Union Cabinet Approves PMRF Scheme To Convert Brain Drain To Brain Grain – AfterGraduation

Posted on 10/02/2018

PMRF Scheme for Students to Check Brain Drain issue

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to implement the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme at a cost of Rs 1,650 crore for a period of seven years, beginning 2018-19. Under this scheme, the top 3,000 B.Tech graduates of the country will get grants to pursue a PhD in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.

With a vision of development through innovation, The scheme was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his budget speech in Parliament on February 1, 2018.

Shri Prakash Javadekar, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development said that “the Prime Minister Research Fellowship scheme for 1,000 B.Tech students for pursuing PhD courses at IITs and IISc will help convert brain drain into brain gain. This Scheme will improve the quality of research by attracting the best talents across the country”.

Under this PMRF scheme, the best students who have completed or are in the final year of B.Tech or integrated M.Tech or M.Sc in science and technology streams in the IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIITs will be offered direct admission in the PhD programme in the IITs/IISc.

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Here you got the details about PMRF Scheme of Narendra Modi’s Central Government. Have any doubts or query regarding Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme, you can discuss via AfterGraduation Forum or post your inputs in below comment box.

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