Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship For University Rank Holders For PG Programs

Location : All INDIA

Category : Post Graduate

Important Dates

Application Timing: Start

Higher Education has had played a very vital role in the history of nation building all over the world. It is amply clear that no rise in general standards of living and culture is possible without strengthening the higher education system in the country. It obviously calls for a multipronged strategy. There is a need to modernize our higher education system, and equally important to continuously attract young and talented students to pursue higher education. It is being increasingly observed that the brighter lot is not pursuing Post-Graduate education in our institutions of higher learning. To emerge as a powerful nation, there is an urgent need to bring in talented boys and girls in the field of Post-Graduate education by way of providing them good incentives in the form of scholarships. The UGC, therefore, introduced a Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University UG rank holders. The scholarship may be tenable for a period of two years to enable the rank holders of each university at undergraduate level to pursue their Master?s Degree. All universities/degree awarding institutions would be required to issue rank certificates to the toppers of the university in B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com. The purpose of this scheme is to attract talent for pursuing post graduate studies besides strengthening the basic subjects at Undergraduate level. The awardees, under this scheme, can pursue their Postgraduate programme in any area of specialization in any institution of higher learning in the country.

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Scholarship Amount : 3100/- Per month

Scholarship Duration : Two Years


Selection Criteria :

The total number of slots are 3000. The scholarship will be provided on need basis and merit basis.

Eligibility :

  • 1.
  • The scholarship is available to the student for first PG Degree only.
  • Age limit for the students is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course.
  • 2.
  • Distance mode of education will not be considered under the scheme.
  • 3.
  • The Undergraduate courses from following streams have been identified for the award of scholarships: 1.
  • Life Sciences 2.
  • Physical Sciences 3.
  • Chemical Sciences 4.
  • Earth Sciences 5.
  • Mathematical Sciences 6.
  • Social Sciences 7.
  • Commerce 8.
  • Languages 4.
  • Before forwarding applications students/Universities may ensure that application satisfy all norms as per guidelines.
  • 5.
  • The first and second rank holders (Not position holders) would be considered from Universities/ Institutions and non-affiliated/ autonomous colleges.

Marks needed to qualify :

Minimum Marks Obtained 1. General : 60% 2. OBC: 55% 3.SC/ST/DA: 50%

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