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MHRD announces modifications in PMRF scheme extending benefit to students of all recognised institutions


NEW DELHI: The ministry of human useful resource construction announced that to spice up research within the nation various amendments have been carried out in Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme on Thursday. He said that after the amendments, students from any identified institute/ university (rather then IISc/ IITs/ NITs/ IISERs/ IIEST/ CF IIITs) are eligible for the fellowship. The requirement of GATE Score has additionally being decreased to 650 from 750 except for minimum CGPA of eight or an identical.

Ramesh Pokhriyal, union HRD minister knowledgeable that now there might be two channels of entries - direct and lateral access. In lateral access, the students, who are pursuing PhD in PMRF granting institutions (finished 12 months or 24 months as according to sure necessities) can also observe to develop into fellow beneath the scheme as according to new tips. Pokhriyal additionally sated that NITs, which seem in best 25 institutions as according to NIRF Ranking (total) can also develop into PMRF Granting establishment.

Minister has additionally knowledgeable that, to spice up research a dedicated department is being created within the ministry with the identify of "Research and Innovation Division". This department might be headed by way of a director who might be coordinating research paintings of various institutions coming beneath MHRD.


PMRF scheme has been designed for making improvements to the quality of study in various higher tutorial institutions within the nation. The scheme was announced within the Budget 2018-19. The institutes which is able to offer PMRF include all of the IITs, all of the IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and one of the crucial best central universities/ NITs that supply science and/or generation levels.

Pokhriyal added that the candidates might be decided on via a rigorous selection procedure and their efficiency might be reviewed suitably via a national convention. Starting educational 12 months 2020-21, candidates can observe for PMRF via either direct access channel or lateral access channel.




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