UGC Scholarship 2021-22: Apply Online, Last Date, Eligibility & Renewal

In this article, we will share with all of you the details of the undergraduate scholarships and the postgraduate scholarships which are available by the Government of India. In this article, we will share with all of you the step-by-step procedure through which you will be able to apply for all of the UGC Scholarship present in the country. Today, We will also share with you all the rewards of the scholarship and the eligibility criteria for the UGC Scholarship. Make sure to follow the article until the last to get all of the details regarding the scholarship.

UGC Scholarship 2021-22

There are a lot of different scholarship schemes which are presented by the Government of India in order to help the people who are not able to continue their education. Various monetary benefits under various scholarship programs will be provided to the students as per their interests. However, you have to apply for the scholarship before the starting of your academic year in order to be successfully eligible for the benefits of the scholarship.

UGC Scholarship

Details of UGC Scholarship

NameUGC Scholarship 2022
Launched byGovernment of India
ObjectiveProviding monetary benefits
BeneficiariesStudents of India
Official sitewww.ugc.ac.in

UGC Scholarship Dates Extended

As per the latest information shared by the concerned authority for the scholarship programs, the last date to apply for the scholarship has been extended to 15th December 2021 which was earlier 30th November 2021 for all the applicants. The defective verification and Institute verification dates have also been extended up to 31st December 2021 which was earlier 15th December 2021. Applicants can visit the official website of the national scholarship portal to apply for the scholarship programs of their choice.

List Of Scholarships

The following scholarships are available by the Government:-

Scholarship NameNo. of Scholarships
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child3,000
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder3,000
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates1,000
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER10,000
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social SciencesNA
Emeritus Fellowship200
Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences200
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeNA
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates100
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates100
National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students2,000
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students750
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities200
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students1,000
National Fellowship for OBC Candidate300
 MHRD Scholarship 

University Grants Commission Scholarship Eligibility Conditions

You will have to follow the following eligibility criteria in order to apply for the UGC Scholarship:-

Scholarship NameCategoryEligibility
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl ChildOpen for allThe scholarship is open for girl students only with a maximum age limit of 30 years. The applicant should be the single girl child of the family. The applicant must have taken admission in the first year of a regular, full-time PG course at a recognized university or college.
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank HolderOpen for allThe students who have completed their graduation in the following streams can apply – Life Sciences Chemical Sciences Physical Sciences Mathematical Sciences Earth Sciences Social Sciences Languages Commerce The students must be the first or second rank holder at the undergraduate level and enrolled in a full-time, regular master’s degree program at a recognized university/college. The age of the applicant must not be more than 30 years at the time of admission in the PG course. The minimum percentage of marks to be obtained by the student in graduation is 60%.
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST CandidatesSC/STThe scholarship is open for students who are pursuing the first year of the professional course at the postgraduate level during the current year from a recognized university/institution/college. The courses are approved by leading regulatory bodies like MCI, NCTE, Bar Council of India, NCTIS, RCI, DCI, PCI, AICTE, Development Authority of India, Forensic Regulatory, INC, and ICAR are considered as professional courses for which the scholarship is applicable.
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NERFor allThe scholarship is open for students having domicile of North Eastern Region (NER) state who have completed their class 12th or equivalent. The student must have secured admission in a technical, professional, or general degree course at a recognized institute/college/university. The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 4.5 Lakh.
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social SciencesFor allThe scholarship is open for single girl children only. The applicant must be pursuing a regular, full-time Ph.D. program in Social Sciences at a recognized Indian University/ Institution/ College. The maximum age limit for general category applicants is 40 years and 45 years for SC/ST/OBC and PwD. The students pursuing their Ph.D. through distance education cannot apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is also open for transgender candidates.
Emeritus FellowshipFor allThe fellowship is open to highly qualified, superannuated, and experienced teachers of recognized institutions/colleges/ universities. The applicant must have contributed to his/her service career with quality research and published work. The fellowship allows the awardee to work with a well-defined time-bound action plan up to the age of 70 years.
Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social SciencesFor allThe fellowship is open for unemployed young researchers who are below 35 years of age before the deadline of the submission of the online application. (Note: Relaxation of 5 years is available for SC, ST, OBC, PwD, and Women candidates). The minimum percentage of marks to be obtained by general category students at UG level is 55% marks and at PG level is 60% marks. (Note: For reserved categories including SC, ST, OBC, and PwD, a relaxation of 5% is given). The fellowship is also open for transgender candidates.
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeFor allThe fellowship is open for aspirants below 35 years of age who hold a Ph.D. degree under science faculty. (Note: A relaxation of up to 3, 5, and 10 years will be given to SC, ST, OBC, Women, and PwD candidates). Teachers, who are working on a confirmed post and are below 35 years of age can also apply. The previous applicants of the fellowship can also apply if they were declared unsuccessful.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women CandidatesFor allThe fellowship is applicable for women candidates only who are unemployed and hold a Ph.D. degree. The age of the applicant should not be more than 55 years (Note: A relaxation of 5 years in age is given to SC, ST, OBC, PwD candidates). The minimum percentage of marks obtained by general category applicants at UG level is 55% and at PG level is 60% (Note: A relaxation of 5% in the minimum percentage of marks is given to SC, ST, OBC, PwD candidates). Transgender candidates can also apply for this scheme.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST CandidatesSC/STThe fellowship is open for unemployed candidates who have a PhD degree in the relevant subject. The maximum age limit for male applicants is 50 years while for female applicants is 55 years. The applicants should have scored 50% marks at UG level and 55% marks at PG level. Transgender candidates can also apply.
National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste StudentsSCThe students who have passed their post-graduation examination and have registered for an M.Phil./PhD course can apply for this fellowship. The fellowship is open for transgender candidates.
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST StudentsSTThe students having a postgraduate degree are eligible for the fellowship. The applicant must be registered in a full-time regular M.Phil./PhD course at a university/college/institution recognized by UGC.
National Fellowship for Persons with DisabilitiesFor allThe fellowship is open for students with disabilities who have been enrolled in a Ph.D./MPhil program at a University or academic institution.
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority StudentsMinorityThe fellowship is applicable to students belonging to minority communities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsi, and Jain. The student must be enrolled in a full-time and regular M.Phil./PhD program. The annual income of the family should not be more than INR 2.5 Lakh from all sources. The minimum percentage of marks to be obtained by the candidates in post-graduation is 50%. Transgender applicants can also apply for the fellowship.
National Fellowship for OBC CandidateOBCThe students who have passed their post-graduation and have registered for M.Phil./PhD courses can apply for the fellowship. The annual income of the family should not be more than INR 6 Lakh from all sources. Transgender candidates can also apply for the fellowship.

Documents Required

You will have to submit the following documents in order to be successfully eligible for the scholarship:-

  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Minority certificate (if applicable)
  • Income certificate of parents
  • UG/ PG marks card
  • Bonafide certificate provided by the head of the institution
  • Physical disability certificate (if applicable)
  • Aadhar card copy
  • First page of bank passbook
  • Domicile certificate
  • ID proof provided by Government
  • Birth certificate
  • 10th/12th-grade marks card
 National Scholarship Scheme

UGC Scholarship Important Dates

  • Different Scholarship Programs have different last dates.
  • Visit the National Scholarship Portal to check Last dates of various scholarships

UGC Scholarship Application Process

You will have to follow the following application procedure to successfully apply for the UGC scholarship:-

Scholarship NameHow to apply?
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl ChildApply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank HolderApply online through the National Scholarship Portal.
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST CandidatesApply online through the National Scholarship Portal.
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NERApply online through the National Scholarship Portal.
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social SciencesApply online through the official website of UGC.
Emeritus FellowshipApply online through the official website of UGC.
Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social SciencesApply online through the official website of UGC.
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeApply online through the official website of the fellowship.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women CandidatesApply online through the official website of UGC.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST CandidatesApply online through the official website of UGC.
National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste StudentsApply online through the official website of UGC.
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST StudentsApply online through the official website of UGC.
National Fellowship for Persons with DisabilitiesApply online through the official website of UGC.
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority StudentsApply online through the official website of UGC.
National Fellowship for OBC CandidateApply online through the official website of UGC.
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UGC Scholarship Reward Details

The following rewards will be given to you if you apply for the UGC Scholarship given below:-

Scholarship NameRewards
Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl ChildINR 36,200 per annum for a period of 2 years
Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank HolderINR 3,100 per month for a period of 2 years
Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST CandidatesINR 7,800 per month for a period of 2 years for ME/MTech students. INR 4,500 per month for a period of 2 years for other professional courses.
Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NERStudents pursuing general degree courses will receive INR 5,400 per month. Students pursuing technical/ professional/ medical courses will receive INR 7,800 per month. Note: The scholarship award is tenable for one year which can be renewed each year for the degree course subject to your good conduct and maintenance of prescribed attendance.
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social SciencesFellowship of INR 25,000 per month for initial 2 years and INR 28,000 per month for remaining tenure. A contingency grant of INR 10,000 per annum for initial 2 years and IR 20,500 per annum for remaining tenure. Escort and reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month (for persons with disabilities).
Emeritus FellowshipAn honorarium of INR 31,000 per month for 2 years. A contingency of INR 50,000 per annum
Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social SciencesFellowship of INR 38,800 for the first year, INR 40,300 for the second year and INR 41,900 for the third year. A contingency of INR 50,000 per annum for 3 years. Escorts and readers assistance of INR 2,000 per month for PwD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates.
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeNormal Fellowship of INR 43,400, INR 45,000 and INR 46,500 for first, second and third year respectively. Higher fellowship of INR 46,500 for the first, second and third year. Contingency grant of INR 1 Lakh per annum.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women CandidatesFellowship of INR 38,800 per month for the first 2 years and INR 46,500 per month after two years. A contingency of INR 50,000 per annum for 5 years. Escorts and reader allowance of INR 2,000 per month (for PwD applicants).
Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST CandidatesFellowship of INR 38,800 per month for the first 2 years and INR 46,500 per month after two years. A contingency of INR 50,000 per annum for 5 years. Escorts and reader allowance of INR 2,000 per month (for PwD applicants).
National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste StudentsFellowship in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences include JRF of INR 25,000 per month for the initial two years and SRF of INR 28,000 per month for remaining tenure. Contingency for Humanities and Social Sciences is INR 10,000 per annum for the initial 2 years and INR 20,500 per annum for the remaining tenure. Contingency for Science, Engineering & Technology is INR 12,000 per annum for the initial 2 years and INR 25,000 per annum for the remaining tenure. Escorts and reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month (for blind and physically handicapped students).
National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST StudentsFellowship in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences include JRF of INR 25,000 per month for the initial two years and SRF of INR 28,000 per month for remaining tenure. Contingency for Humanities and Social Sciences is INR 10,000 per annum for the initial 2 years and INR 20,500 per annum for the remaining tenure. Contingency for Science, Engineering & Technology is INR 12,000 per annum for the initial 2 years and INR 25,000 per annum for the remaining tenure. Escorts and reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month (for blind and physically handicapped students).
National Fellowship for Persons with DisabilitiesThe fellowship amount includes – Monthly stipend of INR 16,000 for initial 2 years and for the remaining tenure INR 18,000 per month. Contingency allowance for Humanities, Commerce and Social Science is INR 10,000 per annum for initial 2 years and INR 20,500 for remaining tenure. Contingency allowance for Science and Engineering & technology is INR 12,000 and INR 25,000 for remaining tenure. Departmental assistance of INR 3,000 per annum HRA as per the rules of Institution/University Escorts/reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month (for blind and physically disabled candidates)
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority StudentsFellowship of INR 25,000 per month (JRF) for initial two years and INR 28,000 per month (SRF) for remaining tenure. Contingency for Humanities, Social Sciences and commerce is INR 10,000 per annum for initial 2 years and INR 20,500 per annum for remaining tenure. Contingency for Science is INR 12,000 per annum for initial 2 years and INR 25,000 per annum for remaining tenure. Escorts and reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month (for blind and physically handicapped students).
National Fellowship for OBC CandidateFellowship in Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences include JRF of INR 25,000 per month for initial two years and SRF of INR 28,000 per month for remaining tenure. Contingency for Humanities and Social Sciences is INR 10,000 per annum for initial 2 years and INR 20,500 per annum for remaining tenure. Contingency for Science, Engineering & Technology is INR 12,000 per annum for initial 2 years and INR 25,000 per annum for remaining tenure. Escorts and reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month (for blind and physically handicapped students).
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