UGC releases MANF scholarship notification after 2 years gap to grant 1,000 research fellowships

11 Dec, 2018
UGC releases MANF scholarship notification

NOIDA- Union Grants Commission i.e. UGC, which acts as the regulatory body for higher education institutions, has invited the applications for Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) scholarship for minority students for the academic year 2018-19. This fellowship has been announced by UGC after the break of  two years and this year they have increased the number to 1,000 fellowships which was 756 last time.

As per the norms laid by UGC, students, who belong to minority groups of the society and pursuing the full time research programs in any of the HEIs (Higher Education Institutions), will be eligible for this fellowship.

According to the UGC notification released on Monday, CBSE-UGC-NET/JRF/CSIR-NET/JRF qualified candidates in December 2017 and June 2018 are eligible for this program.

UGC has provided the facility for submitting the online applications at

The interested candidates can apply online till December 31, 2018.

In our country,, the major minority communities include . Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian and this scheme is available for all the full-time researchers who belong to one of these communities. This fellowship program is available for all students pursing higher education in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering and Technology can benefit with this scheme.

UGC has issued the notification about this fellowship on their official website at and due to overwhelming response; the website is facing issues in opening up.

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs sponsor the RGNF Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (also known as National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students).

RGNF scheme is formulated for the students who hail from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe and planning to pursue higher regular education & full-time research in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering and Technology.

Writer by passion, journalist by profession, Ankit has a sensitive nose for news, especially about educational affairs.


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