University Grants Commission Public Notice on Disbursal of UGC Research Fellowships

University Grants Commission Public Notice on Disbursal of UGC Research Fellowships

The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a public notice on December 5, 2020; F.No. 82-50/2020.

University Grants Commission Public Notice on Disbursal of UGC Research Fellowships

According to the UGC has been proving financial help in the form of Fellowships and Scholarships through various schemes to research scholars and students.

UGC has taken following steps to facilitate release of fellowships to research scholars.

  • Earlier, research fellowships were disbursed on quarterly basis but keeping in view the financial needs of research scholars, the system of monthly payment was introduced.
  • In order to avoid delay in payments to the beneficiaries and disburse fellowships in a transparent manner, the payments are being released through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode i.e. directly to be the bank accounts of research scholars.
  • Keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to generate the monthly payment even for those research scholars whose monthly confirmation of data could not be updated by their institution on the Canara Bank Portal. Hence, since April, 2020, payments are being generated without insisting on the requirement of monthly confirmation from institution, for all eligible research scholars, whose monthly confirmation was received on portal during any or all months of January, February and March, 2020 i.e. before lockdown period
    . Besides, the payment is also released for those beneficiaries who are able to mark their monthly confirmation on the portal.
  • It is also information that monthly fellowships have been released by UGC till October, 2020.
  • The payments of research fellowships for the month of November, 2020 are under process and will be released shortly.
  • Efforts are being made to further simplify the online process for timely disbursal of fellowships.

In case, any research scholar is facing difficulty is getting his/her monthly fellowship, he/she may:

  • write to UGC at email ID [email protected] or
  • Contact through Helpline No. 1800111657 on all working days between 9.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.

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