UGC Scholarship | Post Graduate Scholarship for SC/ST for Professional Courses (All India)

UGC Scholarship | Post Graduate Scholarship for SC/ST for Professional Courses (All India)

Conducted By : UGC
September 30 2018   Scholarship   Post Graduate   India
 About UGC Scholarship | Post Graduate Scholarship for SC/ST for Professional Courses (All India)
  • The University Grants Commission [UGC] has been implementing the scheme of National Fellowship (NF) for Other Backward Classes (OBC) as entrusted & funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and are pursuing higher studies such as regular and full-time M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering &  Technology.
  • There are 300 slots for the award of fellowship every year for all the subjects for consideration of application received through On-line submission from research scholar belonging to OBC category.
  • There is a provision of 3% reservation for slots for consideration of an award of fellowship to research scholars for Persons with Disability (PWD) who belongs to OBC category.


  • Age Limit: The applicant must not be older than 45 years as on July 1, 2018.
    The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years in case of female candidates.
    (Age factor may be relaxed in special cases)
  • Categories: The Scholarship is available for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Cast and Scheduled Tribe only.
  • Academic qualifications: The applicant must possess a graduate in any professional course.
  • The applicant should also obtain admission in any professional Post-Graduate level course in any recognized institution.

Not Eligible for the Scholarship:

  •  Candidates pursuing Post graduation Courses through distance mode are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
 Reward Description

UGC PG Scholarship for SC/ST Rewards:

The candidates will receive the following benefits from the UGC Scholarship 2018-19 | Post Graduate Scholarship for SC/ST students for Professional courses: 

  • A number of awards: In the year 2018-19 total 1000 scholarships will be offered to the students.
  • Duration of the Scholarship: The duration of the scholarship will be of 2-3 years depending on the duration of the professional course.
  • Scholarship: Rs.7,800/- per month (ME/M.Tech) @Rs.4,700/- per month for other courses.
  • Contingency: Rs.15,000/- per annum(ME/M.Tech) @Rs.10,000/- per annum for other courses.

Conditions Related to the UGC Scholarship:

  • Obligatory Work: Scholars need to undertake 10 hours every week for work assigned to them by the institution. The work could be teaching or research activity or work related to the maintenance of the laboratory or any other facility of the institution.
  • Cancellation of the scholarship: The scholarship can be discontinued at any point in time is the beneficiary student is engaged in any of the following activities:
    • Misconduct

If a candidate is later found ineligible ;

  • Restriction on Job: Once the fellowship is awarded the fellow cannot take any job/employment/ fellowship during the tenure of the fellowship.
  • Yearly Progress Report: The candidate is required to submit a yearly progress report duly signed by the Head of the Department and Registrar of the University or Head of the Institution or Principal of the College.
 Application Process

UGC PG Scholarship for SC/ST Application Process:

The interested candidates need to make an online application for the UGC Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates for the Year 2018-19. Registration for online applications, candidates need to register themselves on the official page of the UGC website.

For any technical query, the student can send an e-mail to Mr. Dharmesh Shah at

Documents to be uploaded: After filling the online application form, applicants need to upload the scanned copies of the following documents on the website.

  • Caste Certificate (SC/ST)
  • Age Proof Certificate. (i.e. Class 10 certificate, etc.)
  • Graduate Degree Mark sheet/Certificate
  • Physical Disability Certificate (if applicable)
 Selection Process

UGC PG Scholarship for SC/ST Selection Process:

The selection of the scholars will be done by the expert panel of the University Grants Commission. Following are the details of the process:

  • The awardees will be selected only after minutely observing the required qualifying parameters in terms of enclosed documents and considering the merit of the candidate.
  • The decision of the panel will be final and binding and no communication will be entertained in this respect.

Note: On completion of the PG Programme, Awardees have to submit the audited utilization certificates issued by the University/Institution/College where they were enrolled for studies.

 Contact Details
  • Address: University Grants Commission (UGC), Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110 002, India
  • E-mail:,
  • Toll-Free: 1800113355