instances where power wielders fight on the side of the powerless by empowering them through knowledge. Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj’s contribution to the struggle for social justice, equality, right to equal opportunity and the removal of caste bias remains unparalleled. In commemoration of this visionary, who laid down and implemented the earliest affirmative action projects in educational history of the country 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 25. Of these 13 will be reserved for SC women candidates and 1 for Persons with Disability. The fellowship scheme is formulated and funded by BARTI and named as “Chatrapati Shahu National Research Fellowship” (CSNRF). The fellowships are open to Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates belonging to Maharashtra who wish to pursue regular and fulltime M. Phil and
Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology in India.

OBJECTIVE OF CSNR Fellowships: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 “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowship”.

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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/ BANRF or any other fellowship.

ELIGIBILITY of CSNR Fellowships:The candidate should belong to SC and should have passed the Post Graduate examination. The Candidate should belong to the State of Maharashtra. 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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