UGC Scholarship - Result of few Scholarships and Fellowships Declared !

by Ankita Sabharwal

University Grants Commission (UGC) is the statutory organisation established by Government of India to maintain the standards of University Education in the country. UGC was set up in 1956, and today under the chairmanship of Prof. Ved Prakash, UGC gives recognition to Universities in India and also distributes funds to Colleges and Universities to facilitate the enhancement of standard of University education.

In the same endeavour, various UGC Scholarship is offered to support the needy as well as the meritorious students to help them complete their higher education and move ahead in their career path. The motive behind UGC scholarship is to make college and university education available to those who are financially weak but are capable of bringing about changes in the educational scenario of the nation using research and other related activities.

Latest Update: The Results of the various UGC Post Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships have been released officially. Candidates can check the Results of the scholarships and Fellowships listed below:

  • Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child [ 2016-17 ]
  • Post Graduate Scholarship for University Rank Holders [ 2016-17 ]
  • Post Graduate Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST Students [ 2016-17 ]
  • National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities(PwD) [ 2016-17 ]
  • Swami Vivekanand Single Girl Child Fellowship for Research in Social Sciences [ 2017-18 ]
  • National Fellowship for Students of Other Backward Classes (OBC) [ 2017-18 ]
  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students [ 2017-18 ]

Scholarships benefit more than 20,000 candidates every year


UGC Scholarship
is planned in such a way that they cater all sections equally and provide equal chances to everyone who is contributing to the educational scenario of the country. Every year UGC Scholarship provide benefit to more than 20,000 candidates throughout the nation. Beneficiaries of UGC Scholarship range from undergraduate/postgraduate students, Females/girls, candidates belonging to reserved categories,  as well as the experienced faculties of the institutions which are about to retire.

Most of the scholarships offered by UGC are means based, but Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder is the only Merit based scholarship.Keeping in mind the enormous efforts involved and the infrastructure required for research purpose, most of the scholarships are for well-experienced candidates having Masters’ Degrees and who are willing to go for research in various fields.

Generally, UGC Scholarship goes directly into the accounts of the beneficiaries, but in some scholarships, students receive the benefit of the scholarship through their institutes and the institutions in return get Departmental Assistance from UGC for providing the required facility to the student.

In this article we have made an attempt to list all the UGC Scholarships while further classifications by the level of education are provided below:

Classification of UGC Scholarship based on Study Level

 

S.No. 

Scholarship

Category

No. of Awards 

Undergraduate Scholarships

1

"Ishan Uday" Scholarship for North Eastern Region

For All

10,000

Post Graduate Scholarships

1

Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder

For All

3000

2

Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates

SC/ST

1000

3

Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

Women/Girls

Not Fixed

M.Phill / PhD Scholarships

1

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students

Minorities

756

2

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidate

SC/ST

2667

3

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Students with Disabilities

For All

200

4

National Fellowship for OBC Candidate

OBC

300

5

Junior Research Fellowship in Engineering & Technology

For Everyone

50

 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

1

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates

SC / ST

100

2

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

Women /Girls

100

3

Research Awards for the Teachers

For All

100

4

Emeritus Fellowship

For All

200

5

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

Women / Girls

300

6

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (Including languages)

For All

200

7

Raman Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in USA

For All

300

Total Scholarship Awards

19,273

 

UGC Scholarships & Fellowships

 

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students

  • Number of Awards: 756
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.16,000 per month + Contingency @ Rs.10,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 2 year (JRF) + 3 years (SRF)
  • Target Group: Post-Graduate students belonging to OBC category.
  • Get complete details on MANF Fellowship Here

 

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidate

  • Number of Awards: 2667
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.16,000 per month + Contingency @Rs.10,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 2 years + 3 years
  • Target Group: Post-Graduate students belonging to SC/ST category
  • Click Here for RGNF Fellowship

"Ishan Uday" Scholarship for North East Eastern Region

  • Number of Awards: 10000
  • Award: Rs.3500 per month for General Courses Rs.5000 per month for Technical & Professional Courses
  • Period of Scholarship: Same as the Academic course.
  • Target Group: Undergraduate students from North-Eastern Region.
  • Get Complete on Ishan Uday Scholarship.

Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder (The only Merit based scholarship offered by UGC)

Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

  • Number of Awards: 100
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.18,000 per month + Contingency @Rs.50,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 5 years
  • Target Group: Unemployed women candidates who possess PhD Degree.
  • Click Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates for more information.

Research Awards for the Teachers

  • Number of Awards: 100
  • Award: Rs.2,00,000 - Rs.3,00,000 (One time award)
  • Period of Award: 2 years
  • Target Group: Teachers who possess a doctorate in their field and are willing to go for research in the related field.
  • Click here for details on Research Awards for the Teachers.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Students with Disabilities

Dr S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (Including languages)

  • Number of Awards: 200
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.25,000 per month + Contingency @Rs.50,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 3 years
  • Target Group: Students who wish to carry out the advanced studies and research in Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Get details on Dr S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

National Fellowship for OBC Candidate

  • Number of Awards: 300
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.25,000 per month + Contingency @Rs.10,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 2 years + 3 years
  • Target Group: OBC candidates willing to pursue M.Phil. /PhD degrees.
  • National Fellowship for OBC Candidate.

Post - Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates

  • Number of Awards: 100
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.25,000 per month + Contingency @Rs.50,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 5 years
  • Target Group: Students belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe, who are willing to pursue advanced studies and research in Indian Institutions.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates.

Emeritus Fellowship

  • Number of Awards: 200
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.31,000 per month + Contingency @Rs.50,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 2 years
  • Target Group: Highly experienced teacher interested in research in their field.
  • For more information click here Emeritus Fellowship.

Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

  • Number of Awards: Not fixed
  • Award: Rs.3100 per month
  • Period of Scholarship: 2 years
  • Target Group: Single girl child of the family who is admitted to any non-professional PG course. 

Raman Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in the USA

  • Number of Awards: 300
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.38,000 per month + Contingency @Rs.50,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 1 year
  • Target Group: Young teachers willing to undertake research in the USA. 

Junior Research Fellowship in Engineering & Technology

  • Number of Awards: 50
  • Award: Fellowship @Rs.14,000 per month + Contingency @Rs.12,000 per annum
  • Period of Fellowship: 2 year + 3 year
  • Target Group: Research scholars willing to undertake advanced study and research in engineering and technology.

Beneficiary of UGC SC/ST Scholarship Scheme


Every year the Union Grants Commission (UGC) provides financial assistance to selected candidates belonging to SC/ST categories under various scholarships/fellowships schemes to encourage their interest in Higher Education. 

The number of SC/ST beneficiaries served by the UGC during the financial year 2015-­16 are given as under:

Name of Scheme

Number of beneficiaries during 2015-­16 

Nodal Ministry

Post Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST

766

Mnistry of Human Resource Development 

 

PG Scholarship for Professional
 Courses Resource Development for SC/ST

904

Rajiv  Gandhi  National  Fellowship  for SC candidate 

19,623

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

National  fellowship  Higher  Education for  ST  Students  since  2015 

4,929

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

 

Improvement of the SC/ST Scholarship Scheme by UGC


As per the notification released by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on 28 November 2016, MHRD has taken the following steps to smoothen the payment of Scholarship & Fellowship under the various schemes:

  • The MHRD has decided to provide the scholarship to the students through Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) mode.
  • Distribution of scholarship amount to the awardees through Public Financial Management System (PFMS).
  • The MHRD has created a dedicated web portal (https://scholarship.canarabank.in/AdminLogin.aspx) for migration of legacy cases on DBT platform.
  • A Fellowship tracking portal (https://scholarship.canarabank.in/scholar/Login.aspx) has been set up where the students can check the status of the payment, date of upload of documents, etc.
  • The MHRD also introduced an email id (ugcfellowship.ugc@gmail.com) to facilitate and help the students in disbursal related complaints about fellowship & scholarship.
  • The MHRD has also provided a telephone number (011­23235640) for the complaints regarding the disbursal of fellowship & scholarship.

Disbursement of UGC Scholarship

 
The Commission will disburse the scholarship through DBT (Direct Beneficiary Transfer) with effect from July 2017. All awards will be disbursed based on the Aadhar Number of the Applicant. Aadhar Number will be used as an Identifier for disbursement of the UGC Scholarship. As per the UGC Notification in the case of non-availability of Aadhar Card, the candidates can provide any alternate government issued identity card for the purpose of scholarship.

In case students have not received the scholarship or fellowship from UGC then they can visit the UGC Office 11 a.m. to 12 noon and  3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For any help or clarification the candidates can contact Dr Sunita Siwach, Deputy Secretary (Selection and Awards) on the email id- ssiwach.ugc@nic.in and phone 011- 23235640

 

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