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Steep hike in scholarship amount for Minority Students

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Steep hike in scholarship amount for Minority Students
The scholarship amount for students belonging to minority community has been increased.

Those students pursuing their Higher Education in universities across the country will get a steep hike in their scholarship.

The Ministry of Minority Affairs has increased the amount given under Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students. Students will get the benefit of this sholarship scheme from December 01, 2014.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notification to all the universities to distribute the increased amount of fellowship. UGC Secretary Jaspal Singh Sandhu has sent information regarding this.

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UGC hikes basic fellowship amount, scholarships

For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) the revised amount would be Rs 25,000 per month from the earlier Rs 16,000 and in case of Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), scholars would now get Rs 28,000 per month from the earlier amount of Rs 18,000.

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In a bid to encourage research scholars, the University Grants Commission has hiked the basic fellowship amount and scholarships from December.

Maulana Azad National Fellowship :
The objective of the Fellowship is to provide integrated five year fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students from minority communities, as notified by the Central Government to pursue higher studies such as M. Phil and Ph.D.

The fellowship holders under this Fellowship will be known as Ministry of Minority Affairs scholars.

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