University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued notification for the grant of Post-Graduate Merit Scholarships for the academic year 2010-12. These scholarships are for the candidates who secured University ranks at the Under Graduation / Degree level in disciplines such as Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce and Languages. University rank holders in non- professional courses only eligible for these scholarships / fellowships. The selection of candidates will be purely based on merit only. The selected candidates can pursue their Post-Graduate programme in any area / specialization mentioned in the above disciplines. They can pursue courses in any recognised institution. The notification was issued in Employment News dated 12-18 March 2011. Following are other details:
Eligibility for UGC PG Merit Scholarships 2011 for the academic year 2011-12: Applicants must be First and Second Rank holders at the university level in under-graduate level in the specified disciplines. Candidates have to submit the proof of their merit. The scheme is applicable for students who have taken admission in regular and full-time Master’s Degree course only. They must have joined in any recognized university, deemed / private university, autonomous college or a post graduate college. Age must be below 30 years at the time of admission into PG course. Distance education candidates are not eligible.
Duration of the PG Merit Scholarship is 2 years. Total number of scholarships under the scheme are 3000. Selected awardees will be paid a Scholarship of Rs. 2000/- per month for 10 months in a year. Thus the entire scholarship will be for a total 20 months.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates can download application forms from www.ugc.ac.in. Filled in forms may be submitted to 'Deputy Secretary (SR-III), University Grants Commission, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002' within 30 days from the date of publication of this advertisement in the Employment News / Rojgar Samachar. Probable last date is 12th April 2011. You can view UGC website link http://www.ugc.ac.in/notices/rankholderadvertisement.pdf for further details.