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National Fellowship for Students with Disabilities

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The National Fellowship for Students with Disabilities (NFPwD) is a fellowship scheme launched by the Government of India in 2012-13 to increase opportunities for students with disabilities to pursue higher education leading to degrees such as M. Phil. and Ph.D. The scheme is implemented by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on behalf of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

The NFPwD scheme provides financial assistance to students with disabilities who are pursuing M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in any university/institution recognized by the UGC. The fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit and the student's disability certificate
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