Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with different types list of schemes for which funding would be raised and will be continued till September 30, 2020. A notice has been put up on this decision on the commission’s official website.
As per the notification on the website, the schemes which have been taken into consideration to continue includes different types of fellowships and scholarships such as UGC research awards for faculty, fellowships for post-doctoral researchers, fellowships for doctoral students, scholarships for post-graduate students, Maulana Azad National fellowship for minority of the students, national fellowship for students who are with disabilities, national fellowship for SC candidates, national fellowship for other backward classes, among others.
The UGC has directed university vice-chancellors that if they publish their work again i.e. re-publishing or re-cycling their own academic work will amount to curb plagiarism,.