The HRD Ministry made it clear that the non-NET fellowship is not being discontinued. The HRD minister Smriti Irani, who recently met an eight-member delegation comprising of representatives from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University students union, said that Non-NET fellowship is not being discontinued.In a meeting held on October 7, UGC had resolved to discontinue the scheme of non-National Eligibility Test (NET) fellowship.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to do away with the non-NET fellowship scheme, which is provided to students undertaking research projects. The decision has come as a major blow for student organizations that were fighting to increase the fellowship amount. Students say the scrapping of the scheme will push out poor sections out of higher education.