Fellowships

At IIPS, different Government of India fellowships are awarded to selected Indian students enrolling for Masters, M. Phil, and PhD programs. For all programs, the number of seats with the Government of India fellowship for each program is 50. Immediately after joining the Institute, students are required to send the joining report to activate their fellowships. Such students are entitled for the payment of fellowship from the date of sanction throughout the program.

Sr. No. Program Name Selection Criteria Amount of Fellowship
1. M.A./M.Sc.in Population Studies The selection will be made on the basis of an Online Test across India. The Online Entrance Test will comprise objective type questions of multiple choices. The syllabus of Entrance Test will consist of basic general knowledge, logical reasoning, English grammar, basic mathematics, population, health, and social science issues. Admission test will not be conducted for the foreign candidates and admission will be offered directly if foreign candidates fulfill the eligibility criteria of the Institute. Rs. 5,000/- per month
2. M.Sc.in Bio-statistics and Demography The selection will be made on the basis of an Online Test. The Online Entrance Test will comprise objective type questions of multiple choices. The syllabus of Entrance Test will consist of basic general knowledge, logical reasoning, English Grammar, Population, Health and Statistics/Mathematics. Admission test will not be conducted for the foreign candidates and the admission will be offered directly if the foreign candidates fulfil the eligibility criteria of the Institute. Rs. 5,000/- per month
3. Masters in Population Studies (M.P.S.) The admission to M.P.S. course is through a two-stage process: online test and personal interview. The online entrance test will comprise objective-type questions of multiple choices. The entrance test will consist of questions on basic general knowledge, logical reasoning, English grammar, basic Mathematics, Population, Health and Social Science issues. Based on the performance in the online test, shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview at IIPS. Final selection will be based on the weighted average of the scores of the online test and personal interview. Rs. 5,000/- per month
4. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Population Studies/Biostatistics and Demography The admission to M.Phil. course is through a two-stage process: online test and personal interview. The online entrance test will consist of objective-type questions of multiple choices. The entrance test will consist of questions on English, logical reasoning, Statistics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Population Studies, Demography, and Epidemiology. Based on the performance in the online test, shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview at IIPS. Final selection will be based on the weighted average of the scores of the online test and personal interview. Rs. 6,000/- per month
In addition, a contingency grant of Rs. 5,000/- per annum shall be paid for approved contingency expenses.
5. Integrated Master of Philosophy (M.PHIL.)/Ph.D. in Population Studies/Bio-statistics and Demography The admission to integrated M.Phil./Ph.D. course is through a three-stage process: on line test, research proposal writing, and personal interview. The online entrance test will consist of objective-type questions of multiple choices. The test will consist of questions on English, logical reasoning, Statistics, Mathematics, Bio-statistics, Research Methodology, Population Studies, Demography, and Epidemiology. Based on the performance in the online test, shortlisted candidates will be called for research proposal writing and personal interview at IIPS. Final selection will be based on the weighted average of the scores of the online test, research proposal writing, and personal interview. Rs. 6,000/- per month.
If a candidate opts for M.Phil. degree only, s/he will be eligible for a contingency grant of Rs. 5,000/- per annum for approved contingency expenses.
6. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Population Studies/Biostatistics and Demography The admission to Ph.D. programme is through a three-stage process: online test, research proposal writing, and personal interview. The online entrance test will consist of objective-type questions of multiple choices. The online entrance test will consist of questions on English, Logical Reasoning, Statistics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Population Studies, Demography, and Epidemiology. Based on the performance in the online test, shortlisted candidates will be called for research proposal writing and personal interview at IIPS. Final selection will be based on the weighted average of the scores of the online test, research proposal writing, and personal interview. Rs. 25,000/- per month for 1st and 2nd years and Rs. 28,000/- per month for 3rd and 4th years available for the Indian students who have qualified NET for Lectureship in population or its interdisciplinary subjects conducted by the UGC. Such Ph.D. fellowship also carries a contingency grant of Rs. 10,000/- per year for the first 2 years and Rs. 20,500/- per year for the third year. However the candidates, without NET qualification shall be awarded fellowship @ Rs. 12,000/- per month for the 1st and 2nd years, and Rs. 14,000/- per month for the 3rd and 4th years, with a contingency grant of Rs.10,000/- per year. In addition, UGC-JRF and other fellowship holders will also be considered for admission as per availability of seats.
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