Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students 2018
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India has invited application from eligible candidates for the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students 2018.
Objective of the Scholarship:
To provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of Senior Secondary Examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for girls] are awarded for pursuing graduate / postgraduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.
State wise Number of Scholarship Allocated:
A. Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) in Colleges/ Institutions recognized by All India Council of Technical Education, UGC Act, 1956, Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India and respective regulatory authorities and not availing benefit of any other scholarship scheme including State run scholarship schemes/Fee waiver and reimbursement scheme are eligible under the scheme. Students pursuing Diploma courses are not eligible under the scheme.
B. The parental/ family income ceiling is Rs. 8 lakh per annum for all categories under the scheme and would be applicable from the Academic Session 2018-19. Income certificate would be required for the fresh applicants only.
Students belonging to reserved categories/weaker sections /minorities are eligible on the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. Reservations for the various categories are as follows : Scheduled Castes (SCs) 15 % , Scheduled Tribes ( STs) 7.5 %, Other Backward Classes(OBCs) 27 % and horizontally 5 % for Physically Handicapped / Persons(s) with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the categories.
Rate of Scholarship:
The rate of scholarship is Rs.10000/- per annum at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses and Rs.20000/- per annum at Post Graduation level. Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5) years/Integrated course would get Rs.20000/- per annum in the 4th and 5th year. However, students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech., B.Engg would get scholarship up to graduation level.
Duration of the Scholarship:
A student will be eligible for the scholarship for a total duration not exceeding 5 years. A scholarship under the scheme is renewable on year to year basis up to Post Graduate level in the same stream (except for the students pursuing technical courses leading to degree at graduation level).
How to Apply:
Students need to register to National Scholarship Portal (NSP) online.
The online applications would be verified at two levels:
(i) By the Institute where the student is studying.
(ii) By the respective State Education Board.
Documents to be Submitted:
(i) Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip
(ii) Application made for Aadhaar enrolment
(iii) Voter identity card
(iv) Permanent Account Number
(vi) Driving License
(vii) Certificate of identity having photo of such member issued by a Gazetted
Officer or a Tehsildar on an official letter head; (viii) Identity Card
issued by the college or institute or university.
(viii) Any other document with photo specified by the State Government:
PROCEDURE FOR RENEWAL OF SCHOLARSHIP:
1. For students of Academic Year 2008-09 to 2014-15 (up to 3rd renewal):
Students who have passed Class XII in the Academic Year 2008-09 to 2014-15
(up to 3rd renewal) are required to obtain the renewal application blank form from the respective State Education Boards and submit the same duly certified from their respective institutions which is required to certify:
(a) that the student has secured 60 % or more marks in the previous exam,
(b) that the student has 75 % attendance and
(c) that the student is not involved in any ragging activities.
2. For students of Academic Year 2014-15 (4th renewal) (Offline):
Students who have passed Class XII and have received fresh/renewal scholarship through the State Education Board concerned, are required to obtain the renewal application blank form from the respective State Education Boards and submit the same duly certified from their respective institutions which is required to certify:
(a) that the student has secured 50 % or more marks in the previous exam
(b) that the student has 75 % attendance and
(c ) that the student is not involved in any ragging activities.
3. For students of Academic Year 2015 and onwards through National Scholarship Portal:
Students who have passed Class XII and have received fresh/renewal scholarship through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) must apply online in the National Scholarship Portal (www.scholarships.gov.in) for the renewal scholarships. The 50 % and above criteria will be applicable prospectively i.e. for renewals becoming due from 2018-19 onwards. Renewal applications sent directly to the Ministry of Human Resource Development shall not be accepted.
Last date to apply: 31/10/208
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