University Grants Commission (UGC) gives Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders, every year. The Scholarship has been instituted with the objective of attracting talents for pursuing Post-graduate studies and supporting University Rank Holders who have secured 1st and 2nd positions at Undergraduate level in any recognized University / Autonomous College / Non-University affiliated Institute for Post-Graduation education, through scholarships to such students.



The scheme is for non-professional courses only. The awardees under this scheme can pursue their Post-Graduate programme in any area of specialization notified and also in any institution of higher learning in the country recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act. Applicant should be either the First or the Second Rank holders at Under-Graduate level in the streams mentioned below and admitted in any non-professional Post-Graduate course. Streams identified at undergraduate level for the award of scholarships are (i) Life Sciences (ii) Physical Sciences (iii) Chemical Sciences (iv) Earth Sciences (v) Mathematical Sciences (vi) Social Sciences (vii) Commerce and (viii) Languages. This scholarship is exclusively for these courses only. Professional Courses do not come under this scheme.



The scholarship would however, be subject to securing a minimum of sixty percent marks at Undergraduate level. The rank holders would be considered only from affiliated Universities wherein at least 100 students and in Deemed /Private Universities / Autonomous / Nonaffiliated colleges, from where, at least 25 students have appeared in the examination at Undergraduate level in the aforesaid programmes.



Duration of Scholarship is 2 years. The Rate of Scholarships is Rs. 2000/- p.m. (10 months in a year) for a total of 20 months (two academic years). The detailed guidelines of the scheme, detailed terms and conditions of the scholarship etc. are available at