UGC has announced PG scholarship for professional courses .The candidates can take up post graduate studies in professional courses like engineering and technology, management, pharmacy and others. These courses can be taken at recognized Indian Universities and Colleges.
About the scholarship
Around 1000 scholarships are allotted or SC/ST candidates. This scholarship is awarded to students who are taking up a post graduate full-time course. The candidates who are doing M.Tech will receive Rs.5000/- per month and a contingency of Rs.15000/- per annum. Candidates talking up other professional courses will be given Rs.3000/- per month and a yearly contingency amount if Rs.10000/-. The scholarship is active for two or three years, based on the course duration.
The eligibility criteria for this scholarship are described below.
- The candidates, if male should not be more than 45 years of age.
- The candidates, if female should not be more than 50 years of age.
- The candidate should have completed graduate degree in the relevant subject.
- The candidate should have obtained admission from a recognized University or colleges in any of the professional courses.
- Candidates who are taking up a post graduate course through part-time or distance education schemes are not eligible for this scholarship.
Application and selection
The application is available online in the UGC official website. The candidates have to fill in the forms online. Once the required data is filled, the candidates have to attach the scanned copies of the entire required document online. The required documents are
- Caste certificate
- Age proof certificate
- Graduate degree mark sheet certificate
- Physical disability certificate – if applicable
The University Grants Commission will make the scrutiny of all the applications. The applications are selected based on the merit of the applicants. The first installation of the allotted amount will be directly given to the institution where the candidate is going to pursue the pot graduate degree. Rest of the grant will be given if proper utilization certificate is provided for the past installation given.
UGC wants to help SC/ST students giving them special opportunities to pursue their higher education through this scholarship. If the candidate is a meritorious student and has proof of all the documents to support his stand, the candidate can go on and apply for this scholarship. The candidate will be called after all the scrutiny happens and gets selected. Once the candidate gets selected, then he has nothing to worry about, the fee will be taken care by the scholarship. In the first installment the candidate has to submit the proper usage certificate as proof, only then the next installment will be provided. All the candidate has to do is sit back and do justice to the scholarship by doing the course really well.