University Grants Commission(Courtesy: ugc)Dated as on 13-04-2011
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child
It is observed that number of girls as against boys in certain states is declining which is a
matter of great concern. The females are even forced to give birth to male child. In such
circumstances education of women needs to be used and effective means for their
empowerment and education will prepare them to have a control over their lives. The
mindset which militates against the girl child could not keep pace with economic progress
and literacy. The Govt. of India declared elementary education as a basic human right of
every child. The Union Government of India has taken various steps to uplift the status of
women by implementing various schemes including free education for girls.The value of Scholarship is Rs.2,000/- p.m for a period of two years only (10 months
in the year) i.e. full duration of a PG course.
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In order to achieve and promote girls education, UGC 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
The objectives of the proposed scheme are :
a) to support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses
b) to recognize the value of observance of small family norm.
TARGET GROUP AND ELIGIBILITY: -
Target Group- The girl students who are admitted to various non-professional PG courses in
Universities / Colleges and happen to be the only girl child in the family without having any
Eligibility- Any single girl child of her parents. In a family if one son and one daughter is available
then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme. 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.
This scholarship is available to PG-I year student only. Admission to PG Course in
Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.
Age: Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are
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