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Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child For PG Programs

This topic provides information about Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child For PG Programs


The objectives of the proposed scheme are

  • To support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses only.
  • To recognize the value of observance of small family norm


  • Any single girl child who happen to be a only child or twin daughter or fraternal daughter in the family, if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme.
  • The scheme is applicable to such a single girl child who has taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year Master’s Degree course in any recognized university or a post graduate college.
  • This scholarship is available to PG-I year student only.
  • Admission to PG Course in distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.

Age: Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible.

Amount of Fellowship

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows

Scholarship @Rs.3100/-per month


  1. Whether the candidate has to select “scholarship” or “incentive” in the type of scholarship for applying under the scheme?
    The candidate has to opt for “incentive” to be able to apply under the scheme.
  2. Whether a girl child with a brother in the family is eligible to be considered under the scheme for award of scholarship.
    No, only single girl child are eligible to apply under the scheme. However twin/ fraternal daughters are eligible to apply under this scheme.
  3. Whether a candidate who was wi thin 30 years of age during admission to PG course but has crossed this limit at the time of application be eligible to be considered.
    Yes. The candidate applying under the scheme can apply if she is below 30 years of age as on the last date of application too.
  4. Can a single girl child pursuing post graduation through distance mode apply under the scheme? No.
  5. After selection, is the awardee entitled for hostel fee reimbursement/ HRA or medical expenses?
    No. The awardee is only entitled for scholarship amount. No HRA/contingency/hostel fee or medical expenses are admissible.
  6. Are the awardees eligible for waiver of tuition fee or its reimbursement?
    No. Tuition fee reimbursement is not permitted. However, 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 co urse in Universities/Colleges/Institutions.
  7. Can students of second year post graduation apply under the scheme?
    No. The candidates who are pursuing first year postgraduate courses only can apply under the scheme.
  8. Can the awardee avail of any other s cholarship scheme during the tenure of this award?
    Yes. This scheme can be availed with any other scholarship scheme as this is an incentive.

Related resources

Source: University Grants Commission

Anonymous Feb 06, 2019 10:01 PM

I applied pg indira Gandhi scholarship of singal girl child .2017-2018.my application is verified by ministry level .what is the next stape.

anj Jan 29, 2019 03:21 PM

actually i have applied for single girl child scholarship for the year 2017 -2018 and its verified by ministry level. whats the next step actually?
i didnt get any notification about this

Miss Aheli Mukherjee Jan 08, 2019 09:57 AM

I'm a regular Post graduate ( M.Sc. Physics) student in Mata Jijabai Govt Girls college, Indore,MP. I couldn't avail the scholarship as in the college portal physics subject was not mentioned.My humble suggestions is please instruct all the Govt colleges to help the girl child in getting PG scholarships from the Government. thanks.

Lokesha k l Dec 29, 2018 05:03 PM

We uploaded all the documents nd is there any speciation to get affidavit from any specified officer or notary by lawyer?
But our application status is showing that its pending at institution level...checked so many times but there is no sign of our application at institute to verify... Please let us know What to do now?

Abi Nov 30, 2018 06:44 AM

While applying in registration details , in the field of " present course " , there is no M.Sc. mathematics. If i am , how to apply

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