UGC Scholarship Schemes

UGC Scholarship Schemes 2020

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Being part of the Ministry of the Human Resource and Rural Development, UGC stands for University Grants Commission, and it currently offers four different UGC Scholarship Schemes to prospective applicants. Today, we will be looking at the eligibility requirements and the scholarship benefits for each individual scheme, and I will also post the link to the official source while also giving you another link that leads you to the scholarship application portal. Just to let you know, India’s major scholarship portal is known as National Scholarship Portal, and you can apply to many different scholarships if you are eligible for anyone of them. Before we dive in, be sure to check the application deadline for each scholarship since that is the most important detail to look for when searching for a scholarship.


1. UGC “ISHAN UDAY” Special Scholarship Scheme

This UGC scholarship scheme was created by the combined effort of both MHRD and the University Grants Commission, and it primarily focuses on the North Eastern Region, which is short for NE region. To increase the general literacy rates in the NE region and also to enhance the level of education offered at NE, UGC has implemented this scholarship program with the help of the Ministry of HRD. For this scholarship scheme, there are many eligibility requirements, but if you meet all of the listed requirements, be sure to check the exclusion section in the official source before applying for this scholarship.

  • Be a Domiciled Student of NER (NE Region)
  • Total Income of Parents/Guardian Should Not Exceed Rs. 4.5 Lakh Per Year
  • Have Passed XII or Its Equivalent During the Time of Application
  • Be Admitted* to the First Year of Any Degree Course* in Any of the Following University/College/Institute
    • University/Institutions/Colleges Included Under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC ACT
    • Deemed to Be Universities Included Under Section 3 of UGC ACT, and Eligible to Receive Grants-in-Aid From UGC
    • University/Institutions/Colleges Funded by Central/State Government
    • Institutes of National Importance
    • Institutions Recognized by Other Statutory Councils Within as Well as Outside

*The admissions should have been made in University/Institution/College with the AISHE code. Also, any degree courses can be either a general degree courses of technical/professional/medical/paramedical, and integrated courses are included as well.

All other scholarship details can be shown in the link down below, but before we end with our first UGC Scholarship Schemes, I want to let you know about the scholarship benefits. For general degree courses, the scholarship is a monthly stipend of Rs. 5400 /-, and Rs. 8700 /- per month for technical / medical / professional / paramedical courses.

For More Details Regarding This Scholarship, Click Here. To Apply for UGC Scholarship Scheme, Visit NSP.


2. Post Graduate Scholarship for Single Girl Child

Even before the caste system was created, male dominance was key in many societies around the world. Due to this occurrence, many females were forced to serve their male counterparts without having the voice of their own. To increase the status of women in India, the Government of India has declared that education is a general right for every child, whether they are male or female. To get to our point, this UGC Scholarship Scheme is awarded to girls who is the only girl child in their family. Even though it is a small group, the Indian Government took many measured to watch out for all the population of India and especially for girls in this special case. To apply for this scholarship, you need to meet all of the eligibility requirements down below.

  • Be Admitted in the First Year of Post Graduate Courses
  • Be the Only Girl Child in the Family
    • Be a Girl Students Without Having Any Brother
    • Girl Student Who Are Twin Daughters / Fraternal Daughter May Apply for This Scholarship
  • Be Enrolled in One of the Following Universities/Colleges
    • Universities/Institutions/Colleges Included Under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act
    • Deemed to Be Universities Included Under Section 3 of UGC ACT, and Eligible to Receive Grants-in-Aid From UGC. Deemed Universities That Do Not Receive Funds From the Central/State Government Are Not Eligible.
    • Universities/Institutions/Colleges Funded by the Central/State Government
    • Institutes of National Importance
  • Be Less Than 30 Years of Old During the Time of Application
  • Courses in Distance Education is Not Covered by This Scholarship

After saying that mouthful, are you still eligible for this scholarship? If you are, then please apply in the link down below for NSP (National Scholarship Portal). If not, you can continue to look at other scholarships offered by UGC. Before we end this section also, let’s look at the scholarship benefits offered by the second UGC Scholarship Scheme. The scholarship benefits is Rs. 36,200 /- Per Year for Two Full Years.

For More Information Regarding This Scholarship, Click Here. To Apply, Visit NSP.


3. Post Graduate Scholarship for University Rank Holders

Among our previous UGC Scholarship Schemes, we have looked at undergraduate scholarship and also a postgraduate scholarship for girl students. In this scholarship, we are going to talk about a postgraduate scholarship that is available to both genders. When undergraduate education was established in India, there was a lack of higher education to learn, so not a lot of students went to graduate school. On top of that, education fees for graduate school were not cheap for students in India, so many undergraduates who graduated from college just went straight into the workforce instead of considering going into graduate schools. To provide incentives for students to go into graduate school and to provide financial assistance to talented students, UGC established this postgraduate scholarship to accomplish that goal. Without further ado, let’s get straight into our eligibility requirements!

  • Be Enrolled in a First Post Graduate Degree Program
  • Be Less Than 30 Years Old During the Time of Application
  • Be a First or Second Rank Holder (Not Position Holders)
  • Have Graduated From Undergraduate Institutions From One of the Following Course Areas*

*Life sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, earth sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, commerce, and languages.

I’m kind of confused regarding the first or second rank holder since I’m not sure the exact implication of this requirement; however, you can check out the exact details in the link down below. Before you go, make sure to check the scholarship benefits since this scholarship offers Rs. 3,000 per month for two whole years.

For More Detail Information, Click Here. To Apply, Click Here.


4. Post Graduate Scholarship for Professional Courses (SC/ST)

Sometimes, gender differences might not be a problem that is keeping you from higher education since it might be the social background that you were born in. Established to help SC (Schedule Caste) and ST (Schedule Tribe) students, our fourth UGC scholarship scheme is here to assist you financially so that you can complete your dream goal. The academic merit is similar compared to other scholarships, so you just have to pass the academic standard in order to apply for this scholarship.

  • Be an SC/ST Student
  • Be Pursuing Professional Courses* in One of the Following
    • Universities/Institutions/Colleges Included Under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act
    • Deemed to Be Universities Included Under Section 3 of UGC ACT, and Eligible to Receive Grants-in-Aid From UGC.
    • Universities/Institutions/Colleges Funded by the Central/State Government
    • Institutes of National Importance

*Courses which require approval from Regulatory Council i.e. Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), NCTIS, NCTE Bar council of India (BCI), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), INC, FORENSIC REGULATORY & DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA are considered professional
courses (copied directly from the official source) Also, M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., MSW, Mass Communication, and Journalism are not accepted as professional courses, and education through correspondence or in distance education mode are not eligible for this scholarship

Last but not least, the scholarship benefits for this scholarship are Rs.7800 per Month for PG Courses. Sadly, this is the end of our post, and I hope you found it helpful. Underneath, you will find the link for detailed information regarding this scholarship and also the application link for Indian Government Scholarships. Don’t forget to check out our website from time to time since it is being updated very frequently.

For More Detailed Information, Click Here. To Apply, Click Here.