UGC Postgraduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders – www.ugc.ac.in/urh

University Grants Commission is offering Postgraduate Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to first and second rank holders at undergraduate level and admitted in any Postgraduate Course. The tenure of award is for two/three years depending upon tenure of the postgraduate course. The total number of scholarships in the first academic year would be 3000. The financial assistance available under the scheme is Rs.3100/-per month. The application deadline is 31 July, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in the field of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce and Languages.
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue master’s degree programme at any recognized university or a postgraduate college.
Scholarship Provider: University Grants Commission
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility:
-The First & Second Rank holders at undergraduate level and admitted in any Postgraduate Course would be awarded the scholarship. The students will have to submit the proof of their merit position at undergraduate level as well as their admission in postgraduate courses.
-The scholarship would, however, be subjected to securing a minimum of sixty per cent marks at undergraduate level.
-The scheme is applicable to such students who have taken admission in regular, full-time Master’s Degree course in any recognized university, deemed university, private university, autonomous collegeor a post graduate college.
-The scholarship is available to the student for first PG Degree only. Age limit for the students is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course.
-Distance mode of education will not be considered under the scheme.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Indian students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Higher Education has had played a very vital role in the history of nation building all over the world. It is amply clear that no rise in general standards of living and culture is possible without strengthening the higher education system in the country. It obviously calls for a multipronged strategy. There is a need to modernize our higher education system, and equally important to continuously attract young and talented students to pursue higher education. It is being increasingly observed that the brighter lot is not pursuing Post-Graduate education in our institutions of higher learning. To emerge as a powerful nation, there is an urgent need to bring in talented boys and girls in the field of Post-Graduate education by way of providing them good incentives in the form of scholarships. The UGC, therefore, introduced a Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University UG rank holders.

Number of award(s): The total number of scholarships in the first academic year would be 3000.

Duration of award(s): The tenure of award is for two/three years depending upon tenure of the postgraduate course.

What does it cover? The financial assistance available under the scheme is Rs.3100/-per month.

How to Apply: 
-The candidate is required to submit an application only through online mode.
-Attested copy of university undergraduate-degree.
-Matriculation certificate.
-A verification certificate by the institute where, students has taken admission to Ist Year P.G. Course.
-Prescribed format of provisional Rank certificate from the university / autonomous college.

Online Application

 Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 July, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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