UGC’s Indira Gandhi Scholarship for single girl child for pursuing non-professional PG courses

Are you the only and single girl child of a family who has interest to pursue non-professional Post Graduation degree course for free with scholarship? This article is for you, read this article to avail the details of UGC University Grants Commission‘s scholarship scheme to get the benefits of free education with scholarship facilities.


Higher education of girl child is treated as money consuming in major parts of India. Parents due to poor economical conditions, majority of them won't supplies higher educations to their girl Child. The UGC University Grants Commission has come up with a unique scholarship scheme for the benefits of families having a single and only girl child. UGC has issued a notification to avail benefits under the scheme of Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single girl child to encourage the girls students to pursue Post Graduation courses. All Indian national girls are eligible for this scheme. Here below you can get the all necessary details of the scholarship scheme.


For applying to the Indira Gandhi Scholarship for single girl child scheme the candidates have to pursue PG Post Graduation in non-professional courses. The student have to be the single cum only daughter of her parents. Students pursing the first year of Post Graduation courses (non-professional) on a regular mode are only eligible for applying. Students who are studying their PG courses in a distance mode aren't eligible for applying for the scholarship. The girl students age should not be exceed more than 30 years for applying the scholarship. Girl Students exceeding the age of 30 aren't eligible for apply. Studying in non-professional PG courses is mandatory for applying.

Facilities covered under Scholarship

University Grants Commission (UGC) has been offering 1000 scholarships under this scheme. Along with tuition fee, the selected girl students will be paid an amount of 2000 rupees as scholarship for the period of two years. The scholarship will be paid for 10 months in a year. For the continuation of the scholarship the girl students have to compulsorily score 60 percent of marks in the first year of the PG course. In case of the PHC Physically Handicapped Candidates they have to score 55 percent marks in first year to be eligible for claiming the Scholarship in next year otherwise the scholarship will be stopped. And in case of drop-out students the scholarship amount that has been paid till the date will be refunded from either college or University Secretary. Hence the girls students should score the minimum percentage of marks in their first years to claim the same in their second year.

Points to remember

  • Candidates have to apply through online mode only.

  • The starting date of applying is September 3, 2012.

  • The end date for submitting application is October 3, 2012.

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  • Conclusion

    In India majority of the people thinks that giving birth to a girl child is burden on their shoulders, hence they forcibly ends the lives of innocent girl-child during the time of pregnancy. Indian government under this scholarship encouraging parents having a single and only girl child to avail higher education. This scholarship is indirectly helps to the increase of population of girl child. As majority of people are thinking about having children one or none, this scheme is useful for families having alone and only girl child. UGC the University Grants Commission has come up with a good scholarship scheme for the encouragement of the girl child education.

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