UGC funded PG scholarship for single girl child – 2012 -2014

The Government of India has many welfare schemes for the single girl child. Under it there are a few scholarship schemes designed especially for the single girl child. One such is the scholarship announced by The University Grants Commission (UGC). Read on to know if you are eligible and how and where you can apply for the same.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced the Indira Gandhi scholarship for the single girl child for the academic session from 2012 – 2014. Scholarship for post graduate single girls in India is valid only for those students who get admission in a College or University recognized by the commission.

Eligibility for scholarship

Here is a look at the eligibility for scholarship offered by the UGC –
Scholarship is for an only child (girl) of parents
It is available to students who have taken admission in full time Masters Degree program
The PG course must be from a recognized institution in India
Only PG –I students can apply
Distance education PG students cannot apply for the scholarship
The girl student should be below 30years of age to be eligible

Application Procedure

Single girl children interested in applying for this scholarship can submit their application online
Applications can be filled online starting from September 3rd 2012
The last date for submission of applications is October 3rd 2012
The applications may be submitted on the website
All applications must be submitted online, hard copy applications will not be accepted

Important Information

The Commission is the final authority for the selection of aspirants for the scholarship. It is a merit cum means based scholarship. The names of the shortlisted candidates will be published on the official website of University Grants Commission (UGC)

Salient features of the UGC scholarship

The University Grants Commission has been instrumental in providing aid to students in the way of scholarships. Here are the noteworthy features of the single girl child scholarship scheme –

The UGC offers one thousand scholarships each academic session for the single girl child
The scholarship covers the expenses of tuition fees and a sum of Rs. 2,000 is given to the select candidates every month to meet sundry expenses
Student granted the scholarship will need to maintain academic excellence by securing minimum 60% in the 1st year of their PG program
Rules for the physically handicapped candidates are a bit relaxed as they are required to score a minimum of 55% in the 1st year to be eligible for continuation of scholarship in their final term
The scholarship amount paid to the college or University will have to be repaid to UGC by the institute if the student chooses to drop out from the course for some reason

Purpose of the scholarship

Data show that the ratio of girls in comparison to boys in a number of sates is much lower because of female infanticide. The male obsessed Indian society expects women to bear only sons. Women have no or very little standing in society. This is the government's initiative to educate women and empower them so they can be decision makers of their own lives. This educational scholarship could perhaps change the rigid mindset of people who feel educating girl children a burden.

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Guest Author: Kalees12 Sep 2013

I want to do post graduation 2013-15 i m only child so what is procedure

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