UGC PG Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2016

Postgraduate Merit Scholarship Program 2016 for University Rank Holders

University Grant Commission invites online applications to Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2016 session.

Last date to apply online: September 15th, 2016.

Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme is for non-professional courses only for regular students. The selection will be purely on merit basis. The awardees under this scheme can pursue their Post-Graduate programme in any area of specialization and also in any institution of higher learning in the country recognized by UGC. This scholarship is exclusively for the aforesaid courses only. Professional Courses are not applicable under this scheme.

The Undergraduate courses from following streams have been identified for the award of scholarships:

1. Life Sciences, 2. Physical Sciences, 3. Chemical Sciences, 4. Earth Sciences, 5. Mathematical Sciences, 6. Social Sciences, 7. Commerce, 8. Languages.

All universities/degree awarding institutions would be required to issue rank certificates to the toppers of the university in B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com.

Scholarship Value

The total number of scholarships in the first academic year would be 3000. The duration of the scholarship will be 2 years only. The tenure of the scholarship will not be extendable beyond 2years, under any circumstances.

Each awardee, under the scheme, will be provided a scholarship of Rs.3100/- p.m. for a period of two years (i.e. 10 months in a year); no other additional grants will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc.

Eligibility Criteria for UGC PG Merit Scholarship 2016

The First & Second Rank holders at UG level and admitted in any Postgraduate Course would be awarded the scholarship. The students will have to submit the proof of their merit position at undergraduate level as well as their admission in postgraduate courses.

The scholarship would however, be subject to securing a minimum of sixty percent (60%) marks at undergraduate level.

The scheme is applicable to such students who have taken admission in regular, full-time Master’s Degree course in any recognized university, deemed university, private university, autonomous college or a post graduate college.

The scholarship is available to the student for first PG Degree only. Age limit for the students is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course.

Distance mode of education will not be considered under the scheme.

These awardees will have to submit the proofs of their merit position at undergraduate level in University / Institute / Autonomous College as well as their admission in first year of Post-Graduate course.

The rank holders would be considered only from affiliated universities where in at least 100 students and in deemed / private Universities / Autonomous / Nonaffiliated colleges, at least 25 students have appeared in the examination at undergraduate level in the aforesaid programs.

Application Procedure

The applicants fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply online against the advertisement to be published by the UGC every year on the following website i.e. or

Documents to be submitted at the time of application:

(i) The candidate is required to submit an application in the prescribed format, (ii) Attested copy of university undergraduate-degree, (iii) Matriculation certificate, iv) A verification certificate by the institute where, students has taken admission to Ist Year PG Course, (v) Prescribed format of provisional Rank certificate from the university / autonomous college.

Certificate to be submitted by the concerned University/ Institution to the UGC: Every year University / Institution will submit a compiled statement for the following:

  • Statement giving the names of the students selected for the scholarship along with their receipt of scholarship amount.
  • Progress Report to be submitted after the first year of the award giving percentage of marks obtained by the applicants.
  • Utilization certificate.

Last date to apply online: September 15th, 2016.

UGC PG Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2016
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2 thoughts on “UGC PG Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2016

  • August 27, 2015 at 3:05 am

    If possible please extend the last date of submission because I am from Manipur and now the condition of the state is instable as a result of it, the process of admission in Manipur university will be delayed than the earlier notification. So please be considerate and extend the last date.hope you will obliged.

  • August 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I know ur problem very well……bcoz I am also suffering like you…..same problem …..but l think no one will help us…….

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