Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students For The Year 2017-18


  • Eligibility: M.Phil and Ph.D minority students
  • Benefits: Fellowship amount of INR 25,000 to INR 28,000 per month

Here are some common questions about scholarship

Here are some common questions about scholarship

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the eligibility criteria? 

A: Candidates must fulfill the following criteria: 

  • Candidate should belong to minority community. 
  • Candidate should submit a minority community certificate duly certified by an authorised official. 
  • Candidate should be registered in M.Phil/ Ph.D course. 
  • Annual family income should be less than INR 2.5 lakh per annum. 
  • Candidate should have secured greater than 50% marks at post graduation level. 
  • Transgender candidates are allowed to apply for this scheme.
  • 30% scholarship is reserved for female students.

Q: What is the application process ? 

A: Applications are invited once a year. Applications can only be made online. To complete the application, candidate needs to fill his/her details, contact information, research information, supervisor's details, employment details and then, submit the form.

Q: How many candidates will get the scholarship? 

A: 756 (state-wise distribution). In case suitable candidates are not available in the current year, the un-availed scholarships will be carry forwarded to the next year.

Q: What is the process of selection? 

A: Applications received from the candidates are scrutinised by a screening committee. Their decision is final in case of selection of the candidates.

Q: What are the important dates? 

A: Announcement date or month: Yet to be announced. 

Application starting date: Yet to be announced 

Application deadline: August 

Interview date line: Yet to be announced 

Result announcement date: Yet to be announced

Q: What is the objective? 

A: This scholarship was started for students belonging to minority communities who wish to pursue higher education as regular or full-time M.Phil/ Ph.D degree in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.

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