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Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

Promotion of women education is one of the main objectives of our education policy. It is observed that the dropout ratio at various levels of education for girls is much higher than that of boys. Therefore new initiatives have become necessary to give girl child equality and dignity. In order to achieve state governments, central governments and UGC have started special schemes/Fellowships for girls. The government of India is giving special benefits for families having single girl child. Promotion of single girl child in the family means promoting girls in the society, increase sex ration in favor of women and promotion of small family norm in the society.

Keeping Swami Vivekananda’s ideas of women education and to achieve and promote girls education, UGC has introduced Swami Vivekananda Fellowship for Single Girl Child for research in Social Sciences with an aim to compensate direct costs of higher education especially for such girls who happen to be the only girl child in their family.

The scheme is presently under revision.

Objectives

The objectives of the proposed scheme are :

  • To support higher education of single girl child in Social Sciences.
  • To recognize the value of observance of small family norm.
  • To recognize the norm of single girl child in society.
  • To propagate the concept of single girl child norm.
  • Promoting single girls in the society.

Eligibility

  • Any single girl child of her parents pursuing Ph.D. in Social Sciences in Universities/Colleges/ Institutes is eligible to apply under the scheme. In a family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for fellowship under the scheme. Proof of being single girl child has to be submitted on an affidavit of Rs.50/- Stamp paper from the fellow/parent duly attested by SDM/First Class Magistrate/Gazetted Officer (not below the rank of Tahsildar) as per the prescribed proforma (Annexure I) at the time of filling the online application.
  • The scheme is applicable to such a single girl child who has registered herself in regular, fulltime Ph.D. program in Social Sciences in Indian Universities/Colleges/Institutes as indicated below:
    • Universities/Colleges/Institutes included under section 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act, 1956.
    • Deemed to be Universities under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 which are eligible to receive grant in aid from UGC.
    • Universities/Colleges/Institutes funded by Central/ State Govt.
    • Institutes of National Importance.
  • Admission to Ph.D. Course in Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.
  • Girl students up to the age of 40 years for general category and 45 years for the reserved categories i.e. SC/ST/OBC and PWD (Persons with Disabilities) as on the last date of submission of online application are eligible
  • Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme as per the norms.

Nature of assistance

The number of slots for fellowship may be decided every year on the basis of eligible applications complete in all respects, received through online mode.

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:

Fellowship @ Rs. 25,000/- p.m. for Initial two years
@ Rs. 28,000/- p.m. for remaining tenure
Contingency @ Rs. 10,000/- p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs. 20,500/- p.a. for remaining tenure
Escorts/Reader assistance Rs. 2,000/- p.m. in case of PWD candidates

How to apply

Applications are invited through online mode once in a year through advertisement in leading newspapers & employment news. Short notification is also uploaded in the UGC website.

For online application, click here.

To access the complete guidelines, click here.

Scholarship/Fellowship Helpline

Tollfree number : 1800-113-355

Email: fellowshiphelpline.ugc@gmail.com

Source : UGC website



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