University Grants Commission invites online applications for the award of Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for the academic session 2012-14 with the purpose of supporting post-graduation education through scholarships to such girl who happen to be the only child in the family.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.
i) Any single girl child of her parents. In a family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme. ii) The scheme is applicable to such a single girl child who has taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year Masters Degree course in any recognized university or a post graduate college. iii)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. V)Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible.