PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child - UGC SCHEMES - Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Technical Degree)


The ‘’PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child’ is awarded for the single girl child of a family to encourage her to take up postgraduate studies in the institutes and universities under UGC. The scholarship is awarded by the University Grants Commission in association with Central Government, State Government and Union Administration. Only a single girl child in the family can avail this scholarship. The objectives of the proposed scheme is to support postgraduate education of single girl children and to recognize the value of observance of small family norms. 


The scheme is 100% funded by the UGC in association with Central Government, State Government and Union Administration  


Every year nearly 3,000 fresh scholarships will be awarded to the single girl child of a family


  • The girl student up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in first year of PG courses are eligible
  • The scheme is applicable to single girl children who have taken admission in regular, full time first year Master’s Degree courses in any designated university or a postgraduate college recognised by UGC


After selection, the awardees will be paid scholarship on DBT mode on an annual basis.

The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal


  • A fellowship amount of Rs.36,200/year for a period of 2 years only i.e., full duration of a PG course.
  • The amount is directly transferred as the fee payment to the institute or university recognised under UGC

Mode of Application

Applications will be invited once in a year on the National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India. Short notification will also be uploaded on the UGC website. It is mandatory for all students to apply online on the website i.e.

Documents Required

  • The degree completion certificate and marksheet
  • Certificate issued by the Director/Principal/Head of the Institute.
  • Tuition fee receipt
  • Certificate issued by the government official not less than the rank of Tahsildar
  • AADHAR seeded Bank Pass Book in the name of the student indicating Account number, IFSC code and photograph
  • AADHAR Card
  • Declaration by the parents duly signed stating that the information provided about their child is correct and that they will refund the scholarship amount, if found false at any stage

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