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Mina – M. S. Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme for PhD in University of Madras: Apply by March 31

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By: Usha | 14 Jan 2020 1:08 PM

The M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M. S. Swaminathan. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities.

MSSRF follows a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach and applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical problems faced by rural populations in agriculture, natural resources, food and nutrition.

The Foundation works in the areas of Coastal systems, Agro-biodiversity management, Biotechnology, Ecotechnology and Agriculture, Health and Nutrition. MSSRF is currently working in six states of India.

About the MMSS Fellowship

The Mina – M.S. Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme offers the opportunity for young post-graduates in agriculture and related fields who wish to work on problems of sustainable development to pursue doctoral studies. The fellowship encourages research that fosters science-society interactions.

Minimum Qualification and skill sets

  • Post graduate degree in Agriculture /Botany/ Fisheries/Environmental sciences/Economics with a good academic record
  • M Phil /M.Sc (Ag) with NET is desired.
  • Demonstrated interest in ‘science-society’ interface to address problems of sustainable rural and agricultural development.


Consolidated amount of INR 25,000/ per month(annual assessment is mandatory to continue the benefits during the fellowship period).

Duration & University

The fellowship shall be awarded to do Ph.D. in the foundation for three years in the areas of Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Economics. Foundation is the recognized centre for the Ph.D. program for the above three subject areas by University of Madras. If selected one must be willing to enroll for their PhD program with University of Madras.


Aspiring candidates should be between the age group of 24-28 years with age relaxation up to three years for women candidates and SC/ST candidates.

How to apply

Online application with CVs, statement of purpose and a short proposal on area of interest.

Application must clearly indicate “MMSSF23519” with code. Please send the applications before the last date to the email id :

Last Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Tel: +91 (44) 22541229, +91 (44) 22541698

Click here for the official website.


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