Scholarship to Single Girl Child of the Family
Published in ‘Deccan Herald‘, Bangalore Edition
To reduce the dropouts of girl from education particularly in higher education, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has started an encouraging scheme of by sanctioning scholarships. The new kinds of scholarships started from the year 2006-07. Accordingly, those families who have adopted the small family norms of single child particularly, a girl child the sanction of Scholarships to the candidate introduced to compensate educational costs particularly in higher education. Government has already introduced fee waiver to the single child of the family for class VI to XII. In addition, the candidate is entitled monthly scholarship for completion of her degree course. Further, for non-professional courses, the Indira Gandhi Scholarship also given for P.G. Course, sanctioned by the University Grants Commission.
A. Under-graduate Courses:
This scholarship will be to those girls, who have studied up to X standard under the CBSE pattern of education and continued her college education of XI & XII standard under the same pattern. In the same way, the scholarship is also extended to Degree course, selected through the examinations conducted by CBSE i.e., AIEEE/AIPMT.
The procedure for claiming scholarship is very simple. The eligible candidate can down load the applicable prescribed application form from CBSE website & fill all contents properly. The principal of the college must certify that, the candidate is regular to the class and having good conduct in the college. Further, enclose an affidavit of their parents, sworn before the First Class Judicial Magistrate/ SDM/Executive Magistrate on Rs. 10/- non-judicial stamp paper, stating that she is the only daughter to their family and they have no other children. The original affidavit enclosed when the first time the scholarship is claiming. There is no need to send it every year. Once the scholarship is sanctions under the scheme, the next and every year, it will continue as renewal application. The format of Affidavit and the application form (applicable to the course of study) can be down loaded from the CBSE website. At the time of applying for scholarship and for renewal, the previous years attested Xerox copy of marks statement (for XI standard, the X standard marks statement) to be enclosed. However, in case of XI & XI standard, the college should be under the CBSE pattern of education.
The amount of scholarship differs from course to course. For XI and XII standard, the scholarship amount is Rs. 500 P.M. For undergraduate courses, it is Rs. 550 Per Month. For Professional Courses selected through AIPMT/AIEEE, the scholarship amount is at Rs. 1000/- Per Month and it is payable for 4 Years.
There is no limit for number of scholarships to XI & XI standard candidates every year. However, the number is limited to 550 for under graduate course, 150 for Medical Course and 350 for Technical Course per year. The sanctioned scholarship amount directly credited to the Bank Account of the candidate as mentioned in the application form. The sanction letter posted to the candidate’s address given in the application form and such candidates name published in the CBSE website every year.
The Last date for submission of completed Application form for the Academic Year 2011-12, is 30th October 2011. The application form is different for different course. The candidate download the concerned application form i.e., For XI standard form F1, for XI standard form F2, for under graduate form F4, for medical course form F6 and for technical course form F8 from the website.
As the professional courses like Medical/Technical is for 4 years. Therefore, the candidate has to submit renewal application and enclose the previous years pass marks statement.
The completed application form duly signed by the candidate and certified by the principal of the concerned college, be sent to the Section Officer (Scholarship) CBSE, Shikshana Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, New Delhi- 110 092. The envelope should super scribe “APPLICATION FOR MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR SGC (mention the Class/Course and form no.) 2011. For more details, visit www.cbse.nic.in.
B. P. G. Courses:
University Grants Commission of India (UGC) has introduced scholarship to Single Girl Child for non-professional post-graduate courses. The scholarship be given to that candidate who had admitted to the first year Masters Degree course recognized by the UGC and the University/Institute/College will be under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act. The candidate’s age should not exceed 30 years at the time of admission.
The amount of scholarship will be of Rs. 2,000 Per Month and payable for Two years period (10 months every year). For this, the candidate’s parents submit the Affidavit stating that she is the only girl to their family and no other children. The number of such scholarships limits to 1200 candidates per year. Such scholarship awarded under this category will not affect any other benefits that the student drawing from other sources. The scholarship is applicable to the regular students and not external candidates.
The scholarship named as Indira Gandhi Scholarship, because she was the country’s First Woman Prime Minister who was a single girl child herself. The applications for the scholarships generally invited in the month of August/September every year. For more details visit www.ugc.ac.in.
The newly formed Delhi Technological University, earmarked one seat over and above the sanctioned intake capacity in all its undergraduate engineering programmes i.e., B.Tech, for single girl child in a family from the academic year 2011-12. In the same way, many university/colleges are also giving incentives and reservation quota for higher education of single girl child. However, due to lack of non-availability of information, the candidates are not making use of it. Therefore, regularly see the press notes in the newspapers/medias & avail the benefits.