JEE Advanced Exam
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Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday said that the JEE Advanced exam will be conducted on August 23.

While holding a live webinar for students on Tuesday, Pokhriyal announced the dates of JEE Mains and NEET 2020.

He confirmed that JEE Main 2020 Exam will now be held from July 19 to 23 and the NEET 2020 will be held on July 26.

Meanwhile, Pokhriyal on Thursday announced that to boost research in the country various amendments have been carried out in Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme.

He said that after the amendments, now for the students from any recognised institute/ university (other than IISc/ IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIEST/CF IIITs), the requirement of GATE Score is reduced to 650 from 750 apart from minimum CGPA of 8 or equivalent.

The Minister also informed that now there will be two channels of entries for availing the PMRF scheme- one direct entry and lateral entry.

In the lateral entry, the students, who are pursuing PhD in PMRF granting institutions (completed 12 months or 24 months as per certain requirements) can also apply to become fellow under the scheme as per new guidelines.

Pokhriyal further highlighted that the NITs, which appear in top 25 institutions as per NIRF Ranking (overall) can also become PMRF Granting institution.

He hoped that the modifications will enable more students to avail of the benefit under the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme.

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