National Council of Educational Research and Training NCERT Doctoral Fellowship

Name of Institute / University

National Council of Educational Research and Training

Courses Offered

Applications are invited for the award of 10 NCERT Doctoral Fellowships in the held of education and other disciplines directly related to education. The fellowships are intended for young aspirants to pursue doctoral work in a recognized university/research institute of their choice. Young scholars from different disciplinary perspectives will be encouraged to research the field of education.

Fellowship will be given for research in the priority areas emerging from the concerns expressed in National Curriculum Framework 2005. Broadly, these areas are as follows: (1) Education of the Disadvantaged, (2) Classroom processes and practices, (3) Curriculum areas, (4) Education for peace and (5) Psycho-social development of children.


(1) Good academic record with at least 55% at the Master's degree level, (2) Candidates should not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date of receiving their application, (3) Candidates registered for Ph.D. degree in a recognized university or working toward their Ph.D. registration are eligible to apply.

How To Apply

Applications should be made in the prescribed format, which along with the information brochure, can be downloaded from the NCERT website: or can be obtained by post.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a concept paper of about 1,500 words on the theme of the proposed research, which should contain statements about (a) rationale and objectives of the study, (b) conceptual framework, (c) proposed methodology and
(b) potential contribution of the study.

Proposals involving fresh ideas and innovative methodology related to school education in the country will be given preference.

Contact Details

Address: The Head, Department of Educational Research and Policy Perspective (DERPP), National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110 016


Selection Procedure: Applications will be screened and short listed candidates will be required to appear for a Seminar-cum-interview. Candidates will be paid second (sleeper) class train fare by the shortest route for attending the Seminar-cum-interview. The statutory provisions for reservation of seats will be available to the candidates belonging to different categories.

Fellowship Amount: NCERT Doctoral Fellows will receive a fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month for a maximum period of three years. They will receive a contingency grant not exceeding Rs. 10,000/- per annum during this period. The fellowship be commence from the date of registration for Ph.D. or award by NCERT, whichever is later and will terminate at the end of three years from the award or with the submission of the thesis, whichever is earlier.

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