National Fellowship Scheme for PwDs
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)
National Fellowship for Person with Disabilities is a fellowship scheme for pursuing M.Phil/Ph.D. courses in any University recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). Number of fellowships to be given is 200 per annum. The scheme is effective from 2012-13. However, selection of candidates of the year 2012-13 could be done only in 2013-14. The fellowship amount ranges from Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 28,000/- per month. In addition, there are provisions of Escort/Reader Allowance and House Rent Allowance (wherever applicable). Duration of Fellowship: 2 years for M.Phil and 5 years for Ph.D. Selection of candidates is done by UGC. Disbursement of fellowship amount is done by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities through Canara Bank who has been designated for this purpose. The Fellowship amount is remitted by the Canara bank direct to the bank accounts of the selected candidates.
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