Govt. of Maharashtra

Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

The post graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship scheme started by central government for single girl child of the family for pursuing post graduate education, In order to achieve and promote girls education, University Grants Commission 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 means single girl child in family.

Benefits of Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child:

  • Scheme will provide support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses only
  • The value of Scholarship is Rs.2,000/- per month for a period of two years only i.e. 10 months in the year full duration of a post graduate course

Required eligibility for applying:

  1. The girl students who are admitted to various non-professional post graduate courses in Universities / Colleges and happen to be the only girl child in the family without having any brother or the girl student who are twin daughters/ fraternal daughter can apply for this scheme
  2. If In a family one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme
  3. 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
  4. Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible
  5. Admission to post graduate course in distance education mode is not covered under the scheme

Procedure and Document required for applying:

  1. The candidate is required to submit an application only through online mode
  2. Proof of admission to 1st 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 i.e. bonafide certificate
  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)
  5. Identity card e.g. Aadhar card
  6. Residence proof e.g. electricity bill
  7. Birth certificate
  8. Fathers income certificate
  9. Passport size photo
  10. Previous years pass Marksheets
  11. Bank passbook , IFSC code, MICR code, account number, account holders name, bank branch name.

Whom to contact and where to contact:

  1. Female student can contact to her college/university student section where she has taken admission for perusing post graduation or she can visit following official website- http://www.ugc.ac.in

Online application form is available here please visit following link:

  1. http://www.ugc.ac.in

References & details:

  1. http://www.ugc.ac.in/sgc/
  2. http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/6456190_SGC20132015GuidelinesAmendedEnglish.pdf

 

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