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In order to uplift students from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India and to provide them better opportunity to undertake postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects like Engineering & Technology, Management, Pharmacy etc. in Indian Universities/Institutions/ Colleges, the University Grant Commission (UGC) provides Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates.

The basic objective of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to 1000 SC/ST students to help them pursue postgraduate degrees in Professional courses from UGC recognized Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.


·         Must be graduate in a relevant subject
·         Must have obtained admission at a Postgraduate course in a UGC recognized university/college/institution
·         Age criteria– For male candidates the maximum age is 45 years and for female candidates it is 50 years.
·         Candidates pursuing postgraduate course by correspondence or Distance Education medium are noteligible for this scholarship
·         ₹ 7,800/- per month (ME/M.Tech)
·         ₹ 4,700/- per month for other courses
Contingency A
·         ₹ 15,000/- per annum (ME/M.Tech)
·         ₹ 10,000/- per annum for other courses
 Duration of the Scholarship:
The duration of the scholarship is usually 2 to 3 years depending on the period of the postgraduate studies.


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