New Delhi, 30 October 2020: University Grants Commission (UGC), the higher education regulator, has extended the closing date for submission of online applications for four schemes for the Academic year 2020-2021. The revised closing date for application submission is now 30 November 2020.
The UGC has earlier invited fresh applications (including renewals) from regular and full time students for four schemes for the Academic year 2020-2021.
These four schemes are as followed:
- Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship for single Girl Child (SGC)
- PG Scholarship for University Rank Holder candidates (URH)
- Ishan Uday Special scheme for North Eastern Region (NER)
- PG Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST candidates (PGSPROF)
Following COVID 19 pandemic, many eligible student have been unable to submit application on time with required documents. The extension of closing date of submission of applications has provided has relief to such candidates.
The guidelines of each scheme may be accessed at “National Scholarship Portal”.
The students who are eligible and are admitted in the recognized institutions as per the guidelines, may submit their applications through National Scholarship Portal on its website -https://scholarships.gov.in/
The Portal will be open for receiving applications for “Fresh ‘ as well as ‘Renewals’ as per the following revised timeline (after extension):
Closing date for filling application by students after extension – 30 November 2020
Closing date for verification of applications by institutions of students including re-submission of defective applications.-15 December 2020
The UGC has mentioned that the students are advised to submit their online applications well in time so that their institutions are able to verify applications within the prescribed timeline.
The eligible institutions are also advised applications of their students immediately after receiving the applications on Portal . It would be in the interest of students . if all the applications are verified by institutions by 10 December 2020, so that they are able to correct/rectify the defected applications .