1. The candidate should be unemployed.

2. The fellowship is open for full time research work to young researchers below 35 years of age as on the last date of submission of online application. Relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/OBC/Women/PWD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates.

3. For general category, minimum 55% of marks at UG level and minimum 60% of marks at PG level are mandatory. For reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) candidates, minimum 50% of marks at UG level and minimum 55% of marks at PG level are required.

4. Candidates applying for PDF must upload the No Objection Certificate from the proposed research centre duly signed by the HOD and Registrar/Principal/Director of the University/College/Institute as per Annexure-I.

5. Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation shall be followed as per the Govt. of India norms

Note:-Candidate must identify a Guide for his/her post doctoral research work and obtain his/her consent for the guidance.