Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowships (BANRF)

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowships (BANRF)

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowships (BANRF)

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowships (BANRF)

Course levelPostgraduate-PG
Application Start Date Application End Date

19th June 2017

10th July 2017

Admission Details:

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research Fellowship (BANRF) for Scheduled Caste Students to pursue M.Phil/Ph.D Admission 2017

Hundred years ago, in 1913, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar undertook a Historic Journey to Columbia University, New York for Higher Studies

In grateful commemoration of this, Barti invites applications from scheduled caste candidates for award of M.Phil/Ph.D fellowship


The fellowship has been initiated for SC candidates to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research

The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to the students belonging to SC category to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil and PhD degrees (full-time) in Humanities and

Social Sciences, and Sciences, Engineering & Technology, in Indian Universities/Institutions / Colleges approved under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act and in Non-Universities / Institutions

The salient feature of BANRF schemes are on the lines of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) scheme for SC students, for pursuing M.Phil/PhD any amendments in the scheme of RGNF in future may be made applicable to BANRF also

Number of Fellowships

Year 2017 marks 104nd year of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s historic journey to Columbia. In commemoration of this, One Hundred and FOUR (104) M.Phil / Ph.D Fellowships will be awarded this year. This number may increase or decrease


50% fellowships are reserved for SC women candidates

03% fellowships are reserved for SC persons with disability

Nature of Financial Assistance

The selected candidates would be eligible for the following assistance as under:
1. Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engg & Technology:
@ Rs.25000/- p.m. for initial two years (Dr. Babasaheb Ambadkar Junior Research Fellowship (BANJRF)
@ Rs.28000/- p.m. for remaining tenure (Dr. Babasaheb Ambadkar Senior Research Fellowship (BANSRF)
2. Contingency A:
@ Rs.10000/- p.m. for initial two years (Humanities & Social Sciences)
@ Rs.20500/- p.m. for remaining tenure (Humanities & Social Sciences)
3. Contingency B:
@ Rs.12000/- p.m. for initial two years (Sciences, Engg & Technology)
@ Rs.25000/- p.m. for remaining tenure (For all disciplines)
4. Department Assistance: @ Rs.3000/- p.m. per students to the host institution for providing instructure (For all disciplines)
5. Reader assistance: @ Rs.2000/- p.m. in case of physically handicapped & blind candidates (For all disciplines)
6. HRA: As per rules of the University / Institutions (For all disciplines)


Selection will be made on the basis of merit of the candidates and the selection criteria will be decided by BARTI; the decision of D.G., BARTI with regard to selection of candidates for the award of fellowships shall be final

How to Apply

Eligible and interested candidates may send their applications in the prescribed format downloadable from website https://barti.maharashtra.gov.in (click on NOTICE BOARD >BANRF-2017)

The candidate should enclose attested copies of all necessary documents along with the duly filled application and Research Proposal including concept note containing research details, etc. in about 2000 words and send by Registered Post to the Director General, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute, 28, Queen's Garden, Camp, Pune-411001

Completed applications along with all necessary documents and research proposals as mentioned above should reach the above office on or before 11th May 2017

Details available on website https://barti.maharashtra.gov.in (click on NOTICE BOARD >BANRF-2017)

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, Pune

(Autonomous Institute under the Dept. of Social Justice & Special Assistance, Govt. of Maharashtra), 28, Queen’s Garden, Pune-411001 Email.directorbarti@gmail.com, Website http://barti.maharashtra.gov.in