PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for single girl child 2016: University Grants Commission

Published On 11/08/2016

Applications are invited by University Grants Commission for Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child 2016 pursuing various non-professional PG programs in Universities / Colleges for the academic year 2016-17 and happen to be the only girl child in the family

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 their family.


To support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses only.

To recognize the value of observance of small family norm.


Any single girl child who happens to be an only child or twin daughter or fraternal daughter in the 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 Limit:

The age of the girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible.

Amount of Fellowship:

 The financial assistance available under the scheme is Rs.3100/-per month for the full duration of a PG course.

 No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc.

How to Apply:

Candidates can fill the application form online from August 15, 2016.

To apply click here 

Documents to Be Submitted:

Proof of admission to Ist Year Master’s degree course in a recognized Indian University covered under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.

A certificate from the College/University where student have taken admission to first year PG Course in the current academic year.

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) copying the prescribed languages.

Important Dates:

·         Start date for filling in the Application form:  August 15, 2016.

·         Application deadline:  September 15, 2016.

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