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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1333
ANSWERED ON:  25.11.2019
Scholarship for Single Girl Child
Hasmukhbhai Somabhai Patel
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?


ANSWER

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:-
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(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:-
Sr.
No.
Name of
Scholarship/fellowship
scheme
Scholarships disbursed (fresh
+ renewal)
Amount disbursed (Rs. in
crore)
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
1. Merit Scholarship Scheme
for Single Girl Child
2,281 2,434 1,958 136.86 146.04 117.48
2. Post-Graduate Indira
Gandhi Scholarship for
Single Girl child
10,537 11,532 2,289 11.37 11.13 9.91
3. Swami Vivekananda
Single Girl Child
Fellowship for Research
in Social Sciences
77 150 142 3.04 4.70 4.74
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