Postgraduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child in India, 2015

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University Grants Commission is awarding postgraduate Indira Gandhi scholarship for Indian students. The scholarship is available to a Single Girl Child who has taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year master’s degree course in any recognized university or a postgraduate college. The financial assistance available under the scheme is Rs.3100/-per month. The application deadline is 31 July, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in all subjects offered by the university.
Course Level: The scheme is applicable to a Single Girl Child who has taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year Master’s Degree course in any recognized university or a postgraduate college.
Scholarship Provider: University Grants Commission
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility:
-Any single girl child who happen to be a only child or twin daughter or fraternal daughter in the 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Single Girl Child from India can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: 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 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 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.

What does it cover? The financial assistance available under the scheme is Rs.3100/-per month.

How to Apply:
-The candidate is required to submit an application only through online mode.
-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.
-A certificate from the College/University where student have taken admission to first year PG Course in the current academic year.
-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.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 July, 2015.

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