Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child For PG Programs by UGC
INTRODUCTION: It is observed that number of girls as against boys in certain states is declining which is a matter of great concern. The females are even forced to give birth to male child. In such circumstances education of women needs to be used and effective means for their empowerment and education will prepare them to have a control over their lives. The mindset which militates against the girl child could not keep pace with economic progress and literacy. The Govt. of India declared elementary education as a basic human right of every child. The Union Government of India has taken various steps to uplift the status of women by implementing various schemes including free education for girls. In order to achieve and promote girls education, UGC has introduced a Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child with an aim to compensate direct costs of girl education to all levels especially for such girls who happen to be the only girl child in their family.
OBJECTIVE The objectives of the proposed scheme are :
a) to support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses only.
b) to recognize the value of observance of small family norm.
i) Girl students without having any brother or the girl student who are twin daughters/ fraternal daughter may also apply for scholarship under the aforesaid scheme. In a family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme.
ii) Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible.
iii)The scheme is applicable to such single girl child who has taken admission in regular, fulltime first year Masters Degree course in any designated university or a post graduate college. This scholarship is available to PG-I year student only.
iv) Admission to PG Course in Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.