The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced the disbursement of a scholarship worth Rs 36,200 per annum, which will be offered to 3,000 single girl children who are pursuing their postgraduate degrees in recognised Indian colleges or institutes.
Things to know:
- This scholarship is being offered for the education of ‘single’ girl students.
- The Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child was established with an aim to compensate for the direct costs of girl child education.
- There are a total of 3,000 scholarships that will be disbursed.
- The selected scholar will be awarded the scholarship from the date of joining the course as certified by the university, institution or college.
- After selection, the awardees will be paid the scholarship amount on DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) mode on an annual basis.
- No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges.
- An amount of Rs 36,200 will be paid for a period of two years towards the scholarship.
- Students who fail to get promoted to the next level will automatically forfeit the scholarship.
- Once a subject/course has been chosen there will be no scope of changing the same. Doing so will also result in the student forfeiting the scholarship benefits.
- Eligible students are required to apply for the scholarship on or before 30 November 2021.
Who can apply?
- Girl students who are admitted in the first year of PG (post-graduation) courses and happen to be the only girl child in the family
- Girl students who are identical/ fraternal twins may also apply for scholarships.
- In a family, if there is one son and one daughter, then the girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme.
- Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in the first year of postgraduate courses are eligible to apply for the UGC Scholarship.
- Those pursuing their post-graduation through distance learning will not be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
How to apply?
- Interested and eligible candidates will have to first register with the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
- The host institution where the student is studying is required to verify the online application.
- Students applying for the scholarship are also required to furnish an affidavit regarding the single girl child.
- The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal through the National Scholarship Portal.
(Edited by Yoshita Rao)