UGC To Grant 1,000 Research Fellowships To Minority Students, Notification Released After 2 Years

UGC has invited applications for the award of Maulana Azad National Fellowship or MANF for minority students for the academic year 2018-19.

University Grants Commission (UGC), the higher education regulator, has invited applications for the award of Maulana Azad National Fellowship or MANF scholarship for minority students for the academic year 2018-19. The fellowship has been notified after an interval of 2 years and the Commission has increased the number of fellowships to 1,000 from 756. According to the UGC, students belonging to minority community pursuing full time research programmes in higher education institutions may apply for these fellowships. “The candidates who have qualified CBSE-UGC-NET/JRF/CSIR-NET/JRF held in December 2017 and June 2018 are eligible to apply,” said the UGC notification released on Monday. Online applications can be submitted through the link- www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_schemes/ The last date for receipt of application is December 31, 2018.

How to apply?

Check the steps to apply for MANF 2019
  • Log on to the official website of UGC,
  • On the homepage, click on the link, ‘UGC Public Notice reg: Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students for the Year 2018-19’ under ‘Notice’
  • Click on Maulana Azad National Fellowship’ link
  • Read all the details and apply
In case, you are unable to open the webpage because of server error, you can go to www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_schemes directly.
  • Check the ‘Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students’ under ‘Fellowship’
  • Click on Apply Now
For the direct link for registration, click here

Fellowship for minority communities

This scheme is for communities like Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist, and Christian These communities can pursue higher studies such as regular and full-time research degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering and Technology. According to the reports, after the gap of two years, the government has announced 1000 scholarships for minorities.

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The Commission is yet to announce details of RGNF fellowships, which was also delayed for last two years. The RGNF Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (now renamed as National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students) is formulated and funded by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe who wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time research degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering and Technology. (SOURCES NDTV)

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