The Union Government of India has taken many steps to uplift the status of women by implementing various schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. University Grants Commission( UGC) in order to achieve and promote girl education has introduced a Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child with an aim to compensate for direct costs of girl education specifically for those who happen to be the only girl child in the family.Applications will be invited once in a year on the National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India. Short notification will also be uploaded on the UGC website.3,000 fresh scholarships will be awarded every year.
The following are the brief details of the scheme:
TARGET GROUP : Girl students who are admitted in the first year of PG courses in the following Universities Colleges and happen to be the only girl child in the family: Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(t) & and 12(B) of UGC Act. Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC. Those Deemed Universities which do not receive funds from the Central/ State Government are not eligible institutions under the scheme.Universities/Institutions/College funded by Central/State Government. Institutes of National Importance. Girl students 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.
AGE LIMIT : Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in first year of PG courses are eligible. The scheme is applicable to such single girl child who has taken admission in regular, full- time first year Masters Degree course in any designated university or a post graduate college. Admission to PG Course in Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING : The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply online on National Scholarship Portal after initiation of application process and notice to be published on UGC website. The host institution where the candidate is studying is required to verify the online application. It is expected from the institutions where student has taken admission in the first year PG course, no tuition fees will be charged by the institute from girl students to pursue PG degree course in Universities/Colleges.
RENEWALS: The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal. Students failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit the scholarship. Change in course of study will not be permitted.
For further details click on the link :¬†https://www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_schemes/