Here’s All You Need to Know About UGC Scholarships for Girls

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UGC Scholarship for Girls

Amongst the varied scholarships offered for minorities as well as course and university-specific ones, University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched UGC scholarships for girls studying PG courses UGC offers several scholarships that include Emeritus Fellowship, Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child, etc to cover the direct costs of their post-graduate education for Indian Students. So, In this blog, we have jotted down several UGC Scholarships for Girls that are either exclusive or accept women applicants:

UGC Scholarships for Girls

The UGC scholarships majorly provide financial aid for college and university level studies. The UGC has recently launched the Postgraduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child and the scholarship scheme 2021-22 is especially for girls who are the only girl child in the family. Apart from this, the Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences is another scholarship by UGC for girls. 

List of UGC Scholarships

UGC offers scholarships and fellowships to more than 20,000 students every year. These scholarships can be for undergraduate, postgraduate or doctorate students. The UGC Here is the complete list of UGC scholarships:

Scholarship NameNo. of Scholarships
National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students2,000
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students750
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities200
National Fellowship for OBC Candidate300
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students1,000
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates100
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates100
Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences200
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeNA
Emeritus Fellowship200
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social SciencesNA
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER10,000
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child3,000
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder3,000
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates1,000

Eligibility for UGC Scholarship for Girls

National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste StudentsAll those candidates who have completed their post graduation and have got admission in an M.Phil/ Ph.D course can apply for this fellowship. This fellowship is also open to transgender candidates.
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST StudentsMust have post-graduate degree and must be registered in MPhil or PhD course
National Fellowship for Persons with DisabilitiesAll students with disabilities who are enrolled in an M.Phil or PhD program at any university or academic institution
National Fellowship for OBC CandidateAll those candidates are eligible who have completed their post-graduation and have been registered in a PhD or M.Phil course. Candidates who identify themselves as transgender can also apply for this fellowship
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority StudentsAll candidates who belong to minority communities such as Buddhists, Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Jain and Parsis can apply for this fellowship.
The student has to be enrolled in a full-time regular M.Phil/ P.hD program.
The minimum marks obtained by students must be 50% post-graduation.
Applicants who are transgender can also apply for this fellowship.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women CandidatesThis fellowship is for unemployed women and hold a PhD degree.
The applicant’s age should be less than 55 years with a minimum mark of 55% in UG and 60% at PG level.
Transgender students can also apply for this fellowship.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST CandidatesThe fellowship is avaialable for PhD holders who are unemployed. The Age limit for women is 55. The applicant must have scored atleast 50% in UG and 55% in PG.
Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social SciencesFor Unemployed Researches with age less than 40 years. The minimum percentage in UG should be 55% and PG is 60%.
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeFor PhD holders in the Science Field with age limit of 35 years. Teachers can also apply
Emeritus FellowshipHighly qualified, superannuated and experienced teachers of recognised institutions. Must have contributed to their service career with research and published work.
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child
Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences
The scholarship is available for a single female child in the family.
The candidate must be pursuing a regular, full-time PhD program in Social Sciences at a recognized Indian Institution.
The maximum age limit for applicants in a general category is 40 years and for candidates who belong to SC/ST/OBC and PwD. is 45 years.
The students pursuing their PhD through distance education are not eligible.
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NERThis scholarship is only valid for students having domicile from North Eastern Region and have completed their class 12th.
Student’s family income should not exceed 4.5 LPA and should have admission to one of the recognized universities in a technical, professional, or general course.
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship
Scheme for Single Girl Child
Girl students who are 30 years of age or below are eligible for the scholarship.The candidate should be the only female child of the family.
The candidate should have taken admission in the first year of her full-time PG course at a recognized university.
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank HolderThe student should have a bachelors degree in any one of the following courses:
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences
Chemical Sciences
Social Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Earth Sciences
CommerceLanguages
This grant is given to students who have an age less than 30 years when taking admission in the Postgraduate course. The student should have a minimum of 60% in graduation. They should also hold either first or second rank in their undergraduate degree and be a part of a regular master’s degree from a recognized university.
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST CandidatesThis scholarship is open for candidates who are in the first year of their professional course at the postgraduate level.
The course in which the candidate is enrolled must be approved by a regulatory body such as the Bar Council of India, RCI, PCI, DCI, NCTIS, MCI, Forensic Regulatory, INC and ICAR.

Rewards

National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste StudentsFellowship of INR 25,000 per month for initial two years and INR 28,000 per month for remaining tenure.
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST StudentsFellowship of INR 25,000 per month for initial two years and INR 28,000 per month for remaining tenure.
National Fellowship for Persons with DisabilitiesMonthly Stipend of INR 16,000 for first two years and remaining tenure of INR 18,000 per month
National Fellowship for OBC CandidateFellowship in Humanities include JRF of INR 25,000 per month for first two years and then an SRF of INR 28,000 per month for remaining future
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority StudentsFellowship of INR 25,000 per month for initial two years and INR 28,000 per month for remaining tenure.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women CandidatesFellowship of INR 38,800 per month for first 2 years and INR 46,500 per month after two years.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST CandidatesFellowship of INR 38,800 per month for first 2 years and INR 46,500 per month after two years.
Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social SciencesA fellowship of INR 38,000 for first year, INR 40,300 for second year and INR 41,900 for the third year with a contingency of INR 50,000 per annum for 3 years
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeFellowship of INR 43,400, INR 45,000 and INR 46,500 for first, second and third year respectively.Contingency grant of INR 1 Lakh per annum.
Emeritus FellowshipINR 31,000 per month honorarium for 2 years while a contingency of INR 50,000 per annum
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social SciencesFellowship of 25,000 INR every month for the initial 2 years and 28,000 INR per month for the remaining time period.
A grant of 10,000 INR each year for the initial 2 years and 20,500 INR each year for the remaining time period.
A special amount of 2,000 INR/month which includes escort and reader assistance for persons with disabilities.
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NERINR 7,800 per month for technical students and INR 4500 per month for general degree students
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship
Scheme for Single Girl Child
36,200 INR per annum will be rewarded for a period of 2 year
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank HolderINR 3,100 per month for 2 years
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST CandidatesINR 7,800 per month for 2 years for technical students and INR 4500 per month for 2 years for professional students

Application Process

It is important to note that students must apply for the UGC scholarships for girls before 30 October 2021. The last date for application verification is 15 November 2021. Students can follow the steps to apply for the scholarship they are eligible for:

  • Candidates must apply on the official website: https://scholarships.gov.in/ or the UGC website https://www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_schemes/
  • For registration, candidates must go through the guidelines carefully and press the continue option. 
  • After filling in the necessary information, applicants can log in to the portal.

Documents Required

Here are the documents required to apply for UGC scholarships for girls: 

  • The income certificates and caste certificates must be provided.
  • The proof of admission and necessary transcripts must be provided.
  • The bank details of the institution and students.
  • One passport size photograph, signature, and the Identity card of the student.
  • An affidavit of Rs 50 stamp paper from the girl’s side which is attested by the Magistrate of the Gazetted Officer. It should mention that the girl is the only female child in the family. 

Also Read: UGC PG Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST

UGC Scholarship- Results

The UGC Scholarship result is declared after several scrutiny processes. Scholarships are given to candidates who qualify for it and pass the verification. However, UGC scholarships are given after the recommendation from the Expert Committee set up by the UGC after conducting an interview with the applicant.

All the details including student names are declared on the UGC website so you should regularly check it for any updates after applying for the scholarship.

Disbursement

UGC Scholarships are directly added to your bank account using Direct Benefit Transfer  (DBT). It is mandatory for you to own a personal bank account at a national bank in order to receive scholarship or fellowship.

Renewal

UGC conducts a specific procedure for monitoring scholarships and their renewal. The head of the department (HoD) is responsible for monitoring the performance of the candidate studying under them. 

  • The student must submit a yearly progress report to their respective bank’s branch duly signed by the HoD and Registrar of the University of Principal of the College or Head of the Institution for the renewal of a scholarship. 
  • If any student fails to maintain the satisfactory performance or is not promoted to the next class, the scholarship may get terminated or cancelled.

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