1 August 2016

JRF Scholarship 2017 Form Amount (Junior Fellowship)

JRF Scholarship 2017

Applications are inviting from aspirants for taking the eligibility test for the award of Junior Research Fellowship ( JRF)  of the value of Rs. 16000/- p.m. with a eventuality grant of Rs. 15000/- p.a. The examination will be held on 8th Feb 2017 at New Delhi, Bengaluru and Guwahati.

Term of the Fellowship:
The  Junior Research  Fellowship will be for a maximum period of 2 years, extendable by 1 additional year in unique conditions if recommended by the Research Projects Committee.
The highest No. of (JRF) available for the year 2017 is eighty (80).


Only aspirants who have got at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by the UGC in History/ Archaeology/Musicology is eligible for this Junior Research fellowship.

The aspirants belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Scheduled Caste (SC), Physically challenged category who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this fellowship and aspirants who are admitted to a Ph.D program can apply for the

(ICHR) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Scholarship 2017
The grant to the selected candidates would be available only upon their registration for a PhD degree.

Details of Exam and Interview:
This exam will be in 100 marks and the time duration will be for 3 hours.

Other Requirements
An application fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees two hundred only) will be paid in the form of a (D.D)  Demand Draft drawn in favor  of the Deputy Director (Accounts) ICHR, payable at Delhi.(Aspirants  belonging to SC/ST/Physically Challenged category are exempted from payment of the fee).
Second class railway or bus fare chargeable by the shortest routes from Railway Station / Bus Stand nearest to their normal place of residence or from where they actually perform the journey, whichever is nearer to the place of examination, will be reimbursed to SC/ST candidates on production of ticket(s), provided the distance traveled is not less than 30 kms)

Early India
Archaeology; Religion and Society in Early India, evolution of the caste system; Society and Literature; The state in early India; Agriculture, Village communities and trade in early India
Medieval Indian History

Trends in Historiography; Themes and Issues in Medieval Indian political, administrative, social and economic history; Sufi and Bhakti movements; Cultural diversities; identities; religious and regional; art and architecture; languages and literatures; Debates on Eighteenth century Indian history

Exam Format:
30 objective type questions of 30 marks
2 essay type questions of 50 marks.
5 questions based on comprehension of 20 marks.
Aspirants who qualify in the eligibility examination will face for an Interview at the offices of the ICHR in New Delhi.
The interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.
Bus fare or Second class Railway chargeable by the shortest routes from Bus Stand Railway Station nearest to their usual place of house or from where they actually perform the journey, whichever is nearer to the place of interview; will be reimbursed to eligible candidates on production of tickets.

Important Dates:

Online submission of JRF applications starts on: month of Dec 2016

Last date of online submission: 10th Dec 2016

Last date of submitting printouts of online application forms: 22th Dec 2016


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