PG INDIRA GANDHI SCHOLARSHIP FOR SINGLE GIRL CHILD
GUIDELINES FOR POST GRADUATE INDIRA GANDHI SCHOLARSHIP 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 Government 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. In order to achieve and promote girls education, UGC has introduced a (Post Graduate) PG 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.
The objectives of the proposed scheme are:
a) To support post graduate education of single girl child in postgraduate courses only.
b) To recognize the value of observance of small family norm.
- TARGETGROUP: a) 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:
b) Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) & and 12(B) of UGC Act.
c) 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.
d)Universities/Institutions/College funded by Central/State Government.
e)Institutes of National Importance.
f) 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.
Apply bt 17 January 2023