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Emeritus Fellowship

Research & Teaching
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The scheme provides an opportunity to superannuated teachers to pursue active research in their respective
field of specialization in Indian Universities/Colleges/ Institutions as indicated below:
  • Universities/Institutions/Colleges under section 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act, 1956.
  • Deemed to be Universities under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 which are eligible to receive grant in aid from UGC.
  • Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central/ State Govt.
  • Institutes of National Importance.

The number of slots available under the scheme is 100 for Science streams and 100 for Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages (total 200 slots) at any one given time basis.

Joining of Fellowship

The candidate should join the fellowship within 3 months from the date of issue of Award letter, failing which the award will be treated as cancelled.


  • Emeritus Fellow under the Emeritus Fellowship Scheme of UGC the beneficiary will have to submit a feed back in form of the report on the Research work done.
  • After completion of the Research work, the Emeritus Fellow will submit his/her research work in the INFILIBNET Centre repository along with the research paper published by the end of the tenure must be submitted. The fellow will be issued an Emeritus Fellowship Completion Certificate after successfully submitting comprehensive report of research work and publication in INFLIBNET repository.

Transfer of the Research Place

Transfer of the Research Place should be done by concerned University/College/Institute under the intimation to UGC and designated agency. Transfer of Research place will be allowed only once during the entire tenure


Resignation of the Emeritus Fellow will be forwarded by the concerned University/College/Institute to the designated agency under intimation to UGC office. The grant will be released up to the date of resignation tendered by the fellow.

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