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AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2018 | AICTE Fellowship for PhD Programs

AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2018: AICTE New Delhi has invited Online application are from Post Graduates in Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy for admission to a full-time PhD Program under AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme for 2018-19.

AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme for admission to PhD Programs for the academic year 2018-19. Check out the application form, application dates, eligibility criteria and more details about AICTE Doctoral Fellowship Programs 2018.

Duration of the Scheme

The duration of the scheme shall be for a period of 3 Years. No further extension will be granted, however, extendable by 6 months in special cases with the recommendation of Institute and approval of National Nodal Centre. Further extension of 6 months may be given on the recommendations with the approval of AICTE.

AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship 2018 Important Dates

Portal opening date: May 7th 2018

Access to online submission of applications: May 12th 2018

Closing of online applications submission: June 10th 2018

Display of final list of students eligible for interview: June 14th 2018

Interviews at selected academic institutions: 18th June – 10th July 2018

Display of selected applicants and their allotted institutes: July 15th 2018

Reporting at the institute by applicants: July 31st 2018

AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship Application Form

Applicant should visit the website for submitting the online application.

Applicant should read the information booklet available in the above web site thoroughly before filling the fields in the online application.

Applicants must only submit their application form online through

Applicant should make sure that proper Institute / Discipline codes are selected, all relevant details are duly filled in the respective fields.

Access to the link for online submission of application opens on May 12th 2018 (Saturday).

Last date for the online submission of application is June 10th 2018 (Sunday).

The applicant should submit the online application form along with relevant enclosures mentioned in the Information Booklet.

The applicant should also pay an application fee through online for Rs. 500/- in respect of General/OBC category students and for Rs. 250/- in respect of reserved category students (SC/ST/PH).

Doctoral Fellowship 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship/contingency will be granted to research scholars admitted in research institute of AICTE. National Nodal Centre will augment the process for selecting applicants as per the eligibility criteria for grant of National Doctoral Fellowship.

The applicant must have secured cumulative grade point average of 7.5 on the scale of 10 or equivalent at both B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm and M.E/M.Tech/M.Pharm. In addition to above the applicant should have qualified GATE/GPAT during the last 5 years. For SC/ST/PH applicants CGPA requirement will be 7.0 on the scale of 10 or equivalent or general applicant must have secured 75% marks or above & 70% marks for applicants of reserved categories.

The applicant should be less than 30 years of age as on 31st August of year of application however age relaxation of 5 years would be applicable to applicants belonging to SC/ST, women and physically challenged category.

Intake of the Scheme

The total number of applicants selected under this scheme per year would be limited to 150 per year. The number of applicants/Institute would be about 3 per Institute subject to the availability of seats in the research centre and demand of a research centre by applicants. If the seats allotted to the institution remain vacant, these seats will be allotted to the other institutions by the Nodal Centre on the approval of AICTE.

Reservation Policy

Reservation for fellowship shall be as per Central Reservation Policy i.e. 15% to SC applicants, 7.5% to ST applicants and 27% to OBC applicants (NCL only), and will be observed at the National level.

Disbursement of the Funds

The applicant will be provided the fellowship of Rs. 28,000/- per month + House rent allowance wherever the hostel accommodation/Institute accommodation is not available as per the rates of Ph.D. Scholarship notified by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education (Technical Section-I) vide F. Number 17-2/2014- TS.I dated 18.02.2015. Contingency grant will be admissible at the rate of Rs.15,000/- per annum.

Processing Methodology

Applicants will be identified by the National Nodal Centre of AICTE as per the functions and duties of National Nodal Centre.

AICTE New Delhi

All India Council for Technical Education (A Statutory body of the Govt. of India) Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110067, Website

AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 2018 – Application, Dates
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