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14 BHU Scholars Awarded Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship

Fourteen research scholars from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have earned the prestigious Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) in the latest cycle. These scholars, representing various departments at BHU, have been selected through a rigorous national-level selection process.

Under the PMRF scheme, the chosen scholars receive an attractive fellowship package, including a research contingency grant. For the first two years, the fellowship amounts to Rs 70,000 per month, increasing to Rs 75,000 per month in the third year, and Rs 80,000 per month in the fourth and fifth years of their research projects. Additionally, researchers can access a research contingency grant of Rs 2 lakh per annum.

The PMRF scheme, initially launched in the 2018-2019 budget, is designed to promote high-quality research and attract the best talent into the research field. BHU, known for its commitment to excellence, has increased its representation in prestigious schemes and fellowships, reflecting its dedication to fostering research and academic achievement. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain expressed optimism about BHU’s future performance in this regard.

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