• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

IIT, IISc researchers to get Rs 70,000 stipend

By Vikas

In a bid to prevent the brain drain and encourage meritorious students to pursue research, the Union Government has decided to provide Rs 70,000 as a monthly fellowship to those doing their PhDs in IITs or IISc.

IISc Bengaluru

Union higher education secretary Kewal Kumar Sharma said, "We wish the meritorious students who are being forced to leave the country for purely financial reasons stay within the country."

Currently, a researcher-student get Rs 25,000 as monthly scholarship at IITs and the proposal is to hike this to Rs 70,000.

"We will provide 2,000 such monthly fellowships across the IIT system and IISc Bengaluru," PTI quoted Sharma as saying at the 67th Foundation Day of IIT Kharagpur.

IIT-KGP director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti welcomed the decision and said, "We are hopeful to start it from the next session."

According to reports, the scholarship recipients cannot do any other job.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more