Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child (All India)

Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child (All India)

Conducted By : UGC
January 31 2018   Scholarship   Undergraduate   India
 About Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child (All India)
  • Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship is a Scholarship for Girl students, who is the only child of her parents and want to pursue Non-Professional PG Course.
  • Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship is offered 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.
  • Interested female candidates need to make online applications at the official website of University Grants Commission for Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child.
  • Application for this Single Girl Child Scholarship can be made only in the first year of the course. Extension after two years is not permissible in this scholarship.
  • The candidate who has been awarded Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship will not be debarred from accepting any other scholarships


  • Age: The applicant must not be older than 30 years
  • Academic Qualification: The applicant must have got admission in any non-professional PG courses offered by any recognized University or Colleges
  • Single Girl Child of the Family: The applicant must be a single child of her parents or twin daughters or fraternal daughter.

Not Eligible for the Scholarship:

  • The candidates belonging to a family having a son and a daughter are not entitled to the scholarship.
  • The candidate who has taken admission in Distance education mode are not eligible to apply.
 Reward Description

Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship Reward:

Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship has the following benefits that will be provided to the candidates who will be selected for the Scholarship. The details of the same are as follow:

  • Number of Awards: Total awards distributed under this UGC Scholarship are based on the number of applications received every year.
  • Amount of Scholarship: The amount of scholarship will be Rs.3100 per month for two years (10 months in the year)
  • Duration: The scholarship will be for the period of 2 years i.e. full duration of PG Course
  • Hostel and Medical: No additional amount will be paid for hostel charges or medical charges.
  • No Tuition Fees to be charged: The institution (covered under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act) where the candidate has been enrolled in the first year PG Course, no tuition fee shall be charged from the candidate to pursue the course.

Cancellation of Scholarship:

The scholarship can be canceled by UGC on the below-mentioned grounds:

  • If the University or College reports any misconduct on the part of the candidate to UGC
  • If the candidate secures less than 55% marks in the First Year of Master’s Program. (50% in case of Physically Challenged)
  • If the candidate is found to be ineligible at a later stage. If it is so, then the candidate might face the penal action and will also be required to pay the Scholarship Amount already paid.
 Application Process

Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship Application Process:

Single Girl child candidates who are interested can apply for the scholarship using online application portal. The details of the application process are as follow:

  • Mode of Application: Interested female applicants need to submit an online application using UGC scholarship website.
  • Application Form:  Candidates have to fill in their personal and academic information in the online application form.
  • Documents Required: Candidates are required to submit the below mentioned documents: 
    • Proof of Admission: Candidates are required to submit a proof of admission into first year Master’s Degree Course in a University Recognized by UGC.
    • Certificate: A certificate from the institution where the student has taken admission for her first year of PG Course.
    • Affidavit: Candidates have to submit an Affidavit of Rs 50 on a stamp paper duly attested by SDM / First Class Magistrate / Gazetted Officer (not below the rank of Tahsildar) as per the prescribed format.
  • Submission of Application: Candidates need to complete the online application process. There is no need to send any printed document or application form to UGC by post.
 Selection Process

Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship Selection Process:

Selection for the Scholarship will be done on the basis of merit list prepared out of all the applications received and as per the procedure of the commission.

  • An Expert Committee formed by UGC will be responsible for the selection. The selection will be done by the standard procedure of the commission.
  • Result: The result of the scholarship in the form of a list of selected candidates will be made available on the website.
  • Award Letters: Award letters can also be downloaded by the selected candidates after logging into their account using the ID generated while making the application.
  • Mark Sheet: Candidates who have availed the scholarship will have to submit duly signed in certificate/mark sheet of completion of Post Graduate course by the head of the department.

Procedure for Monitoring

  • Quarterly Continuation Certificate: Head of the Department will observe the progress of the beneficiary. Candidates have to submit duly signed in quarterly continuation certificate by the head of the department in the designated branch of a nominated bank.
  • If the candidates wish to discontinue her studies mid-way without completing the post-graduate degree, they have to take permission from UGC by submitting an application along with the justification through the concerned Universities/Colleges/Institution.
  • If the candidate leaves the studies mid-way without prior approval from UGC, they will have to refund the whole amount Online directly to UGC account.
 Contact Details
  • Address: University Grants Commission, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi– 110002
  • Phone: 011-23239627
  • Fax: 011-23231797/23239659
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