GATE 2018 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Candidates with a valid GATE Score can avail the benefit of GATE financial assistantship. 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. A stipend of INR 12,400 per month is provided to MTech students for 8 hours 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 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.
As per the information mentioned on the website of IIT Madras, the GATE Scholarship/Financial Assistance is given below-
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-
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
*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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