Vikash Sharma

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has issued an advertisement for awarding Doctoral Fellowships 2022.

In view of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, a new set of priority areas for NCERT Doctoral Fellowships have been identified. The research proposals related to these priority areas will receive priority for fellowships. Doctoral Fellows can pursue their work in a recognized university/research institution of their choice.


Good Academic record with at least 60% marks in both graduate and post graduate Levels.

Candidates should not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date of receipt of applications.

Candidates registered for Ph.D. degree in a recognized university/ or working toward their Ph.D. registration are eligible to apply.

Four out of 10 fellowships are reserved for 4 Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs) one each for Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Mysore. However, if no candidate from RIEs is found suitable, the fellowship will be offered to other suitable candidates, NCERT advertisement read. The fellowships will be limited to extremely deserving candidates only. If suitable candidates are not available, Council may not select all 10 Fellows.

Fellowship Amount

NCERT Doctoral Fellows will receive a fellowship of Rs.23,000 per month (for Non-NET) and Rs.25,000 per month (in case of NET qualified candidates) for a maximum period of three years from the date of permanent Ph.D. registration and/or date of selection in NCERT. They will also receive a contingency grant of Rs.10,000 per annum during this period.

The last date to apply is December 23, 2022.

For other details, visit the official NCERT website.