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Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship under UGC


Swami Vivekananda was one of the great social thinker and pioneer in
social reforms in India. He was chief disciple of Saint Ramakrishna Paramhansa.
In a short life span of just 39 years, he introduced Vedanta and Yoga to the
western world. Swamiji stressed on different aspects of religion, education
character building and social issues pertaining to India. Swami Vivekananda
believed that “Education is manifestation of perfection already in men”. To him
education was not mere collection of information, but is more meaningful. He
stressed that education should be man-making, life giving and Character
building. Education is assimilation of noble ideas. He stressed to combine
dynamic and scientific attitude of west with spirituality of our country. In
women education he emphasizes on fearlessness. Swami Vivekananda considered
women to be incarnation of power and asked men to respect them in every way. He
believed that the nation can move forward only when the women of the country
secure a respectable place. He considered men and women to be equal. He was of
the view that women just like men should be allowed to enjoy freedom,
independence and responsibility. Swamiji stressed upon the importance of women
education and believed that the main reason behind various problems of women in
our country was lack of proper education. He firmly believed that if women get
proper education then they will solve their problems in their own ways. The
main objective in his scheme of women education was to make them strong, fearless,
and conscious of their dignity.
In our country like many other developing countries of the world, girl
child is discriminated against from her birth, throughout her childhood and
into her adulthood. It is very much evident from the skewed sex ratio in favor
of men to women (men outnumber women) as sons are preferred over daughters. In
many states the sex ratio is alarmingly low. The evil of female feticide is
prevalent in most part of the country. The situation is not good for the
society as this may further increase crime against women. The root cause of
this discrimination is lack of education, indifferent attitude and practices of
the society against girl child and status of women in our society. In such
circumstances education of women needs to be used and effective means for their
empowerment and education will prepare them to have a control over their lives.
The Govt. of India declared elementary education as a basic human right of
every child. The Union Government of India has taken various steps to uplift
the status of women by implementing various schemes including free education
for girls.
Promotion of women education is one of the main objective of our
education policy. It is observed that the dropout ratio at various levels of
education for girls is much higher than that of boys. Therefore new initiatives
have become necessary to give girl child equality and dignity. In order to
achieve state governments, central governments and UGC have started special
schemes/scholarships for girls. The government of India is giving special
benefits for families having single girl child. Promotion of single girl child
in the family means promoting girls in the society, increase sex ration in
favor of women and promotion of small family norm in the society.
Keeping Swami Vivekananda’s ideas of women education and to achieve
and promote girls education, UGC has introduced Swami Vivekananda Scholarship
for Single Girl Child for research in Social Sciences with an aim to compensate
direct costs of higher education especially for such girls who happen to be the
only girl child in their family.
objectives of the proposed scheme are :
a) To
support higher education of single girl child in Social Sciences.
b) To
recognize the value of observance of small family norm.
recognize the norm of single girl child in society.
propagate the concept of single girl child norm.
single girls in the society. 
i) Any
single girl child of her parents.
ii) Only
girl child in the family without having any brother or the girl student who are
twin daughters/ fraternal daughter may also apply for scholarship under the
aforesaid scheme.
iii) In a
family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered
for scholarship under the scheme.
scheme is applicable to such a single girl child who has taken admission in
regular, full -time Ph. D. program in Social Sciences in any recognized
University/Institute. Admission to Ph.D. Course in Distance education mode is
not covered under the scheme.
Age : Girl students up to the age of 40 years for general and
45 years for the reserved category SC/ST/OBC and Physical handicapped at the
time of admission in Ph.D courses are eligible.
The amount
of Scholarship is :
a) Rs.12,400/- p.m for first two years
b) Rs.15,500/- p.m for third and fourth
for fifth year in exceptional circumstances)

Mandatory attachments required during submission of online application:

The candidate is required to submit an application only through ONLINE MODE.
1. Caste
Certificate (in Case of SC/ST/OBC) issued by competent authority viz.
Tehsildar/SDM etc.

2. Proof of
Age Certificate. (i.e. Xth certificate, School Leaving Certificate etc)

3. Proof of admission in Ph.D.degree course in a
recognized Indian University covered under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC

4. A certificate from the University/Institute where student has taken admission to Ph.D.Course.

5. Proof of being single giri child-An affidavit On Rs.50/- Stamp paper from the
student/parent duly attested by SDM/First Class Magistrate/Gazetted Officer
(not below the rank of Tahsildar) copying the prescribed languages. (Annexure II of the guideline)
6. Marksheet for Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree.

7. Upload Undertaking/Noc Form Download
Undertaking/Noc Form

8. Person with Disability(PwD) Certificate (if applicable)

Note: Candidate will not be able to submit her
application unless above mentioned documents are uploaded.

Steps to fill-in the online form:

Step-1: Fill-in Personal Information
caste and
physical disability certificate(if applicable). A candidate registration
id is
generated on completion of step 1 that can be used for generating a pdf
submission process is completed.

Step-2: Fill-in Research Information including Subject,Research topic, Department etc

Step-3: Fill-in Other Information including paper published & Scholarships/Present
employement etc.
Step-4: Declaration
Online Apply Last date: 30-06-2016

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