UGC Announces 14,000 Scholarships, Stipends From Rs 3000 Per Month. Apply Now

University Grants Commission (UGC), is offering merit-based scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Candidates who are eligible for the same can apply on or before 30 November, 2020 for four scholarships namely – UGC Ishan Uday Scholarship 2020, UGC Single Girl Child Scholarship 2020, UGC PG Rank Holders Scholarship and UGC SC ST Scholarship.

Things to know:

• Candidates can register at the National Scholarship Portal.
• Candidates will have to click on the new registration window to activate the registration process and generate login credentials.
• Once done, the candidates will be redirected to a page where they can apply.
• Candidates keen on applying for the scholarship must do so on or before 30 November, 2020.
• There are a total of four scholarships being made available for students.

UGC Ishan Uday Scholarship 2020

• Students from the North-East (NE) region of India are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
• The objective of this scholarship is to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in NE Region.
• 10,000 scholarships are available under this scheme.
• Students pursuing a general degree course, technical and professional courses, including medical and paramedical courses are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
• Students applying for this scholarship must be domiciled in the NE region.
• The parents of the students applying for this scholarship, must not have an income exceeding Rs 4.5 lakhs from all sources.
• The student must have completed grade 12 successfully and also secured admission into the first year college programme.
• Students pursuing a course through the open university will not be eligible for this scholarship.
• Students will be eligible to Rs 5400 per month for general degree course and Rs 7800 per month for technical/medical/professional/paramedical courses.

For more details click here.

UGC Single Girl Child Scholarship 2020

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• This scholarship is available for single girl students who are pursuing a postgraduate degree.
• The objective of this scholarship is to recognise the value of observance of small family norms.
• Under this scheme there are 300 scholarships available.
• Girl students up to the age of 30 at the time of admission in first year of PG courses are eligible.
• Students who qualify for this scholarship will be given an amount of Rs 36,200 per annum for a period of two years.
• Girl students who do not have any brother or who have a twin are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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UGC PG Rank Holders Scholarship

• This scholarship is open to university rank holders who have managed to secure an ‘outstanding performance’ tag at the undergraduate level.
• The objective of this scholarship is to award merit, nurture talent, and also promote study in basic courses in the undergraduate level.
• This scholarship is not applicable to students pursuing a professional course.
• This scholarship is available to students pursuing their first PG Degree only.
• The student must be 30 years of age at the time of admission in the PG course.
• Students who are pursuing a degree via distance education will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
• There are 3000 scholarships available under this scheme.
• An amount of Rs 3100 per month will be awarded to the selected students. This is for a period of two years.

For more details click here.

UGC SC ST Scholarship

• The scheme has been initiated to help the deprived section of society and to provide them with an opportunity to undertake postgraduate level studies in professional subjects like Engineering & Technology, Management, Pharmacy etc.
• The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates to pursue postgraduate level studies in professional subjects.
• Under this scheme, 1000 students will be provided with financial assistance.
• Students will be awarded with Rs 7800 per month for the duration of the PG and Rs 4500 per month for other courses.
• Students pursuing a course through distance education will not be eligible for this scholarship.

For more details click here.

(Edited by Yoshita Rao)

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