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Mina - M.S.Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme (MMSS-Fellow

About MSSRF: 

The M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M. S. Swaminathan. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities. MSSRF follows a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach and applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical problems faced by rural populations in agriculture, natural resources, food and nutrition.

The Foundation works in the areas of Coastal systems, Agro-biodiversity management, Biotechnology, Ecotechnology and Agriculture, Health and Nutrition. MSSRF is currently working in six states of India. Please visit our website for more information.

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About Fellowship: 
The Mina - M.S.Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme offers the opportunity for young post-graduates in agriculture and related fields who wish to work on problems of sustainable development to pursue doctoral studies. The fellowship encourages research that fosters science-society interactions
Minimum Qualification and skill sets: 
  • Post graduate degree in Agriculture/Animal Sciences/Botany/ Fisheries/Environmental sciences/Economics with a good academic record
  • Demonstrated interest in ‘science-society’ interface to address problems of sustainable rural and agricultural development
Consolidated amount of INR 25,000/ per month(annual assessment is mandatory to continue the benefits during the fellowship period).
The fellowship shall be awarded for three years
Aspiring candidates should be between the age group of 24-28 years with age relaxation up to three years for women candidates and SC/ST candidates.
Mode of Application : 

online application with CVs, statement of purpose and a short proposal on area of interest. Application must clearly indicate “MMSSF23519” with code. Please send the applications before the last date to the email id :

Last Date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Chennai ( with field travel to project sites)