University Grants Commission (UGC) gives Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child. The Scholarship has been instituted with the objectives of supporting the Post Graduate education in non-professional courses only, of such girls, who happen to be the only child in the family and to recognize the value of observance of small family norms, through scholarships for their Post-Graduation education.
Those girls who happen to be the only child in the family, admitted in the first year of a Post-graduate regular non-professional Degree course in any recognized University or a Post-Graduate college and who are up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.
Those admitted in Open Universities and to PG Courses in Distance education mode are not eligible. If a family has one son and one daughter, then the girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme. Selection will be made by an Expert Committee on the basis of applications which are received through online mode within the stipulated time frame and complete in all respects.
The scholarship will be awarded for the full duration of a PG course. The value of the Scholarship is Rs.2,000/- p.m, for 10 months in an year, for a period of two years only. No extension of scholarship is permissible beyond two years. No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc. The number of slots for scholarships will be decided every year on the basis of eligible application correct in all respects, received in stipulated time frame in the UGC.
No tuition fees are expected to be charged by Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions covered under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act where such a girl student has taken admission in the first year PG course. The guidelines of the scheme, detailed terms and conditions of the scholarship, eligibility criteria etc. may be seen at