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CSIR stands for the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.
JRF- Junior Research Fellowship is a fellowship (Rs. 31000/Month) offered by both CSIR & UGC to the eligible and selected candidates through written exams held twice a year as their stipend for doctoral studies or for their assistance in various projects. UGC offers a limited number of fellowships in all the disciplines viz. Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, etc., through its own (UGC-NET) exam and in five natural science discipline like Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences through Joint CSIR-UGC-NET exam held by CSIR twice a year, now they have added Engineering Sciences as one of the domain for CSIR-JRF.
NET: National Eligibility Test- The basic objective is to determine eligibility for college & university level lectureship and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research.
Now, anybody who wants to pursue doctoral studies can have JRF if otherwise eligible in their discipline. Any person who qualifies for JRF automatically qualifies for NET.
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