UGC extends Maulana Azad fellowship application last date to January 10

PUBLISH DATE 2nd January 2019

University Grants Commission has extended the last date of the application deadline of the MANF or Maulana Azad National Fellowship for minority students. According to a release from the UGC, the last date, now has been extended up to January 10, 2019. The Commission had earlier fixed December 31, 2018 as the last date.

A notice, signed by Secretary UGC, published in this regard on the UGC website says: The last date for receipt of application has been extended from 31st December, 2018 to 10th January, 2019 through the link for the consideration for the award of fellowship for the year 2018-19 under the scheme of Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students.

The decision of the Commission with regard to selection of candidates for the award of fellowships shall be final," the release from the UGC Secretary said.



The objective of the scheme is to provide integrated five year fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students from minority communities, as notified by the Central Government to pursue higher studies such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. at Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges as indicated below:

A) Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) of UGC Act.

B) Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC


A candidate has to fulfill the following conditions to be eligible for award of this fellowship:-

(i) Prior clearance of CBSE/NTA-UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET examination will be a pre-requisite for the award of fellowship.

(ii) Candidate should belong to one of the minority communities – Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi & Jain notified under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.

(iii) Candidate should submit the minority community certificate on an actionable and legally valid affidavit, until the State Government/Union Territory administration starts to issue the minority community certificate.

(iv) Candidate should be registered for regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D courses in University/Academic Institution by fulfilling conditions of admission of that University/Institution.

(v) The annual income of the beneficiary/parents or guardian of the beneficiary should not exceed Rs. 6.0 lakh per annum from all sources. Candidate should submit his/her income or his/her parent’s/guardian’s income certificate issued by the appropriate Authority.

(vi) The candidate should have secured a minimum score of 55% at Post Graduate level.

(vii) Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation shall be followed as per Government of India norms.

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