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Prof. A.D. Shinde Research Fellowship Award

“The primary aim of Prof. A.D. Shinde Memorial Research Fellowship Award is to promote research among the young faculty members and research scholars of ICA “

Late Prof. A. D. Shinde struggled through his humble background to successfully complete his education and garner recognition as a successful Chartered Accountant and dedicated academician. Being exemplary in every sense,

he was the first Professor in Commerce at Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra and later assumed the prestigious academic positions as Member of Senate, Academic Council, Board of Management, Dean of faculty of Commerce and officiating Vice Chancellor of Shivaji University. Prof. Shinde was a great visionary and committed himself to the felt and potential needs of students and society in the field of education. He was a multi-faceted personality who made eminent contributions in the field of education.

Eligibility for the Grant /Award

1. Candidates who are Permanent/Regularly employed as faculty in the rank of assistant professor in a UGC recognized University/College/Institution/affiliated institution are eligible for this grant. It should be duly certified by the Principal of the College.

2. Scholars from other professions like civil servants, journalists, and industrialists etc. who hold Ph.D Degree and have a keen interest in research are also eligible for this grant.

3. The applicants who are currently working on minor/major projects/ similar fellowship/grants sanctioned by UGC/ICSSR/other similar institutions cannot submit the same/ similar proposals for this Grant

4. This grant is available for candidates below the age of 35 years.

5. Only one person is eligible for the Grant-in-aid.

6. The Applicant should be a Life Member of ICA.


10 Copies of the duly filled in Applications along with the Research proposal and other documents should be submitted in hard copy only latest by 31st August 2024 to the Secretary, ICA at the following address:

Dr Kuldeep Sharma

Secretary ICA

The proposals should be forwarded through the Head / Principal.

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More Details

To know further regarding duration, procedure of selection, release of grant, progress report, submission of final report, general guidelines, application form and more, access below link.

Dr. Kuldeep Sharma, Secretary, Indian Commerce Association

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