CSIR SPM Fellowship


To commemorate the birth centenary year (2000) of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who was the first Vice-President of CSIR in the Independent India, CSIR has instituted a special fellowship, namely, “DR. SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE (SPM) FELLOWSHIP” open to toppers of CSIR-UGC JRF (NET) awardees.




To nurture the budding scientific talent and to nourish the objective of pursuit of scientific research.




Pursuing Ph.D programme with a special fellowship in CSIR Labs/other specialized R & D institutions / universities.


Nature of Fellowship:


Stipend : Rs.29000/- + HRA per month during the first two years of the fellowship and a Contingency grant of Rs.70000/- p.a. May be raised to Rs.34000/- + HRA per month from third year onwards on the basis of assessment through interview. May be reverted to JRF (NET), if performance is not found satisfactory.


Duration: Initially for 2 years. Extendable as per normal rules for CSIR JRF (NET) scheme. The maximum tenure of SPM Fellowship will be up to 5 years.


Contingent Grant:


An annual contingent grant of Rs.70,000/- per fellow is provided to the University/Institution. For less than one year, the contingent grant will be admissible on pro-rata basis. Part of this grant may be utilized in the

interest of research work, purchase of books, etc. and the detailed guidelines for utilization of contingency grant are given in Annexure-I. The unspent balance of contingency grant at the end of a year may be carried forward to the next year, however, the next release of contingency grant will be subject to adjustment of unspent balance of contingency grant of the previous year, thereby restricting contingency expenditure to a maximum of Rs. 70,000/- in a year. Further, request (claim) for release of contingency grant of the previous financial year(s) will not be entertained. The CSIR Research Fellows will be given Rs.3000/- (lump sum) extra on submission of PhD thesis in e-form. For details, Head, CSIR’s Unit for R&D of Information Products (URDIP), ‘JOPASANA’, 85/1, Paud Road (Near Vanaz Engineering Company), Kothrud, Pune -411 038, Maharashtra, may be contacted. The website address of URDIP is www.urdip.res.in


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