The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India is a statutory body set up by the Indian Union government in 1956, and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education. It provides recognition to universities in India, and disburses funds to such recognized universities and colleges. And applications are now being invited for UGC Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates.
The scheme has been initiated 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.
Who can apply: SC/ST students who are planning to their postgraduate studies in India can apply for these scholarships. Besides you must satisfy these requirements also:
- You must have obtained a 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.
Scholarship Amount: Rs. 7800/- per month for ME/M.Tech students and Rs. 4700 for other courses. In addition, a yearly contingency grant of Rs. 15,000 for ME/M.Tech and Rs. 10,000 for other students will also be given.
Duration of Scholarship: The tenure of award is for two/three years depending upon tenure of the postgraduate course.
Number of Scholarships: 1000
For more details on these UGC scholarship, visit UGC Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST candidates’ page.
The last date to apply this year is September 30, 2015.
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