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Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship For Research In Social Sciences

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A fellowship scheme by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for Single Girl Child for research in Social Sciences with an aim to compensate for direct costs of higher education, especially for such girls who happen to be the only girl child in their family.

The objectives of the proposed scheme are:
1. To support the higher education of single girl child in Social Sciences.
2. To recognize the value of observance of the small family norms.
3. To recognize the norm of single girl child in society.
4. To propagate the concept of single girl child norm.
5. Promoting single girls in society.

The girl students who are admitted to Ph. D. programs in Social Sciences in Universities/Colleges/Institutes and happen to be the only girl child in the family without having any brother or sister. The girl student who is twin daughters/fraternal daughter may also apply for fellowship under the aforesaid scheme.

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:
Fellowship @ ₹25,000/- per month for the Initial two years; @ Rs. 28,000/- per month for the remaining tenure.
Contingency @ ₹10,000/- per annum for initial two years; @ Rs. 20,500/- per annum for remaining tenure.
Escort Reader Assistance @ ₹2,000/- per month in case of PWD candidates.
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