Four Banaras Hindu University Scholars Selected For Prime Minister's Research Fellowship


For the May 2022 cycle, four research scholars from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have received Prime Minister's Research Fellowships (PMRF). At the national level, a fairly stringent screening process is used to choose the candidates for PMRF schemes. In an effort to support high-quality research, the PMRF plan works to draw the best research personnel.


Four research researchers from the institution have been chosen for the prestigious programme, which is only available to a select few Central Universities. Additionally, BHU disclosed the names of the students and the Departments/Centres chosen for the May 2022 cycle of the PMRF programmes.

  1. Sulagna Basu (Bioinformatics) (Direct entry category),

  2. Pranshu Kumar Gupta (Chemistry),

  3. Punit Dubey (Physics) – Institute of Science,

  4. Arpan Mukherjee - Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (Lateral Entry).

The selected research scholars will receive an attractive fellowship and a research contingency grant as a part of the fellowship scheme. The researchers will individually get a fellowship amount for the first two years is Rs 70,000 per month, followed by Rs 75,000 per month for the third year and Rs 80,000 per month in the fourth and fifth years. During the course of the fellowship, researchers are also eligible to get a research contingency grant of Rs 2 lakh per annum.