BHU scholar gets Prime Minister Fellowship for Doctoral Research


Varanasi: A Ph. D. scholar at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Reshu Bharadwaj got selected for the Prime Minister Fellowship for Doctoral Research.

She is pursuing Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Ram Kumar Singh, Professor and coordinator of UGC-SAP, Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agricultural Sciences. Reshu Bhardwaj has become the first student to receive this fellowship in the entire Institute of Agricultural Sciences and second in BHU.

Reshu Bhardwaj is carrying out the research work on “Nanoherbicide formulation, its bio-efficacy and effect of different herbicides on productivity, quality and genomic pattern of conventional, reduced and zero tilled wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)” and has submitted the research synopsis on the same to the prime minister’s fellowship scheme for doctoral research, a PPP initiative of Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Confederation Of Indian Industry (CII) in the areas of science, technology, engineering, agriculture & medicine.

Under this scheme, up to 100 research projects are supported in a financial year.  The Fellowship amount will be up to Rs. 10.92 lakh per annum maximum per candidate (amount subject to revision as per current JRF/SRF slabs).

Reshu has pursued her bachelor’s in Agriculture and has received gold medal for securing highest OGPA and also secured highest OGPA in the department of Agronomy during her master’s from Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand.


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