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RGNFS 2011-12 for SC, ST Students- Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships

Notification for The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes has been announced for the eyar 2011-2012. The RGNFS is aimed at providing financial support for SC and ST students aspiring to pursue research courses suc has M.Phil and Ph.D. in any recognised universities / institutions in India. Candidates studying Full Time M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees in the disciplines of Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering and Technology are eligible for RGNF Scheme. There are a total of 2000 fellowships. Out of these 1333 slots are for Scheduled Caste and 667 slots for Scheduled Tribe students every year for all the subjects. Following are details of online application:

Eligibility Requirements: The RGNF Scheme is aimed at SC/ST Candidates who have passed the Post Graduate examination in
concerned subject and desire to pursue research courses without any other fellowships such as JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET. Candidates should be from SC / ST communities and should have passed in the PG Examination in the concerned discipline / subject. Duration of fellowship (RGNJRF and RGNSRF) is for five years.

Selection Procedure: The selection of the candidates for RGNFS will be made based on merit of the candidates. The
candidates must have registered for M.Phil. / Ph.D as early as possible but not later than within a period of two years from the receipt of award letter. The actual payment of fellowship will be executed with effect from the date of joining in the course only.

Fellowship amount will be Rs.8000/-p.m. for initial two years (RGNJRF) and Rs.9000/-p.m. for remaining tenure (RGNSRF). Interested candidates can apply in the prescribed format available online through UGC website OR . Online Applications should be submitted through . Last date for submission of online applications is 30th August 2011.

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22 thoughts on “RGNFS 2011-12 for SC, ST Students- Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships

  1. Biplab Biswas

    I am a RGNJRF holder, my upgradetion report allredy sent to ugc, but RGNSRF list is not published till now. Whwn it would be published, if you tell me sir ?

    Thanking you

  2. Rohlupuii Pachuau

    i was awarded RGNF 2011. i am an MPhill student.....after completion of MPhil course i.e., 2 years.....will i still get RGNSRF, if i proceed for PhD. i want to know all the details please!

    1. admin

      It will be continued for five years. Try to check fellowship guidelines at the official site or contact at the concerned section in your university.

  3. savita marmat

    Respected sir/madam,
    I am selected for rgnf 2011-2012, but i m still waiting for award letter............plz give me some information abt it....
    Thanking you.

  4. Satyajit Das

    Dear Sir,
    I have come to know from the selection list that I have been selected for RGNF-2011-2012. But sir I do not know the present status of my fellowship and what shall I do for the same. Please let me know the next procedure for getting the fellowship.
    I am looking forward to a favourable response.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Sincerely yours
    Satyajit Das
    Dept. of political science
    Tripura University-799022

    1. ave

      You will have to wait for the Award letter which the UGC will send to your dept in the university and also to the address you have provided while filling up the forms and proceed after that i think.

  5. Pushpinder kaur

    Respected sir/madam,
    I am selected for rgnf 2011-2012, but i m still waiting for award letter…………plz give me some information abt it….
    Thanking you.

  6. jass.cheema

    am doing m.phil in political science from punjabi university patiala:)
    I have done my master degree with 51% marks is any possibilty of rgnf pls tell

  7. vardhana

    sir ,
    when will we get the notification for RGNF 2012-13 session. kindly reply me sir.. please..



    Dear Sir/Madam
    I have been selected for rgnf for research for the financial year2011-12.but still i didnot get any letter or information. therefore i request you to for it could be possible for me for further serial no is 1320, id is RGNF-SC-TAM-13014 from Madurai, TamilNAdu. ( GIRIJA. K)

    Thanking You

  9. sangeeta yonzon

    sir, i got selected in rgnf 2012-13 but before taking print of award letter the available link is not there in rgnf website so please do suggest me how to get my award letter as soon as possible.

    thanking you.


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