New Delhi: Six research scholars from Jamia Millia Islamia have been selected for Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF). Five out of them are girl students.
Fozia Tabasum and Momina from the department of Civil Engineering, Azra Malik from the department of Electrical Engineering, Firoz Khan from the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Aaliya Taiyab from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, and Ashi Saif from the Center for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences have been selected for the PMRF under the lateral entry scheme of the December 2020 drive, the university said.
Coordinator PMRF-JMI Prof Abdul Quaiyum Ansari said that six researchers would be individually getting a fellowship of Rs 70, 000 for first two years, Rs 75,000 for 3rd year, Rs.80,000 for the fourth and fifth year respectively. Apart from this, each Fellow would be getting a research grant of Rs. 2 Lakhs per year (a total of Rs 10 Lakhs for five years) under the PMRF.
Jamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar hoped that it would inspire other students particularly girl students of the university to do well in science and research.
”JMI stands for excellence and strives hard to provide its students every possible support to achieve great heights,” she said.
The Vice Chancellor also appreciated the efforts of the Coordinator PMRF-JMI Prof Abdul Quaiyum Ansari for the great achievement.
Earlier, under the Lateral Entry Scheme of the May 2020 Ms Marya Khan and Ms Abgeena Shabir, from the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNN), JMI were selected for the fellowship.