UGC Scholarships offered by MHRD, Govt. Of India

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UGC or University Grants Commission was established in 1956 by Government of India to improve the standard of University level education in India. Its objective was to enhance the quality of education which is provided by the institutions after class 12 level. Its work is to regulate the colleges, give recognition to Institutions providing education after class 12 level and to promote equal education by providing funds to Institutions and Universities for easy facilitation of enhancement of University level Education. It also provides scholarships, grants to meritorious students all over India for thepromotion of studies at different levels after class 12th.
The scholarships are provided through different schemes and scholarships programs to students. The scholarships are provided to students at Under-Graduation Level, Post-Graduation Level, Ph.D. level. The students of theweaker economic background are the ones mostly getting the scholarship. The focus of UGC is on providing University Education to students who can't afford higher education but if they are provided education means then they can certainly improve the scenario of Research and Development works of Country. Around 20,000 students are provided scholarships every year by UGC. Scholarships and Grants are also provided to teachers who are into research and development.



Earlier UGC used to use manual mode for scholarship and grants distribution but after MHRDs notice, the mode of providing scholarship was shifted to digital. MHRD or Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to provide scholarships through Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) mode. Distribution of scholarships will be done through Public Financial Management System. A portal has been set-up for migration and legacy problems in DBT mode. A portal has also been setup for tracking of grants and scholarships stage of payment and document verification.

The MHRD has also allotted a phone number (01123235640) and an email id 
(ugcfellowship.ugc@gmail.com) to help students regarding their doubts and problems relating to disbursal of fellowships, grants, and scholarships. According to the new system, UGC scholarships will be transferred directly into the student's bank account which has to be linked with AADHAR for Identity Verification. In case AADHAR is not present, than any other government document has to be presented for verification of Identity.

Following are the scholarships provided by the UGC for Teachers:
Emeritus Fellowship
Research Awards for the Teachers
Following are the scholarships provided by the UGC for Minority Groups:
National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students               
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students     
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students
National Fellowship for OBC Candidate
Following are the scholarships provided by the UGC for Under-Graduation Students:
IshanUday for North Eastern Region
Following are the scholarships provided by the UGC for Students after Post-Graduation:
Dr. S. RadharkrishnanPost-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates          
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences 
Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates
Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder
Raman Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in the USA        
Major Research Project
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates
Special AssistanceProgramme (SAP) 

Minor Research Project for UGC Regional Office     

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