GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 1333
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th NOVEMBER, 2019
Scholarship for Single Girl Child
- SHRI PATEL HASMUKHBHAI SOMABHAI:
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government proposes any education scholarship scheme for single girl child; and (b) if so, the details thereof during the last three years?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’)
(a): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) are implementing the following scholarship/fellowship schemes exclusively for Single Girl Child.
Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child:- CBSE is implementing Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child. Those single girl child, who have passed class X examination with 60% marks and studying in CBSE affiliated schools in class XI and XII are eligible for the award. The rate of scholarship is Rs. 6,000/- per annum. The number of scholarships for each year is determined based on the applications received.
UGC is implementing two schemes for Single Girl Child namely:-
(i) Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl child:- This scholarship is awarded to single girl child up to 30 years of age for studying in various postgraduate courses in colleges / universities on a full-time basis. Rate of scholarship is Rs. 36,200 per annum for a period of two years only. The number of fresh scholarship given per year is 3,000.
(ii) Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship for Research in Social Sciences:-
Fellowship programme is provided to only girl child up to the age of 40 years for five years and admitted in full time Ph.D programme in Social Sciences in Colleges/Universities. Fellowship amount of Rs. 25,000 per month for first two years and Rs. 28,000 per month for remaining tenure is provided. There is no fixed number of fellowships for a particular year which is variable depending upon the number of applications received every year.
(b): The details of scholarships/fellowships provided and amount disbursed during the last three years is as under:-
Source – Loksabha