Mr. Salman Khan, a PhD scholar in the Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) for January 2023 cycle. He is working under supervision of Dr. Syed Mansoor Ali, Department of Biotechnology, JMI to understand the role of microRNA in inflammation and sepsis induced acute lung injury.
Prof. Najma Akhtar (Padma Shri), Vice Chancellor, JMI congratulated and wished good luck to Salman. She said “I hope that it will motivate other students of the university also do better.”
Salman would be getting a fellowship of Rs 70, 000 for the first two years, Rs 75,000 for third year, Rs.80, 000 for the fourth and fifth year. Apart from this, each student would also be getting a research grant of Rs. 2 Lakhs per year, which amounts to a total of Rs 10 Lakhs for five years, under PMRF.
PMRF was introduced in the Union Budget of 2018 to 2019 with an aim to improve the quality of research at various higher educational institutions in the country.