Central Sector Scholarship for College/University Students: Apply by October 31
Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Higher Education, Government of India has invited applications for the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students
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.
The total number of scholarships are divided amongst the State Education Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18-25 years, after segregating share of CBSE and ICSE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards in the country. 50 % of the scholarship is earmarked for girls. The number of scholarships allotted to a State Education Board is distributed amongst pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1. In case of shortfall in the number of applications, the scholarship slots could be inter-changed.
Eligibility: Applicant should be above the 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent during 2018-19, and pursuing regular courses in recognised Colleges/Institutions. Correspondence or distance mode courses are not permitted. Applicants should not be 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.
Slots will be reserved for various categories as per Central Reservation Policy.
Rate of Scholarships: 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. Those pursuing professional courses, where the duration of course is five 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.
Parental Income Ceiling: The parental/family income ceiling is Rs. 8 lakh per annum for all categories under the scheme. Income certificate would be required for the fresh applicants only.
Duration of scholarships and its renewal: 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). If a scholar is unable to appear in the annual examination owing to illness and or on account of any unforeseen event, the award may be renewed for the next academic year on submission of medical certificate and other proof to satisfy the Head of the Institution who will certify that the student would have passed with required percentage of marks or equivalent Grade Point Average, had he/she appeared in the examination.
Renewal of Scholarship is subject to the conditions (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.
A scholar would be allowed to continue/renew his/her scholarship if, he/she changes the course of study to a stream not offered by his school Board in Class XII (e.g. Law, Fashion Technology, etc.). Students changing their college/institute of study would be allowed to continue/renew the scholarship provided the course of study and the institution is recognized.
Applications can be submitted at https://scholarships.gov.in/ latest by 31 October 2019.
Applicant is required to submit requisite documents, such as mark sheet of 12th Class, Income Certificate etc; to the Institute.
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.
Application which is not verified either by the institute or by the concerned State Education Board or by both will be treated as invalid.
Merit list as per the State allocated quota would be generated from the verified applications.
Detailed Guidelines are available are at https://scholarships.gov.in/