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.
The objectives of the proposed scheme are :
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|
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.
Tollfree number : 1800-113-355
Source : UGC website
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