Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences 2015-16


The University Grants Commission (UGC) is by far the biggest public sector educational finance provider in India. It offers a vast number and range of scholarships to students at different cadres of education systems within India and abroad. In recent decades there has been an unprecedented rise in the attention given to the education of women and the UGC has established many scholarships to forward this very agenda. The Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences 2015-2016, in particular, aims to facilitate the educational pursuits of single child female students in the field of social sciences. This article will provide interested candidates with the necessary particulars to apply for this scholarship.


This scholarship is exclusively meant for single child female students who are applying for full-time Social Science Ph.D courses in any recognized university or institution. Correspondence and distance learning courses are not covered in this scholarship.

Important Dates

The last date to apply for the scholarship is 30 June, 2015.

Scholarship Particulars

Students awarded the scholarship shall receive a sum of Rs.12,400 per month for the first two years of the program and Rs. 15,500 per month for the remaining two years of the program. The grant may be extended for the fifth year in exceptional cases.

Eligibility Criteria

Any female student enrolled in any Ph.D program in Social Sciences who is also the only child in the family without any male or female siblings is eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must be below the age of 40 years for the general category and 45 for reserved category SC/ST/OBC and Physical handicapped at the time of admission in Ph.D courses.

Application Procedure

The application for the scholarship is done online exclusively. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are required to fill up certain forms which may be found on the registration page for the scholarship on the UGC website (http://www.ugc.ac.in/svsgc/registration.aspx) .

In addition to the requisite forms the students will also be required to submit certain documents. These are as follows:

  • The candidate is required to submit an application only through ONLINE MODE.
  • Proof of admission in Ph.D. degree course in a recognized Indian University covered under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.
  • A certificate from the University/Institute where student has taken admission to Ph.D.Course.
  • Proof of being single girl child- An affidavit on Rs.50/- Stamp paper from the student/parent duly attested by SDM / First Class Magistrate / Gazetted Officer (not below the rank of Tahsildar) copying the prescribed languages.
  • Mark sheet for Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree.

Contact Information

Students seeking further information can contact the UGC

University Grants Commission (UGC)
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Pin:110 002, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.ugc.ac.in/
UGC Reception 23239627
Fax. Nos. 23231797/23239659

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