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Education scholarship scheme for Single Girl Child – Loksabha QA

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) are implementing the some scholarship/ fellowship schemes exclusively for Single Girl Child – Loksabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1333
ANSWERED ON: 25.11.2019
Scholarship for Single Girl Child
Hasmukhbhai Somabhai Patel

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes any education scholarship scheme for single girl child; and

(b) if so, the details thereof during the last three years?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ”Nishank”)

(a): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) are implementing the following scholarship/fellowship schemes exclusively for Single Girl Child.

Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child:- CBSE is implementing Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child. Those single girl child, who have passed class X examination with 60% marks and studying in CBSE affiliated schools in class XI and XII are eligible for the award. The rate of scholarship is Rs. 6,000/- per annum. The number of scholarships for each year is determined based on the applications received.

UGC is implementing two schemes for Single Girl Child namely:–

(i) Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl child:– This scholarship is awarded to single girl child up to 30 years of age for studying in various postgraduate courses in colleges / universities on a full-time basis. Rate of scholarship is Rs. 36,200 per annum for a period of two years only. The number of fresh scholarship given per year is 3,000.

(ii) Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship for Research in Social Sciences:- Fellowship programme is provided to only girl child up to the age of 40 years for five years and admitted in full time Ph.D programme in Social Sciences in Colleges/Universities. Fellowship amount of Rs. 25,000 per month for first two years and Rs. 28,000 per month for remaining tenure is provided. There is no fixed number of fellowships for a particular year which is variable depending upon the number of applications received every year.

The details of scholarships/fellowships provided and amount disbursed during the last three years is as under:-

Education scholarship scheme for Single Girl Child

Source: Loksabha

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