This scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates from the deprived section of the society and to provide them an opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research in Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.
The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST candidates to undertake Postdoctoral research in Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.
- The candidate must have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit.
- The upper age limit for male applicants is 50 years as on 1st July of the year of application, and 55 years in the case of female candidates. In exceptional cases, the age may be relaxed.
- Selection will be made on the basis of merit through Interface Mode by an Expert Committee constituted especially for the purpose.
The number of slots available under the scheme are 100 per year The tenure of the award is two years with no provision for further extension.
The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows: