|The Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students is formulated and funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to one of the Minority Community i.e. Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist, Christian & Jain and are pursuing higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology. The reservation for differently abled students shall be made as per provision laid down by the Government of India.
Fellowship for minority communities
This scheme is for communities like Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist, and Christian.
These communities can pursue higher studies such as regular and full-time research degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering and Technology.
After the gap of two years, the government has announced 1000 scholarships for minorities.
Last Date Extended
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the application date for the Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) for minority students for the year 2018-19.
The last date for receipt of application has been extended from 31st December, 2018 to 10th January, 2019 through the link https://www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_schemes/ for the consideration for the award of fellowship for the year 2018-19 under the scheme of Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students,” the UGC said in the release.
Changes in minority scholarship criteria:
As per the latest circular, the UGC has now allowed all the candidates belonging to one of the minority communities who are enrolled for full time research programmes with UGC NET or CSIR-NET to apply for the scholarships.