CHENNAI: Dr Kalaignar fellowship for science for post graduate students are now available for students of the Madras University.
An endowment with a corpus fund of Rs.2.5 crore has been created to extend fellowships to the research scholars who did not get any other scholarships in the university including the ‘earn while you learn’ schemes.
The students would be given Rs 4,000 each to the 40 research students of the university.
The vice chancellor Prof S Ramachandran announced the formation of the endowment at a press meet here on Thursday.
Other fellowships to be given as a part of this endowment are: Thiruvalluvar fellowship for languages, Thanthai Periyar fellowship for Arts, and Perarignar Anna fellowship for social sciences.Also, later this year an international seminar on climate change would be organised by the English Department for which the Canadian government has given a grant of Rs 6.5 lakhs.
The vice chancellor brought cheer to teachers when he announced that the Syndicate had approved the hike in salary of teacher- research fellows, who would be now be paid Rs 10, 000 as against Rs 6,000, and guest lecturers, who would now receive Rs 15,000 as against Rs 6,000 they were paid so far.