Ph.D Scholarship

Chief Minister's Scholarship for Ph.D on Climate Change

As per the Vision Document-2018 of GoMP, State-level Knowledge Management Centre on Climate Change (SKMCCC) has been setup in EPCO. SKMCCC functions to create, collect, analyze, synthesize and disseminate the knowledge on climate change in state of MP. It works on research, education and projects on climate change related aspects.

To encourage basic & genuine research activities on climate change issues in the state, EPCO is conferring 5 scholarships per year to candidates pursuing PhD on climate change issues of MP. This will help in creation of knowledge / information regarding climate change in MP through their thesis and subsequent publications. This would also result in building capacities with regard to climate change. GoMP is pioneering this scholarship.

Scholarships are being offered Ph.D Scholarship to candidates enrolled in 10 premier institutes established in MP viz. IIFM Bhopal, MANIT Bhopal, SPA Bhopal, IIITM Gwalior, IIT Indore, IIM Indore, JNKVV Jabalpur, IISER Bhopal, Vikram University Ujjain and Central Univeraity Sagar. Only bonafide Indian citizens pursuing Ph.D degree in any of the above mentioned 10 select universities / institutes are eligible for applying for the scholarships.

The concerned university / institute shall send nomination of maximum one candidate each year to EPCO following a transparent procedure. Admission procedure for Ph.D program shall be as per the rules & norms of respective host university / institute. This program is equivalent to UGC and CSIR.

At EPCO, a Jury having expert members will be constituted by Executive Director EPCO. Coordinator, SKMCCC, EPCO shall be the non-member secretary of the committee. The Jury will examine the proposals received from 10 select institutions / universities and give its recommendations to Executive Director, EPCO for final selection of five or less than five suitable candidates for the scholarship based on candidate's presentation before the expert committee. The decision for selecting / rejecting the application for scholarship rests solely with Executive Director EPCO. His decision shall be final & binding.

Each candidate will receive stipend for the scholarship of INR 25,000/- per month for a maximum duration of three years (36 months) from the date of start of the scholarship. Beside, contingency grant of INR 50,000/- per year will also be given to the candidate. A total of INR 10.50 lakhs will be provided to the candidate receiving support through this program.

Atreyee Ghosh
IIT Indore   |   Name of the Guide : Mr. Kiran Bala

Reasearch Topic: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration from Thermal Power Plants Using Algae.

Comments : This scholarship would help me to enhance as well as apply my knowledge in the field of climate change. It would help me to generate new knowledge through experimental learning. This scholarship program motivates young researchers to work in the field of climate change and come up with new and efficient technologies that can cater in addressing prominent issues related to climate change.

Kataria Apoorva Indrapal Singh
IIFM Bhopal   |   Name of the Guide : Prof. Advait Edgaonkar

Reasearch Topic: Forest-based ecosystem services: Pollination and Biocontrol for agriculture, Madhya Pradesh, India

Comments : EPCO’s sponsored scholarship program for PhD students is a great initiative taken by the Govt of MP. Providing scholarship to the students will not only throw upon the lights upon the areas related to climate change studies like its impact, vulnerability assessment and adaptation and mitigation strategies but would also boost up efforts of the candidate’s pursuing their research career. Therefore I feel privileged to be the part of the organization, being able to contribute somehow for the issues dealing with climate change. I am also thankful to the SKMCCC, EPCO for sponsoring me for the Ph.D scholarship program.

Prajakta Dilip Rahate
SPA Bhopal   |   Name of the Guide : Dr. Rama Pandey

Reasearch Topic: Enhancing Climate Change Resilience To Urban Heat Island Through Green Infrastructure

Comments : My research deals with aspects related to impacts of climate change, specifically, impacts and effects in context to urban heat islands on people and environment and its successful mitigation through technique of green infrastructure, to achieve a resilient, sustainable and healthy living. Pursuing my research with the support of EPCO shall take my study to a higher level of quality outcomes. Furnishing my research study with data authenticity and accuracy, exploring the various options available, along with the valuable comments and suggestions received from the expert panel members of the organisation, shall help improve my study, to achieve my research objectives & outcomes successfully.

Richa Kumari
Central University Sagar   |   Name of the Guide : Prof. Pramod Kumar Khare

Reasearch Topic: "Impact of Crop residue burning on Climate change and soil sub-system"

Comments : PhD Scholarship Program on Climate Change setup by EPCO is a very good initiative to encourage research activities on climate change issues in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This opportunity will certainly help me to touch new horizons in the field of environmental research. Also, the technical support from EPCO I am receiving has been helping me to develop my knowledge base as well.

Mr.Suresh Dagadu Mhaske
JNKVV Jabalpur   |   Name of the Guide : Dr. K.K. Agarwal

Reasearch Topic: Assessment of growth and yield of Chickpea types using CROPGRO simulated model under different sowing dates and irrigation in changing climate scenario of Central India

Comments : This Scholarship program setup by EPCO is very important to motivate the Ph.D. Scholars for conducting the research on the recent burning issue of climate change, which is helpful for maintaining the sustainability of farmers. This scholarship promotes financial assistance to the researchers to complete the research work.

Zuby Gohar Ansari
JNKVV Jabalpur   |   Name of the Guide : Dr. A S Gontia

Reasearch Topic: Evaluation of mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek) varieties for terminal heat and water stress tolerance through omics and physiological approaches

Comments : I got this scholarship in FY 2016-17 and this scholarship is beneficial for me to carry out research work at molecular level in upcoming 3-4 years. Such initiatives are always helpful for students having economic challenges but talent & interest too, to do research in environment & climate change and having. Frankly, now I am self dependent for carrying out my expenses related to PhD during my entire tenure. I am thankful to EPCO and GoMP for taking this step.