The National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme for the year 2019 (AICTE-NDF, 2019) was launched on 15 April 2019 (Monday) with the opening of the web portal. The following changes were made for NDF 2019 based on the requests from AICTE.
1. The portal web site address is modified and the new address is https://ndf.aicte-india.org.
2. A new information booklet is prepared and is available for download in the portal.
3. In addition to the 28 institutes (22 Engg and 6 Pharma) in the previous edition of NDF, 4 new institutes under "Private Institutions" category are added for NDF 2019. These four institutes have pledged to provide the fellowship and contingency to the selected candidates in their institutes from their own resources.
4. The number of fellowships has been increased to 300 per year from this year onwards.
5. The details of supervisors and the number of vacancies under each have been displayed in the main page of the portal under the "Announcements" tab. Please go through the same. You will be provided with a login and password using which you will be able to update the same for your institution.
Please note that the web portal will remain open till May 12, 2019, for receiving online application forms. The schedule of interviews at individual institutes will be shared with you shortly awaiting AICTE approval.