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CSIR, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship (SPMF)

About: To honor the birth centenary year (2000) of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who was the first Vice-President of CSIR in the Independent India, CSIR has founded a special fellowship, and namely, "DR. SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE (SPM) FELLOWSHIP" open to toppers of CSIR-UGC JRF (NET ) awardees.

Stipend: Rs.20000/- + 30% HRA per month during the first two years of the fellowship and a Contingency grant of Rs.70000/- p.a. May be raised to Rs.24000/- + 30% HRA per month from third year onwards on the basis of assessment through interview.

Guidelines for utilization of contingent grant are given in

Duration: Initially for 2 years. Extendable as per normal rules for CSIR JRF (NET ) scheme. The maximum tenure of SPM Fellowship will be up to 5 years.

Eligibility: Top eight candidates each in Chemical and Life sciences and top four candidates each in Earth, Mathematical and Physical Sciences respectively will be selected from a combined merit list of Gen/OBC/SC/ST. T here is no separate interview for SPM fellowship. Since SPMF 2012 selections for the fellowship is only awarded on the basis of CSIR-UGC JRF (NET ) rank.

There is no separate application for SPMF. After the result of CSIR-UGC JRF (NET ) is declared,a mail and letter from CSIR is sent to the selected candidates on basis of their rank. T he validity of the offer is for two years.


Guidelines for utilization of contingent grant :

Information on SPMF Awardees and assessment result of SPM Fellows :

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