Post Graduate Scholarship for Girl Child
If you are the only daughter in the family doing Postgraduate / Masters degree, then you are eligible to get 37, 200 pa from Government of India. This scheme is launched Under Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl child from UGC. The age limit is 30 years and the last date to apply is 30.11.2018
It is observed that the number of girls as against boys in certain states is declining which is a matter of great concern. The females are even forced to give birth to a male child. In such circumstances, education of women needs to be used. Education is an effective means for their empowerment and will prepare them to have a control over their lives. The mindset which militates against the girl child could not keep pace with economic progress and literacy.
The Government declared elementary education as a basic human right of every child. The Union Government of India has taken various steps to uplift the status of women by implementing various schemes. This includes free education for girls.
In order to achieve and promote girls education, UGC has introduced a Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child. This aims to compensate direct costs of girl education to all levels especially for such girls who happen to be the only girl child in their family.