1. Narendra Modi government may soon give Rs 70,000 monthly to IIT, IISc Bengaluru PhD scholars: Top things to know

Narendra Modi government may soon give Rs 70,000 monthly to IIT, IISc Bengaluru PhD scholars: Top things to know

This is a big development and a good news for the researchers who are doing their PhDs in IITs or IISc.

By: | Published: August 21, 2017 4:06 PM
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This is a big development and a good news for the researchers who are doing their PhDs in IITs or IISc. According to Union higher education secretary Kewal Kumar Sharma,”The Centre will provide Rs 70,000 as a monthly fellowship to those researchers doing their PhDs in IITs or IISc.” As of now, researcher-students get Rs 25,000 as monthly scholarship at IITs. Here are top things to know about this big development:-

– This Rs 70,000 per month fellowship is a part of the research fellowship scheme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

– Under the scheme, the meritorious students who are being forced to leave the country for purely financial reasons stay within the country, as per Union higher education secretary Kewal Kumar Sharma.

– The Narendra Modi government will provide 2,000 such monthly fellowships

– Only IITs and IISc Bengaluru will be eligible for this Rs 70,000 per month fellowship

– It will be given for a period of five years

– This will enable meritorious researchers, keen to further their research but forced to opt for corporate jobs for higher pay, to pursue their goal, according to Sharma

– Sharma made this big announcement at the 67th Foundation Day of IIT Kharagpur at its Kharagpur campus in West Midnapore district yesterday.

– The scholarship recipients cant do any other job

– The cabinet nod for the proposal may come soon.

– Reportedly, the Rs 70,000 scholarship will start from the next session

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    vinod kumar
    Sep 7, 2017 at 6:34 pm
    It is a very nice decision but the scholarship amount for phd in other than iit and iisc also should increase for csir net qualified student.it shoulb be 50000 approx
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      Akash Kumar Singh
      Aug 22, 2017 at 10:27 pm
      This is one of the remarkable step taken by our PM.i am sure that India is going to be world's best innovative country with the help of this scheme.but I am waiting for one more scheme that is removal of reservation policy in the field of education because it is degrading the talent of our students.reservation should be only on the basis of poverty line that is APL or BPL
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        Naisha
        Aug 22, 2017 at 7:11 pm
        Students work so hard to crack CSIR-NET, and only IITs and IISc are being given this opportunity. This is one of the worst and highly biased decisions by the central government.
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          Khushboo Rastogi
          Aug 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm
          I don't buy this concept despite being a PhD student at IIT. What about the candidates who have completed their PhD from IITs and struggling to get a decent ry in industry or even a postdoc fellowship which is way much below 70k. I believe an equilibrium needs to be maintained based on the profesional qualification in our country.
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            Lakshmi pat jain
            Aug 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm
            PM must also provide allowances to CA'S who so ever suggests a good tax compliance system with minimal efforts n inconvenience.
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              Nikhil Hajirnis
              Aug 21, 2017 at 11:30 pm
              I understand this is big but highly unfair. I am a PhD student too and I am pursuing research in Biological Sciences from CSIR-CCMB. CSIR is a pan India research Organization and finds its place in top ten research organizations of the world. I have colleagues from IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati.The kind of research we do at CCMB is also for societal benefits. We also strive hard to get jobs. But most of us have got into this field for our love towards science and passion to work for people of our society. To solve problems for Indian community. Instead of providing steep increment of 70000 to a selected class of students, I would have love to see 35000 (30000 would do as well) for all without any distinction. We are equally meritorious. I cleared Dept of Biotechnology, Govt of India's - Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) and I am really touched by this partial move. Sir we hope to develop India and move shoulder to shoulder with scientists all across the globe. Pls dont discriminate.
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                Vishnu
                Aug 21, 2017 at 7:44 pm
                Is this valid for only after graduating from iits(mtech)?
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