Published: 03rd November 2022
UGC: Young authors can apply for PM-YUVA 2.0 scheme
A total of 75 young authors will be shortlisted and be provided Rs 50,000 per month under the scheme
The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a letter yesterday, November 2, 2022, regarding the PM Mentorship Scheme for Young Authors (YUVA) 2.0.
The letter stated that the Ministry of Education has launched the PM-YUVA Mentorship Scheme 2.0 to train young and budding authors (below 30 years of age) for the year 2022-23 with the National Book Trust of India.
Under this scheme, a national-level online contest is being held from October 2 to November 30, 2022. This competition is to select authors under the scheme who will be provided with a scholarship of Rs 50,000 per month for six months. As a part of this mentorship scheme, in this contest, a total of 75 authors will be selected and the National Book Trust of India will publish the books written by the young authors.
The letter states, "The Theme of PM-YUVA 2.0 is Democracy (Institutions, Events, People, and Constitutional Values), which is specific to democracy in the Indian context only so as to give a fillip to research and documentation about various aspects of the Indian democratic system." The letter also requested all Higher Education Institutions and their affiliated colleges/institutions to circulate the information about the scheme to all the students and stakeholders to encourage participation in this scheme.
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