Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for academic session 2007-08.
The University Grants Commission, based on the initiative of M/HRD, had introduced, from the year 2005-06, Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child with purpose of supporting higher education through scholarship to such girls who happen to be only child in their families and also to provide incentive for the parents to observe small family norm.
Eligibility: Any single girl child being the only child of her parents is eligible under the scheme. The benefit under scheme will be available to such a single girl child who has taken admission in first year of a Master's degree programmes in any recognized university or a post-graduate college during the current year i.e. 2007-08.
Rate of Scholarship: Rs. 2000/-p.m
Duration of Scholarship: 2 years (for 10 months in a year) (Total 20 Months)
Number of Scholarships per year: 1200
It is expected from the University/PG College/Institution where such students have taken admission in first year of PG Course during academic session 2007-08 that, no tuition fee will be charged from such girls should they decide to pursue their Master's Degree in University & Colleges covered under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act.
The scheme is for non-professional courses only at P.G level. The scheme is applicable to such students who have taken admissions in regular, full-time Master Degree course in any recognized University/institution or a Post Graduate College. Distance mode of education is not covered.
A student who is awarded this Indira Gandhi Post-Graduate scholarship will not be debarred from accepting any other scholarship. However, the candidate is entitled for only one scholarship either PG Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder or Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship for Single Girl Child i.e. from amongst these two schemes.
A student desirous of leaving the studies mid-way without completing the PG degree will have to take prior approval from the UGC by submitting an application along with justification through the concerned University/College/lnstitution. Any student who discontinues the studies without prior approval of the UGC will have to refund the whole amount and the concerned institution will be responsible for this refund.
The University/College/Institution has to submit a certificate of completion of the PG Course in respect of each student availing this scholarship.
Affidavit from SDM/Gazetted Officers (not below the rank of Tehsildar) conforming that she is the only child in her family.
Procedure for Application:
Eligible students who are pursuing postgraduate 1 st year course in the current year i.e. 2007-2008 may submit their applications for this scholarship in the prescribed format giving full details (with relevant attested copies of all documents).
The application may be submitted within 30 days from the date of announcement to,
Shri A.K. Dogra,
Joint Secretary (SA),
University Grants Commission,
Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110002
Application received after the due date will not be considered. Those who have applied earlier need not not apply afresh in response to this advertisement.
Candidates are advised in their own interest to read guidelines for the scheme which are available on UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in before submitting application.
Envelops containing application should be marked prominently as APPLICATION FOR INDIRA GANDHI PG SCHOLARSHIP FOR SINGLE GIRL CHILD (2007-2008).