UGC Indira Gandhi Post Graduate Scholarships for Single Girl Child 2021

UGC Indira Gandhi Post Graduate Scholarships. Indira Gandhi PG Scholarships for Single Girl Child 2021. It is observed that number of girls against boys in certain states is declining which is a matter of great concern.

The females are even forced to give birth to a male child. In such circumstances, the education of women needs to be used and effective means for their empowerment and education will prepare them to have control over their lives.

The mindset which militates against the girl child could not keep pace with economic progress and literacy. The Govt. 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 girl’s 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.

Indira Gandhi Post Graduate Scholarships

Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship is a UGC scholarship scheme initiated with the objective to empower the girls of our country through the means of education.

Moving ahead with this objective, the government introduced Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship to compensate the direct cost of girl education pursuing higher education, especially those girls who happen to be the only child of her parents.

Under this single girl child scholarship, the selected candidates are offered financial assistance of INR 36,200 per annum.

University Grants Commission is inviting applications for the Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child 2020-21 from girl students of up to 30 years of age who happen to be the only girl child in their families. The scholarship aims to promote girl education and compensate for the direct costs of girl education to all levels.

Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship Details

ParticularsPost-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Details
Application PeriodJuly-October
Scholarship awardAn annual scholarship allowance of INR 36,200 for a period of 2 years
EligibilityGirl students pursuing PG coursesOnly child of their parents
Application processApply online through the official portal of National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the proposed scheme are:
a) To support postgraduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses only.
b) To recognize the value of observance of the small family norms.

TARGET GROUP AND ELIGIBILITY Target group
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 or the girl student who are twin daughters/ fraternal daughter may also apply for scholarship under the aforesaid scheme.

Eligibility: Any single girl child of her parents. In a family, if one son and one daughter are available then the 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 students 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.

NATURE OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHEME

The number of slots for scholarships may be decided every year on the basis of eligible application correct in all respects, received through online mode against the advertisement to be published in National Dailies as well as on the UGC website.

The selection would be made by the Expert Committee as per the procedure of the commission. The result in respect of the list of selected candidates will be uploaded on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in.

Simultaneously, the award letter will also be uploaded on the UGC website which may be downloaded with the respective ID generated at the time of processing of the submission of their application form through online mode.

It is expected from the institutions where the student has taken admission in the first year PG course, no tuition fees will be charged by the institute from girl students to pursue PG degree course in Universities/Colleges/Institutions covered under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.

The value of Scholarship is Rs.2,000/- p.m for a period of two years only (10 months in 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.

PROCEDURE FOR MONITORING

The progress of the scholar is monitored by the head of the department. The scholar is required to submit a quarterly continuation certificate duly signed by the head of the department to the designated branch of a nominated bank.

Students desirous of leaving the studies mid-way without completing the post-graduate degree will have to take prior approval from the UGC by submitting an application along with the justification through the concerned Universities/Colleges/Institution.

Any student who discontinues the studies without prior approval of the UGC will have to refund the whole amount through e-mode(RTGS/NEFT) directly to the UGC account.

No extension is permissible beyond two years.

The student who is awarded the Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship will not be debarred from accepting any other scholarships.

The student availing this scheme will submit a certificate/mark sheet of completion

Post Graduate course dully signed by the head of the department.

CANCELLATION OF SCHOLARSHIP:

UGC may terminate scholarship of any student in case of :
a) Misconduct of the awardees, if any, reported by the University/ College/ Institution.
b) Unsatisfactory progress report i.e. if the candidate scores less than 55% marks in the first year of Master’s program (50% in case of Physically Challenged awardee)
c) Candidates being found ineligible at a later date shall face the penal action and will also be liable to refund the entire scholarship amount paid.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
1. The candidate is required to submit an application only through ONLINE MODE.
2. Proof of admission to Ist Year Master’s degree course in a recognized Indian University covered under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.
3. A certificate from the College/University where the student has taken admission to first-year PG Course in the current academic year.
4. An affidavit on Rs.50/- Stamp paper from the student/parent duly attested by SDM / First Class Magistrate / Gazetted Officer (not below the rank of Tahsildar) copying the prescribed languages.

How to Apply for Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship

The applicants can apply for this UGC scholarship through the official portal of National Scholarship Portal. Follow the steps highlighted below to fill the application form of Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship.

The candidates applying on NSP for the first time need to register with NSP as a new user.

Fill in all the required information and click on ‘Register’ to get registered. A student application ID and password is generated on the registered mobile number.

The girl candidates need to log in to NSP using the newly generated ID and password. An OTP is sent on the registered mobile number using which the candidates must change their password, which is a mandatory step.

Once the password is changed, the candidates are directed to the Applicant’s Dashboard Page, where applicants need to click on ‘Application form’ to start the application process.

The applicants need to provide all the necessary details such as registration details, academic details, basic details, contact details and scheme details.

All the required documents in support of identity and academic eligibility must be uploaded by the applicants.

Now, the filled-in application form must be saved as a draft so that the applicant can check every detail once again to make sure they are correct.

Finally, the candidate must click on the ‘Submit’ button to submit the completed scholarship application form.

Last date for submission of applications: 20-01-2021

Important Dates

Scholarship announcement date: 30th August 2020
Scholarship closing date: 20-01-2021
Last date for defect verification: 05-02-2021
Last date for Institute verification: 05-02-2021

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FAQs

  1. What is the eligibility criteria for Indira Gandhi PG Scholarships for Single Girl Child 2020

    Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship is Open for girl students who are the only girl-child in their family.
    Must be enrolled in the first-year of full-time regular Master’s degree programme at a designated university/college
    The upper age limit is 30 years.
    Girl students who have no brother or those who are twin daughters/fraternal daughters can also apply for this scholarship.

  2. What is Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship?

    Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship is a UGC scholarship scheme initiated with the objective to empower the girls of our country through the means of education.

  3. What is the Selection Process of students for Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship?

    Selection will be based on their overall merit and academic performance of the candidates.

  4. What is the amount of scholarship under Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship?

    A total of 3,000 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. No additional grant will be payable to the students.

  5. What is the last date for Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship submitting applications online?

    Closure dates for acceptance of Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship applications are available in National Scholarships Portal.

  6. How can Student apply online for Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship?

    In order to apply online, please visit the website through URL www.scholarships.gov.in or through the mobile app of NSP. Student may click on particular Scheme displaying in on-Boarded schemes section on the Home page to apply.

  7. Whether the candidate has to select “scholarship” or “incentive” in the type of scholarship for applying under the scheme?

    The candidate has to opt for “incentive” to be able to apply under the scheme.

  8. Whether a girl child with a brother in the family is eligible to be considered under the scheme for award of scholarship?

    No, only single girl child are eligible to apply under the scheme. However twin/ fraternal daughters are eligible to apply under this scheme.

  9. Whether a candidate who was within 30 years of age during admission to PG course but has crossed this limit at the time of application be eligible to be considered?

    Yes. The candidate applying under the scheme can apply if she is below 30 years of age as on the last date of application too.

  10. Can a single girl child pursuing post graduation through distance mode apply under the scheme?

    No. A single girl child pursuing post graduation through distance mode can not apply under the scheme

  11. After selection, is the awardee entitled for hostel fee reimbursement/ HRA or medical expenses?

    No. The awardee is only entitled for scholarship amount. No HRA/contingency/hostel fee or medical expenses are admissible.

  12. Are the awardees eligible for waiver of tuition fee or its reimbursement?

    No. Tuition fee reimbursement is not permitted. However, it is expected from the institutions where student has taken admission in the first year PG course, no tuition fees will be charged by the institute from girl students to pursue PG degree course in Universities/Colleges/Institutions.

  13. Can students of second year post graduation apply under the scheme?

    No. The candidates who are pursuing first year postgraduate courses only can apply under the scheme.

  14. Can the awardee avail of any other scholarship scheme during the tenure of this award?

    Yes. This scheme can be availed with any other scholarship scheme as this is an incentive.

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