scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Pending JRF, SRF fellowships to be released in a week: UGC

The clarification came Monday in wake of the death of LSR college student Aishwarya Reddy by suicide.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2020 10:54:57 am
Pending JRF, SRF fellowships to be released in a week: UGCThe University Grants Commission Monday said pending fellowships for Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and Senior Research Fellows (SRF) will be released in a week. (File)

The University Grants Commission Monday said pending fellowships for Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and Senior Research Fellows (SRF) will be released in a week.

UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said disbursal was held up due to technical issues. When asked to elaborate, he said it was a transition from an old system to a new procedure of how money was given to UGC by the government.

Read | No stipend since months, lockdown worsens situation: Research scholars write to PM Modi

The clarification came Monday in wake of the death of LSR college student Aishwarya Reddy by suicide. She was a recipient of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s INSPIRE scholarship.

Dr Sanjay Mishra, who took over as in-charge of the INSPIRE Programme on November 1, has said despite financial constraints during the pandemic, the department decided the crunch will not be “translated to any fellowships, scholarships”.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Education News, download Indian Express App.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement