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Ramanujan Fellowships

Department of Science & Technology


Nominations  are  invited  for  the  ‘Ramanujan  Fellowships’  recently  instituted  by  the  Government  of  India.  The fellowship is meant for brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world to take up scientific research positions
in India, especially those scientists who want to return to India from abroad. The fellowships are scientist-specific and very selective. The Ramanujan Fellows could work in any of the scientific institutions and universities in the country
and they would be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various
S&T agencies of the Government of India.


All areas of science (in the broadest terms) will be covered by this fellowship.


i)          The fellowship is open to brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world who are below the age
of 60 years.
ii)         The  applicant  should  possess  a  higher  degree  or  equivalent,  such  as  Ph.D.  in  Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and have adequate professional experience.
iii)        These  Fellowships  are  very  selective  and  only  those  who  have  a  proven/outstanding  tract-record  as evident from their research publications and recognitions would be eligible.
iv)        The candidate has to opt for either this fellowship or his present position/fellowship, if any.


The duration of the fellowship will be initially for five years.


The value of the fellowship will be Rs. 75,000/- per month.
Each Fellow will, in addition, receive a contingency of Rs. 5.00 lakh per annum for conferences and other expenses.

The Ramanujan Fellows will be eligible for receiving regular research grants through the extramural funding
schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.


The scientists can choose to work at any S&T institution including University Departments or other academic
Institutions and National Laboratories in India, provided the Institution at which they wish to pursue research
is willing to provide the necessary R&D, administrative and basic infrastructural support to facilitate research.

The availability of Ramanujan Fellowships will be advertised by various academic and research Institutions
on their websites in order to receive applications from interested scientists and technologists. The Institutions will  subsequently  submit  their  recommended  nominations  to  the  Department  of  Science  &  Technology. Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms to scrutinize and recommend the nominations.

Individual scientists and technologists can also approach the institutions for hosting them for the Fellowship
and forwarding their nominations to DST for the Fellowship.

Selection  of  Ramanujan  Fellows  will  be  made  periodically  by  an  empowered  Search-cum-Selection
Committee specially appointed for the purpose.

The  nominations  of  scientists  and  technologists  by  the  Institutions  would  be  received  throughout  the  year.
There is, thus, no last date for this scheme.

All nominations may be  sent to :

Dr. S. S. Kohli Scientist 'F' SERC
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110 016. Email: sskohli@nic.in

This advertisement is also available on the Internet at http://www.serc-dst.org


1.    Broad  subject  area  (Life  Sciences,  Physical  Sciences,  Chemical  Sciences,  Earth  &  Atmospheric  Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Engineering Sciences).

2.    Area of specialization

3.    Name of the candidate

4.    Mailing address (must indicate Telephone, Fax and e-mail address)

5.    Date of  birth

6.    Educational qualifications:
(From Bachelor’s degree onwards)

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7.    (a) Details of professional training and research experience, specifying period.

(b) List of significant publications during the last 5 years.

8.    Details of employment.

9.    Professional recognitions, awards, fellowships received.

10.  Proposed  area  of  research  and  brief  outline  of  proposal  (specify  the  research  work  at  present  engaged  in, future plans, prospects after the fellowship, how will the work strengthen basic research in  the country, etc.
not more than 5 pages).

11.  Name of the institutions where the fellowship will be availed.

12.  Institution’s recommendations:


Format for Submission of Ramanujan Fellowship Progress Report

Important Points:
Project review report should not be more than 5 pages.

 1          Name of the Candidate:
2                    Official Address (must indicate Telephone and Email):

3                    Date of commencement of Project:
4                    Status of Grant :
                              Sanctioned fellowship amount           :
                              Amount released                                 :
                              Status of Expenditure                         :          

5                    Status of the Proposed work : (not more than 3 pages)
i.                      Progress with reference to experimental work giving details of experimental set up, methods adopted, data  collected duly supported by necessary tables, charts, diagrams and photographs:
ii.                    Progress with reference to International status/ new international developments in the proposed work area :
iii.                   Work remaining to be undertaken.

6     S & T Benefits accrued:
       a. List of research publications (in peer reviewed journals) during the period:
           (including names of authors, Title of paper, name of the journal, vol., year, page no.)
b. Manpower trained on the project, Research Scientists or Research Associates, Ph.D. .
c.  No. of Patents taken, if any:
d. New Facilities created, Lectures delivered for dissemination of research work, Social Benefits etc.

7.   Summary of  achievements (New findings/ significant developments/ new research area started/ how the work has strengthen basic research in the country- not more than 10 lines):

8.    Procurement/Usage of Equipment:
        List of Equipment, Make/Model, Cost , Date of Installation Utilization rate %, Remarks       
        regarding maintenance/Breakdown. (provide this information in a tabular form)     

9.    Visits made out side the country (clearly indicating place, date, duration, purpose and source of funding). 

Name and Signature of  Fellow   

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