Junior Research Fellowship, abbreviated as JRF. JRF is the step of the University Grants Commission which is opened for the candidates who have qualified for the National Eligibility Test of UGC and CSIR Combined Examination. These examinations are only qualifying examinations, and do not confer fellowship to the candidates.
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- JRF full form: Junior Research Fellowship
- JRF का फुल फॉर्म हिंदी में: जूनियर रिसर्च फेलोशिप
Nature of Assistance
Under the scheme, the tenure of the Junior Research Fellowship is initially for two years. The individual’s work is evaluated by experts after the expiry of the two-year term. If the research work of an individual is found to be substantial, the period is extended for another three years under careful consideration of the Senior Research Fellowship.
If the work of the initial two years is not found sufficient, he is given an additional year for enhancement. However, during this period he is designated as Junior Research Fellow. In such cases, the work is re-evaluated after three years, and if improvements are detected, the partner gets two additional years under the SRF. Accordingly, the tenure of the fellowship is five years, with no provision for further extension.
To be eligible for JRF, a candidate must have passed the UGC’s National Eligibility Test or the UGC-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Combined Examination. However, the final pickup session of the candidates for JRF is done by the Universities/Institutions/Colleges.
Net JRF age limit
The age limit of the candidates for the NET Jrf paper is decided category-wise. In this, the maximum age limit for the general category students was fixed at 28 years, but later after changing it, the maximum age limit for the general category students has been fixed at 30 years.
For all other categories of students, age relaxation is provided under reservation for the NET JRF exam. Age relaxation will be given category-wise for each category.
Procedure Of Approval
The award of JRF is given by the applicants for evaluation of Ph.D./MPhil by colleges/institutes/universities dependent on UGC-CSIR/NET examinations.
The candidate should be enrolled for MPhil/Ph.D. at the most accessible opportunity of issue of eligibility certificate of UGC NET/UGC-CSIR examinations, but not later than a period of two years. The actual amount of the fellowship is made with effect from the date of joining.
On achievement of the above procedures, the joining report of the candidate attested by the Supervisor/Head of Department along with an attested copy of the NET certificate is to be sent through the Registrar/Principal/Director.
Procedure For Monitoring
The work of Junior or Senior Fellows is scrutinized by their respective Inspector/Guardian and indicated in the Annual Development Report and submitted to the University for submission to the UGC office. On completion of the first two years of the award, one applies to the department/university to join the promotion of SRF. For this, a panel is constituted with a supervisor, head of the department, and external expert to assess the examination work.
The proposal for the up-gradation of the committee is sent to the University Grants Commission. In this way, the person is promoted and assigned as SRF. The proposal of the committee in approved proforma is submitted to the office for record. Approval from UGC is not required. The fellowship may be terminated during the term and the decision of the Commission is conclusive and irrevocable.
The duration of the fellowship is five years, subject to a substantial progress report of the fellow, or the presentation of a Ph.D. thesis, whichever is earlier. No extension is allowed after five years of full fellowship and the awardee is terminated from being a UGC JRF/SRF after the expiry of the due date. Any matter/reference to this effect is illegal. And the person may face disciplinary action for such action.
NET JRF – Terms and Conditions
There are certain terms and conditions that applicants must keep in mind before/after/after filling the application form for UGC NET. Check out the list of terms and conditions that candidates must take care of below.
- Applicants are not required to send any of their certificates/documents in support of their eligibility or send a printout of the filled application form to NTA.
- Applicants who have completed their Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate from an Indian University/Institute or any Foreign University/Institute should ensure that their Diploma/Certificate is from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognized Indian Universities. equivalent to a master’s degree. Delhi.
- Candidates have to submit only one application form as more than one candidate cancels the candidature.
- The admit card for UGC NET has to be downloaded from the official website of NTA.
- To be eligible for JRF, candidates need to secure at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers of UGC NET.
- The validity of the JRF Letter of Award is only two years after the declaration of the result.