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Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF)

  • The Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country.
  • With attractive fellowships, the scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2018-19.
  • The institutes which can offer PMRF include all the IITs, all the IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and some of the top Central Universities/NITs that offer science and/or technology degrees.
  • The candidates will be selected through a rigorous selection process and their performance will be reviewed suitably through a national convention.
  • You are eligible to apply for PMRF only after getting admitted into PhD/Direct PhD at IIT Madras.
  • There are two modes of admission under PMRF – Direct Entry and Lateral Entry.
  • Direct Entry is meant for Newly Admitted PhD & Direct PhD Scholars & Lateral Entry is for ongoing PhD/Direct PhD/Upgraded PhD Scholars.
  • The period of PMRF will be 5 years / 4 years for Direct PhD / PhD scholars respectively.
  • Fellowship under PMRF is Rs. 70000/- for first two years, Rs.75000/- for third year and Rs.80000/- for Last two years.
  • PMRF Scholars are also eligible for contingency grant of Rs.2 Lakhs per annum.
  • Click here to view more details related to PMRF programme.
  • For general details please visit PMRF NCC website : https://pmrf.in/.