The University Grants Commission (UGC) has enhanced the fellowship of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category students pursuing Post Doctoral studies to Rs. 25,000 per month from the current Rs. 16,000. The order would apply retrospectively from April 2009. Post-Doctoral Fellowship awardees of SC and ST categories for the year 2006-2007 to 2009-2010 will benefit from the order.