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ICHR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2021 Dates, Eligibility

Indian Council of Historical Research New Delhi announces award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for the PhD Courses 2021

ICHR Junior Research Fellowship 2021 – Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi has announced notification for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for the PhD Courses for the academic year 2021-22

The selected fellows will be awarded fellowship of Rs.17600/- per month plus contingency grant of Rs.16500/- per annum for a period of Two years.

Fellowship Duration

  • The Fellowship shall be for a maximum period of 2 years, extendable by 1 more year in special circumstances if recommended by the Research Projects Committee.
  • The Maximum numbers of Junior Research Fellowships to be awarded for the current year 2021-22 are eighty (80) only, applying the usual reservation for SC/ST & PwD.

ICHR Junior Research Fellowship 2021 Important Dates



Online submission of JRF application opens on

19th March 2021

Last date for online submission

11th April 2021

Last date for submitting printouts of applications

21st April 2021

The JRF Stage I online entrance test will be held on

18th May 2021

Declaration of Stage I result on the ICHR website

25th May 2021

Presentation and Interview (Stage II)

June 2021

Eligibility Criteria for ICHR Junior Research Fellowship 2021

  • Candidates who have registered in recognized Universities for PhD programme in Historical Studies are eligible to apply for the Fellowship (JRF)

ICHR Junior Research Fellowship 2021 Application Process

  • Eligible and interested scholars may apply online through the ICHR website (www.ichr.ac.in)
  • Hard copy of the application generated after filling of online application [with auto generated number] duly signed and along with the requisite documents should be submitted
  • The applicant should attach self attested copies of the certificates of educational qualifications, date of birth, experience and signed copy of check list etc., and send by post to the following address: Member Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research, No. 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001

Application Fee

  • An application fee of Rs. 500/- shall be paid in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the DDO, ICHR, [payable at Delhi] (candidates belonging to SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD) category are exempted from payment of the fee)
  • Submission of application both online and printout of the same along with computer generated unique ID number is mandatory. Hard copies of applications without unique Id. Number will not be accepted.

Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be conducted in two Stages.

Stage I

  • Stage I examination will be conducted online and will consist of 100 Objective type questions. Each question will carry 01 mark (Total 100 marks).
  • There will be no negative marking.

Stage II

  • The candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit of Stage I examination will be called for the Presentation and Interview.
  • Each shortlisted candidate will  have to make a Presentation based on his/her registered PhD research topic (8-10 minutes, preferably PowerPoint) followed by an interview.
  • Presentation and Interview will carry a maximum of 60 marks.

Award of Fellowship

  • Merit will be drawn on the basis of aggregate marks of Stage I and II, that is, 100 + 60 = 160 (total marks).

Exam Centres

  • The Stage I entrance examination will be held at following centres of ICHR:

New Delhi




The Stage II (Presentation and Interview) will be conducted at the ICHR Headquarters Delhi only.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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