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CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship - 2008

Posted Date: 21-May-2008  Last Updated:   Category: Scholarships    
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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship - 2008


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

To nurture the budding scientific talent and to nourish the objective of pursuit of scientific research.

Pursuing Ph.D programme with a special fellowship in CSIR Labs/other specialized R&D institutions/universities

Nature of Fellowship
Stipend : Rs.15000/- + 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.18000/- + HRA per month from third year onwards on the basis of review/satisfactory progress. May be reverted to JRF (NET) if performance is not found satisfactory.

Duration: Initially for 2 years. Extendable as per normal rules for CSIR JRF (NET) Programmes; maximum up to 5 years.


Around top 50 candidates in Life Sciences and Chemical Sciences and top 25 each in Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences & Earth Sciences (including candidates from reserved categories as per norms of NET) from each of the two NET examinations conducted in a calendar year and GATE qualified candidates in the subject areas of NET with percentile score of 99% and above shall be called for interview

Selection Process

The eligible candidates shall be called for interview by a specially constituted panel of subject-experts for initial screening. The shortlisted candidates after first interview will be further interviewed by a panel of SPMF Core Committee members and subject- committee chairmen for making final recommendations. The process is likely to be completed by 3rd week of July, 2008

The age of the candidates applying for the fellowship should not be more than 28 years as on 01.01.2008.

Application for SPM Fellowship procedure

CSIR notifies the roll numbers of the NET awardees, whose name find place among the top in the merit list for JRF (NET) and will send letters to them and to the eligible GATE applicants enclosing the relevant application Performa which is to be completed by the candidates and submitted to the DS (Exam) on the day of interview.

Last date for submission of form: 26.05.2008

The list of accepted GATE applicants will be displayed on the council’s website on or before 15.06.2008. The names along with the roll numbers of JRF NET awardees of June and December, 2007 who are found to be eligible for SPMF 2008 selections have already been displayed on the website.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Human Resource Development Group

CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012 India

Email :
Fax : + 91 - 011 - 25720997
Tel : + 91 - 011 - 25748632 / 25721585

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