National Fellowship for OBC 2024: Apply Online, Amount & Last Date

National Fellowship for OBC has been announced by the University Grant Commission for the students who are going to pursue an M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree. There are only 1000 slots available for this scheme out of which 4% of seats are reserved for Persons with disabilities. Very soon UGC will commence the online application submission for this fellowship scheme. Check out more details related to the National Fellowship for OBC 2024 in the article below.

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National Fellowship for OBC
National Fellowship for OBC

What is National Fellowship for OBC

Under this National Fellowship for OBC, a fellowship opportunity has been provided to the students of the Other Backward Class category. Applicants will get the opportunity to complete research work as Senior Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow. Fellowship will be of a maximum 5 years duration 2 years of Junior Research Fellowship and rest 3 for Senior Research Fellowship. Monetary benefits will be given to the candidates. Selection of the entrants will be made on the basis of UGC-NET and CSIR-UGC-NET examination merit basis. 

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Overview of National Fellowship

Name of the scheme National Fellowship for OBC
Offered byUniversity Grant Commission
No of scholarships1000
Offered toStudents
Offered forM.Phil./ Ph.D Research
Mode of applicationOnline
Official websiteNational Fellowshi

Fellowship Duration

M.Phil. 2 years 
M.Phil.+ Ph.D. 5 years 
Ph.D. 5 years 

Also check: National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities

National Fellowship for OBC Benefits

Fellowship in Science Humanities and Social ScienceRs.31,000/-p.m. initial two years as JRF.
Rs.35,000/-p.m. for remaining tenure as SRF.
Fellowship in Engineering & TechnologyRs.31,000/-p.m. initial two years as JRF.
Rs.35,000/-p.m. for remaining tenure as SRF.
Contingency(Humanities & Social Sciences)Rs.10,000/-p.a. for initial two years (JRF)
Rs.20,500/-p.a. for remaining tenure (SRF)
Contingency (Science, Engineering & Technology)Rs.12,000/-p.a. initial two years (JRF)
Rs.25,000/-p.a. for remaining tenure (SRF)
Escorts/Reader assistanceRs.2,000/- p.m. for physical and visually disabled candidates.
HRAAs per Govt. of India norms.

National Fellowship for OBC Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must clear UGC-NET and CSIR-UGC-NET examinations
  • Must secure admission in M.Phil/Ph.D degree course 
  • Applicants must belong to the OBC category to get this fellowship only
  • Applicant must not get any other benefits from Central or State Government or other bodies like UGC for pursuing M.Phil/Ph.D.

Selection Process

Selection of the intrants will be made on the basis of following

  • Screening of applications will be made 
  • A merit list will be prepared on the basis of UGC-NET-JRF and CSIR-NET-JRF examination marks.

Documents Required

  • Admission Proof
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ST/OBC.
  • Educational Certificates.
  • Email ID
  • Identity proof
  • Matric Certificate.
  • Mobile Number
  • PWD Certificate
  • Recent passport size photograph.

Also Check: JNCASR Summer Research Fellowship

Procedure to Apply for National Fellowship for OBC

National Fellowship for OBC
National Fellowship Website
National Fellowship for OBC
Application Form
  • Find the “National Fellowship for OBC” link on a new page and hit the see detailed info option.
  • Read the detailed information available in the notification
  • Now hit the registration link and the registration form will open on the screen
  • Read the instructions that appear on the screen very carefully
  • Enter the details as asked on the screen and the captcha code 
  • Click the “Register” option and complete the process
  • Provide the rest information in the form
  • Upload the significant documents and submit it
  • Must take a hard copy of the application for future use.

Important Dates

Opening date of submission of applicationUpdate Later
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Cancellation of Fellowship

Under the following conditions fellowship will be canceled:

  • The scholar is found ineligible
  • If wrong information is furnished by the candidate
  • If an adverse report is received from the institute
  • Unsatisfactory progress of research work.
  • Misconduct/ misbehavior/ corrupt practices
  • Plagiarism or unethical practices
  • Employed during fellowship
  • Already availing of any other scholarship/fellowship

Points to Remember

Before applying for any scholarship program, the applicant must keep these points in mind.

  • The applicant must check the eligibility before applying for the scholarship program.
  • Do not wait for the last date to apply for the scholarship program.
  • You must have a valid native mobile number that will remain active in recent days.
  • You must have a valid and effective email ID.
  • Avoid using mobile phones for Online submission of scholarship programs.
  • Keep all the documents ready before applying.
  • Prefer using a laptop or a desktop for the Online submission of the scholarship application form.
  • Check the details carefully before the final submission of the application form.
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National Fellowship for OBC 2024 FAQs
What is the National Fellowship for OBC 2024?

The National Fellowship for OBC 2024is the fellowship scheme for the students belonging to OBC.

How to apply for National Fellowship for OBC 2024?

Applicants can apply under this fellowship by visiting

What is the benefit of a National Fellowship for OBC 2024?

Applicants will get benefits according the course they have applied for.

What is the duration of National Fellowship for OBC 2024?

The duration for M.Phil. is the year, M.Phil.+ Ph.D. is 5 years and Ph.D. is 5 years

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