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Announcement : Improvement of Scholarship Scheme

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Improvement of Scholarship Scheme:

University Grants Commission (UGC) provides financial assistance to selected candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories under various scholarships/fellowships schemes to encourage their interest in Higher Education.

Related : MHRD Central Scheme to Provide Interest Subsidy on Education Loan :

Name of Scheme- Number of beneficiaries during FY 2015-16:
1. Post Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST -766
2. PG Scholarship for Professional Courses Resource Development for SC/ST -904
3. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC candidate -19,623
4. National fellowship Higher Education for ST Students since 2015 [Formerly RGNF – ST] -4,929

UGC has informed that it has undertaken the following measures with a view to facilitate smooth disbursement of fellowships/scholarships to the students under the various schemes:
1. all fellowship schemes have been brought under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
2. disbursal of grants to awardees is being routed through PFMS.
3. a dedicated web portal ( has been created for migration of legacy cases on DBT platform.
4. a fellowship tracking portal has been developed where the students can check the status of payment, date of upload of documents etc.
5. a dedicated emailid is created to facilitate the redressal of student grievances especially relating to disbursal of fellowship/ scholarships.
6. a dedicated telephone number (01123235640) has been provided to attend to calls from students relating to grievances/complaints/ problems on disbursal of grants under various fellowship/ scholarship schemes.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

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The essence of Human Resource Development is education, which plays a significant and remedial role in balancing the socio-economic fabric of the Country. Since citizens of India are its most valuable resource, our billion-strong nation needs the nurture and care in the form of basic education to achieve a better quality of life. This warrants an all-round development of our citizens, which can be achieved by building strong foundations in education.

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Department Of Higher Education
Shri S.P. Goyal
Joint Secretary (NITs & DL)
Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

Department Of School Education & Literacy
Shri Maneesh Garg
Joint Secretary (SE-I)
Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

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  1. I am studying BCA 2nd year. Am I eligible for this scholarship or not?

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