40, 000 Rs BAYERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – MEDHA 2022-23 for Ph. D.

BAYERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – MEDHA 2022-23 for Ph. D.

BAYERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – MEDHA 2022-23 for Ph. D. is designed to support students in the Masters or Ph.D. program. The program provides fellowship in the form of financial assistance to students in the Life sciences / Biotechnology / Pharma discipline. Eligible candidates can check out all the details below.

Guidelines:

1. OBJECTIVES:

Bayer’s Fellowship program – MEDHA is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students in the Life-sciences / Biotechnology/ Pharma discipline to continue higher studies such as Master’s and PhD Programs.

Medha helps students whose educational aspirations are hampered by a lack of financial support. The fellowships are open only to students of the Economically Weaker Section* of the society enrolled in the Life-sciences / Biotechnology/ Pharma.

*Economically Weaker Section: with an aggregated annual family income of Rs. 8 Lakhs or less.

Name BAYERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – MEDHA 2022-23
Felloship for coursesM.Sc. and Ph.D.
Duration For fellowship2 years M.Sc. and 3 Years PhD.
Amount of Felloship20,000Rs (M.Sc.) and 40,000 Rs. (PhD.)
Numbers of FellowshipsTotal 125 (100 for Masters and 25 for PhD.)
Application Open24th  December 2022
Application Close Date13th  January 2023
Application Screening14th to 21st January 2023
Preliminary Screening Results24th January 2023
Interview Round1st  – 3rd  February 2023
Result Release6th February 2023
Final Document and Bank Detail Verification15th February 2023
Fellowship DisbursementBefore 31st March 2023
Official Email [email protected]
Official Websitewww.bckic.in/medha

2. BROAD THRUST AREAS FOR THE RESEARCH:

Some of the broad thrust areas (but not limited) for the research are as follows:

  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Bioprospecting
  • Industrial Biotech
  • Bioinformatics
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Biopharma
  • Food Technology
  • Agriculture Biotech
  • Stem Cell Biotech
  • Infection Disease Biology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Pharmacology

3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD OF FELLOWSHIP:

The detailed criteria for the award of fellowship are as follows:

(a) For Master’s fellowships, a candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Life-sciences/Biotechnology/Pharma with at least 55% marks or 6 on a ten-point scale and above.

For PhD fellowships, a candidate must have completed a Master’s degree in Life-science/Biotechnology/ Pharma with at least 60% marks or 6.5 on a ten-point scale and above.

(b) Only open for first-year students enrolled in a Master’s/ PhD program in Life-science/Biotechnology/Pharma at an Institute/university/Research Lab approved by AICTE/PCI/UGC/CSIR.

(c) Age Limit: Post Graduate fellowship: 25 years or lower as of 31st December 2022 PhD fellowship: 30 years or lower as on 31st December 2022.

(d) All candidates should be enrolled full-time and not be receiving any other fellowships.

4. DURATION OF THE Fellowship:

The duration of the Medha Fellowship shall be for a period of 2 Years for a Master’s program and 3 years for a PhD program. No further extension will be granted.

5. AMOUNT OF FELLOWSHIP:

For Master’s Program –

The candidate will be provided with a fellowship of Rs. 20,000 per month.

For PhD Program –

The candidate will be provided with a fellowship of Rs. 40,000 per month. No contingency grant is admissible.

6. NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS:

A total of 125 candidates will be supported under the Medha fellowship program including 100 fellowships for Masters and 25 for PhD candidates.

7. RESERVATION POLICY:

The Medha fellowship is exclusively for the Economically Weaker Section of society* of which 60% is reserved for Female candidates and 10% for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) for each Master’s/PhD program.

*Economically Weaker Section: with aggregated annual family income of Rs. 8 Lakhs or less

8. CONTINUATION OF FELLOWSHIP:

Master’s candidates who are awarded the fellowship should constantly score at least 60% or 6.5 on a ten-point scale each semester.

PhD scholars should constantly score at least 65% or 7.0 on a ten-point scale.

Or

Evaluated Project Progress Report by Supervisor and Doctoral Research Committee (whichever is applicable).

9. AWARD TERMINATION / DISCONTINUATION:

Fellowships may be terminated at any time during the tenure, and the decision of Bayer will be final. Some of the key reasons for the termination of fellowships are described below.

  • Misconduct or ineligibility
  • Failure in any examination related to Master/PhD or unsatisfactory progress of research work.
  • Applicants who furnish false information or engage in fraudulent activity may result in criminal prosecution.
  • Supervisor’s recommendation and/or resignation acceptance.
  • Unauthorized change of host institution.
  • If the fellowship is terminated on unethical grounds, the fellowship recipient must refund the complete fellowship amount disbursed to date.

10. TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

a) The fellowship will be granted as per the described eligibility criteria

• Research scholars enrolled in the Universities in the identified thrust areas of the program

• Scholars pursuing Master’s courses in Life-sciences / Biotechnology/ Pharma

b) The awardees shall submit a six months report on the progress, through the Research supervisor, Head of the Department, and Head of the Institute to the implementing agency on the online portal for the continuation of the fellowship.

c) The awardees shall declare and upload achievements (patents, publications, conferences, awards, etc) on the online portal as an additional parameter for awardee progress assessment.

d) The awardees shall not be allowed the change to the institute without prior intimation and approval from Bayer.

e) The fellowship amount will be directly credited to the candidate’s bank account after evaluation & approval of the uploaded progress report.

f) The awardees shall devote full-time to academic studies/research during the tenure of the fellowship and will not be permitted to take up any part-time/ full-time assignments, salary/fellowship, or any other financial assistance offered during the tenure of the fellowship through any other source.

g) If the candidate’s progress is not satisfactory as reported by the Supervisor/ Head of the Department /Head of the Research Institute/ University, the awardee fellowship shall be terminated immediately. This will not be revoked under any circumstances.

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

The candidate should apply for the fellowship on or before 13th January 2023, via the online portal www.bckic.in/medha.

Multiple applications will lead to disqualification.

Candidates are required to upload the following documents:

  • The scanned PDF copy of Marksheets stating aggregate marks/CPI (10th, 12th, and bachelor final year/semester); an additional Master’s mark sheet for PhD students.
  • Scanned PDF copy of the EWS/Income Certificate issued by the competent authority under the State/UT Government certifying family annual income of Rs. 8 lakhs or less.
  • A scanned PDF copy of the PwD Certificate (if Applicable)
  • A scanned PDF copy of the MSc/PhD Registration/Admission Certificate whichever is applicable
  • A scanned PDF copy of the Bonafide Certificate from the Institute/ University stating enrollment and no other fellowship is being availed (Template – Annexure A).
  • Passport size Photo and Signature g. The letter of Motivation (for Master’s), and Project Summary (for PhD)

For any additional queries, applicants can send an e-mail to [email protected]

Q.1 What is the objective of the Bayer fellowship program?

Bayer Fellowship Program – MEDHA helps students from the Economically Weaker Section* whose educational aspirations are hampered by a lack of financial support. Medha provides financial assistance to students pursuing higher studies (Master’s and PhD) in the disciplines of life sciences / Biotechnology / Pharma.

Q.2 What fields does this fellowship support?

Life-sciences / Biotechnology / Pharma

Q.3 What is the duration of the fellowship?

For the Master’s program – 2 years and for the PhD program – 3 years.No extensions will be granted.

Q.4.What is the amount of fellowship support?

Master’s program – Rs. 20,000 per month.
PhD program – Rs. 40,000 per month

Q.5 How will the candidate receive the fellowship amount?

The fellowship funds will be directly credited into candidates’ accounts on a half-yearly basis.

Q.6 Is there any reservation policy?

The entire program is for students from the Economically Weaker Section of society, of which 60% is reserved for female candidates and 10% for persons with a disability (PwD) for each Master’s/PhD program.

Q.7 What is the total intake in the fellowship program?

A total of 125 candidates will be supported (100 Master’s and 25 PhD students)under Medha Fellowship Program.

Q.8 Whether students from foreign countries are eligible for the fellowship?

No, only candidates holding Indian Citizenship can apply for this fellowship.

Q.9 What is the selection procedure?

The applications received will be screened and shortlisted for the interview as per the eligibility criteria wherein due weightage will be given to academic performance and a Letter of Motivation (for master’s)/research project (for PhD).
Only selected candidates will be called for the interview round and the final fellowship award list will be declared based on the screening marks and interview performance.

Q.10 What action will be taken in case of leaving the course before completion?

The fellowship awardee is responsible for refunding the total fellowship amount in the event the fellow quits the program voluntarily or for misconduct within the duration of the program.

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