GUIDELINES FOR POST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL COURSES FOR SC/ST CANDIDATES
The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates from the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects like Engineering & Technology, Management, Pharmacy etc. in Indian Universities/Institutions/ Colleges.
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 as given below.
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 UGCAct.
- Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid fromUGC,
- Universities/Institutions/College funded by Central/StateGovernment.
- Institutes of National Importance.
Courses which require approval from Regulatory Council i.e. Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), NCTIS, NCTE Bar council of India (BCI), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), INC, FORENSIC REGULATORY & DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA are considered professional courses.
Note 1: M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., MSW and Mass Communication and Journalism degree are accepted as “Non-professional courses”:
Note 2: Candidates pursuing post graduate course in professional subjectsthroughcorrespondence or in Distance Education mode are not eligible to receive financial assistance under this scheme.
4.Procedure for applying for thescheme
- The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply online on National Scholarship Portal after issue of advertisement to be published by the UGC once in a year through leading newspaper and Employment News and also on UGC website.
- The host institution where the candidate is studying is required to verify the online application.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India vide its letter
D.O. No. 18-7/2013-U1A dated 10th June, 2016 has instructed the University Grants Commission that from the financial year 2016-17 onwards the Aadhaar will be used as an identifier for disbursement of all Government subsidies/ Scholarships/Fellowships which are to be disbursed directly into the beneficiary’s account.
The Aadhaar details would be updated by the student through the host University/ Institute/ College after seeking a consent from the awardee as per provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016.
6.Nature of Assistance available under theScheme
The tenure of award is for two/three years depending upon tenure of the postgraduate course and not for extended period of study, ifany.
Candidates selected for the award of PG scholarships (under ME/MTech.) shall be provided Scholarship @ Rs.7800/-per month for the duration the PG Scholarship.other courses, the amount of scholarship will be paid @Rs.4500/- month.
No contingency is payable to the students selected under the scheme with effect from selection year2017-18.
The scholarship shall be payable the awardee the date of joining the Post Graduate I year course during the selection year.
The University/ Institute/ College should verify the application of the candidates with regard to the professional courses as provided theguidelines.
7.Procedure for release of grant by theUGC
After selection, the awardees will be paid scholarship on DBTmode.
The list awardees will be pushed to Public Financial Management System (PFMS) by theNIC.
PFMS will generate payment files of the awardees and scholarship would be paid for the complete duration of the post graduatecourse.
Scholarship granted under the scheme will be kept renewed during the period of first year post graduate course subject to good conduct and maintenance of prescribedattendance.
The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of an annual progressreport to be granted by the administrative head the University/ Institution/ College.(E.g. Registrar a University/ Director of the Institution/ Principal the College any other officer designated bythem).
Students failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit thescholarship.
Change in course of study will bepermitted.
Scheme will be implemented and monitored by theUGC.
The awardees of previous years will continue to follow the UGC pattern of assistancethroughthe designated bank branches of CanaraBank.
9.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 CGPAscore.
- 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.
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