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Selection Process & Procedures

​Selection Process

After initial scrutiny of applications by the project office, the eligible applications will be forwarded online to reviewers/ experts for evaluation as per "Assessment Proforma". The experts will be requested to assess applications in first three sections of the proforma.
In order to streamline the assessment process, "Evaluation Guidelines​" will be observed. On receipt of online assessment, the same will be reviewed by project office. The applicants recommended by subject experts will be shortlisted for interview. 
The shortlisted applicants will appear before the panel of reviewers for award of fellowship or otherwise. The members will have the power to re-assess an applicant in previous sections in case the candidate fails to convincingly present his/her case.

Change of Host University/ Supervisor after Final Selection

The change can be allowed provided the new host university is at the same or higher ranking (QS world ranking of the same year) than the old university for which he/she was selected before the departure of the candidate.

If the offer from the host institution expires, the candidate can provide another invitation letter from the same or higher ranking foreign university (QS world ranking of the same year) within 60 days of the grant of permission. After the expiry of this period, the offer will stand withdrawn.

After departure, a change of university or supervisor will only be possible in case the supervisor has passed away or has moved to another institute. The ranking of the new host institution should not be lower than the original university in this case as well. 

The new host university and supervisor will confirm that the same research will be carried out (the research title will be mentioned in the invitation letter). The new host supervisor will also explicitly confirm that he/she holds expertise in the proposed area of research. The parent organization will also provide a "No Objection Certificate" to change of host university/supervisor.

"Please note that this policy is only applicable after selection in confirmed and not on submission of application only. It is clearly stated in the application form that change of host university after submission of application but before selection will tantamount to withdrawal of application."