The University Grants Commission has invited online applications for the award of Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for the academic session 2011-13 with the purpose of supporting post-graduate education through scholarships to such girls who happen to be the only child in the family.
Candidates admitted in post-graduate first year regular non-professional degree course in any recognized university or a post-graduate college during the current year i.e. 2011-12 are eligible.
i) Any single girl child of her parents. In a family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme.
ii) 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.
iii)This scholarship is available to PG-I year student only.
iv) Admission to PG Course in distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.
Age: Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible.
Nature of Assistance available : The number of slots for scholarships may be decided every year on the basis of eligible application correct in all respects, received in stipulated time frame in the UGC.
It is expected from the institutions where student has taken admission in the first year PG course, no tuition fees will be charged by the institute from girl students to pursue PG degree course in Universities/Colleges/Institutions covered under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.
The value of Scholarship is Rs.2,000/- p.m for a period of two years only (10 months in the year) i.e. full duration of a PG course. No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc.
Selection will be made by an Expert Committee on the basis of applications which are complete in all respects, received through online mode within the stipulated time frame. The guidelines of the scheme, detailed terms and conditions of the scholarship, eligibility criteria etc. are available with the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in
The applications should be submitted only through ONLINE mode latest by 25th September, 2011 by logging in website www.ugc.ac.in/sgc
UGC has warned that Applications submitted in hard copy shall not be entertained or considered for award of scholarship in any circumstances whatsoever and record of candidates, who are not selected, shall not be preserved beyond three months from the date of declaration of results.
PROCEDURE FOR MONITORING
+ The Universities/Colleges/Institutions will submit a certificate of completion of the post graduate course in respect of each student availing this scheme.
+ The Universities/Colleges/Institutions will submit their utilization certificate of each student availing this scheme. The grant for second year will be released on the receipt of Utilization certificate for grant of first year.
+ Students desirous of leaving the studies mid-way without completing post graduate degree will have to take prior approval from the UGC by submitting an application along with the justification through the concerned Universities/Colleges/Institution.
+ Any student who discontinues the studies without prior approval of the UGC will have to refund the whole amount through DD drawn in favour of Secretary, UGC and concerned Institution will be responsible for this.
+ No extension is permissible beyond two years.
+ The student who is awarded Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship will not be debarred from accepting any other scholarships.
+ The Universities/Colleges/Institutions shall submit annual progress report of each student availing the scheme along with the utilization certificate.
CANCELLATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
UGC may terminate scholarship of any student in case of :
a) Misconduct of the awardees, if any, reported by the University/College/Institution.
b) Unsatisfactory progress report i.e. if the candidate scores less than 60% marks in the first year of Master’s programme (55% in case of Physically Challenged awardee)
c) Candidates being found ineligible at a later date shall face the penal action and will also be liable to refund the entire scholarship amount paid.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
1. The candidate is required to submit an application in prescribed format.
2. 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.
3. A certificate from the College/University where student have taken admission to first year PG Course in the current academic year (prescribed format).
4. 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 (prescribed format).
CERTIFICATES TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE CONCERNED UNIVERSITY/ INSTITUTIONS TO THE UGC
Every year University/Institution will submit a compiled statement for the following:
a. Statement giving the names of the students selected for the scholarship along with their receipt of scholarship amount.
b. Progress Report to be submitted after the completion of first year of the award giving percentage of marks obtained by the candidates
c. Utilization certificate.
For more details visit www.ugc.ac.in/sgc