The scheme is for supporting aspiring PhD scholars with double scholarship (up to Rs. 6 lakh per annum), 50% of which will be provided by government and balance 50% by a sponsoring industry, for doing research for four years and the research fellow will receive PhD degree by doing this industrial research.
A candidate can register on the portal of PM Fellowship if she/he has been enrolled / admitted for PhD in last 14 months from the date of submission of applications. This has been done to accommodate the various university / institute rules that vary from 6 months to 14 months‟ time period for final registration to PhD from the time of initial enrollment, which includes course work in institute for two semesters. The applicants must firm up their alliance with industry before applying.