Post Graduate Scholarship for University Rank Holders

Post Graduate Scholarship for University Rank Holders

Introduction: Post Graduate Scholarship for University Rank Holders
Higher Education has had played a very vital role in the history of nation building all over the world. It is amply clear that no rise in general standards of living and culture is possible without strengthening the higher education system in the country. It obviously calls for a multipronged strategy. There is a need to modernize our higher education system, and equally important to continuously attract young and talented students to pursue higher education. It is being increasingly observed that the brighter lot is not pursuing Post-Graduate education in our
institutions of higher learning.

To emerge as a powerful nation, there is an urgent need to bring in talented boys and girls in the field of Post-Graduate education by way of providing them good incentives in the form of scholarships. The UGC, therefore, introduced a Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University undergraduate rank holders.

The scholarship may be tenable for a period of two years to enable the rank holders of each university at undergraduate level to pursue their Master’s Degree. All universities/degree awarding institutions would be required to issue rank certificates to the toppers of the university in B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com.

The purpose of this scheme is to attract talent for pursuing post graduate studies besides strengthening the basic subjects at Undergraduate level. The awardees, under this scheme, can pursue their Postgraduate programme in any area of specialization in any institution of higher learning in the country.

Objectives of the scheme: The objectives of the scheme are:
2.1. To promote and nurture talent;
2.2. To reward meritorious students with outstanding performance at the Under graduate level for pursuing postgraduate studies;
2.3. To promote study in basic courses at undergraduate level. Professional courses are not covered under the scheme;
2.4. To build up academic excellence at postgraduate level across the colleges and universities in the country.

Target group:
3.1 The First and Second Rank holders at undergraduate level and admitted in any Postgraduate Course would be awarded the scholarship. The students will have to submit the proof of their merit position at undergraduate level as well as their admission in postgraduate courses as per Annexure-I.
3.2 The scholarship would, however, be subjected to securing a minimum of sixty percent marks at undergraduate level. The joining report has to be uploaded as per format at Anenxure-II.
3.3 The scheme is applicable to such students who have taken admission in regular, full-time Master’s Degree course in any recognized university, deemed university, private university, autonomous college or a post graduate college.

4.1 The scholarship is available to the student for first PG Degree only. Age limit for the students is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course.
4.2 Distance mode of education will not be considered under the scheme.
4.3 The Undergraduate courses from following streams have been identified for the award of scholarships:
1.Life Sciences 2. Physical Sciences 3. Chemical Sciences 4. Earth Sciences 5.
Mathematical Sciences 6. Social Sciences 7. Commerce 8. Languages
4.4 Before verifying applications of students the concerned Universities may ensure that applicants satisfy all norms as per guidelines.
4.5 The first and second rank holders (Not position holders) would be considered from Universities/ Institutions and non-affiliated/ autonomous colleges according to the number of students who have appeared in the examination at undergraduate level as per following table.

For full details down the guidelines in the link given below:

Apply by 17 January 2023