Education scholarship scheme for Single Girl Child

Shri Patel Hasmukhbhai Sombhai MP has sought information about Education scholarship scheme for Single Girl Child provided by Central Government in LokhSabha on 25-11-2019. The reply is given below

(a): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) are implementing the following scholarship/ fellowship schemes exclusively for Single Girl Child.

Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child:- CBSE is implementing Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child. Those single girl child, who have passed class X examination with 60% marks and studying in CBSE affiliated schools in class XI and XII are eligible for the award. The rate of scholarship is Rs. 6,000/- per annum. The number of scholarships for each year is determined based on the applications received.

UGC is implementing two schemes for Single Girl Child namely:

(i) Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl child:– This scholarship is awarded to single girl child up to 30 years of age for studying in various postgraduate courses in colleges / universities on a full-time basis. Rate of scholarship is Rs. 36,200 per annum for a period of two years only. The number of fresh scholarship given per year is 3,000.

(ii) Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship for Research in Social Sciences:- Fellowship programme is provided to only girl child up to the age of 40 years for five years and admitted in full time Ph.D programme in Social Sciences in Colleges/Universities. Fellowship amount of Rs. 25,000 per month for first two years and Rs. 28,000 per month for remaining tenure is provided. There is no fixed number of fellowships for a particular year which is variable depending upon the number of applications received every year.

The details of scholarships/fellowships provided and amount disbursed during the last three years is as under:-

Education scholarship scheme for Single Girl Child
Education scholarship scheme for Single Girl Child

Source : Loksabha

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