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UGC National Merit Scholarship for PG Students: Apply by Jan 31, 2018

UGC National Merit Scholarship Post Graduate

To emerge as a powerful nation, there is an urgent need to bring in talented boys and girls in the field of Post-Graduate education by way of providing them good incentives in the form of scholarships. The UGC, therefore, introduced a Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University undergraduate rank holders.
This national scholarship may be tenable for a period of two years to enable the rank holders of each university at undergraduate level to pursue their Master’s Degree. All universities/degree awarding institutions would be required to issue rank certificates to the toppers of the university in B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com.
The purpose of this scheme is to attract talent for pursuing post graduate studies besides strengthening the basic subjects at Undergraduate level. The awardees, under this scheme, can pursue their Postgraduate programme in any area of specialization in any institution of higher learning in the country.

  • The scholarship is available to the student for first PG Degree only. Age limit for the students is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course.
  • Distance mode of education will not be considered under the scheme.
  • The Undergraduate courses from following streams have been identified for the award of scholarships: 1. Life Sciences 2. Physical Sciences 3. Chemical Sciences 4. Earth Sciences 5. Mathematical Sciences 6. Social Sciences 7. Commerce 8. Languages
  • Before forwarding applications students/Universities may ensure that application satisfy all norms as per guidelines.
  • The first and second rank holders (Not position holders) would be considered from Universities/ Institutions and non-affiliated/ autonomous colleges according to the number of students who have appeared in the examination at undergraduate level as per following table.

Number of scholarship and tenure of scholarship:
Slots: 3000
Tenure of scholarship: Two years
Procedure for applying:

  • The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply online at this link.
  • The results of selection will be declared on UGC website.
  • Awardees would be required to download their award letter from the online portal by logging in with the registration id and Date of birth in the event of their selection.
For more details, please visit this link.  

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