New Delhi: The number of fresh fellowships to be awarded each year under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Caste (SC) students has been increased from 1333 to 2000 from the year 2010-11. 667 fresh fellowships are awarded each year under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students. These targets are fulfilled every year.
Out of 26778 SC applicants, 7999 students received this fellowship and out of 6356 ST applicants, 3335 students received these fellowships in the last five years.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, D. Napoleon in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Monday.