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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
31-August-2012 15:59 IST
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships for STs

 

The scheme of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST students is implemented by University Grants Commission (UGC). Every year 667 fellowships are provided to ST students for pursuing higher studies leading to M.Phil and Ph.D. The State-wise details of fellowship awarded to ST students during the last three years is given below.  The selection for the year 2012-13 has not been completed.

S.No.

Name of the State/UT

Number of ST candidates selected under the scheme of RGNF for ST students

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

1

Andhra Pradesh

40

70

79

2

Andaman & Nicobar

0

1

0

3

Arunachal Pradesh

29

14

25

4

Assam

46

30

35

5

Bihar

7

6

4

6

Chhattisgarh

9

15

13

7

Goa

0

0

2

8

Gujarat

57

55

28

9

Himachal Pradesh

4

11

12

10

Jammu & Kashmir

12

12

15

11

Jharkhand

14

57

44

12

Karnataka

26

37

42

13

Kerala

4

3

4

14

Lakshadweep

0

0

2

15

Madhya Pradesh

54

77

64

16

Maharashtra

18

10

13

17

Manipur

104

74

68

18

Meghalaya

48

23

27

19

Mizoram

44

15

23

20

Nagaland

73

19

30

21

Odisha

22

32

34

22

Rajasthan

61

62

60

23

Sikkim

2

2

5

24

Tamil Nadu

5

7

7

25

Tripura

6

7

4

26

Uttar Pradesh

1

6

5

27

Uttrakhand

3

3

3

28

West Bengal

13

19

19

 

Total

702#

667

667

#  35 additional slots for ST category being adjusted during 2010-11

The selection for the year 2012-13 has not been made

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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