Ramesh Pokhriyal, union HRD minister knowledgeable that now there can be two channels of entries – direct and lateral entry. In lateral entry, the scholars, who’re pursuing PhD in PMRF granting establishments (accomplished 12 months or 24 months as per sure necessities) may apply to turn into fellow beneath the scheme as per new pointers. Pokhriyal additionally sated that NITs, which seem in high 25 establishments as per NIRF Rating (total) may turn into PMRF Granting establishment.
Minister has additionally knowledgeable that, to spice up analysis a devoted division is being created within the ministry with the identify of “Analysis and Innovation Division”. This division can be headed by a director who can be coordinating analysis work of varied establishments coming beneath MHRD.
PMRF scheme has been designed for bettering the standard of analysis in numerous greater instructional establishments within the nation. The scheme was introduced within the Funds 2018-19. The institutes which might supply PMRF embrace all of the IITs, all of the IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and a number of the high central universities/ NITs that provide science and/or expertise levels.
Pokhriyal added that the candidates can be chosen by way of a rigorous choice course of and their efficiency can be reviewed suitably by way of a nationwide conference. Beginning tutorial yr 2020-21, candidates can apply for PMRF by way of both direct entry channel or lateral entry channel.