NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2021

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NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2021

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Welcome To Shikshapress. The NCERT has brought out National Curriculum Framework 2005 (NCF-2005), which has enabled a fresh discourse and new ideas on education in India.

With a focus on the child, NCF-2005 stresses the need for a perspective on how children learn and environments to enable this process within larger concerns of equality and justice in a democratic society.

The document further emphasizes the understanding of curricular and pedagogic practices, and social and cultural factors that influence and mediate these processes in diverse contexts.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2021 – There is a need to develop a body of knowledge that enhances our understanding of the concerns expressed in NCF-2005. Towards this end, the NCERT intends to offer fellowships, named as NCERT Doctoral Fellowships, for conducting research at the doctoral level.

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Objectives of the NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2021

(a) To provide opportunities to young scholars to research the field of education from different disciplinary perspectives.

(b) To build the knowledge base of education in the contemporary context.

Scope of the NCERT Doctoral Scheme

The NCERT Doctoral Fellowships are intended to enable young scholars to pursue doctoral research in education and other related disciplines. Doctoral Fellows can pursue their work in a recognized university/ research institution of their choice. The NCERT encourages original thinking in conceptualization of the problem and use of innovative methodology in conduct of the research related to school education.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowships will be given for research pertaining to the following priority areas:

Teacher Educators’ Education: Quality of pre-service and in-service teacher education programs, challenges and opportunities in teacher training, Review and Revision of curriculum/syllabi, assessment process of pre-service training, possible changes in practices teaching, models of teacher training, deterioration in training process. Internship issues related to teacher education, qualitative improvement in teachers and teacher educators, issues related to admission and recruitment of teacher educators.

Education of the Disadvantaged: Disadvantages of different kinds because of belonging to scheduled castes/scheduled tribes and backward castes, and minority communities, and due to gender, disability, and living in difficult circumstances.

Classroom Processes and Practices: Multi-grade teaching, over-crowded classrooms, medium of instruction, languages used in the class, teaching-learning process, teacher concerns, evaluation practices, disciplinary techniques, and space and time management.

Curricular Areas: Teaching of Science, Mathematics, Language, Social Sciences, Arts and Crafts, Work and Vocational Education, Environmental Sciences, and Health and Physical Education.

Education for Peace: Conflict and its resolution in different spheres, problem of violence, respect for cultural diversity, values for living in harmony with people and nature, child rights, and sustainable development.

Psycho-social Development of Children: Development of self, relationships and social skills, understanding and cognitive skills, communications skills, leadership, decision-making and copying with stress.

Any Burning Issue in School Education : This will be judged on the basis of concept note/synopsis submitted by the candidate with their application. The candidate should clearly state how does the proposed research relates to above priority areas.

NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2021
NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2021

Eligibility for NCERT Doctoral Fellowships

1. Good Academic record with at least 60% marks at both Graduate and Post Graduate Levels.

2. Candidates should not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date of receipt of applications.

3. Candidates registered for Ph.D. degree in a recognized university/ or working toward their Ph.D. registration are eligible to apply.

Selection Procedure for NCERT Doctoral Fellowships

The procedure for short listing of applicants will be designed by NCERT. Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for an interview, which may also include presentation of the proposals. Candidates will be paid second (sleeper) class train fare by the shortest route for attending the interview-cum-seminar.

Reservation of Seats

The statutory provisions for reservation of seats will be applicable to the candidates belonging to different categories.

Online application Procedure

Application for NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2021 should be filled in the prescribed format available on the NCERT website ( Only online application will be accepted. The last date of receiving completed application is one month from the publication of the advertisement in the newspaper.

Click Here to view the official notification for the NCERT Doctoral Fellowship 2021.

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