Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday extended timeline for online applications (including renewals) for scholarships for regular and full-time students under various schemes for the academic year 2020-21.

As per the latest notification, the timeline has been extended for four schemes -Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship for Single Girl Child (SGC), PG Scholarship for University Rank Holder candidate (URH), Ishan Uday Special scheme for North Eastern Region (NER) and PG Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST candidates (PGSPROF).

The guidelines of each scheme may be accessed at 'National Scholarship Portal'.

The students who are eligible and are admitted in the recognised institutions, as per the guidelines, may submit their applications through National Scholarship Portal on the website -

The Portal is open since 1 .09.2020 and will be open for receiving applications for 'Fresh' as well as 'Renewals' as per the following extended timelines:

Closing date for filing online applications’ by students- January 20, 2O21

Closing date for Verification of applications by Institutions of students including re-submission of defective applications—February 5, 2O21

As per the UGC notification, the students are advised to submit their online applications well in time so that their institutions are able to verify applications within the prescribed timelines.

The eligible Institutions are also advised to verify applications of their students immediately after receiving the applications on Portal.

It would be in the interest of students, if all the applications are verified by Institutions by January 31, 2O21, so that they are able to correct/rectify the defected applications.