Details on Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for PhD


Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for PhD is basically awarded for two main student categories - Indian National students for PhD study in India and Students other Asian countries for Ph.D. study in India which is for a period of 2 years. Post graduates with at least 60% marks in specific streams such as Sociology, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Indian History & Civilization, Studies on Jawaharlal Nehru, Economics, Computer Sciences etc are eligible for this program. They need to register or secure admission for a PhD program in any of the reputed universities while applying for this program along with a valid NET/GATE score.

Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for PhD Overview

Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for PhD is awarded to students in two different categories –

  • Indian Nationals for PhD study in India
  • Nationals of other Asian countries for Ph.D. study in India

The total duration of this scholarship program is for 2 years.

Eligibility Criteria for Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for PhD

Candidates need to complete post graduate degree with at least 60% marks in aggregate. It is compulsory for candidates to apply or register or get admitted for a PhD degree from any of the recognized universities in India. Those who have not yet registered for the PhD course will not get qualified to apply for this scholarship program. The higher age limit to apply for this scholarship program is 35 years. It is also important for candidates to be a full time PhD scholar with a valid NET/GATE score card. Following are the main specialization streams where in candidates can apply for PhD scholarship program –

  • Studies on Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Sociology
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Indian History & Civilization
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Economics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Comparative Studies in Religion & Culture
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences

Application Procedure for Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for PhD

Those candidates who fulfill all the specified eligibility criteria can put forward an application for this scholarship program. It is essential to download the application form for this PhD scholarship program and fill in all the specific details correctly. It is also compulsory to deposit an application fee of Rs 100/- as Demand Draft/Postal Order on behalf of “Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund” to be paid at New Delhi. The filled in applications along with other specified documents such as pass port photograph, a synopsis of about 1500 words, University Supervisor/Guides report, DD amount etc before the last date specified. Selection committee will be the responsible authority to take the final decision on short listing candidates for Personal Interview.

Details of Fees for Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for PhD

  • Total Tuition Fees (Including maintenance allowances) – Rs 12,000/- per month
  • Contingent expenses (for study tours within India, purchase of books, stationery) – Rs 15,000/- per month

The applications for this scholarship program will be released towards March end every year. Candidates need to send filled in application by April/May.



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4 Responses to “Details on Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for PhD”

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    Om Prakash Bharti:

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