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May 25, 2020 • 1:57 pm

Prominent CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship for the JRF Toppers!

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Qualifying the CSIR NET Exam might be tough but achieving the top ranks is undoubtedly the toughest task! So why not to praise such talented candidates who have put their maximum efforts and fulfilled their dreams by achieving the top scores in the exam.

To appreciate and unleash such talent, CSIR has started a fellowship only for the merit achievers. The fellowship is named as CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship.

Here in this blog, we have provided the follwing details: -

 

CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship

Know about it’s inception

SPM Scholarships for CSIR NET Toppers

Eligibility Criteria to Enroll for SPMF

SPMF Amount and Duration

 

 

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CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship – Know the Complete Details Here!

 

You all must be willing to know everything about this wonderful scholarship!

 

Below in this blog, you can get every single information about the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship like –

 

Note - CSIR also grants scholarship to all the qualified candidates. Visit the following link to know the details – CSIR NET JRF Scholarship!

 

 

CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship – Know about it’s inception!

 

To praise the JRF Toppers, CSIR provides Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship. Explore the complete details and know the eligibility criteria and fellowship benefits here!

 

CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship (SPMF) is named after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who was the first Vice-President of CSIR in the Independent India.

 

To commemorate the birth centenary year (2000) of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, CSIR has instituted this special fellowship.

 

The Fellowship is open to all the toppers of CSIR-UGC JRF (NET).

 

 

CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship – Know about it’s inception

 

 

The main objective of the fellowship is to nurture the budding scientific talent and to nourish the objective of the pursuit of scientific research.

 

 

How many SPM Scholarships are offered to the CSIR NET Exam Toppers?

 

In accordance with the Official Statements – “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.”

 

 

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Candidates in the ratio of 1:3 will be called for interview in each subject.

 

Subject Number of candidates to be called for interview Unreserved OBC SC ST PWD
Chemical Sciences  30 14 8 5 2 1
Life Sciences  30 14 8 5 2 1
Earth Sciences  15 7 4 2 1 1
Mathematical Sciences  15 7 4 2 1 1
Physical Sciences  15 7 4 2 1 1
Engineering Sciences  15 7 4 2 1 1

 

Note: The Engineering Sciences Exam has been discontinued by CSIR from Dec 2015.

 

 

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What is the Minimum Eligibility Criteria, to enroll for SPMF?

 

Well, the basic eligibility criteria to avail the CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Scholarship is that the Candidate should be amongst top merit rankers.

 

Know about the CSIR NET Exam Pattern and Cutoff Procedure for better understanding!

 

To make the selection process easier, CSIR has defined the eligibility criteria based on the Reservation Categories.

 

 

What is the Minimum Eligibility Criteria, to enroll for SPMF

 

 

As mentioned above, the candidates will be called for interview in the ratio of 1:3 (Candidates to be selected for the Fellowship: Candidates to be selected for the Interview).

 

To understand the eligibility criteria in detail, please check below –

 

SPMF Category Wise Selection Procedure for Toppers

 

Category-wise number of candidates to be called for the interview is based on the reservation policy, i.e. 27% for OBC, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3% for PWD.

 

1. For General Candidates

 

The top rankers in each subject from the combined merit list of General/OBC/SC/ST/PWD will be called for the interview.

 

The No. of candidates selected as top rankers are given below -

 

Life Sciences – Top 14 Candidates

Chemical Science – Top 14 Candidates

Earth Sciences - Top 7 Candidates

Mathematical Sciences - Top 7 Candidates

Physical Sciences - Top 7 Candidates

 

2. For OBC Candidates

 

The subject wise merit criteria is as follows –

 

Life Sciences – Top 8 Candidates

Chemical Sciences – Top 8 Candidates

Earth Sciences - Top 4 Candidates

Mathematical Sciences - Top 4 Candidates

Physical Sciences - Top 4 Candidates

 

A maximum relaxation of 5% of the cutoff of the 14th/7th candidates of the 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.

 

3. For SC Candidates

 

The subject wise merit criteria is as follows –

 

Life Sciences – Top 5 Candidates

Chemical Sciences – Top 5 Candidates

Earth Sciences - Top 2 Candidates

Mathematical Sciences - Top 2 Candidates

Physical Sciences - Top 2 Candidates

 

A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cutoff of the 14th/7th candidates of the 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.

 

4. For ST Candidates

 

The subject wise merit criteria is as follows –

 

Life Sciences – Top 2 Candidates

Chemical Sciences – Top 2 Candidates

Earth Sciences - Top 1 Candidate

Mathematical Sciences - Top 1 Candidate

Physical Sciences - Top 1 Candidate

 

A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cutoff of the 14th/7th candidates of the 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.

 

5. For PWD Candidates

 

The subject wise merit criteria is as follows –

 

Life Sciences – Top 1 Candidate

Chemical Sciences – Top 1 Candidate

Earth Sciences - Top 1 Candidate

Mathematical Sciences - Top 1 Candidate

Physical Sciences - Top 1 Candidate

 

A maximum relaxation of 10% of the cutoff of the 14th/7th candidates of the unreserved category will be given to PWD candidates.

 

 

What is the amount and duration of CSIR Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship?

 

The candidates who are selected after the Interview stage will get a stipend of INR 36000 per month during the first two years of the fellowship.

 

After completion of two years of fellowship, the candidates’ stipend amount will increase to INR 42000 per month based on his/her performance. If he/she doesn’t found satisfactory for this increment, then he/she will be reverted to JRF.

 

The maximum tenure of SPM Fellowship will be up to 5 years.

 

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Contingent Grant:

 

The candidates after completing their two years of fellowship will be eligible for annual contingent grant of INR 70,000.

 

For less than one year, the contingent grant will be admissible on the pro-rata basis.

 

The candidates can utilize this grant for following purposes –

 

Purchasing books, etc. relevant to the research topic.

Meeting train fare (AC III tier) and DA in case the fellow needs to travel in pursuit of research of presenting the paper in the conference.

Registration of PhD & submission of the thesis.

The Registration fee for attending conference in India & abroad.

Buying chemicals/ consumable items/ minor equipment.

Reprints of research papers.

Contingency grant may be utilized for specific items such as purchasing laptop/desktop computer once in the whole tenure, on the recommendation of the supervisor however the prior approval of CSIR is mandatory.

 

The purchased items will be the property of the host institute and fellow must surrender it on completion of his/her tenure or resignation from his/her fellowship.

 

For attending conferences abroad, SPM Fellows should apply in the travel grant scheme of HRDG where partial/ full air fare is given to research scholars for presenting their research papers. However, once in the entire tenure, per diem expenditure for the conference period can be claimed from contingency grant as per host institute’s rule.

 

Also, check – CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria!

 

Career Scope of CSIR SPM Fellowship: Pursuing PhD program with a special fellowship in CSIR Research Labs or other specialized R & D institutions / universities.

 

You can check the complete details about the scholarship in PDF Form!

 

 

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We hope the information provided above will be helpful to you in knowing about the CSIR JRF Scholarship Benefits!

 

If you still have any doubt or queries, then please feel free to ask us, we’ll try to resolve them as soon as possible.

 

Thank You!!

 

 

 

Showing 6 comments out of 6
  • Gagandeep Singh
    Does top rankers of GATE life science also get this SPM fellowship? My AIR GATE rank is 4. Am I eligible for this?
    Eduncle
    Hello Gagandeep,   Greetings from Eduncle!   No, you're not eligible for this scholarship. Only the CSIR NET Achievers can apply.   Thanks for asking your query & Al...
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  • Rohan Chowdhury
    My rank in June 2016 csir ugc net is csir -26 , chemical science. Is there any chance for me to get a call for spm fellowship interview???
    Eduncle
    Hello Rohan, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Can you please share your caste category. Although the top 30 rank holders in each subject from all t...
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  • Krishan
    What is the average cut off for spm???
    Eduncle
    Hello Krishan, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Only the Top Ranker and merit holders in each CSIR NET Subject will be called for the Interview as ...
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