Full Form of JRF

What is the Full Form of JRF?

The Full form of JRF is Junior Research Fellowship.

What is JRF?

JRF is an abbreviation of Junior Research Fellowship. JRF is the program of the University Grants Commission (UGC) opened for the examinees qualifying the National Eligibility Test (NET) of the UGC and the CSIR joint test. These exams are only qualifying tests, and they do not grant the fellowship to the candidates.

What is JRF NET?

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility of Junior Research Fellowship is called JRF NET.

What are JRF and SRF?

For applying for the CSIR JRF a bachelor’s degree is needed, whereas for the SRF the masters/Post Graduate degree is mandatory needed. This Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) is only applied to available the opportunity of Research fellowship only after the Junior Research Fellowship. So to enhance the Senior research fellowship (SRF) to the researches. The main difference between CSIR JRF and SRF is that only Bachelor Degree candidates can apply for the JRF, and Masters degree graduates can apply for the SRF.

When any candidate clears the NET Exam with JRF certification and joins some institute to pursue Ph.D./M.Phil. Then after two years of successful completion of research, his/her JRF certification may be converted into Senior Research Fellow (SRF).

What is the Eligibility and Age Limit For UGC JRF

Students and teachers from developing countries of Asia/Africa and Latin America Eligibility: The upper age limit for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is 35 years for men as of 1 July of the year of application and 45 years for women. The candidate must have at least a high-class master’s degree

With a second-class bachelor’s degree, or a second-class master’s degree with a first-class bachelor’s degree.

Awarding of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/ or Eligibility for Assistant Professorship depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-I and Paper-II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are not to be considered for the awarding of JRF. Candidates who qualify for the eligibility test for Assistant Professorship are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.

Who conducts the UGC JRF NET Exam?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting UGC- NET.

What is The Procedure for Applying for the Scheme (JRF)?

Only NET/UGC-CSIR joint tests qualified candidates are eligible to apply (for
fellowship) under the scheme. The qualified candidates have to apply against the advertisements given by the universities/institutions/colleges recognized under
(i)  Sec. 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956.
(ii)  Grant-in-aid Deemed Universities under Sec-3.
(iii) Universities/institutions funded by State/Central Government.
(iv) Institution of National Importance.

Note: UGC-NET is conducted twice every year.

What is the Stipend & Tenure of JRF?

The stipend of a JRF selected through the CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) will be Rs 31,000/ p.m for the first two years. In addition, an annual contingent grant of Rs. 20,000/- per fellow will be provided to the University / Institution.

What is the Stipend & Tenure of SRF?

On completion of two years as JRF and if the fellow is registered for Ph.D., the fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to Rs. 35,000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent years, on the basis of assessment of Fellows’ research progress/ achievements through an interview by an Expert Committee consisting of the Guide, Head of the Department and External Member from outside the University/ Institution who is an expert in the relevant field, not below the rank of Professor/ Associate Professor.

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