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Research scholarships hiked in IITs

Posted on: October 5, 2010

D Suresh Kumar | TNN, Times of India

Chennai: To attract more engineering graduates to scientific and technical research, the Union HRD ministry has increased the scholarships for junior research fellows (JRFs) and senior research fellows (SRFs) in centrally-funded technical institutions.
Accordingly, BE/BTech graduates with a GATE score (IIT graduates with a CGPA of 8 or above need not appear for GATE) or equivalent qualification will receive a stipend of Rs 16,000 per month in their first two years of research in technical institutions under the control of the ministry.Earlier,they were entitled for a monthly scholarship of Rs 14,000.
Likewise, the research fellows who have a PG degree in basic sciences along with a pass in the national eligibility test (NET) will get a monthly fellowship of Rs 18,000 up to the fifth year of research. Till now, they had been given Rs 14,000 a month in the third and fourth year of research and Rs 15,000 monthly in the final year. The revision will come into retrospective effect from April 2010.

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