GATE Financial Assistance (Scholarship) & Fellowship in MTech/PhD

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    GATE Financial Assistantship 2020: The basic requirement to get financial assistance in masters and doctorate programs is to qualify  GATE 2020. The financial assistantship is provided through the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies.

    An amount of INR 12,400 per month (approximately) is provided to M.Tech students. To get financial assistance, you can check the eligibility criteria of the same and then apply for it. Other than admissions in M.Tech and research programs, candidates can also apply for PSUs accepting GATE score for the recruitment process. 

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    Read on to know more about GATE financial assistantship/scholarship in the following article. 

    What is GATE Financial Assistantship?

    • Candidates with a valid  GATE Score can avail the benefit of GATE financial assistantship/scholarship.  Check About  GATE Score Calculation
    • This assistantship is provided on the semester basis for up to 2 years for M.Tech students.
    • While for Ph.D. students, it is provided up to a maximum of 5 years. 
    • An amount of INR 12,400 per month is provided to M.Tech students.
    • A monthly stipend of INR 25,000 for up to 2 years is provided to Ph.D. students.
    • For the next 2 years, the financial assistance is raised by INR 3,000. 
    • Additional assistantships in the form of scholarships, fellowships, etc. may be available through other organizations, such as CSIR, DAE, etc.

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    Financial Assistance Amount

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    • The Union Government will now grant INR 70,000 as a monthly fellowship to 2000 Ph.D. scholars across IITs and IISc Bangalore.
    • Kewal Kumar Sharma, the Union Higher Education Secretary, said, students, graduating from IITs, NITs, IIITs do their Ph.D. in IIT or IISc Bangalore would be given a handsome fellowship.
    • In order to promote higher education and retain talent in the country, the HRD Ministry proposed an INR 75,000 per month fellowship under the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship Programme for selected Ph.D. fellows at the IITs.

    As per the information mentioned on the website of IIT Delhi, the GATE Scholarship/Financial Assistance is given below-

    GATE Financial Assistance

    GATE Financial Assistance

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    Financial Assistance Eligibility

    GATE 2020 Financial Assistance Eligibility

    • Candidates having a valid score of  GATE 2020 will be eligible to avail the financial assistance.
    • Those who are admitted for part-time courses are not eligible for any scholarship/stipend scheme provided by GATE.
    • Admissions before or after the validity of GATE scorecard will not be considered for a scholarship.
    • Bank account name and candidate name should be the same.
    • Joint accounts are not permitted for GATE scholarship
    • The student must have general savings account in the bank. (frills account will not be accepted).
    • GATE candidates admitted in engineering and architecture program are eligible for this scholarship
    • Student who is in receipt of any kind of Scholarship/Stipend or salary etc. are not eligible for grant of PG Scholarship
    • Students from non-sponsored categories admitted with valid GATE Score card are eligible.
    • Creamy layer OBC candidates who had qualified under OBC category are not eligible for GATE scholarship
    • Candidates qualified under SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/Physically Handicapped without authentic certificates are not eligible.
    • GATE scholarship will be given from the date of commencement of classes/date of admission (whichever is later) to completion of courses/date of submission of the thesis.
    • The scholarship will be disbursed for a maximum period of 24 months or till completion of courses/date of submission of the thesis whichever is earlier.
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    GATE Fellowship for Ph.D./MTech

    GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) in CSIR, DST, DBT, ICMR, DRDO, ISRO, IIS and in the following institutes-

    1. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
    2. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore Campus
    3. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    4. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
    5. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
    6. Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
    7. Central Power Research Institute
    8. Institute for Plasma Research
    9. Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR)
    10. Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
    11. Indian Space Research Organization
    12. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
    13. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
    14. Raman Research Institute
    15. Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
    16. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
    17. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
    18. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
    19. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
    20. Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
    21. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
    22. Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute
    23. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
    24. Regional Research Laboratory Indian Statistical Institute
    25. Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
    26. The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    27. Forest Research Institute
    28. Indian School of Mines, Jharkhand

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQs for PG Scholarship Scheme

    Q.1 What is the eligibility for granting GATE Scholarship?

    Ans: According to MHRD, the scholarship is entitled only to those students who are admitted in the AICTE approved Institutions/Course and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (IITs, IIITs, IISc Bangalore, IISERs, NITs, NITIE Mumbai, NERIST Arunachal Pradesh, SLIET Longowal, NIFFT Ranchi, NITTRs and SPAs) with a valid GATE score at the time of admission.

    Q.2 I qualified the GATE exam after taking admission in the course. Whether I am eligible for granting the scholarship.

    Ans: No, any student who qualifies the GATE after the date of admission will not be eligible for grant of scholarship for the reasons whatsoever it may be.

    Q.3 What are the documents required to be uploaded by the student for availing financial assistance?

    Ans: List of documents that are to be uploaded are provided below (Scanned PDF copy of)-

    1. GATE scorecard

    2. Passbook

    3. Aadhaar card

    4. Caste certificate.

    5. Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) certificate in respect of only OBC candidates.

    Q.4 I am having a joint account with my family member. Can I upload the PDF copy of the same?

    Ans: No, Joint Account is not accepted. Only General/Normal account should be opened. Either ‘no-frill accounts’ are acceptable.

    Q.5 Whom to contact in case of any difficulties in accessing the portal for submitting an online application for applying for financial assistance?

    Ans: You can avail Helpdesk Service on e-mail ID, phone number 011-24369620 and fax number 011- 24369627 (from 9.30 am to.5.30 pm) on all working days for any queries.

    Q.6 What is the procedure for Editing/Deleting the data wrongly entered by the Student/Institute?

    Ans: In such cases where the wrong detail has been forwarded/entered on the portal, Student/Institute may lodge their grievance through e-mail supported with scanned copies of the documents with AICTE for resolving the issue.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    Priyesh Kumar

    Caste certificate required for GEN candidates?

    28 Feb, 2020 09:54
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Priyesh, being from general category, you do not claim for any reservation benefits, thus, you need not to show caste certificate.

    28 Feb, 2020 11:27
    Sushant Madhukar Mane

    I appeared for gate 2020, will I get a stipend for pursuing Mtech from VJTI Mumbai?? Please reply as soon as possible as we are tensed about what to do in the future.

    24 Feb, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sushant, yes, you will get stipend of INR 12,400 for this course in VJTI Mumbai. You need to register on AICTE and complete required formalities for the same. Then you will be assigned TA(Teaching Assistantship) duties. You have to perform these duties to get stipend per month.

    24 Feb, 2020 12:54

    if i take admission in PhD with same GATE score , will i be eligible for scholarship or not.

    19 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ashish, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission.

    19 Dec, 2019 12:09
    Mithoon Kumar


    30 Oct, 2019 23:48
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mithoon, you will be eligible for scholarship only when you have appeared in GATE exam as candidates having valid GATE score are eligible only.

    31 Oct, 2019 14:49
    Sandeep Naraharishetty

    Gate will stop stipend is only for IIT or for all the NIT and Universities?

    14 Oct, 2019 00:57
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sandeep, stipend would be stopped only for IITs and not for other universities. For all other universities, you will be eligible to get stipend of INR 12,400 per month.

    14 Oct, 2019 10:57
    Surya Prakash Mishra

    is that news true about increment of stipend by MHRD by 20% from 2019 for m tech @ phd

    08 Aug, 2019 15:43
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Surya, at present, MHRD is providing INR 12,400 financial assistance to the applicants of M.Tech through GATE.

    08 Aug, 2019 15:52
    Bishwajit Yadav

    I am from bihar so Can i use income certificate at the place of NCL(non creamy layer) certificate

    19 Jul, 2019 21:19

    what are the jobs available for GATE XE discipline.

    16 Sep, 2018 00:20
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Navaneethan, To get information regarding to your query you may check this link:- Recruitment.

    17 Sep, 2018 11:14
    Trideep Chem

    Is gate scholarship applicable for the students of State Universities (for PhD) ?

    03 Sep, 2018 21:56
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Trideep, yes they provide the scholarship and You may please contact to the exam authority to get that information about the Scholarship.

    04 Sep, 2018 12:03
    Thoufeeq M F

    Did you got the stipend?

    28 Mar, 2019 14:57
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Thoufeeq, kindly contact the concerned authorities for relevant information.

    28 Mar, 2019 15:34
    siva prasad

    Hi, I joined Phd (Anna university) with the valid Gate 2016 score (Which is valid upto 2019), Can I apply for stipend? Pls Let me know

    03 Sep, 2018 12:43

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