Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students
University Grants Commission, New Delhi-110 002, has notified the procedure for applying for the Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students (MANF) for research leading to award of M.Phil/Ph.D.
As per the revised guidelines effective from the selection year 2019-20, ‘The selection for the award of fellowship to students will be made on the basis of merit of each UGC-NET-JRF or CSIR-NET-JRF examinations and the candidates, who have already secured admission and qualify NET examination will be given preference.’
National Testing Agency (NTA) vide its Public Notice dated 1 December 2020 has issued the list of candidates who have been found eligible for award of MANF on the basis of UGC-NET June 2020 Examination. The e-Certificates of Eligibility for Assistant Professor have already been uploaded on https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Those whose roll numbers are given in the list are eligible to receive fellowship for pursuing research leading to award of M.Phil/Ph.D as per the guidelines of scheme, terms & conditions contained in the Award letter and the Notification at https://www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_notices.aspx
Those eligible and want to avail the fellowship for pursuing research, through regular mode, leading to award of M.Phil/Ph.D may download their Award Letter from https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in.
If the candidate is already admitted, the eligibility of candidate, for fellowship be ensured at the time of processing the claim for fellowship asper the Guidelines given in the UGC Notification.
The fellowship will be payable from the date of declaration of result of UGC-NET-JRF & Joint CSIR-UGC-NET JRF (30 November 2020), in case, the candidate is already pursuing M.Phil/Ph.D or from the actual date of joining M.Phil/Ph.D, whichever is later.
A candidate who has already taken admission, for M.Phil./Ph.D through regular and full time mode, in any UGC recognised University/Institution and his/her roll number is given in the list, should apply for fellowship within three months.
Eligible candidates who have not taken admission/registration may seek admission and registration for regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D in a UGC recognised University/Institution at the first available opportunity but not later than three years from the date of issue of award letter under the scheme.
For claiming the fellowship, the candidates have to fill in the ‘Verification Form cum Joining Report’ attached to the UGC Notification and submit it to the officials concerned of their institutions. The ‘Verification cum Joining Report’ shall be duly signed/countersigned by the scholar, the Guide, the Head of Department and the Registrar of University/Director of Institute.
The fellowship amount shall be disbursed by UGC directly into the bank account of the Awardee. The fellowship is payable for a maximum period of five years. The fellowship will not be payable for gap period between submission of M.Phil dissertation and admission in Ph.D.
More details are available in the UGC Notification at https://www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_notices.aspx