The center has decided to provide monthly fellowship of INR 70,000 to the researchers who are doing their PhD from IITs and IISc. The news was confirmed by Union higher education secretary Kewal Kumar Sharma.
In the present scenario researchers-students are given a monthly fellowship of INR 25,000 at the IITs.
“As part of the research fellowship scheme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we wish the meritorious students who are being forced to leave the country for purely financial reasons stay within the country. We will provide 2,000 such monthly fellowships across the IIT system and IISc Bengaluru,” Sharma said.
This will help the researchers who are keen on carrying their researches forward in their respective fields but are forced to choose the high paying corporate jobs in order to carry their research forward.
“The cabinet nod for the proposal should come soon. We are hopeful to start it from the next session,” he said.
IIT-KGP director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti later said, “This is a very good proposal and will benefit the researchers.”