Ministry of Human Resource Development, Central government is inviting online application forms for the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme. Subsequently, PMRF scheme will attract the best talent for Doctoral Studies (Ph.D.) in reputed institutions like IITs and IISc. Accordingly, interested candidates can apply online for PM Research Fellowship through the official website pmrf.in
The primary objective of PM Research Fellowship Scheme is to promote research with focus on national priorities. Moreover, govt. wants to promote Research in cutting edge technologies and science areas.
Interested and eligible candidates can apply online and fill PMRF Online Application Form through the official website between 24 February 2018 and 31 March 2018.
Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme Online Application Procedure
The complete procedure to apply online for PMRF Application Form 2018 has been specified below:-
- Firstly visit the official website pmrf.in
- Subsequently on the homepage, click the “Apply Online” tab present in the header or directly click this link
- Next click the “Please Click Here To Apply Online” link present at the bottom of the page.
- Afterwards, the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Online Application Form 2018 will appear as shown below:-
- Here candidates can fill all the necessary details accurately and upload supporting documents along with fees payment receipt.
- Finally, candidates can click the “Submit” button to complete the PMRF Application Process.
- Furthermore, candidates can take a printout of the completed application form and keep it for any future reference.
Direct link – Candidates can directly open the PMRF Online Application Form 2018 through this link – Click Here
PMRF Application Fee 2018
The candidates must pay Rs. 1000 as PMRF Application Fees through the online mode to State Bank Of India (SBI). Accordingly, the direct link to make fee payment is given below:-
Through this link, candidates will get directed to the SBI Collect page. Here candidates have to accept the “Terms and Conditions” and then select the Payment Category as PMRF Application Fee 2018 and then make the required payment.
After successful payment, candidates can download the PDF file of e-receipt along with SBI Collect Reference Number. Moreover, candidates have to upload this SBI Collect E-receipt PDF file and enter the SBI Collect Refernce Number to complete the application process.
List Of Supporting Documents For PMRF Application Form Submission
The candidates must upload the following documents to fill and finally submit the PMRF Application Form:-
- Recent passport size photograph.
- Scanned Copy of Transcript / Gradesheet / Marksheet till the last completed Semester as PDF.
- Abstract (1000 words) as PDF File.
- Relevant Curriculum Vitae (CV) in PDF Format.
- SBI Collect E-Receipt PDF File.
Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme – Important Dates
The important dates regarding the PMRF Application Form Submission are as follows:-
|Starting Date of Online Applications||24 February 2018|
|Last Date for Online PMRF Application||31 March 2018|
|Interview at Nodal Institutions (Tentative)||15 May 2018|
|Announcement of Results||1 June 2018|
The candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to become eligible for Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme:-
— The candidate must have completed or pursuing the final year of 4 year undergraduate (UG) or 5 year integrated M.Tech or 5 year integrated M.Sc. or 5 year undergraduate-postgraduate (UG – PG) dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from IISc / IITs / NITs / IISERs and centrally funded IIIT.
— Subsequently, candidates must have secured at-least CGPA / CPI of 8 (out of 10). However for candidates in 5 year integrated or dual degree programs in which separate CGPA are awarded for UG & PG parts, then the CGPA / CPI of UG part of first 4 years will get considered.
— Moreover, the candidates must have completed their necessary academic qualification in the past 5 years.
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PM Research Fellowship Amount / PMRF Salary
The candidates will get the following amount / salary for pursuing Doctoral Studies (Ph.D.):-
|Academic Year||Amount (per month)|
|First Year||Rs. 70,000|
|Second Year||Rs. 70,000|
|Third Year||Rs. 75,000|
|Fourth Year||Rs. 80,000|
|Fifth Year||Rs. 80,000|
In addition to this, govt. will also provide grant of Rs. 2 lakh per annum (total Rs. 10 lakh) to each fellow.
The following institutions are participating under Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme:-
IISc Bangalore, IIT Bhilai, IIT BHU, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Dharwad, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Goa, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Mandi, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Ropar, IIT Jammu, IIT Palakkad and IIT Tirupati.