To commemorate the birth centenary year (2000) of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who was the  first Vice-President of CSIR in the Independent India, CSIR has instituted a special fellowship, namely, "DR. SHYAMA  PRASAD MUKHERJEE (SPM) FELLOWSHIP" open to toppers of CSIR-UGC JRF (NET) awardees and few other selective categories. 



To nurture the budding scientific talent and to nourish the objective of pursuit of scientific research.



Pursuing Ph.D programme with a special fellowship in CSIR Labs/other specialized R & D institutions/universities.


Nature of Fellowship:

Stipend : Rs.20000/- + HRA per month during the first two years of the fellowship and a Contingency grant of Rs.70000/- p.a. May be raised to Rs.24000/- + HRA per month from third year onwards on the basis of review/satisfactory progress. May be reverted to JRF (NET), if performance is not found satisfactory.


Duration: Initially for 2 years. Extendable as per normal rules for CSIR JRF (NET) Programmes; maximum up to 5 years.


Guidelines for utilization of contingent grant are given in Annexure-I 

Eligibility criteria and selection process will be uploaded soon.