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Applications invited for PM's Research Fellowship Scheme for PhD

February 26, 2018 12:20 IST

Each Fellow would be eligible for a research grant of Rs 2 lakhs per year.

Apply for Prime Minister's Research Fellowship Progamme

Applications are invited from interested students for the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship Scheme to pursue PhD (Doctoral studies) in the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Science (IISc).


The applicants for the PMRF should:

  • have completed or be pursuing the final year of four (or five) year undergraduate or five year integrated MTech or five year integrated M.Sc. or five year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in science and technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs and centrally funded IIITs;
  • have secured at least CGPA/CPI of 8.0 (in scale of 10.0). For applicants in five year integrated or dual degree programs if separate CGPAs/CPIs are awarded for UG and PG parts of the program then the CGPA/CPI of UG part (first four year) will be considered.
  • have completed the required academic qualification in the last five years.


The selection process for the PMRF will be a rigorous two stage process with screening by the reviewers and final selection by the selection committee for each broad discipline to ensure selection of the best talent.

An applicant may apply for more than one combination of broad discipline and institute.

An applicant will be required to provide preferences in case the applicant wishes to apply for more than one combination of discipline and institute.

The shortlisting and selection will be done in the following manner:

  • Each nodal institute will have a team of experts who will assess the applications and prepare a shortlist of applicants for written test and/or interview at the nodal institute.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be called for a written and/or interview at the nodal institute.
  • Final selection of shortlisted applicants will be made based on the performance in the interview

About the Fellowship

The following would be the fellowship for the PMRFs:


Amount (Rs)

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Apart from this, each Fellow would be eligible for a research grant of Rs 2 lakhs per year (total Rs 10 lakh).

Industry participation in the PMRF programme would be explored through CSR funding so as to enable industry to sponsor maximum number of fellows.

How to apply

You can apply and make the payment on the official website. Click here to apply for the PMRF programme.

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