Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship 2022: Eligibility, Amount & Details

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee fellowship open for the toppers of CSIR, UGC JRF ( NET) awardees to nurture the building scientific talent and to nourish the objective of the pursuit of scientific research pursuing Ph.D. program with the special fellowship in CSIR labs/ other specialized R and D institutions/universities. If you want to know more about the Shyama Prasad fellowship, its Eligibility criteria, objective, application procedure, or much more, then in this article we will provide you with brief information about the Shyama Prasad fellowship.

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship 2022

To celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, CSIR has established a special Fellowship after the name of “Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee”, which is called the SPM Fellowship. He was the first Vice President of CSIR of independent India. The scholarship is open to toppers of CSIR UGC jrf awardees.

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship

Objective of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s fellowship is launched with the motive to nurture the budding scientific talent and to nourish the objective of the pursuit of scientific research.

SPM Fellowship Contingent Grant

An annual contingent stipend of Rs.70,000/- per person is provided to the University/Institution. For less than one year, the contingent grant will be applicable on a pro-rata basis. A portion of this grant may be used by the fellows, in the case of research work, purchase of books, etc.

The unspent amount of contingency grant may be carried forth to the next year, at the end of a year. Still, the upcoming release of contingency reward will be subject to modification of the unspent balance of contingency reward of the prior year. It is thereby limiting contingency payment to a maximum of Rs. 70,000/- in a year. Moreover, request (claim) for freedom of contingency grant of the past financial years will not be considered.

The CSIR Research Fellows will be granted a lump sum amount of Rs.3000/- extra when they submit the Ph.D. thesis in e-form. For more details, fellows may contact to Head, CSIR’s Unit for R&D of Information Products (URDIP), ‘JOPASANA’, 85/1, Paud Road (Near Vanaz Engineering Company), Kothrud, Pune -411 038, Maharashtra. Website address: www.urdip.res.in.

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Use of Contingency Grant

  • Buying books, etc. related to research topics.
  • Reaching train ticket (AC III tier) and DA in case the fellow requires to travel in hunt of research or presenting a paper in the conference.
  • To register for a PhD programme & submission of a thesis.
  • Use for registration fees for visiting conferences in India & abroad.
  • To buy chemicals/ consumable things/ minor equipment.
  • Copies of research papers.
  • Contingency allowance may be utilized for unique items such as buying laptop/desktop computer once in the complete tenure, on the recommendation of the supervisor. Though the prior consent of CSIR is necessary. The items which are purchased, will be the property of the host institute and the fellow has to submit all those items, on completion of their tenure or resignation from the fellowship.
  • For attending discussions abroad, SPM Fellows should be employed in the travel allowance scheme of HRDG where partial/ full airfare is given to research students for giving their research papers. Yet, once in the complete tenure, per diem expenses for the conference session can be challenged from contingency allowance as per host institute’s rule.

Nature of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship

Stipend: Rs.36000/- + 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.42000/- + HRA per month from the third year onwards on the basis of assessment through interview. Maybe reverted to JRF (NET), if performance is not found satisfactory.

Duration: Initially for 2 years. Extendable as per normal rules for CSIR JRF (NET) scheme. The maximum tenure of the SPM Fellowship will be up to 5 years.

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Eligibility Criteria

A maximum of 10 SPM Fellowships each in Chemical Sciences and Life Sciences, and 5 each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be awarded through interview mode from NET held in December 2014.

Candidates in a ratio of 1:3 will be called for an interview on each subject.

S.no.SubjectsNumber of candidates to be called for interviewUnreservedOBCSCSTPWD
1Chemical Sciences30148521
2Life Sciences30148521
3Earth Sciences1574211
4Mathematical Sciences1574211
5Physical Sciences1574211
6Engineering Sciences1574211
  • Category-wise number of candidates to be called for interview is based on reservation policy, i.e. 27% for OBC, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3% for PWD.
  • Top 14 candidates each in Chemical and Life Sciences, and 7 candidates each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences in unreserved category will be taken from combined merit list of General/OBC/SC/ST/PWD. 
  • Top 8 candidates each in Chemical and Life Sciences, and 4 candidates each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be taken from OBC category. A maximum relaxation of 5% of the cut off of the 14th/7thcandidates of unreserved category will be given to OBC candidates subject to short listing of a maximum of 8/4 candidates for interview in the respective subject.
  • Top 5 candidates each in Chemical and Life Sciences, and 2 candidates each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be taken from SC category. A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cut off of the 14th/7thcandidates of unreserved category will be given to SC candidates subject to short listing of a maximum of 5/2 candidates for interview in the respective subject.
  • Top 2 candidates each in Chemical and Life Sciences, and 1 candidate each in Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be taken from ST category. A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cut off of the 14th/7thcandidates of unreserved category will be given to ST candidates subject to short listing of a maximum of 2/1 candidates for interview in the respective subject.
  • Top 1 candidate each in Chemical and Life Sciences Earth, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences will be taken from PWD category. A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cut off of the 14th/7thcandidates of unreserved category will be given to PWD candidates.

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Selection Process

The selection of applicants will be done through the Interview Process.

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