Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme 2019

Scholarship Examination in India

Introduction to PMRF 2019:

Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Central government is inviting online application forms for the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme 2019. Subsequently, PMRF scheme will attract the best talent for Doctoral Studies (PhD) in reputed institutions like IITs and IISc. Accordingly, interested candidates can apply online for PM Research Fellowship through the official website.

The primary objective of the PM Research Fellowship Scheme is to promote research with the focus on national priorities. Moreover, govt. wants to promote Research in cutting-edge technologies and science areas.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online and fill PMRF Online Application Form through the official website between 24 February 2019 and 31 March 2019.

Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme Online Application Procedure

The complete procedure to apply online for PMRF Application Form has been specified below:-

  • Firstly visit the official website.
  • Subsequently, on the homepage, click the “Apply Online” tab present in the header or directly click this link. 
  • Next, click the “Please Click Here To Apply Online” link present at the bottom of the page.
  • Afterwards, the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Online Application Form 2019 will appear as shown below:-

Afterwards, the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Online Application Form will appear on the screen:

  • Here candidates can fill all the necessary details accurately and upload supporting documents along with fees payment receipt.
  • Finally, candidates can click the “Submit” button to complete the PMRF Application Process.
  • Furthermore, candidates can take a printout of the completed application form and keep it for any future reference.

PMRF Application Fee 2019

The candidates must pay Rs. 1000 as PMRF Application Fees through the online mode to State Bank Of India (SBI).

PMRF Application Fee 2019

Candidates will get directed to the SBI Collect page. Here candidates have to accept the “Terms and Conditions” and then select the Payment Category as PMRF Application Fee 2018 and then make the required payment.
After successful payment, candidates can download the PDF file of e-receipt along with SBI Collect Reference Number. Moreover, candidates have to upload this SBI Collect E-receipt PDF file and enter the SBI Collect Reference Number to complete the application process.

List Of Supporting Documents For PMRF Application Form 2019 Submission

The candidates must upload the following documents and finally submit the PMRF Application Form:-

  1. Recent passport size photograph.
  2. Scanned Copy of Transcript / Gradesheet / Marksheet till the last completed Semester as PDF.
  3. Abstract (1000 words) as PDF File.
  4. Relevant Curriculum Vitae (CV) in PDF Format.
  5. SBI Collect E-Receipt PDF File.

Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme 2019 – Important Dates

Starting Date of Online Applications24 February 2019
Last Date for Online PMRF Application31 March 2019
Interview at Nodal Institutions (Tentative)15 May 2019
The announcement of Results1 June 2019

PMRF Scheme 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must fulfil the following eligibility criteria to become eligible for Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme:-
— The candidate must have completed or pursued the final year of 4-year undergraduate (UG) or 5 years integrated M.Tech or 5 years integrated M.Sc. or 5-year undergraduate-postgraduate (UG – PG) dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from IISc / IITs / NITs / IISERs and centrally funded IIIT.
— Subsequently, candidates must have secured at-least CGPA / CPI of 8 (out of 10). However for candidates in 5 years integrated or dual degree programs in which separate CGPA are awarded for UG & PG parts, then the CGPA / CPI of UG part of first 4 years will get considered.
— Moreover, the candidates must have completed their necessary academic qualification in the past 5 years.

PM Research Fellowship 2019 Amount / PMRF Salary

The candidates will get the following amount/salary for pursuing Doctoral Studies (PhD):-

Academic YearAmount (per month)
First YearRs. 70,000
Second YearRs. 70,000
Third YearRs. 75,000
Fourth YearRs. 80,000
Fifth YearRs. 80,000


In addition to this, govt. will also provide the grant of Rs. 2 lakh per annum (total Rs. 10 lakh) to each fellow.

PMRF 2019 Participating Institutions

The following institutions are participating under Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme:-
IISc Bangalore, IIT Bhilai, IIT BHU, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Dharwad, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Goa, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Mandi, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Ropar, IIT Jammu, IIT Palakkad and IIT Tirupati.

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