Financial Aid


Ph.D. Fellowship
All the full time scholars admitted to Ph.D. programmes of the University Departments, will be eligible for a fellowship of Rs. 8000/- p.m. Ph.D. scholars  are also eligible for contingencies grants.

Candidates joining the integrated Ph.D. program shall get a monthly stipend   of Rs.1000/- for four semesters (20 months) and Rs. 8000/- per  month  for the next three years extendable by one year. During the Ph.D. period, the candidate is also eligible for contingency from UGC. (These scholarships shall not apply to students in the affiliated colleges). The scholarship  money  to be reimbursed by the student if he/she exists the course before completion

P.G. Scholarships:

Merit Scholarship

  1. The candidate who secures the highest percentage of marks in P.G. admission entrance examination shall be eligible for the award of Merit Scholarship @ Rs.500/- p.m. for the Ist semester.
  2. For the subsequent semesters the Merit scholarship at same rate of Rs.500/- p.m. shall be awarded to the candidates as noted here under.

(a) For the II semester who tops the class in the I semester exams. (b)For the III semester who tops the class in the II semester exams. (c) For the IV semester who tops the class in the III semester exams.

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (MCM)
20% of the students in each P.g.  degree programme are eligible for the award of MCM Scholarship of the university. The scholarship is based both on the merit in each semester and the parental income of the student. The annual income of the parents should not exceed Rs.1,10,000/- (Rupees one lakh ten thousand only). Amount of scholarship is Rs.500/- p.m. Period: one semester.

20% of the students in each of the P.G. degree programme are eligible for the award of freeship. The first six students who join the P.G. programme in Hindi and Sanskrit are eligible for the award of freeship. The freeship would cover tuition fee for one academic year based on the annual income of the parents which should not exceed Rs.1,10,000/- (rupees one lakh ten thousand only).

Scholarships for M.Sc. Marine Biology & Disaster Management
All selected candidates will be awarded a scholarship of Rs. 1000/- p.m. to study these courses at Port Blair, Andamans.

Scholarships for M.Tech Computational Biology
All selected candidates will be awarded a scholarship of Rs. 8000/- p.m.

Scholarship for M.Sc. Integrated students (Course Code - 380, 384, 309)
All M.Sc. Integrated students will be awarded  a  scholarship  of  Rs.  750/- p.m. for the first three years of their study. Besides the eligibility criteria prescribed for the award of scholarship the candidates should also fulfill the following conditions:

  1. should secure at least 70% of the attendance every month.
  2. should pass in all papers registered for each semester.
  3. in case, these conditions are violated the candidate shall not be eligible for scholarship and the next person in merit shall be considered for the scholarship.
  4. the Head of the Department concerned shall certify in respect of conditions i to iii.


Junior Research Fellowship
UGC / CSIR NET qualified JRFs are eligible to receive fellowships @ Rs. 16,000 p.m. for two years. This may be enhanced to Rs.18,000/- on completion of two years and subject to fulfilling certain conditions laid down by the UGC /CSIR. They are also eligible for a contingent grant of Rs.20,000/- per year. The award of fellowship and contingency grants are subject to approval by the UGC / CSIR.

N.B.H.M. Scholarship
The National Board for Higher Mathematics, Mumbai (Department of Atomic Energy) provides scholarships for those students who clear the NBHM examination.

Government of India SC/ST Scholarship
The governments of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra, Karnataka, Maharashtra, union Territory of Puducherry provide government of India Scholarship to the candidates belonging to the SC/ST communities.

Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship / Maulana Azad national fellowship
The UGC provides Rajiv gandhi National Fellowship for the SC/ ST scholars and Maulana Azad National fellowship for minority scholars who pursue Ph.D. programmes. Every year, the UGC notifies the eligibility and other conditions for the award of the said fellowships.

Government of Puducherry fellowship / Scholarship Merit and Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

The Government of Puducherry awards Merit and Merit-cum-means scholarships for the students belonging to the U.T. of Pondicherry enrolled in various courses of the university.
The Government of Puducherry provides two fellowships to the residents/ natives of Pondicherry @ Rs.800/- per month to two students admitted in the M.Sc. Biotechnology programme in the Department of Biotechnology.

Madanjeet Singh Group Scholarship

  1. Full scholarships for 8 students per annum from the member states of SAARC Countries to pursue M.Tech in green Energy Technology covering living expenses, boarding and lodging and tuition fees.
  2. Indian student of SAF will be selected among the meritorious candidates from M.Tech (green Energy Technology) entrance test conducted all over India.

UGC-Merged Scheme

Year Grants Received Spent
2007-08 Rs.24,00,000/- Rs.24,00,000/-
2008-09 Rs. 3,00,000/- Rs. 3,00,000/-
2009-10 Sanction yet to be received ---


Other Sources of Financial Assistance

Sl. No Name of the Scholarship For more details
1 Dr.D.C.Pavate Memorial Fellowship in Cambridge Click Here
2 Lok Sabha Fellowship Scheme Click Here
3 Rajiv Gandhi HUDCO Fellowship Programme Click Here
4 Commonwealth Academic Fellowship tenable in UK Click Here
5 Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme Click Here
6 Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship Scheme Click Here
7 Lady Tata Memorial Trust - Scientific Research Scholarships 2014-15 Click Here