To promote girls education, UGC has introduced this scholarship in social sciences with an aim to compensate direct costs of higher education, especially for girls who happen to be the only girl child in their family.
Eligibility: A single girl student who has taken admission in regular, full-time Ph.D. programme in social sciences with maximum age of 40 years (general) and 45 years (SC/ST/OBC/PD).
Prizes and rewards: 300 scholarship seats; Rs. 12,400 per month for first two years. Thereafter, Rs. 15,500 per month for third and fourth year.