Non-NET fellowships to continue and to be expanded

Non-NET fellowships to continue and to be expanded: Govt
Union HRD minister Smriti Irani with the students during their protest march from UGC to hrd minister in New Delhi. (TOI photo: Vipin)

NEW DELHI: The ministry of human resource development reiterated that the Central Government had directed the UGC not to discontinue the Non-NET fellowship and had constituted a committee under Gautam Barua, former director of IIT, Guwahati.
As per MHRD statement, the mandate of the committee is to bring the benefits and opportunities of the Non-NET fellowship scheme to a larger number of universities, including state universities.The ministry said that “It has also been decided that the existing awards under Non-NET fellowships will not be reduced rather expanded and that guidelines for selection, coverage, award and administration of Non-NET fellowships to be developed to enable enhancement in these fellowships.The minister Smriti Irani met the students from Jawaharlal Nehru University at the Shastri Bhavan on Thursday regarding the matter of discontinuation of the scheme by the UGC recently.

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