Golden Jubilee Fellowship

Golden Jubilee Fellowship


  • The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has selected 17 scientists for the SwarnaJayanti Fellowship.
  • These scientists have been awarded for their innovative research, ideas and ability to make an impact on R&D in various disciplines.

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  • The SwarnaJayanti Fellowship Scheme was established by the Government of India to commemorate the 50th year of India’s independence (1997).
  • It provides specialized support to selected young scientists with a proven track record to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology.
  • The award includes a research grant of Rs 5 lakh per annum by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for a period of 5 years along with a salary of Rs 25000 per month from the parent institute.
  • In addition to the fellowship, grants for equipment, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and other special needs, if any, are covered on merit basis.
  • This fellowship is scientifically specific rather than institute-specific and is under academic supervision.
  • Scientists selected for the award are allowed to conduct independent research with freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure approved in the research plan.
  • The project should include innovative research ideas and have the potential to impact research and development.
  • Projects submitted by selected fellows are funded on the basis of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) norms.
  • SERB is a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology, established in the year 2009 by an Act of the Parliament of India.

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