Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

Submitted by shahrukh on Mon, 11/04/2022 - 16:45
Prime Minister of India
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  1. Rs. 36,200/- per year scholarship.
  2. Period of Scholarship is 2 years.
  3. Student can also avail other scholarship along with this scheme. 
  4. Single Girl Child Studying in First Year Of Post Graduation are Eligible.
Customer Care
  • Official Email  :-
  • UGC Help Desk :- 011-23604446, 011-23604200.
  • UGC Toll Free Number :- 1800113355.
  • UGC Email :-
  • National Scholarship Portal Help Desk Number :-  0120 - 6619540.
  • Email :-
Overview Of The Scheme
Name of the Scheme Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child.
Number of Scholarship 3,000 scholarship seats per year.
Amount of Scholarship Rs. 36,200/- per year.
Period of Scholarship 2 years.
Eligibility Only Single Girl Child in a Family.
Objective Supporting Post Graduate Education of Single Girl Child.
Nodal Agency University Grants Commission.
Nodal Ministry Ministry of Education.
Mode of Applying Only Online Mode Available through National Scholarship Portal.


  • Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child is a 100% centrally funded scheme.
  • It is implemented and monitored by University Grants Commission.
  • This scheme is focuses on the Post graduate education of the single girl child.
  • Its main objective is to provide financial assistance to that girls who are single girl child in a family.
  • There are limited 3,000 seats available for the scholarship in every year.
  • The Scholarship amount given to student is Rs. 36,200/- per year per student for a period of 2 years.
  • Scholarship will be available only to girl students studying in first year of post graduate programme.
  • Canara Bank is the nodal disbursement bank of this scheme.
  • This is an incentive scheme, so eligible student can also take advantage of any other scholarship scheme along with this scheme.

Eligibility Conditions

  • Maximum age limit is 30 years.
  • Girl Student should not have any brother or sister.
  • Girl student who are twins or fraternal daughter are also eligible under this scheme.
  • If one son and one daughter is in the family, then the girl student are not eligible for scholarship.
  • The scheme is for only those single girl child who are studying in regular, full time first year Master Degree Course.
  • The designated university or a post graduate college should be duly recognized from University Grants Commission.
  • The scholarship is only available to a student studying in first year of Post Graduation course.
  • Girl student studying Post Graduate course in Distance education mode is not eligible under the scheme.

Amount of Scholarship

  • This is an incentive scheme of the University Grants Commission.
  • The amount of scholarship is Rs. 36,200/- per year.
  • The duration of the scholarship is for 2 years.
  • No other additional grant i.e. hostel charges or medical charges etc. will be provided to the student.

Document required

  • List of document to be uploaded at the time of applying :-
    • Copy of 10th Certificate & Marksheet.
    • Copy of 12th Certificate & Marksheet.
    • Copy of Graduation Marksheet and Certificate.
    • Joining Report (Annexure-I).
    • Affidavit (Annexure-II).
    • For renewal, annual progress report and continuation certificate will be required.
    • Aadhar Card.

How to Apply

  • The only mode to apply for this scheme is through National Scholarship Portal.
  • Candidate have to register themselves first by clicking on New Registration.
  • Candidate have to fill required details :-
    • State of Domicile.
    • Scholarship category whether pre-matric or post matric.
    • Select scholarship type as Incentive Scheme.
    • Name.
    • Scheme Type.
    • Date of Birth.
    • Gender.
    • Mobile Number.
    • Email Id.
    • Bank IFSC Code.
    • Bank Account Number.
    • Aadhar Number.
  • After Filling all the necessary details, click on Register.
  • With log in credential given to you by portal, Log in to submit your application.
  • Select Post Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child, fill all the required details and click on submit the application.
  • The application will be scrutinized and the selected candidate list will be available on the official site of University Grant Commission.
  • This scheme is subject to renewal, so candidate have to renew their application in a 2nd year.

Features of the Scheme

  • This scheme is available only once in a year.
  • Aadhar number is mandatory for applying for this scheme.
  • No application will be accepted without valid Aadhar Card.
  • If candidate drop out the course in between, he/she will not eligible for further scholarship.
  • Scholarship available only for Single Girl Child Student who are studying in below mentioned institutions :-
    • Institutions/Universities/Colleges included under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.
    • Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.
    • Those Deemed Universities which do not receive funds from the Central/State Government are not eligible institutions under the scheme.
    • Institutions/Colleges/Universities funded by State/Central Government.
    • Institutes of National Importance.
    • Statutory council recognized Institutions, within state as well as outside.
  • There are 3,000 are available for the students in this scholarship.
  • Candidate can avail the benefit of the scheme only in the first year of their course.
  • Post Graduation course is the only eligible course under this scheme.
  • Taking admission in regular, full time post graduation course is mandatory.
  • No scholarship is provided if student studying through Distance education mode.
  • The amount of scholarship directly paid to the candidate in their bank accounts.
  • If student fail to promote to the next class, their scholarship will be forfeited.
  • It is mandatory to upload promotion certificate of the course at the time of renewal of scholarship application.

Students who are not eligible

  1. The following will not be eligible under this scheme :-
    • Student pursuing programme/courses through Open Universities.
    • Students studying through distance mode of education.
    • If Girl Student have any brother and sister.
    • Student studying in 2nd year of post graduation course.

Important Forms

Important Links

Contact Details

  • Official Email for Query :-
  • UGC Help Desk :- 011-23604446, 011-23604200.
  • UGC Toll Free Number :- 1800113355.
  • UGC Email :-
  • National Scholarship Portal Help Desk Number :-  0120 - 6619540.
  • Email :-
  • UGC Address :- University Grants Commission (UGC) Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
    New Delhi - 110002.
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i have mismatch of my name in birth certificate and my school documents. my application got rejected on that basis. what should i do?


i had a brother. he died some years back. now will i eligible for indira gandhi scholarship scheme for single girl child?

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