As per the notification released, University Grants Commission (UGC), the national higher education regulator, has today notified the revised fellowship amount details of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences. According to the revised fellowships, JRF will be awarded Rs. 31,000 while the SRF will be Rs. 35,000.Earlier, the JRF fellowship was Rs. 25,000 and the SRF was 28,000.The notice also said the revised rates of fellowships are applicable with effect from January 1, 2019.
The notice by Commission is as follows, “The University Grants Commission in its 539th meeting held on February 26th , 2019, considered and approved the revised rates of Fellowship amount under the UGC Scheme for Junior Research Fellowship/Senior Research Fellowship in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (UGC-NET)” .
According to UGC, the HRA at the revised rate of 8, 16 and 24 percent is allowed as per Government of India norms as applicable in the location where the research fellows are working.