Hyderabad: Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship programme has been extended to the University of Hyderabad (UoH).

Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRFs) scheme will now be offered to meritorious Ph.D. students at the time of admission. Every PMRF will get a monthly stipend of Rs 70000 along with an annual contingency grant of Rs two lakhs.

“UoH has secured this status owing to its excellent performance over many years and its NIRF 2019 overall ranking of 11,” said the official spokesperson.

It may be noted that the University of Hyderabad has been selected as one of the few institutions in India that can offer Prime Minister’s Research Fellows.

To apply for PMRF under direct entry channel (against PMRF May 2020 call), the candidate needs to get selected in University’s regular PhD program in science/engineering/technology.

The Institute will recommend the candidates with high academic credentials and potential for research as per the guidelines for PMRF scheme issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

The final award of the fellowship is subject to approval by the Discipline-specific Selection Committee. Recipients of the fellowship will be subject to the rules and obligations of the PMRF scheme. Continuation of the Fellowship will depend on demonstrated research excellence that will be reviewed annually.

“University of Hyderabad can also offer fellowships under PMRF scheme through the lateral entry channel in the current cycle i.e., PMRF May 2020. All the eligible students of the University of Hyderabad are encouraged to apply,” the administration said.

Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor of UoH said they are thankful to MHRD for including UoH in the PMRF scheme. “This is another important milestone for the University. It is the result of outstanding research contributions made by our students over the years. I am sure that this development will give a boost to our students,” he said.

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