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Organisation : University Grants Commission (UGC)
Portal Name : National Scholarship Portal NSP 2.0
Scholarship Name : PG Scholarship For Professional Courses 2020-21
Applicable For : SC/ST Candidates
Last Date : 30-10-2020
Website/ Apply Online : https://scholarships.gov.in/

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UGC PG Scholarship For Professional Courses

Applications are invited for PG Scholarship Scheme For Sc St Students For Pursuing Professional Courses for year 2020-21.

Objective

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to 1000 SC/ST candidates to pursue postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects in the eligible institutions.

Who Can Apply?

1. For the purpose of award of the scholarship students who are pursuing professional courses in the following Institutions/ Colleges/Universities
** Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) & and 12(B) of UGC Act.

** Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC,
** Universities/Institutions/College funded by Central/State Government.
** Institutes of National Importance.

2. The upper age limit for male applicants is 45 years as on 1st July on the year of application, and 50 years in the case of female candidates.

Note :
1. M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., MSW and Mass Communication and Journalism degree are accepted as “Non-professional courses”

2. Candidates pursuing post graduate course in professional subjects through correspondence or in Distance Education mode are not eligible to receive financial assistance under this scheme.

Procedure For Applying

** The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply online on National Scholarship Portal after initiation of application process and notice to be published on UGC website.
** The host institution where the candidate is studying is required to verify the online application.
** It is expected from the institutions where student has taken admission in the first year PG course, no tuition fees will be charged by the institute from girl students to pursue PG degree course in Universities/Colleges/Institutions

Nature of Assistance

** The tenure of award is for two/three years depending upon tenure of the postgraduate course and not for extended period of study, if any.

** Candidates selected for the award of PG scholarships (under ME/MTech.) shall be provided Scholarship @ Rs.7800/-per month for the duration of the PG Scholarship. For other courses, the amount of scholarship will be paid @Rs.4500/- per month.

Guidelines :
https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/pdf2020/44954-GL.pdf

Cancellation of Award

Scholarship of a student may be cancelled in any of the following cases
** Failure of the awardee to pass the first year of Post Graduate course in first division or equivalent CGPA score.

** Discontinuation of studies due to personal reasons.
** Candidate is later found ineligible on account of false information provided in the online application or incorrect bank details.

FAQs

1. Are all candidates pursuing post graduate courses in Indian Universities/ Colleges/ Institutes eligible for this award?
No. This scheme is meant only for SC/ST students. General category/ OBC candidates are not eligible to apply under the scheme.

2. Are students belonging to SC/ST category who are pursuing post graduation through correspondence/ distance mode eligible for the award?
No. Candidates pursuing post graduate course in professional subjects through correspondence or in Distance Education mode are not eligible to receive financial assistance under this scheme.

3. Are awardees selected under this scheme eligible to draw contingency and HRA?
No. The awardees are only eligible to receive scholarship amount.

4. Are students of eligible category who are pursuing post graduation and are in the second year of study eligible to apply under the scheme?
No. Only students pursuing first year of postgraduate course during the current academic year are eligible to apply.

Important Dates

** Post Graduate Scholarships For Professional Courses is Open till 30-10-2020
** Defective Verification – Open till 15-11-2020
** Institute Verification – Open till 15-11-2020

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