“The best Research will give the best teaching and the best teaching will give the best Research”.- APJ Abdul Kalam..

Research and development activities are considered as an essential component of higher education because of their role in creating, generating new knowledge and insight and imparting dynamism to the educational process, as well as make them need based in view of the national requirements.

Department of Education, Government of Gujarat strives to facilitate and promote qualitative research in emerging areas in Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Literature, Pure sciences, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Medical, and Agricultural Sciences etc. These and other allied disciplines need to be studied and researched in a more organized manner. Therefore, in order to facilitate and encourage young research scholars for qualitative research activities, Department of Education, Government of Gujarat has started “ScHeme Of Developing High quality research (SHODH)”.

For the same, Department of Education has issued GR on dated 05-08-2019 GR. No. બજટ/૨૦૧૯/ન.બા.૬૪૭/ખ-૧.

The Objectives of the scheme are as under:

  • To provide an opportunity to regular research scholars doing Ph.D. in Universities of Gujarat to carry out qualitative research in the fields of Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, Management, Law and Education etc.
  • To provide financial support to Ph.D. Students who are doing qualitative research in Universities of Gujarat
  • To Foster high-quality research that supports the development of the State’s research capacity

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Minimum 55% marks (without gracing and round off) in Post-Graduation or equivalent grades. Five percent (5%) relaxation of marks (without gracing and round off) will be given to the SC/ ST/ OBC (Non Creamy layer)/ Differently abled candidates.

2. The applicant must have confirmed Ph.D. admission in State/ Sectorial/Private University or Research Institute in Gujarat in regular full time mode only after Date: 01-07-2018. Students studying in Institutes of National Importance will not be covered under this scheme.

3. Candidates who have already availed UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/Rajiv Gandhi Doctoral Fellowship (RGDF)/ Maulana Azad Doctoral Fellowship (MADF)/ICSSR/ICAR/CSIR/ ICPR/ICMR/ICHR awardees etc. or availing any other research scholarships are not eligible to apply.

4. The candidate should not be earning money or working at any institute or organization.

5. Any student who has taken admission in regular full time Ph.D. course in State/ Sectorial/ Private University or research institutions of the State having no source of income is also eligible to apply.

6. The candidate should have taken admission in Ph.D. Course as per the Regulations of UGC modified from time to time.

How to Apply:

  • The eligible candidate should apply online on in prescribed format to avail the benefits of the scheme.
  • It is mandatory for the candidate to produce authorized certificate of Head of the Department/ in prescribed format .
  • Students who have declared verified by the Nodal Officer of the University, their applications will be sent to KCG online and the same will be submitted to the Scrutiny Committee formed at KCG for further action.
  • The Scrutiny Committee will approve / reject the applications on the basis of content and quality of the applications/ research proposal and will recommend to the KCG to allocate the assistance amount to the approved applications.
  • Students approved / eligible by the Committee will be considered for assistance under this scheme.
  • Assistance will be paid on centralized basis through Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, based on the criteria as prescribed by the Scrutiny Committee in consultation with the Government.

Download GR From Here:

GR 1

GR 2

SHODH Website :

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