prime minister's

research fellows


The Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country.

With attractive fellowships, the scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2018-19.


The institutes which can offer PMRF include all the IITs, all the IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and some of the top Central Universities/NITs that offer science and/or technology degrees.


The candidates will be selected through a rigorous selection process and their performance will be reviewed suitably through a national convention.

PMRF Granting Institutes

Banaras Hindu University
IISc Bangalore
IISER Berhampur
IISER Bhopal
IISER Kolkata
IISER Mohali
IISER Thiruvananthapuram
IISER Tirupati
IIT Bhilai
IIT Bhubaneswar
IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Dharwad
IIT(ISM) Dhanbad
IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Guwahati
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Indore
IIT Jodhpur
IIT Kanpur
IIT Kharagpur
IIT Madras
IIT Mandi
IIT Patna
IIT Roorkee
IIT Ropar
IIT Jammu
IIT Palakkad
IIT Tirupati
Jamia Millia Islamia
Jawaharlal Nehru University
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
University of Delhi
University of Hyderabad
Aligarh Muslim University


Reviews for fellows admitted in Cycle 1 (Direct and Lateral), Cycle 3 (Direct and Lateral), Cycle 5 (Direct and Lateral), Cycle 6 (Direct) and Cycle 7 (Lateral) are scheduled in May/June 2022.

Details about the portal for submission of  progress report and CV (Max of 4 pages as a single pdf) is already sent to the registered email ids of these PMRFs.

In case you have not received this email, please check the spam folder for the same. You can access the portal using the URL:

You can login using the credentials given in the email. If you have not received the email, you can use the option Forgot Password, and provide your PMRF registered email id. You will receive a one-time passcode in that email; using that you can reset the password, to access the portal.

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Last date for submission of report :
May 31, 2022 (This date will not be extended)

Review Process Instructions to PMRF

Past Announcements