ICAR-PG Scholarship and NTS-PGS for Post Graduate Studies


ICAR PG Scholarship will be awarded to meritorious candidates seeking admission in the Agricultural Universities where Master degree programme consists of course and research work. Candidates pursuing Master degree programme can also apply for fresh admission and compete for ICAR- PG Scholarship provided they have not completed the first year of their postgraduate degree programme.

The ICAR- PG Scholarship would be awarded for two years from the date of registration in the Master degree programme. For graduates with 10+2+3, if admitted in IARI and NDRI and awarded ICAR- PG Scholarship, no fellowship would be payable during the first year of their degree program, i.e. while completing remedial courses in the first year. No extension in ICAR- PG Scholarship duration beyond 2 years will be granted.

In case the fellowship allotted to a candidate is vacated for any reason, the same will not be allotted/ transferred to any other candidate even if there are candidates next to him/her in the merit in same or other subject group. ICAR- PG Scholarship awardees of last year(s), even if in merit, will not be awarded ICAR- PG Scholarship again; however, admission would be granted to them as per their merit rank. Further, if ICARPG Scholarship holder seeks fresh admission, entire amount of fellowship received by him/her shall have to be refunded back to the university with Interest. 

The fellowship will be at the rate of Rs.12,000/- per month for graduates of Veterinary Sciences pursuing Veterinary studies and Rs.8,640/- per month in other cases for a period of two years together with a contingent grant of Rs.6,000/- per year for procurement of essential chemicals, equipments, books and travel connected with the research work. Not more than 50% of the contingent grant will be spent for purchase of books. All purchases are to be made with the approval of the Major Advisor/Chairman of Student Advisory Committee.

All candidates who have been awarded ICAR- PG Scholarship have to execute a surety Bond of appropriate amount as per University rules and regulations at the time of registration in the University. The AU will ensure that if the candidate leaves before completion of the programme, he /she refunds the scholarship amount drawn by him /her to the Council.

To get ICAR- PG Scholarship, the candidate must pursue Master’s degree from an AU in a state different from the one where the AU of his /her Bachelor’s degree is located, i.e. AUs of Bachelor’s degree and Master Degree should be located in different states. This condition, however, shall not apply for admission to NDRI Karnal where admissions to 100% seats of Bachelor’s degree programme are made on the basis of All India Entrance Examination conducted by ICAR

The non- PG Scholarship/NTS(PGS) candidates shall be eligible to get National Talent Scholarship (NTS) of Rs. 3000/- per month for two years provided they join Master degree programme in an AU located in a state different from their state of domicile. For further details, the candidates may see the Guidelines for NTS (2016) available at http://www.icar.org.in/files/FINALGuidelines (GNTS)-26072016.pdf. Even the candidates who do not want to avail NTS(PGS) have to mandatorily seek admission in an AU different from the one from where they have graduated.

The award of PG scholarship and NTS (PGS) shall be governed by the rules and regulations issued by the Council from time to time in this regard. After the admission, under no circumstances, the request for change of subject and the university will be entertained from the candidates/parents.


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