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Application deadline for Government Scholarships extended by UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the last date for online applications submission for government scholarships for the academic year 2020-21. Those who have not yet applied for a scholarship or its renewal for the academic year 2020-21, can now do so till January 20, 2021 through the National Scholarship Portal: scholarships.gov.in.

As per the notification, the last date for verification of application by institutions of students including re-submission of defective applications is February 5. 

The UGC official notice reads, “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 scholarships for which the applications deadline has been extended 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), PG Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST candidates (PGSPROF). 

The candidates can access the guidelines of each scheme through the ‘National Scholarship Portal’. 

Recently, the UGC had also extended the last date for submission of thesis for the final-term MPhil and PhD students till June 30, 2021. Earlier the last date to submit thesis was December 31, 2020.

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