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Maulana Azad National Fellowship


Scheme Details

Objective:The objective of the Maulana Azad Fellowship Scheme (MANF) is to provide five year fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students from six notified minority communities viz. Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Parsi and Sikh, notified by the Central Government, to pursue M. Phil and Ph.D.
The scheme covers all Universities/Institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as under :
a. Central/State Universities (including constituent and affiliated institutions) included under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
b. Deemed Universities under Section 3 of UGC Act i.e. Institution for higher education notified by Central Government to be deemed University, in consultation with UGC and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
c. Institution fully funded by State / Central Government and empowered to award degrees.
d. Institutions of National Importance as notified by Ministry of Human Resource Development (mhrd.gov.in/institutions-national-importance).

The Fellowship will be implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs through UGC. The fellowship holders under this Fellowship will be known as Ministry of Minority Affairs scholars.

Scope: The Fellowship will cater to the minority community students pursuing regular and full time research studies leading to award of M.Phil/Ph.D degree within India only. This will enable them to be eligible for employment to the posts with M.Phil and Ph.D as pre- requisites, including the posts of Assistant Professors in various academic institutions.

Implementing Agency: UGC will be the nodal agency for implementing the MANF Scheme and ensures that the Scheme is also included in the Notification/Press Release to be issued by National testing Agency (NTA) for UGC-NET and Joint CSIR-UGC NET examinations.

  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme Guidelines for 2019-20 Download (206.2 KB)
  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme Guidelines for 2017-18 and 2018-19 Download (74 KB)
  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme Guidelines for 2012-13 and 2016-17 Download (74 KB)
  • Frequently asked Questions Download (74 KB)
  • Letter to UGC regarding revision of Fellowship Rates under Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme. Download (345 KB)
  • Revision of Fellowship Rates under Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme. Download (345 KB)
  • "Minimum Government, Maximum Governance" — Self Declaration/ self certification/ self attestation of documents by the applicants in schemes/ programmes of Ministry Download (870 KB)
  • Applications invited for Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) by 30th June 2020 for details Download (206.2 KB)

Achievements

  • State/ Gender/ Community-wise number of selected candidates for award of fellowship for the Financial Year 2018-19 Download (93 KB)
  • State/ Gender/ Community-wise number of selected candidates for award of fellowship for the Financial Year 2017-18 Download (93 KB)
  • State/ Gender/ Community-wise number of selected candidates for award of fellowship for the Financial Year 2016-17 Download (93 KB)
  • State/ Gender/ Community-wise number of selected candidates for award of fellowship for the Financial Year 2015-16 Download (93 KB)
  • State/ Gender/ Community-wise number of selected candidates for award of fellowship for the Financial Year 2014-15 Download (93 KB)
    • Achievements since InceptionDownload (93 KB)
    • Financial Year 2011-12 Download (93 KB)
    • Financial Year 2010-11Download (132 KB)
    • Financial Year 2009-10 Download (124 KB)