Union HRD Minister announces modifications in Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme to boost research in the country

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’  today announced that, to boost research in the country various amendments have been carried out in Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme.

He said that after the amendments, now for the students from any recognised institute/ university (other than IISc/ IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIEST/CF IIITs), the requirement of GATE Score is reduced to 650 from 750 apart from minimum CGPA of 8 or equivalent.

  • There will be two channels of entries:

1. Direct

2. Lateral Students pursuing PhD in PMRF granting institutions (completed 12 or 24 months as per specific requirements) can also apply https://may2020.pmrf.in

  • NITs that hold a ranking among the top 25 institutions as per NIRF rankings, can also become PMRF granting institution.

The modifications will enable more students to avail of the benefit under PMRF scheme

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank

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