Only Girl Child - PhD Students, Opt for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship (SVSGC)

Published on : 17 Jul 2018
Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Swami Vivekananda has fought for the upliftment of the position of women in society. He believed that no society could progress in true sense without the advancement of its women. Education is one of the most powerful instruments for the empowerment of women in the society. The government of India in furtherance of the vision of the Swami Vivekananda has started the scholarship programme ‘Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship for Research in Social Science’. The UGC implements this scheme in collaboration with the state governments.

 Latest Notification: The last date to submit applications for the 2012-2017 program was 15th December 2017. Click here to check the list of selected students for the year 2017-18. There is no official announcement for the year 2018-19 yet. Bookmark this page to stay updated with the recent information.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship: Quick Overview

Deadline 15 Dec 2017
Class / Course Research Students
Scholarship Type Ph.D, Master & Doctoral Programs
Awarded Amount ₹ 25,00 per month
Age Limit N/A
Gender Female
Religion All
State All
Country India
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Available Application Forms

Benefits under the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Programme (SVSGC)–

The number of scholarships changes every year depending on the number of applications received by the organisers. The beneficiary can avail the scholarship benefit for a maximum period of 5 years. Here’s a list of other benefits:

Amount of the scholarship –

  • A student gets ₹25,000 per month for the first 2 years of the course. This amount is increased to ₹28,000 afterwards.
  • The beneficiary receives a contingency grant of ₹12,000 per annum for the first 2 years of the course.  This amount is also increased to ₹20,500 afterwards.
  • Blind/ PWD candidates, receive ₹2000 per month to avail the help of reader/escort.
  • All beneficiaries get Housing Rent Allowances till the end of the course.

Eligibility Criteria for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Programme -

This scholarship is applicable for girls who are a single child of their parents. Other criterions that make a candidate eligible for the reward include:

  • An applicant should be a single girl child of her parents.
  • She should have been enrolled in the full-time regular Ph. D programmes in the Social Science from a recognised Indian college/university/ institute.
  • The maximum age limit of the General Category applicants is 40 years. Applicants belonging to SC/ST/PWD/OBC category should not be more than 45 years of age.
  • Transgender candidates can also apply for the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship programme.

How to Apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Candidates need to make sure that they read all the guidelines and instructions before applying for the scholarship. The general steps include: -

  • Visit the official UGC website and check for recent date changes.
  • Register as a new user and use the login credentials to fill in the application form.
  • Go through the entire application and press Submit.
  • Send the application before the deadline.

Essential Documents

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has made the Aadhaar card necessary for the reimbursement of the scholarship under the DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer). Other important documents include:

  • Admission proof of PhD degree course in an identified Indian University mentioned under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.
  • University/Institute certificate
  • Single girl-child proof
  • An affidavit on ₹50/- Stamp paper from the student/parent duly attested by SDM / First Class Magistrate / Gazetted Officer (not below the rank of Tahsildar) in the prescribed languages.
  • Marksheet or other academic records of Graduation or Post Graduation degree.

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