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

Updated On - February 13th 2019 by ANUPAMA SINGH

GATE Financial Assistantship 2019: The basic requirement to seek admissions or financial assistance to the Masters Program and Doctors Program is to qualify GATE exam. The financial assistantship is provided through the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Read on to know more about GATE financial assistantship/scholarship in the following article.  

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What is GATE Financial Assistantship?

  • Candidates with a valid GATE Score can avail the benefit of GATE financial assistantship/scholarship.
  • This assistantship is provided on the semester basis for up to 2 years for M.Tech students.
  • While for PhD students, it is provided up to a maximum of 5 years. 
  • A stipend of INR 12,400 per month is provided to M.Tech students for 8 hours of work per week.
  • 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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What is the GATE Scholarship Amount?

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  • The Union Government will now grant INR 70,000 as a monthly fellowship to 2000 PhD scholars across IITs and IISc Bangalore.
  • Kewal Kumar Sharma, the Union Higher Education Secretary, said, students, graduating from IITs, NITs, IIITs do their PhD 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 PhD fellows at the IITs.

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

GATE Financial Assistance

GATE Financial Assistance

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GATE 2019 Financial Assistance Eligibility

  • Candidates having a valid score of GATE 2019 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 score card will not be considered for scholarship.
  • Bank account name and candidate name should be 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 thesis.
  • The scholarship will be disbursed for a maximum period of 24 months or till completion of courses/date of submission of thesis whichever is earlier.

GATE Fellowship for PhD/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

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 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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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

Can we use state level BC_B certificate in place of OBC as mine is delayed and i cant get it by 31st aug. im qualified in OBC category but due to delay i dont have any NCl proof. am i eligible for gate scholarship?

29 Aug, 2018 16:18
Akansha Expert

Hi Padmaja, No you can not use BC certificate in respond OBC Certificate.

30 Aug, 2018 18:12
ashish dogra

phd scholarship in central universityies through gate?

21 Aug, 2018 22:53
Garima Bansal

Hi Ashish, Please check the official website to get phd scholarship details.

22 Aug, 2018 13:17

How much GATE scholarship will I get if i take admission in M. Plan (urban planning and management)?

13 Jul, 2018 01:47
Garima Bansal

Hi Riya, You can check the information which given above on this page to know about the GATE scholarships

13 Jul, 2018 12:15
umesh kailoo

I want to take admission in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in P.hd course this year (July-18) but my gate score had validity only up to 31st march,2018. Will i get scholarship of rupees 25000-/ ?

23 Jun, 2018 00:20
Aamir Khan

Hello Umesh, PhD Admission is never be based on GATE Score.

01 Aug, 2018 16:06
Prashant Mahajan

I just want to know that if I had qualified the GATE in ecology and evolution paper and want to apply for Phd, then how much monthly fellowship I will receive and is applicable to institutes other than IISC and IITs.

29 Mar, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Fellowship varies for Institutes. Fellowship available through other organizations, such as CSIR, DAE, etc.

02 Jun, 2018 18:32

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