15 Sep 2012

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme


New Delhi/Dehradun:(Page Three News Network)The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has initiated “Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship” (RGNF) Scheme for the Scheduled Caste students. Under the Scheme fellowships are awarded to the SC students for pursuing research studies leading to M. Phil., Ph.D.  and equivalent research degrees in universities, research institutions and scientific institutions.

                                                                                        
States/Union Territory wise number of SC students to whom fresh fellowships have been
 awarded under the Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for SCs.

S.No.
State
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
1
Andhra Pradesh
97
188

200
2
Assam
36
24
24
3
Bihar
88
143
68
4
Chandigarh
0
2
3
5
Chhattisgarh
25
17
30
6
Delhi
25
30
37
7
Gujarat
29
46
43
8
Haryana
34
54
57
9
Himachal Pradesh
12
22
23
10
Jammu & Kashmir
11
10
10
11
Jharkhand
19
14
17
12
Karnataka
67
118
134
13
Kerala
26
40
46
14
Madhya Pradesh
74
117
127
15
Maharashtra
78
135
148
16
Manipur
36
3
8
17
Meghalaya
2
0
0
18
Mizoram
5
0
0
19
Odisha
47
75
74
20
Puducherry
1
5
3
21
Punjab
54
84
84
22
Rajasthan
78
120
118
23
Sikkim
2
1
0
24
Tamil Nadu
97
188
241
25
Tripura
3
4
5
26
Uttar Pradesh
297
436
371
27
Uttarakhand
13
19
20
28
West Bengal
119
105
109
TOTAL


1375*
2000
2000

*42 additional fellowship awards given during 2009-10 over and  above admissible 1333 slots were adjusted during 2010-11.


Funds under the Scheme are not released to State Govts but to the University Grants Commission (UGC). Details   of funds released   to UGC under the Scheme and utilized by it during the last three years are :-
            
            
                                                                              (Rupees in crore)

Sl. No.
Year
Amount released to UGC
Amount utilized by UGC
1.
2009-10
105.00
62.65
2.
2010-11
144.00
141.71
3.
2011-12
103.69
59.37

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