NCERT Doctoral Fellowships for PhD candidates; apply by Dec 8
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an autonomous organization set up by the Government of India, has invited applications for the NCERT Doctoral Fellowships, for conducting research at the doctoral level.
Objectives of the scheme include providing opportunities to young scholars to research the field of education from different disciplinary perspectives and also to build the knowledge base of education in the contemporary context.
Doctoral Fellows can pursue their work in a recognized university/research institution of their choice. The NCERT encourages original thinking in conceptualization of the problem and use of innovative methodology in conduct of the research related to school education.
Priority Areas: Teacher Educators’ Education; Education of the Disadvantaged; Classroom Processes and Practices; Curricular Areas; Education for Peace; Psycho-social Development of Children; Any Burning Issue in School Education. This will be judged on the basis of concept note/synopsis submitted by the candidate with their application. The candidate should clearly state as to how the proposed research, relates to the priority areas.
Eligibility: Applicant should have a good academic record with at least 60% marks at both Graduate and Post Graduate Levels. Applicant should not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date of receipt of applications. Applicant should have registered for Ph.D. degree in a recognized university/ or should be working toward their Ph.D. registration.
No of Fellowships: Four out of 10 fellowships are reserved for 4 Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs) one each for Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Mysore. However, if no candidate from RIEs is found suitable, the fellowship will be offered to other suitable candidates.
Those applying for Doctoral Fellowship should have either completed pre-doctoral research methodology course or enrolled/selected for such course for appropriate duration as approved by UGC. The fellowship will start after completion of the course and confirmed registration with the University for Ph.D. work.
Each Doctoral Fellow will be required to present a seminar at the end of each semester.
Selection Procedure: The procedure for short listing of applicants will be designed by NCERT. Shortlisted applicants will be required to appear for an interview, which may also include presentation of the proposals. They will be paid second (sleeper) class train fare by the shortest route for attending the interview-cum-seminar.
Fellowship Amount: NCERT Doctoral Fellows will receive a fellowship of Rs.23,000/- per month (for Non-NET) and Rs.25,000/- per month (in case of NET qualified candidates) for a maximum period of three years from the date of permanent Ph.D. registration and/or date of selection in NCERT. They will also receive a contingency grant of Rs.10,000/- per annum during this period. The fellowship will commence on the date of joining by the candidate after furnishing the documents of permanent Ph.D. registration in NCERT and will terminate at the end of three years from the date of joining or with the submission of the doctoral thesis whichever is earlier.
Application Procedure: Application should be filled in the prescribed format available at www.ncert.nic.in.
Completed application forms should be accompanied by a concept paper of about 1500 words on the theme of the proposed research, which should contain statements about (a) rationale and objectives of the study (b) conceptual framework (c) proposed methodology and (d) potential contribution of the study. Attested copies of all mark sheets/certificates and proof of Ph.D. registration (if already registered) should also be sent with the application to reach ‘Head, Division of Educational Research, Room No.14, 3rd Floor, Zakir Husain Block, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110 016’ to reach within one month from the publication of the advertisement in the newspaper (it was published on 8 November 2019)
For details, visit www.ncert.nic.in