01-17-2015, 08:16 PM
HYDERABAD: where there is no UGC-BSR (RFSMS) scholarship money? It is a matter of a group of researchers have been asking the University of Hyderabad.
A number of research scientists claim that the University no longer grant UGC-BSR (Basic University Grants Commission-research) RFSMS (science research fellowships for outstanding students), five-year fellowship scholarship for graduate students of various departments of science, without good reason.
"University officials have told us that we have already completed five years and so our communication was stopped in April. But I started to get a scholarship from 2012, and therefore I am entitled to it until the year 2017, "said j. Ravi, one of the research scientists from the Department of life sciences. "Moreover, in science, most students will take about six to seven years to complete their studies," he added.
The UGC guidelines clearly say that scholarships should be provided for a period of five years, but does not give a time limit for students to complete their studies.
There are other complaints too. Research scientists said they did not receive a house rent allowance in the last two years, and they have not been upgraded from a junior researcher (KNIFES with) to senior scientific officer (SDS) within two years of receiving scholarships, as the norm.
Students complained that while their communication was halted under the pretext of completing five years of expansion, the Institute has been given a lot of their batchmates and even the elderly.
Under the UGC-BSR (RFSMS) scholarship, Gates qualified students receive a monthly fee of RS 16000, besides the HRA and the Reserve Fund of RS 12000. Students non-GATE receiving a monthly scholarship in the amount of Rs 14.000, other benefits of remaining the same.
Prakash Babu, Dean (student welfare), however, said that UGC, which does not release the funds. "We are trying our best to make sure they get the number of scholarships as soon as possible," said Babu. adding that many students don't apply for the HRA.
"And as far as Upgradation of KNIFES with SRF, that this process is not entirely within the University only," he added.
However, research scientists dismiss the argument of Babu and now plan to approach the UGC against the University officials for ending their relationship. With the University to spend a whopping 3 crores rupees to repair the bungalow Vice Chancellor, some students did not even suspect that their scholarship funds are diverted to other activities and is not related to the welfare of students.