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Vikash Sharma

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released an important circular regarding grant of several scholarships to eligible students.

As per the latest notification, eligible students can apply for the scholarships on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).

The portal is active since August and the last date to apply is November 30, 2021. The portal was opened to receive applications under several UGC schemes from regular and full time students under four schemes for the Academic year 2021-22.

The schemes are- 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 detail guidelines for each scheme can be assessed at the official site of NSP.

Important Dates:

Closing date for filling online applications by students: November 30,2021

Closing date for verification of applications by institutions of students including re-submission of defective applications: December 15, 2021.

The UGC has instructed students to submit their online applications within the stipulated timeline so that their respective institutions are able to verify applications.

“The eligible institutions are also advised to verify applications of their students immediately after receiving the applications on the portal. It will be in the interest of students, if all the applications are verified by the institutions by December 10, 2021, so that they are able to correct/ rectify the defected applications,” the UGC notice read.

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