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Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship For University Rank Holders 2016-17

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Sep-2016
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What is Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship For University Rank Holders 2016-17?

Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship For University Rank Holders 2016-17 may be tenable for a period of two years to enable the rank holders of each university at undergraduate level to pursue their Master’s Degree. All universities/degree awarding institutions would be required to issue rank certificates to the toppers of the universityin B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com.

The purpose of this scheme is to attract talent for pursuing post graduate studies besides strengthening the basic subjects at Undergraduate level. The awardees, under this scheme, can pursue their Postgraduate programme in any area of specialization in any institution of higher learning in the country. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?


  1. The First & Second Rank holders at undergraduate level and admitted in any Postgraduate Course would be awarded the scholarship. The studentswill have to submit the proof of their merit position at undergraduate level as well as their admission in postgraduate courses.
  2. The scholarship would, however, be subjected to securing a minimum of sixty per cent marks at undergraduate level.
  3. The scheme is applicable to such students who have taken admission in regular, full-time Master’s Degree course in any recognized university, deemed university, private university, autonomous collegeor a post graduate college.
  4. The scholarship is available to the student for first PG Degree only. Age limit for the students is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course.
  5. Distance mode of education will not be considered under the scheme.
  6. The Undergraduate courses from following streamshave been identified for the award of scholarships:

S.No. Streams
1. Life Sciences
2. Physical Sciences
3. Chemical Sciences
4. Earth Sciences
5. Mathematical Sciences
6. Social Sciences
7. Commerce
8. Languages

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only. Application opening date is 15th of August.

Terms and Conditions

The UGC may terminate the scholarship of any student in case of:

  1. Misconduct of the awardee, if any, reported by the University/ Institution.
  2. Unsatisfactory progress report (i.e. if the candidate scores less than 60% marks in the first year of Master’s programme)
  3. 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. 


  1. The candidate is required to submit an application only through ONLINE MODE.
  2. Attested copy of university undergraduate-degree.
  3. Matriculation certificate.
  4. A verification certificate by the institute where, students has taken admission to Ist Year P.G. Course.
  5. Prescribed format of provisional Rank certificate from the university / autonomous college.

Every year University/Institution will submit a compiled statement for the following:

  1. Statement giving the names of the students selected for the scholarship along with their receipt of scholarship amount.
  2. Progress Report to be submitted after the first year of the award giving percentage of marks obtained by the candidates.
  3. Utilization certificate. 

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