UGC Post Graduate PG Scholarships for SC/ST Students for Professional Courses, The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates from the deprived section of the society and to provide the opportunity to undertake postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects like Engineering & Technology, Management, Pharmacy, etc. in Indian Universities/Institutions/ Colleges.
The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to 1000 SC/ST candidates to pursue postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects at recognized Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.
The candidate must have obtained a Graduate Degree in the relevant subject and obtained admission at the Postgraduate level for a regular full-time course in any of the Professional subjects in a recognized University/ Institution/College. Candidates pursuing post-graduate courses in professional subjects by correspondence or by Distance Education mode are not eligible to receive financial assistance under this scheme.
The upper age limit for male applicants is 45 years as on 1st July on the year of application, and 50 years in the case of female candidates. In exceptional
cases, the age may be relaxed.
Procedure for applying for PG Scholarships for SC/ST Students:
The candidates belonging to SC/ST categories fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply against the advertisement to be published by the UGC after obtaining admission in a recognized University/ Institution/College. The selections would be completed by the end of August every year in the prescribed format (Annexure-I).
Nature of Assistance available under the Scheme:
The number of slots available under the scheme is 1000 per year. The tenure of the award is for two/three years depending upon the tenure of the postgraduate course.
Candidates selected for the award of PG scholarships shall be provided Scholarship @Rs.5000/-per month (M.Tech.) with the contingency of Rs. 15000/- per annum and for other courses @ Rs.3000/- per month and a contingency grant of Rs.10,000/- per annum for the duration of the PG Scholarship for other courses.
The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:
@Rs.7,800/- per month (ME/M.Tech)
@Rs.4,700/- per month for other courses.
@Rs.15,000/- per annum(ME/M.Tech)
@Rs.10,000/- per annum for other courses.
Procedure for release of a grant by the UGC:
On receipt of duly completed application form of the candidate together with required documents and based on the merit of the candidate the UGC office shall release the first installment of the admissible grant to the concerned institution( Annexure-II).
Thereafter, the grant shall be released on receipt of the Utilisation Certificate and statement of expenditure for the last grant paid (Annexures- III, IV). On completion of the scholarship, and audited utilization certificate is to be submitted by the University/ Institution/College from which the candidate has completed the PG Programme.
Procedure for monitoring the progress of the candidate:
The progress of the candidate shall be monitored by the head of the department. The candidate is required to submit a yearly progress report duly signed by the Head of the Department and Registrar of the University or Head of the Institution or Principal of the College. The scholarship shall stop after the last academic year of the program (Annexure-V).
Cancellation of Award
The fellowship is liable to cancellation, in case of:
2. Unsatisfactory progress of research work
3. The candidate is later found ineligible
Last date for submission of applications for PG Scholarships for SC/ST Students:15-09-2018