Post Graduate Scholarship Scheme 2014-15 for the Students belongs to SC/ST

UGC Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST 2014-15 : University Grants Commission:


The scheme has been initiated for those students who are belongs to financial weaker section and to keeping in view the social background of the eligible candidates from the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects like Engineering & Technology, Management, Pharmacy etc. in Indian Universities/Institutions/ Colleges.

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The main objective of this scholarship scheme is to provide financial assistance to 1000 SC/ST candidates who are belongs to economical weaker section and those who wish to pursue postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects at recognized Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.

i) The eligible candidate must have obtained Graduate degree in the relevant subject and obtained admission at Postgraduate level for regular full time course in any of the Professional subject in a recognized University/Institution/College.
ii) Those candidates who are pursuing post graduate course in professional subjects by correspondence or by Distance Education mode are not eligible to receive financial assistance under this scholarship scheme.

iii) The upper age limit for male applicants is maximum 45 years as on 1st July on the year of application, and 50 years maximum in the case of female candidates. In exceptional cases, the age may be relaxed.

The number of slots available under the scheme are 1000 per year. The tenure of award is for two/three years depending upon tenure of the postgraduate course.

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:
Scholarship :
Rs.5,000/- per month (ME/M.Tech)
Rs.3,000/- per month for other courses.
Contingency A :
Rs.15,000/- per annum(ME/M.Tech)
Rs.10,000/- per annum for other courses.

Procedure for release of grant by the UGC :
On receipt of duly completed application form of the candidate together with required documents and based on the merit of the candidate the UGC office shall release the first instalment of the admissible grant to the concerned institution(Annexure II). Thereafter, the grant shall be released on receipt of the Utilisation Certificate and statement of expenditure for the last grant paid (Annexures- III, IV). On completion of the scholarship, an audited utilisation certificate is to be submitted by the University/Institution/College from which the candidate has completed the PG Programme.

Procedure for monitoring the Progress of the candidate :
The progress of the candidate shall be monitored by the head of the department. The candidate is required to submit a yearly progress report duly signed by the Head of the Department and Registrar of the University or Head of the Institution or Principal of the College. The scholarship shall stop after the last academic year of the programme (Annexure-V).

Closing Date: 30/08/2014

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