Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Indians, 2014/2015

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University Grants Commission is inviting applications for Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Indians. Scholarship is open for single girl child who has taken admission in regular, full -time Ph D program in Social Sciences in any recognized University. The application deadline is 30 November, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is available to students in the field of social science.
Course Level: Scholarship is awarded for pursuing research programme.
Scholarship Provider: University Grants Commission,Government of India
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility:
-Any single girl child of her parents.
-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.
-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 Ph. D. program in Social Sciences in any recognized University/Institute. Admission to Ph.D. Course in Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.
Age : Girl students up to the age of 40 years for general and 45 years for the reserved category SC/ST/OBC and Physical handicapped at the time of admission in Ph.D courses are eligible.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of India can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Promotion of women education is one of the main objective of our education policy. It is observed that the dropout ratio at various levels of education for girls is much higher than that of boys. Therefore new initiatives have become necessary to give girl child equality and dignity. In order to achieve state governments, central governments and UGC have started special schemes/scholarships for girls. The government of India is giving special benefits for families having single girl child. Promotion of single girl child in the family means promoting girls in the society, increase sex ration in favor of women and promotion of small family norm in the society.
Keeping Swami Vivekananda’s ideas of women education and to achieve and promote girls education, UGC has introduced Swami Vivekananda Scholarship for Single Girl Child for research in Social Sciences with an aim to compensate direct costs of higher education especially for such girls who happen to be the only girl child in their family.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The scholarship is awarded for four year duration. (Extendable for fifth year in exceptional circumstances)

What does it cover? The amount of scholarship is:
-Rs.8,000/- p.m for first two years
-Rs.10,000/- p.m for third and fourth year
(Extendable for fifth year in exceptional circumstances)

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 November, 2014.

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