Prime Minister’s Research Fellowships for Ph.D admissions [Dec 2018]: Apply by Sep 30: Expired

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The Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (Ph.D.) programs of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for carrying out research in cutting edge science and technology domains, with focus on national priorities.


The applicants for the PMRF should:

    1. have completed or be pursuing the final year of four (or five) year undergraduate or five year integrated M.Tech or five year integrated M.Sc. or five year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from IIEST/IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs and centrally funded IIITs;
    2. have secured at least CGPA/CPI of 8.0 (in scale of 10.0). For applicants in five year integrated or dual degree programs if separate CGPAs/CPIs are awarded for UG and PG parts of the program then the CGPA/CPI of UG part (first four year) will be considered.
    3. have completed the required academic qualification in the last five years.

Merely satisfying the eligibility requirement does not guarantee admission. Final selection for admission of applicants will be done following a rigorous selection process.


The following would be the fellowship for the PMRFs:


Amount (Rs)

Year 1


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Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Apart from this, each Fellow would be eligible for a research grant of Rs. 2 lakhs per year (total Rs. 10 lakh)

The tenure of fellowship will be four years for students from integrated courses and five years for B. Tech. students.

Industry participation in the PMRF programme would be explored through CSR funding so as to enable industry to sponsor maximum number of fellows.


  • For online application, visit here.
  • Last date for Application: 11 P.M. of Sep 30
Contact Details 

For any queries, contact

Coordinating institute:

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Kandi, Sangareddy – 502285
Telangana, INDIA.


For further details, click on the official website.


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