Indra Gandhi Scholarship for single girl child for PG course

Name of the Scholarship

Sponsor body of the scholarship
The scholarship is being offered by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

About the scholarship
It is observed that number of girls as against boys in certain states is declining which is a matter of great concern. The females are even forced to give birth to male child. In such circumstances education of women needs to be used and effective means for their empowerment and education will prepare them to have a control over their lives. The mindset which militates against the girl child could not keep pace with economic progress and literacy. The Government of India declared elementary education as a basic human right of every child. The Union Government of India has taken various steps to uplift the status of women by implementing various schemes including free education for girls. In order to achieve and promote girls education, UGC has introduced a Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child with an aim to compensate direct costs of girl education to all levels especially for such girls who happen to be the only girl child in their family.

Eligibility for the scholarship
1-Girl students without having any brother or the girl student who are twin daughters/ fraternal daughter may also apply for scholarship under the aforesaid scheme. In a family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme.
2-Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible.
3-The scheme is applicable to such single girl child who has taken admission in regular, fulltime first year Masters Degree course in any designated university or a post graduate college. This scholarship is available to PG-I year student only.
4-Admission to PG Course in Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.

Benefits of the scholarship
A total of 3000 scholarships will be awarded to girl students from across the country. An amount of INR 36,200 per annum will be provided for a duration of 2 years or the full duration of the postgraduate course.
Note: No additional grant will be payable to the students.

Term and condition
1. This scholarship is not applicable to students pursuing postgraduation through distance education.
2. The host institution needs to verify the candidate's online application.
3. All the disbursals of the scholarship will be governed by the Aadhaar Act, 2016.
4.  All the incomplete applications will be summarily rejected.
5. Those students who fail to get promoted to the next class/level will forfeit the scholarship.
6. UGC will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of this scholarship scheme.
7. The students will not be permitted to change the course after the award of the scholarship.

Application procedure
1-Applications will be invited once in a year on the National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India. Short notification will also be uploaded on the UGC website.
2-Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Only verified online applications will be considered for award of scholarship.  
3-Affidavit regarding Single girl child status may be uploaded as per format given in Annexure-II.  
4-Joining report as per Annexure-I has to be uploaded.

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Any additional information
The following documents required to be submitted:
1. Scanned copy of Aadhar Enrollment/Aadhar Card
2. Student photograph
3. Self-attested copy of previous academic mark sheets
4. Fee receipt of current course year
5. Affidavit regarding single girl child status as prescribed


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