UGC Post Graduate Merit Scholarship For University Rank Holders
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Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship For University Rank Holders For PG Programs 

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Areas of Study :
Life Sciences, Earth Science
Level :
PG Scholarship
Scholarship Funded by :
University Grants Commission
Provided to :
Indian student

The University Grants Commission, on the basis of a initiative of MHRD, had introduced the scheme of Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University rank holders with the objective of attracting talents for pursuing post-graduate studies. The purpose of this scheme is to attract talent for pursuing post graduate studies besides strengthening the basic subjects at Undergraduate level. 

Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme is for non-professional courses only for regular students. The selection will be purely on merit basis. The awardees under this scheme can pursue their Post-Graduate programme in any area of specialization and also in any institution of higher learning in the country recognized by UGC. This scholarship is exclusively for the aforesaid courses only. Professional Courses are not applicable under this scheme. 

The Undergraduate courses from following streams have been identified for the award of scholarships: 

All universities/degree awarding institutions would be required to issue rank certificates to the toppers of the university in B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com. 

Scholarship Value : The total number of scholarships in the first academic year would be 3000. The duration of the scholarship will be two/ three years depending on the  tenure of the course. 

Each awardee, under the scheme, will be provided a scholarship of Rs.3,100/- p.m. for a period of two years (i.e. 10 months in a year). The second year grant will be released after receiving Utilization Certificate and statement of expenditure along with the progress report of the first year. 

No other additional grants will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc. 

Eligibility Criteria

These awardees will have to submit the proofs of their merit position at undergraduate level in University/Institute/Autonomous College as well as their admission in first year of Post-Graduate course.

The rank holders would be considered only from affiliated universities where in at least 100 students and in deemed / private Universities / Autonomous / Nonaffiliated colleges, at least 25 students have appeared in the examination at undergraduate level in the aforesaid programmes.

Other Conditions: 
- An eligible candidate who is awarded the Post-Graduate Scholarship will not be debarred from accepting any other Scholarship. 
- Students desirous of leaving the studies mid-way without completing the PG degree will have to take prior approval from the UGC by submitting an application along with justification through the concerned University/College/Institution. 
- The awardee will have to submit the mark-sheet of PG-I & PG-II year as completion of the PG Course and certificate for availing the scholarship. 

The Scholarship will be awarded by the UGC and will be informed to the concerned Universities and awardees pursuing Master’s programmes. The selection will be purely merit based. The scholarship will be disbursed through College/ University where the awardees have taken admission in PG Course. 

The UGC may terminate the scholarship of any student in case of: 

  1. Misconduct of the awardee, if any, reported by the University/ Institution. 
  2. Unsatisfactory progress report (i.e. if the candidate scores less than 60% 
    marks in the first year of Master’s programme) 
  3. Candidates being found ineligible at a later date shall face the penal action and will also be liable to refund the entire Scholarship amount paid. 
Application Procedure

The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply ONLINE against the advertisement to be published by the UGC every year on the following website i.e. or

Documents to be submitted at the time of application

  1. The candidate is required to submit an application in the prescribed format. 
  2. Attested copy of university undergraduate-degree. 
  3. Matriculation certificate. 
  4. A verification certificate by the institute where, students has taken admission to Ist Year P.G. Course
  5. Prescribed format of provisional Rank certificate from the university / autonomous college

Certificate to be submitted by the concerned University/ Institution to the UGC 

Every year University/Institution will submit a compiled statement for the following:

  1. Statement giving the names of the students selected for the scholarship along with their receipt of scholarship amount. 
  2. Progress Report to be submitted after the first year of the award giving percentage of marks obtained by the candidates. 
  3. Utilization certificate. 
Contact Details

University Grants Commission (UGC)
Selection and Award Bureau
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi - 110002
Email: Contact I


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