University Grants Commission (UGC) New Delhi has issued notification for the grant of Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates for the year 2010-2011. The UGC has introduced this scheme for the benefit of the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to pursue postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects such as Engineering and Technology, Management, Pharmacy etc. in any recognised Indian Universities / Institutions / Colleges. Following are details such as number of scholarships, financial assistance and application procedure:
There are 1000 scholarships to SC/ST candidates to pursue PG Courses in Professional subjects mentioned above. The selected candidates will receive Rs. 5000 per month as scholarship for ME / M.Tech Courses and Rs. 3000 for other professional courses. Duration of the fellowship is depends on the nature and duration of the course.
Eligibility requirements: The applicants should have Graduate Degree in the relevant subject / discipline and should have obtained admission at Post Graduate level programme in regular full time course. Those pursuing Post Graduate course in professional subjects by correspondence / distance mode are not eligible. Age should be below 45 years as on 1st July on the year of application. Relaxations apply as per rules.
Selection of the candidates will be based on the merit only. Interested candidates can apply online only through www.ugc.ac.in/pgsprof . Last date for the receipt of applications online is 25th September 2011. More details can be obtained from www.ugc.ac.in