[RGNF] Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST 2020-21


Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST 2020-21:- UGC University Grants commission invites the online application for  RGNF for SC/ST for the year 2020-21 from the candidates who are belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST). The fellowship is funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. This year total of 2667 (2000 for SC and 667 for ST) most suitable candidates will be eligible to gain the fellowship under RGNF for SC/ST candidates.

The SC/ST candidates who have passed their post-graduation and are still unemployed are eligible to apply for RGNF. Through this fellowship, they can continue their full time higher studies. If you are in need and are eligible can make an online application for Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship which is given for the following subjects.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Subject Areas :

Social SciencesEngineering & technology

  Last Date: To be announced soon

Eligibility Criteria for Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for SC/ST 2020-21:
  • The candidates must be a citizen of India
  • He/she must belong to SC or ST community for applying for Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for SC/ST.
  • The candidates should have cleared their post-graduate exams and they must get themselves registered for M. Phil or Ph. D within 2 years of receipt of the award letter.
 RGNF  for SC/ST 2020-21 Benefits:
  • Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology :
    @Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years
    @Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure
  • Contingency Allowance for Humanities & Social Sciences:
    @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years
    @Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
  • Contingency Allowance for Science, Engineering & Technology :
    @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years
    @Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
  • Escorts/Reader assistance for all disciplines :
    @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically handicapped & blind candidates
  • Medical Allowance:
    The candidates can avail of the medical facilities available at the university or institution.
  • Leaves :
    A maximum of 30 days leave will be given to the fellows which exclude the public holidays.
  • House Rent Allowance :
    The selected candidates will be given with single-seated hostel accommodation in the university/institution. In case of their own arrangement, they can claim the amount by producing required certificates.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for SC/ST 2020-21 Application Process :

  • To apply for Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST candidates, you need to visit the website and get themselves registered online.
  • First of all the applicants needs to enter the details related to State, Caste, Physical status, personal details, and contact details.
  • Enter your academic qualifications and research information.

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Documents to be uploaded :

The applicants are required to upload the below-mentioned documents at the time of filling the online application form.

  • Mark Sheet
  • Institution Certificate

 RGNF for SC/ST 2020-21 Selection Criteria :

  • The selection of candidates for the fellowship will be done on the basis of the merit list made of all the received applications and as per the procedure of the UGC.
  • In case the student selected for the fellowship, the joining report, duly signed by the supervisor or Head of Department is to be sent to UGC through the Registrar/Director or Principal for the release of grants.

Read also:  National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students 2020

25 thoughts on “[RGNF] Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST 2020-21”

  1. Can anyone tell ..from when will this link will be activated. we are looking towards this from a long time.please kindly inform about the form and the date for applying the same..

  2. Can anyone tell me that when will this link will be open or otherwise can you please provide the respective mail id for further clarification. please look into it and do the needful

  3. RGNF sc/st scholarship link not yet open.. can you please provide the details or provide the respective mail to contact… October 2020 going to end.. awaiting for long time

    1. Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship 2021-22
      Online form kab suru honewala nai
      Uski online last Date kya hei or rgnf ki Aaply ki website batao

  4. Hello, as per the new notice, Rajive Gandhi National fellowship for SC candidate has been changed to National fellowship for scheduled caste (NFSC) and it is mandatory for scheduled caste students to qualify UGC NTA NET exam to get NFSC. After declaration of UGC NTA NET exam,NTA will provide the list of candidates who can apply for NFSC. The list of candidates is available at NTA portal the list of 2020-21 session has been already uploaded at NTA website.

  5. This BJP government is the reason for Indian research will be go down. All type of fellowships are delayed(OBC,SC,ST). Fellowship slots also reduced and delayed. Dear, politicians don’t play with student future.

  6. Yes only Sc/St candidates who are registered in UGC recognised university as Phd MPhil scholar even without any NET JRF .
    Note:- Without NET JRF students are eligible for that fellowship.


    I am trying to apply for the last 2 years, anyone who knows about this fellowship scheme properly and knows when the portal open please inform us

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