Scholarships for Research in Modern Indian Languages

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Scholarships for Research in Modern Indian Languages from the Central Institute of Indian Languages are meant for PG in linguistics and other related subjects to enable them carry out research work in doctoral studies. Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) in Mysore, Karnataka is an institute for language study under the administrative control of the MHRD, Department of Higher Education, Government of India.

The CIIL was established to look after the overall enhancement in the quality of all Indian languages by using the latest scientific methods. The CIIL also motivates detailed study on the origin and evolution of these languages so as to enhance their richness. The prime objective of the CIIL is to bring about a strong bonding among the Indian populace, because of the diversity in Indian languages.


Scholarships are for a maximum period of 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for scholarships for availing a Ph. D degree should have at least a first class or high second class post graduation degree in Indian languages or linguistics.

Value of CIIL Language Scholarships

  • The scholarship amount for NET qualified students is Rs. 5, 000 per month while for non-qualified students the scholarship is Rs. 4, 000 per month

  • Additionally, a contingency allowance of Rs. 5, 000 per year is also granted

  • Candidates applying for scholarships should not be more than 30 years of age


Applications duly filled in as per prescribed format should be sent to:

Director/Assistant Director (Administration), Central Institute of Indian Languages, Manasagangotri, Mysore-570 006.

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