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PG Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2019-20

PG Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2019-20

Post Graduation

A scholarship worth INR 3,100 per month for two years

What is Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2019-20?

The University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, invites applications from the first and second rank holders of graduation courses across the country. The scholarship aims to encourage talented girls and boys towards post-graduation education and assist them in their expenses.


Who is offering this scholarship ?

The scholarship is being offered by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be studying in a post-graduation course from any affiliated university (central/state) or deemed universities/ private universities / 25 autonomous colleges / non-affiliated colleges
  • Be a rank holder (Ist or IInd) in the previous graduation exam. 
  • Have completed graduation in one of the following disciplines: Life sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, earth sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, commerce or languages
  • Have scored a minimum of 60% of marks in graduation.
  • Be below 30 years of age.


What are the benefits ?

The scholarship will provide the financial aid of INR 3,100 per month for the duration of two years. 


How can you apply ?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps -

Step 1: Visit the homepage of the National Scholarship Portal and click on 'New Registration'.

Step 2: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and 'Continue'. 

Step 3: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category, scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.

Step 4: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)

Step 5: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.

Step 6: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.

Step 7: Now, log in using OTP and fill the form.

Step 8: An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.

Note: All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.


What are the documents required for the Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2019-20?

The applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Attested copy of university's undergraduate degree
  • Certificate of matriculation
  • Verification certificate issued by the institute where the student has taken admission at PG level
  • Scanned copy of Aadhaar card/enrollment


What are the important dates ?

Scholarship announcement date: 15 July 2019

Scholarship closing date: 31 October 2019

Last date for defective verification: 15 November 2019

Last date for institute verification: 15 November 2019


Terms and Conditions

  • The students will have to submit proof of their merit position at the undergraduate level as well as their admission in postgraduate courses. 
  • The amount of scholarship will be directly transferred to the student's account through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer).
  • The scholarship can be renewed during the period of postgraduate course subject to the good conduct and maintenance of prescribed attendance by the applicant. Any kind of change in course is not permitted under this scheme. 
  • The students who have been awarded Post-Graduate Scholarship for University Rank Holders will not be debarred from accepting any other scholarships. 
  • The maximum age limit for the applicants is 30 years at the time of admission in post-graduation.


Contact details


Phone: 0120 - 6619540



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Up to INR 3,100 per month for two years


Post Graduation



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