Post-graduate merit scholarship notification for university rank holders

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Post-graduate merit scholarship notification for university rank holders

Online applications are invited by university grant commission (ugc) for post graduate merit scholarship for university rank holders

The university grants commission, on the basis of a initiative of mhrd, had introduced the scheme of post-graduate merit scholarship scheme for university rank holders with the objective of attracting talents for pursuing post-graduate studies

The purpose of this scheme is to attract talent for pursuing post graduate studies besides strengthening the basic subjects at undergraduate level

Post-graduate merit scholarship scheme of ugc pg  is for non-professional courses only for regular students. The selection will be purely on merit basis. The awardees under this scheme can pursue their post-graduate programme in any area of specialization and also in any institution of higher learning in the country recognized by ugc. This scholarship is exclusively for the aforesaid courses only. Professional courses are not applicable under this scheme

The undergraduate courses from following streams have been identified for the award of scholarships:

  1. Life sciences
    2. Physical sciences
    3. Chemical sciences
    4. Earth sciences
    5. Mathematical sciences
    6. Social sciences
    7. Commerce
    8. Languages

All universities/degree awarding institutions would be required to issue rank certificates to the toppers of the university in b.a.,, and

Scholarship value:

The total number of scholarships in the first academic year would be 3000. The duration of the scholarship will be two years only. The tenure of the scholarship will not be extendable beyond two years, under any circumstances

Each awardee, under the scheme, will be provided a scholarship of rs.2000/- p.m. For a period of two years (i.e. 10 months in a year); no other additional grants will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc.

Eligibility criteria ugc pg merit scholarship

The first & second rank holders at ug 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 subject to securing a minimum of sixty percent (60%) 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 college or 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

These awardees will have to submit the proofs of their merit position at undergraduate level in university/institute/autonomous college as well as their admission in first year of post-graduate course

The rank holders would be considered only from affiliated universities where in at least 100 students and in deemed / private universities / autonomous / nonaffiliated colleges, at least 25 students have appeared in the examination at undergraduate level in the aforesaid programmes

Other conditions:

> the student who is awarded post-graduate scholarship will not be debarred from accepting any other scholarship
> students desirous of leaving the studies mid-way without completing the pg degree will have to take prior approval from the ugc by submitting an application along with justification through the concerned university
> any student who discontinues studies without prior approval of the ugc will have to refund the whole amount and the concerned institution will be responsible for this
> the university/college/ institution has to submit a certificate of completion of the pg course in respect of each student availing this scholarship
> no extension is permissible beyond two years

Application procedure:

The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply online against the advertisement to be published by the ugc every year on the following website i.e. or

Documents to be submitted at the time of application:

(i) the candidate is required to submit an application in the prescribed format, (ii) attested copy of university undergraduate-degree, (iii) matriculation certificate, iv) a verification certificate by the institute where, students has taken admission to ist year pg course, (v) prescribed format of provisional rank certificate from the university / autonomous college

Certificate to be submitted by the concerned university/ institution to the ugc: every year university/institution will submit a compiled statement for the following:

(i) statement giving the names of the students selected for the scholarship along with their receipt of scholarship amount.
(ii) progress report to be submitted after the first year of the award giving percentage of marks obtained by the candidates
(iii) utilization certificate

Last date to apply for 30th august 2015

For more details, please visit

University grants commission

Bhadur shah zafar marg, new delhi-110002, website

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