UGC Scholarship

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UGC stands for University Grants Commission. It’s the main governing body of tertiary education. The UGC was inaugurated in December 1953, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. UGC was formally established as a statutory body of the Government of India in November 1956. Presently, its head office is located in New Delhi. Its aim is to supervise the maintenance, determination, and coordination of standards of university education in India.

Key points –

  1. UGC is an acclaimed statutory body established under the Ministry of Human Resource Development by the government of India.
  2. It offers various scholarships and fellowships. 
  3. It offers scholarships at the graduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels.
  4. It helps about 20,000 students per year.
  5. Transgenders can apply to the majority of these scholarships.
  6. The application process is done online. 

UGC Scholarship – List 

The scholarship list is as follows –

  1. Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child
  2. Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder
  3. Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates
  4. Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER
  5. Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences
  6. Emeritus Fellowship
  7. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences
  8. Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme
  9. Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates
  10.  Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates 
  11.  National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students
  12.  National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students
  13.  National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities 
  14.  Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students
  15.  National Fellowship for OBC Candidate 

UGC Scholarship – Rewards 

Scholarship Reward
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child Rs 36,000 per year, for 2years
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder Rs 3,100 per month, for 2years
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates Rs 7,800 per month, for 2years for       MTech/ME students. Rs 4,500 per month, for 2years for other professional courses 
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NERRs 5,400 per month for degree course students. Rs 7,800 per month for professional/technical/medicine course students 
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social SciencesFellowship of Rs 25,000 per month for the first 2years, Rs 28,000 per month for the remaining period.Contingency grant of Rs 10,000 per year for the first 2years, Rs 20,500 per year for the remaining period.
Emeritus FellowshipHonorarium of Rs 31,000 per month, for 2years. Contingency of Rs 50,000 per year. 
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social SciencesFellowship of Rs 38,800 for the first year, Rs 40,300 for the second year, Rs 41,900 for the third year. The contingency of Rs 50,000 per year for 3years.
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeNormal Fellowship of Rs 43,400 in the first year, Rs 45,000 for the second year, Rs 46,500 for the third year. Higher Fellowship of Rs 46,500 per year, for 3years.Contingency grant of Rs 1lakh per year. 
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women CandidatesFellowship of Rs 38,800 per month, for 2years, Rs 46,500 per month post 2years. The contingency of Rs 50,000 per year for 5years.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates Fellowship of Rs 38,800 per month, for 2years, Rs 46,500 per month post 2years. Contingency of Rs 50,000 per year for 5years.
National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste StudentsFellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences includes JRF of Rs 25,000 per month, for the first 2years, SRF of Rs 28,000 per month for the remaining period. Contingency for Humanities and Social Sciences is Rs 10,000 per year for the first 2years and Rs 20,500 per year for the remaining period. Contingency for Engineering, Technology, and Science is Rs 12,000 per year, for the first 2years, and Rs 25,000 per year for the remaining period.
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST StudentsFellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences include JRF of Rs 25,000 per month, for first 2years, SRF of Rs 28,000 per month for the remaining period. Contingency for Humanities and Social Sciences is Rs 10,000 per year for first 2years, and Rs 20,500 per year for the remaining period.Contingency for Engineering, Technology and Science is Rs 12,000 per year, for the first 2years, and Rs 25,000 per year for the remaining period. 
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities Monthly stipend of Rs 16,000 for the first 2years, and Rs 18,000 per month for the remaining period. Contingency allowance for Commerce, Humanities, and Social Science is Rs 10,000 per year, for the first 2years, and Rs 20,500 for the remaining period. Contingency allowance for Technology, Engineering, and Science is Rs 12,000 per year, for the first 2years, and Rs 25,000 for the remaining period. Departmental assistance of Rs 3,000 per year.
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority StudentsFellowship of Rs 25,000 per month (JRF) for the first 2years, and Rs 28,000 per month (SRF) for the remaining period.Contingency for Commerce, Social Science and Humanities is Rs 10,000 per year, for the first 2years, and Rs 20,500 per year for the remaining period.Contingency for Science is Rs 12,000 per year, for the first 2years, and Rs 25,000 per year for the remaining period. 
National Fellowship for OBC Candidate Fellowship of Rs 25,000 per month (JRF) for the first 2years, and Rs 28,000 per month (SRF) for the remaining period. Contingency for Commerce, Social Science, and Humanities is Rs 10,000 per year, for the first 2years, and Rs 20,500 per year for the remaining period. Contingency for Science is Rs 12,000 per year, for the first 2years, and Rs 25,000 per year for the remaining period.

UGC Scholarship – Application Procedure 

The application process for the scholarships is as follows –

  1. Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child – Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
  2. Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder – Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
  3. Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates – Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
  4. Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER – Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
  5. Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  6. Emeritus Fellowship – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  7. Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  8. Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme – Apply online through the official website of the fellowship.
  9. Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  10.  Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  11.  National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  12.  National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  13.  National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  14.  Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 
  15.  National Fellowship for OBC Candidate – Apply online through the official website of UGC. 

UGC Scholarship – Eligibility 

ScholarshipEligibility
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child-Girl student, -maximum 30years of age, -should be single girl child of the family, -should have taken admission in the first year of a regular, full-time PG program at a recognized college/university. 
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder-Students who have completed their graduation in the fields of Chemical Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, Social Science, Life Science and Commerce can apply, -maximum 30years of age, -minimum graduation marks obtained should be 60%-should be the 1st/2nd rank holder at the undergraduate level, and enrolled in a full-time master’s program at a recognized college/university. 
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates -SC/ST students-open for students that are pursuing their 1st year of the professional program at a postgraduate level during the current year from a recognized college/university-professional courses are the ones that are approved by bodies like MCI, NCTE, Bar Council of India, NCTIS, RCI, DCI, PCI, AICTE, Development Authority of India, Forensic Regulatory, INC and ICAR 
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER-open for students having domicile of the North-Eastern Region (NER)-student should complete his class 12th or equivalent -must have secured admission in a technical, general or professional degree course at a recognized college/university-maximum annual income of the family should be Rs 4.5lakhs.
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences -open for transgender students too-open for single girl child-maximum age for general category is 40years-maximum age for ST/OBC/SC/PwD category is 45years.-student should be pursuing a regular, full-time PhD program at a recognized college/university-students pursuing distance learning PhD programs cannot apply for this scholarship.
Emeritus Fellowship-open to highly qualified and experienced teachers of recognized colleges/universities-fellowship allows the awardee to work with a time-bound and well-defined action plan, up to the age of 70.-applicant must have contributed to his service career with published and research work.
Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences-open for unemployed young researchers -maximum 35years of age-open for transgender candidates too-for general category students, minimum marks obtained at undergraduate level should be 55% and that at postgraduate level should be 60%.
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme-maximum 35years of age-should hold a PhD degree under the Science faculty -teachers below 35years of age can apply too.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates-open for unemployed women candidates-maximum 55years of age-open for transgender candidates too- for general category students, minimum marks obtained at undergraduate level should be 55% and that at postgraduate level should be 60%. 
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates -open for unemployed candidates who have a PhD degree in the relevant subject-open for transgender candidates too-maximum age limit for females is 55years and that for males is 50years-minimum marks obtained at undergraduate level should be 50% and that at postgraduate level should be 55%.
National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students-open for transgender candidates too-open for students who hold a postgraduate degree and have registered for a PhD/M.Phil. course.
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students-open for students who hold a postgraduate degree-candidate should be registered in a full-time PhD/M.Phil. course at a university/college recognized by UGC. 
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities -open for students with disabilities who have enrolled for a PhD/M.Phil. course at a recognized university/college.
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students-open to students from minority communities -open to transgender candidates too- candidate should be registered in a full-time PhD/M.Phil. course-maximum family income should be Rs 2.5lakhs-minimum marks obtained at postgraduate level should be 50%.
National Fellowship for OBC Candidate -open for transgender candidates too-maximum family income should be Rs 6lakhs-open for students hold a postgraduate degree and have registered in a full-time PhD/M.Phil. course at a recognized university/college. 

UGC Scholarship – Result 

UGC offers scholarships at the graduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels.

Anyone can apply to these scholarships provided they meet the eligibility and requirement criteria of the same. Transgenders can apply to the majority of these scholarships. The application process is done online. The results are also declared online. The eligibility, requirements, amounts, and duration may vary across scholarships.

Key points –

  1. The students can check their results online. 
  2. Students are advised to check the official website for any updates and announcements with respect to their scholarships and fellowships.
  3. Scholarships are given to students that are found to be genuine during the verification and meet the required eligibility criteria. 
  4. Fellowships are given to the students that get the recommendation from the Expert Committee set up by UGC.

UGC Scholarship – Renewal 

UGC offers scholarships at the graduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels.

It helps about 20,000 students per year. Anyone can apply to these scholarships provided they meet the eligibility and requirement criteria of the same. Transgenders can apply to the majority of these scholarships. The application process is done online. The eligibility, requirements, amounts, and duration may vary across scholarships. The majority of these scholarships can be renewed every year provided that certain criteria are met.

Key points –

  1. UGC uses a specified monitoring procedure for the continuation of the scholarship every year.
  2. The student studies under a Head of Department, who is responsible for monitoring the student’s performance.
  3. To renew the scholarship, the student has to submit an annual progress report to his respective bank branch.
  4. This report should be signed by the Registrar of the University/Principal of the College and the Head of the Department.
  5. The scholarship may get canceled or terminated if the student does not maintain satisfactory progress in his studies.

What are the functions of UGC? 

The functions are as follows –

  1. To coordinate and promote university education.
  2. To frame rules on the minimum and basic standards of education.
  3. To scrutinize growth in college and university education
  4. To maintain a connection and link between State and Union governments and institutions of higher education.
  5. To set standards for exams like UGC NET, ICAR NET, and CSIR UGC NET.
  6. To allow grants to colleges and universities.
  7. To suggest compulsory procedures to the State and Central governments to make beneficial changes in University education. 

Where can I get the answer-keys of UGC-NET?

The steps to check the answer-keys of UGC-NET are as follows –

  1. The student should log onto the official website of UGC NET.
  2. The student should then click on the answer key link.
  3. The student should enter details such as the application number, date of birth or password, and the security pin. The security pin is shown on the screen.
  4. The student should click on the sign-in button.
  5. The student can check the UGC NET question paper, response sheet, and answer key.
  6. To check the Final answer key, the student should click on the link that says ‘Final Answer Key – UGC NET June 2020’, after logging in to the official website.

What is the UGC Scholarship? 

UGC stands for University Grants Commission. It’s the main governing body of tertiary education. The UGC was inaugurated in December 1953, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. UGC is an acclaimed statutory body established under the Ministry of Human Resource Development by the government of India. Presently, its head office is located in New Delhi. 

It offers scholarships at the graduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels.

It helps about 20,000 students per year. Transgenders can apply to the majority of these scholarships. The application process is done online. Its aim is to supervise the maintenance, determination, and coordination of standards of university education in India.

Who can apply for the UGC Scholarship?

UGC offers scholarships at the graduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels.

It helps about 20,000 students per year. Anyone can apply to these scholarships provided they meet the eligibility and requirement criteria of the same. Transgenders can apply to the majority of these scholarships. The application process is done online. The eligibility and requirements may vary across scholarships. The amounts and duration may vary across scholarships. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria and ensure that they match the requirements.

How can I get the UGC Scholarship?

UGC offers scholarships at the graduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Anyone can apply to these scholarships provided they meet the eligibility and requirement criteria of the same. Transgenders can apply to the majority of these scholarships. The application process is done online. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria and ensure that they match the requirements. Scholarships are given to students that are found to be genuine during the verification and meet the required eligibility criteria. Fellowships are given to the students that get the recommendation from the Expert Committee set up by UGC. Students will get the scholarship amount directly in their bank account. It is compulsory that the student has their own bank account at a nationalized bank.

FAQs

✅ Regardless of whether the up-and-comer must choose “grant” or “impetus” inside the kind of grant for applying under the plan?

A. The up-and-comer must pick “impetus” to be prepared to apply under the plan.

✅ Regardless of whether a lady youngster with a sibling inside the family is qualified to be considered under the plan for grant of grant.

A. No, a solitary single young lady kid is qualified to use under the plan. Be that as it may, twin/intimate girls are qualified to use under this plan.

✅ Regardless of whether an up-and-comer who was inside 30 years matured during admission to PG course yet has crossed this cutoff at the hour of use be qualified to be considered.

A. The up-and-comer application under the plan can apply in the event that she is beneath 30 years matured as on the last date of the machine as well.

✅ Can one young lady kid seeking post-graduation through separation mode apply under the plan?

A. No.

✅ After the choice, is that the awardee entitled to lodging charge repayment/HRA or clinical costs?

A. No. The awardee is just qualified for a grant sum. No HRA/possibility/lodging charge or clinical costs are allowable.

✅ Are the awardees qualified for a waiver of education cost or its repayment?

A. No. Education cost repayment isn’t allowed. In any case, it’s normal from the foundations where an understudy includes taken confirmation inside the primary year PG course, no education costs will be charged by the establishment from young lady understudies to seek after PG degree course in Universities/Colleges/Institutions.

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