(Scholarship) UGC: Post Graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship scheme for single girl child


(Scholarship) UGC: Post Graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship scheme for single girl child


Target group is the girl students who are admitted to various non-professional PG courses in Universities / Colleges and happen to be the only girl child in the family without having any brother. Any single girl child of her parents. In a family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme. The scheme is applicable to such a single girl child who has taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year Masters Degree course in any recognized university or a post graduate college. This scholarship is available to PG-I year student only. Admission to PG Course in Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.

Age: Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible.

Scheme Details:

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 families.

The value of Scholarship is Rs.2,000/- p.m for a period of two years only (10 monthsin the year) i.e. full duration of a PG course.
- No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc.

How to Apply:

Interested eligible candidates should submit applications through online mode. Applicant will be required to upload scanned copies of the following documents while applying online:

  • An affidavit on Rs 50 Stamp paper, from the student/ parent duly attested by SDM/ First Class Magistrate/ Gazatted Officer.

  • A Joining report from College/ University where student have taken admission to 1st year PG course.

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Courtesy: UGC