IIT Delhi to admit international PhD students from May 2019

From this May, IIT Delhi will start admitting international students, including students of Indian origin, for PhD programme in 28 academic departments/units. Five hundred PhD fellowships will be provided over the next five years. Selected students will be charged the same fees as Indian PhD students and will be provided the same monthly fellowship as … Continue reading IIT Delhi to admit international PhD students from May 2019

Mystery of the missing ‘excerpts of Murmu committee recommendations’

The excerpts of the Murmu committee recommendations for revision of emoluments for PhD students was tweeted by DST on February 2. The same was removed when DST again tweeted the official memorandum on February 4. The official memorandum posted on the DST website too does not have the excerpts of the committee recommendations. On February … Continue reading Mystery of the missing ‘excerpts of Murmu committee recommendations’

‘Financial reward for publishing papers is a hare-brained scheme’

A one-time financial reward of Rs.50,000 and Rs.20,000 has been recommended for papers published in international and Indian journals respectively. And an incentive of Rs.1,00,000 on obtaining an India or international patent.  However, doling out incentives for paper publication and patent filing is a terrible idea. The Science Ministry doesn't seem to have learnt from … Continue reading ‘Financial reward for publishing papers is a hare-brained scheme’

Government hikes research fellowship by 24-25%

The government today announced 24-25% hike in fellowship to JRFs and SRFs respectively. The revised fellowship will take effect from January 2019 onwards. This is the lowest percentage hike since 2006. Today, the Ministry of Science and Technology officially announced a hike in research fellowship of Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) and Senior Research Fellows (SRFs). … Continue reading Government hikes research fellowship by 24-25%

Fellowship hike will be announced today: Ashutosh Sharma

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST has confirmed that fellowship hike will be announced today. The percentage hike was not mentioned. The hike will be applicable to all researcher scholars immaterial of which central agency is funding them. “Fellowship hike will be announced today,” Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST said in a message to me. But … Continue reading Fellowship hike will be announced today: Ashutosh Sharma

Fellowship hike will be announced today or tomorrow: VijayRaghavan

Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India confirmed in an email to me that fellowship hike will be announced today or tomorrow. The Finance Ministry has already passed the order based on the recommendation by DST. DST and finance Ministry will announce levels of hike. Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser … Continue reading Fellowship hike will be announced today or tomorrow: VijayRaghavan

Fellowship hike will happen as soon as possible: Ashutosh Sharma

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma says Finance Ministry may soon notify fellowship hike for research scholars funded by different agencies. Research scholars have been demanding for an increase since July-August last year. DST is also coordinating a mechanism to ensure speedy and regular release of fellowship. Research scholars from various institutions and labs across the country who … Continue reading Fellowship hike will happen as soon as possible: Ashutosh Sharma

Finally, CSIR to issue UGC-NET JRF/LS exam certificate, release fellowship

After several months of delay, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has finally decided to issue certificates and release fellowship to students who have cleared the CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) qualifying exam held in June and December 2017. After several months of delay, the Council … Continue reading Finally, CSIR to issue UGC-NET JRF/LS exam certificate, release fellowship