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Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child For PG Programs 2015-16

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Jul-2015
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What is Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child For PG Programs 2015-16?

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.

The objectives of the proposed scheme are :

a) to support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses only.

b) to recognize the value of observance of small family norm.     

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

i) 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.
ii) 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. 
iii)This scholarship is available to PG-I year student only. 
iv) 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.

How can you apply ?

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 student have 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.

Terms and Conditions

- The progress of the scholar is monitored by the head of the department. The scholar is
required to submit quarterly continuation certificate dully signed by the head of the
department to the designated branch of nominated bank.
- Students desirous of leaving the studies mid-way without completing 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 UGC account.
- No extension is permissible beyond two years.
- The student who is awarded Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship will not be
debarred from accepting any other scholarships.
- The student availing this scheme will submit a certificate/marksheet of completion of
Post Graduate course dully signed by the head of the department.

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 programme (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. 

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