National Research Professorship: A Central Govt. Scheme to support outstanding individuals

Name of the scheme: National Research Professorship (NRP)

Purpose: The main purpose of this scheme is to honour distinguished academics and scholars in recognition of their contribution to knowledge.


  • Age criteria- Persons of real eminence, who have attained 65 years of age
  • Persons who have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields
  • Individuals, who are still capable of productive research, are considered for appointment as National Research Professors.

Financial Benefits:

  • Rate of monthly honorarium for serving National Research Professors is- Rs. 75,000/-
  • Rate of monthly pension is Rs.25,000/-
  • Rate of annual contingency grant is Rs. 1 lakh
  • Honorarium and pension will be exempted from Income Tax under Section 10(17A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

The appointment for national Research Professors is made initially for a period of 5 years and can be extended by another term of 5 years.

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  1. Prof. A. Sreeramulu

    Sir / Madam,

    Please insert online application, make reservation for STs

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