(Notification) NCERT Doctoral Fellowship - 2016
Objectives of the Scheme:
(a) To provide opportunities to young scholars to research the field of
education from different disciplinary perspectives.
(b) To build the knowledge base of education in the contemporary context.
Priority Areas :
Fellowship will be given for research pertaining to the following priority
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA): Issues of
implementation, current problems of secondary school education vis a vis RMSA
activities, challenges for teachers and administrators, opportunities for
students and communities, evaluation of physical facilities under scheme,
improvement in education of students of weaker section of society, 2 improvement
of teacher pupil ratio/ impact of RMSA on quality of secondary education, role
in removing gender disparity, barriers in achieving RMSA etc.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) : Issues related to
implementation strategies/ Challenges, Training of Teachers, students
achievements, Problems at DIET,BRC,CRC levels, School level Administrative
hurdles, problems related to school enrolment, dropouts, retention/ issues of
children of migratory parents, improvement in level of achievements, inclusive
education under SSA, role in removing gender disparity, RTE and its
Concerns related to Teacher Education Schemes: Role of
teacher education schemes in up-gradation of teachers, Motivational factors
under various schemes, Impact on teaching efficiency, Improvement of schemes,
improvement of role and functioning of DIETs/SCERTs, CTEs, IASEs etc,
Teacher Educators’ Education: Quality of pre-service
and in-service teacher education programs, challenges and opportunities in
teacher training, Review and Revision of curriculum/syllabi, assessment process
of pre-service training, possible changes in practices teaching, models of
teacher training, deterioration in training process. Internship issues related
to teacher education, qualitative improvement in teachers and teacher educators,
issues related to admission and recruitment of teacher education.
Education of the Disadvantaged: Disadvantages of
different kinds because of belonging to scheduled castes/scheduled tribes and
backward castes, and minority communities, and due to gender, disability, and
living in difficult circumstances.
Classroom Processes and Practices: Multi-grade
teaching, over-crowded classrooms, medium of instruction, languages used in the
class, teaching-learning process, teacher concerns, evaluation practices,
disciplinary techniques, and space and time management.
Curricular Areas: Teaching of Science, Mathematics, Language, Social
Sciences, Arts and Crafts, Work and Vocational Education, Environmental
Sciences, and Health and Physical Education.
Education for Peace : Conflict and its resolution in different
spheres, problem of violence, respect for cultural diversity, values for living
in harmony with people and nature, child rights, and sustainable development.
Psycho-social Development of Children: Development of self,
relationships and social skills, understanding and cognitive skills,
communications skills, leadership, decisionmaking and copying with stress.
1. Good Academic record with at least 60% marks at both Graduate and Post
2. Candidates should not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date of
receipt of applications.
3. Candidates registered for Ph.D. degree in a recognized university/ or working
toward their Ph.D. registration are eligible to apply.
1. Four out of 10 fellowships are reserved for 4 Regional Institutes of
Education (RIEs) one each for Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Mysore.
2. The fellowships will be limited to extremely deserving candidates only. If
suitable candidates are not available, Council may not select all 10 Fellows.
3. Candidate applying for Doctoral Fellowship should have
either completed predoctoral research methodology course or enrolled/selected
for such course for appropriate duration as approved by UGC. The fellowship will
start after completion of the course and confirmed registration with the
University for Ph.D. work.
4. Each Doctoral Fellow will be required to present a seminar
at the end of each semester.
5. The NCERT Doctoral Fellow will be required to contribute
to the RIE teaching programme, field research and/or the curriculum development
and textbook 3 development programmes of NCERT for 30 days in a year. The Fellow
will be provided III AC fare for the travel, and accommodation in the RIE
6. The Doctoral Fellow will be under obligation to present
public lecture on larger issues of public interest relevant to his/her doctoral
research work, if so invited. The seminar may be held at RIEs or NCERT
headquarter and the fellows will be given the III AC fare for travel for the
7. The candidate will submit with their applications, the CV
of the research supervisor which should clearly indicate the research work done
by them in the last five years. NCERT reserved the right to advise the candidate
to chose a new research supervisor if needed. The candidate may select a
supervisor/research guide approved by NCERT. The fellowship of the last three
months and contingency of the third year will be released only after receipt of
The procedure for short listing of applicants will be
designed by NCERT. Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for an
interview, which may also include presentation of the proposals. Candidates will
be paid second (sleeper) class train fare by the shortest route for attending
Reservation of Seats
The statutory provisions for reservation of seats will be applicable to the
candidates belonging to different categories.
NCERT Doctoral Fellows will receive a fellowship of Rs.
12,000/- per month (for NonNET) and Rs16,000/- per month ( in case of NET
qualified candidates) for a maximum period of three years from the date of
permanent Ph.D. registration and date of selection in NCERT. They will also
receive a contingency grant of Rs.10,000/- per annum during this period. The
fellowship will commence from the date of joining by the candidate after
furnishing the documents of permanent Ph.D. registration in NCERT and will
terminate at the end of three years from the date of joining or with the
submission of the doctoral thesis whichever is earlier.
Disbursement of Fellowship
The NCERT will credit the monthly fellowship to the savings
bank account of the Fellow. For this, each Fellow will be required to submit a
‘Certificate of Attendance and Satisfactory Work Performance’ to NCERT on a
quarterly basis. Release of the monthly fellowship from second quarter onwards
will be subject to receipt of the said certificate. Annual contingency grant to
the extent of actual expenditure incurred but not more than Rs.10,000/- per
annum will be credited to the account of the Fellow after receipt and scrutiny
of the bills/vouchers submitted by the fellow duly signed and countersigned by
the supervisor and Head of the Department.
How to Apply:
Application should be field in the prescribed format available online at the
NCERT website (www.ncert.nic.in). Only online applications will be accepted.
The last date for online application is 21 November, 2016.