UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
BAHADURSHAH ZAFAR MARG
POST-GRADUATE INDIRA GANDHI SCHOLARSHIP FOR SINGLE GIRL
CHILD FOR ACADEMIC SESSION 2013
ONLINE SUBMISSION INTERFACE WILL BE AVAILABE ON 09.11.2013 ONWARDS
It is observed that 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 male child. In such
circumstances education of women needs to be used and effective means for their
empowerment and education 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 Govt. of India 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 including 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 with an aim 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.
The objectives of the proposed scheme are :
a) to support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses only.
b) to recognize the value of observance of small family norm.