The tenure of fellowship is initially for five years under the RGNF-SC Scheme. Before expiry of this period, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by a Committee of three members comprising of Head of the Department, Supervisor and one outside subject expert to be constituted by the concerned Department of the University/Institution/College.

If the research work is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended further for a period of five year under the enhanced emoluments of the National Fellowship SC. The recommendation of the Committee shall be submitted to the UGC designated agency for Upgradation to the level of NF-SRF in the prescribed proforma (Annexure- VI )

The work done and the time spent on scholarship or fellowship of any agency other than the UGC will not be taken into account while considering the proposals for enhancement in the value of fellowship. The fellowship may be withdrawn if the work is not considered satisfactory or the candidate fails in any of the examinations related to Ph.D.

In case the work for the first two year is not found satisfactory, an additional year will be given to him/her for improvement. However, during this period he/she will be designated as Rajiv Gandhi National Junior Fellow. In such cases work will be evaluated again before third year of the tenure, and if improvement is found the Fellow will get two more year NF at enhanced rates (SRF). In case the candidate is not considered suitable for upgradation, the fellowship for the remaining tenure will be at JRF rates.

The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance:  
Fellowship in Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences @Rs.25000/-p.m. for initial two years
@Rs.28000/-p.m. for remaining tenure
Contingency A @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Contingency B @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Sciences, Engg.
& Technology
Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates
All Subjects
HRA As per rules of the University/ Institutions All Subjects