Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) Programme 2021 – Apply Online Registration Selected Candidate List Notification, Online Date Results. Check PMRF Application Form with Fellowship Amount Eligibility Criteria Before Last Date at may2020.pmrf.in
The Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Online Application Process has started. Candidates from various institutions can apply for PMRF Application Online. The PMRF 2021 last date for the application is mentioned below. Students from PMRF granting institutes are only eligible for the scheme. Prime Minister Research fellowship amount will be rewarded to the student’s account. The PMRF Result will be shown on the official website. The PMRF Application Form 2021 will be available on the Official Website i.e. may2020.pmrf.in. Students can read PMRF details in the post below.
About PMRF 2021
The Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country. With attractive fellowships, the scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2018-19. The institutes which can offer PMRF include all the IITs, all the IISERs, the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and some of the top Central Universities/NITs that offer science and/or technology degrees. The candidates will be selected through a rigorous selection process and their performance will be reviewed suitably through a national convention.
Overview for PMRF 2021
|Name of scheme||The Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme|
|Area covered||All India|
|Scheme Under||Ministry of Human Resource Development|
|Under Government||Government of India|
Eligibility Criteria and Application Process for PMRF 2021
To apply for PMRF students should fall within the eligibility set by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The applicant should have satisfied one of the following criteria in the preceding three years from the date of submission of the application form. Lets read these in detail
a) DIRECT ENTRY CHANNEL
- The applicant should have satisfied one of the following criteria in the preceding
three years from the date of submission of the application
(1) completed or be pursuing the final year of four (or five) year undergraduate or
five years integrated M.Tech. or 2-year M.Sc. or five-year undergraduate postgraduate
dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from
IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERSs/IIEST and centrally funded IIITs. These candidates
should have secured a CGPA/CPI of at least 8.0 (on a 10-point scale). For
applicants in the five year integrated or dual degree programs, if separate
CPAs/CPIs are awarded for UG and PG parts of the program, the
CGPA/CPI of the UG part (first four years) will be considered.
(2) completed or be pursuing the final year of four (or five) year undergraduate or
five years integrated M.Tech. or five years integrated M.Sc. or 2-year M.Sc. or
five-year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in Science and
Technology streams from any other Institute/University recognized in India,
not covered in 1(a) above. These candidates should have secured a
minimum CGPA of 8 or equivalent apart from a minimum score of 650 in the
respective GATE subject.
(3) qualified GATE and be pursuing or have completed M.Tech./MS by research
at one of the PMRF Granting Institutions having a minimum CGPA or CPI of
8.0 (on a 10-point scale) at the end of the first semester with a minimum of
four courses. For those candidates who are applying after the first semester,
the CGPA or CPI requirement of 8.0 will be based on all the courses, labs,
the thesis that the candidate has completed.
- They apply for the Ph.D. program in one of the PMRF granting institutes and get
selected in the program.
- The PMRF granting institute, which has admitted the student in the Ph.D.
the program makes a strong recommendation and uploads the relevant information
at the PMRF web-portal. Student can only get admission in those institutes where
he/she has got selected and wishes to seek admission (i.e., selection in one institute
and availing PMRF from another institute that does not support the student for
PMRF will not be allowed).
- The metrics on which the candidates will be judged will include (but not
restricted to): research exposure, publications, performance in international
competitions (like Math. Olympiad, ACM ICPC Programming Contest), grades, and
- Within 12-18 months of admission into the Ph.D. programme, the progress of the
candidate will be reviewed by the PMRF panel, and the continuation of PMRF will be
subject to the candidate’s satisfactory performance. A strong research proposal is
mandatory, and a clear assessment from the host institution in support of
the continuation of PMRF status. Due weightage would be given to publication in reputed
b) LATERAL ENTRY CHANNEL
To do PMRF Apply Online through this channel, the candidate must satisfy all of the following
- The candidate should be pursuing a Ph.D. in one of the PMRF granting
institutions. Further, he/she should have completed at most 12 months in the Ph.D.
programme if he/she joined the programme with a Master’s degree; and should have
completed at most 24 months in the Ph.D. programme if he/she joined the Ph.D.
programme with a Bachelor’s degree. The relevant period of 12 months or 24
months will be counted from the date of admission in the PhD programme till the
date of application for lateral entry. A candidate can be considered at most twice
through lateral entry channel PMRF. In the case of Integrated M.Tech/MSc and PhD.
programmes, the candidate will be eligible to apply within 12 months of the date of
satisfying the Master’s degree requirement.
- The candidate should have completed at least four courses in the PhD
the program, each of which should be a full-semester course, and obtained
aggregate CGPA of 8.5 (out of 10) or higher.
- The PMRF Granting Institute, in which the student is enrolled, makes a strong
recommendation for the candidate and uploads the relevant information on the
PMRF web-portal. This includes a research proposal and soft copies of publications
(which could include those under submission).
- The candidate continues to work only in the host institute and transfer to another PMRF
eligible institute is not allowed. Further, once enrolled in a PhD Programme through
lateral entry, the candidate cannot be considered for a direct entry channel in a
- The metrics on which the candidates will be judged include (but not restricted to)
a strong research proposal, publications record, and grades. Due weightage should
be given to publication in reputed journals/conferences.
Reminders for PMRF
Candidates have many benefits under PMRF. The deliverables under the Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) are written below:
(a) At the time of joining, each Fellow shall be given deliverables to be achieved each
year. This will be decided by the assigned guide and the department which the fellow
(b) The deliverables are to be designed keeping in view the topic selected by the fellow.
(c) There shall be an annual review of PMRF fellows. The candidates would continue to
avail of the fellowship in the next year only if their performance is found satisfactory by
the review committee. The review will be a rigorous process and can be done in the
form of a national convention (for each discipline). The nodal institute for the
discipline may form multiple expert panels to evaluate the progress of the PMRF
fellows. Each such panel can have 3-4 members, with at most 2 members from the
(d) Each fellow is expected to teach once a week in a neighbourhood
ITI/Polytechnic/Engineering College, as per modalities approved by the Government.
(e) If the deliverables are not achieved, the fellowship could be brought down to the
institutional fellowship level or even discontinued.
What are the Documents Required for PMRF
Applicants need the documents as per their degree and entrance exam they have fought. Students with grades of the entrance exam and the PMRF result showing a mark sheet copy can only for the PMRF fellowship. Applicant should have a Passport size photograph with a copy of mark sheets/grade sheets/transcripts in pdf scanned format. Applicant should have CV limited to two A4 pages and submitted only in pdf format. The CV should emphasize only academic achievements and skills, e.g. ranks, merit certificates, internships, publications, research-related software skills, etc. these all are the documents required for PMRF fellowship.
Application Process for PMRF
The Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Online Application Forms Available. Candidates who want to apply online for the PMRF Fellowship can follow the steps written below:
- First of all, visit the official website i.e. https://may2020.pmrf.in/.
- From Home Page visit click on the direct link from the News section.
- Fill the application form.
- Upload the scanned documents.
- Click on the submit button.
Note: Applicant should check that the application form should be related to their degree and year.
Benefits of PMRF Fellowship in Details
The tenure of fellowship will be till the end of the 4th year of PhD for students from
integrated courses and till the end of the 5th year of PhD for B.Tech. (or equivalent)
students. For students selected through the lateral entry channel, the PMRF scholarship
and obligations will continue only for the remainder of the student’s stay in the doctoral
program. No retrospective payment will be made.
The following would be the fellowship for the PMRFs:
|1st Year||Rs. 70,000|
|2nd Year||Rs. 70,000|
|3rd Year||Rs. 75,000|
|4th Year||Rs. 80,000|
|5th Year||Rs. 80,000|
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