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GATE 2018 Financial Assistance (Scholarship) & Fellowship in MTech/PhD

Updated On - October 11th 2017 by SHIVANI TIWARI

What is GATE Financial Assistantship?

Financial assistantship (scholarship) is often called gift aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. In the form of teaching and research assistantships, financial assistantship is provided to PhD and MTech students. This assistantship is provided on the semester basis for up to 2 years for MTech students. While for PhD students, it is provided up to a maximum of 5 years. 

Candidates with a valid GATE Score can avail the benefit of GATE financial assistantship. A stipend of INR 12,400 per month is provided to MTech students for 8 hrs of work per week. A monthly stipend of INR 25,000 for up to 2 years is provided to PhD students. For the next 2 years, the financial assistance raises by INR 3,000.  

Additional assistantships in the form of scholarships, fellowships, etc. may be available through other organizations, such as CSIR, DAE, etc.


What is the GATE Scholarship Amount?

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

GATE Financial Assistance, GATE Scholarship, GATE Fellowship

GATE Financial Assistance, GATE Scholarship, GATE Fellowship for MTech/PhD

GATE Financial Assistance, GATE SCholarship, GATE Fellowship Revision of rates of PhD/MTech Scholarship in AICTE funded and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions under the Ministry of Human Resource Development

GATE 2018 Financial Assistance Eligibility

  • Candidates having a valid score of GATE 2018 will be eligible for availing GATE 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 a general savings account in the bank. (no frills account will not be accepted)
  • Gate candidates admitted in engineering and architecture program are eligible for GATE 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 for grant of PG Scholarship
  • 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 not having authentic certificates are not eligible for GATE scholarship
  • GATE scholarship will be given from 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 score card

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 pgscholarship@aicte-india.org, 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.


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