Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

Abstract:

The objectives of the proposed scheme are : a) to support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses only. b) to recognize the value of observance of small family norm.

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        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 Govt. 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 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 scheme is applicable to a Single Girl Child who has taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year Master's Degree course in any recognized university or a post graduate college.This scholarship is available to PG 1st year student only.
 
NATURE OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHEME:

*    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.
 


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Posted On:  Friday, 12 October, 2012 - 11:34

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