The scheme has been initiated by UGC 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 at recognized Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.
- The candidate must have obtained Graduate degree in the relevant subject and obtained admission at Postgraduate level for regular full time course in any of the Professional subject in a recognized University/Institution/College.
- Candidates pursuing post graduate course in professional subjects by correspondence or by Distance Education mode are not eligible to receive financial assistance under this scheme.
- 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. In exceptional cases, the age may be relaxed.
Nature of Assistance Available under the Scheme:
The number of slots available under the scheme are 1000 per year. The tenure of award is for two/three years depending upon tenure of the postgraduate course.
|Scholarship||@Rs.7,800/- per month (ME/M.Tech)|
@Rs.4,700/- per month for other courses.
|Contingency A||@Rs.15,000/- per annum (ME/M.Tech)|
@Rs.10,000/- per annum for other couses.
How to apply?
Click here to apply online.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018.
University Grants Commission
Phone: 011-23604139, 01123604502,011236045049