AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF) 2019-20 [Rs. 28K/Month]: Apply by May 12: Expired

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Online applications are invited from Post-Graduate students in Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy for admission to a full-time PhD Programme under the AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme for 2019-20.

Duration of the Fellowship

The duration of the Fellowship 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.

Intake of the Fellowship

The total number of candidates selected under this scheme per year would be limited to 300 per year. 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.

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Amount of Fellowship

The candidate 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.


A candidate under General and OBC Category must have secured a minimum 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 terms of percentage it should be a minimum of 67.5%.
For SC/ST/PwD candidates, minimum CGPA requirement will be 7.0 on the scale of 10 or equivalent or 62.5% marks at both B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm and M.E/M.Tech/M.Pharm.
In addition to the above conditions, candidates irrespective of the category to which they belong, must have appeared in GATE/GPAT exams in the last six years including GATE 2019 (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016. 2015 and 2014) and must have a valid GATE/GPAT Score. Candidates who do not qualify in GATE/GPAT and not having a GATE/GPAT Score are not eligible to apply to this scheme.
Candidates studying in the final semester of M.E/M.Tech/M.Pharm are also eligible to apply. In their case CGPA or percentage requirement is up to third semester in case of results published semester wise or up to 1st year in case of results published annually.
These candidates must be able to complete their PG programme by July 31, 2019, and must be able to produce their final semester/final year results at the time of admission if selected under this scheme.
The candidate should be less than 30 years of age as on 31st July of year of application however age relaxation of 5 years would be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ST, women and physically challenged category.

How to apply

Candidates may submit online application forms by registering on this site.
The application fee of Rs. 500 for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 250 for SC/ST/PH should also be paid online.
The deadline for submission of online applications is May 12, 2019.

Important Dates
  • Access to online submission of applications: April 15
  • Closing of online application submission: May 12
  • Display of final list of students eligible for interview: May 15
  • The start date for interviews at selected academic institutions: May 20
  • End date for interviews at selected academic institutions: June 30
  • Display of selected candidates and their allotted institutes: July 5
  • Reporting at the institute by candidates: July 15
  • Reporting date for waitlisted candidates: July 22

For any queries, contact ndf@aicte-india.org or call 0422-4344426.

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AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship 2018-19

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