Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment. The stipend of a JRF selected through the all India test will be Rs 16000/ p.m. + HRA for a period of 2 years. In addition, annual contingent grant of Rs. 20,000/- per fellow will be provided to the University / Institution. On Completion of two years as JRF, the stipend may be increased to Rs. 18000/- p.m. for the 3rd and subsequent year, on the basis of assessment of Fellows' research progress. The total tenure as JRF (NET) plus SRF (NET) shall not exceed 5 years.
This Test also determines the eligibility of candidates for Lectureship positions in Indian Universities/Colleges.
There are certain laboratories which prefer to take only those candidates who are having either CSIR or UGC fellowship. This is a great opportunity for the candidate to get absolved in these types of industries.
Some aspirants are declared successful in eligibility for Lectureship (NET) category only, based on their performance in the test.