Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), one of the premier universities in India and known for its academic excellence, was originally established as Poona University on February 10, 1949. The University has taken initiative in starting an exclusive PDF Scheme of SPPU in the year 2018 on the recommendation of its Management Council. This PDF scheme will be running mostly in electronic mode with fast track on-line handling for efficient decision making. It is envisaged that the new PDF scheme will be tuned to the ground realities prevailing in our university system. The SPPU-PDF Scheme is expected to provide an opportunity to many meritorious Ph.D.s to overcome their deficiencies in training at the doctoral level research and/or allow them to explore new areas in research in the respective disciplines, under a Mentor of their choice.
The Fellowship will be awarded initially for two years and extended for one year subject to good performance. However, the maximum duration of the PDF award would be 3 years. No further extension is possible under any circumstances. The SPPU-PDF is a full time research Fellowship to carry out postdoctoral research work with monthly fellowship amount of Rs. 43,800/- + House Rent Allowance (HRA) (as per the rules of SPPU). The Fellow is provided with a contingency grant of Rs. 1,00,000 per year. The Fellowship amount transfer will be done through Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) mechanism.