Central Sector Scholarship Kerala for UG Studies
Students who pass Plus Two /VHSC Examinations, conducted by the Board of Higher secondary Education/Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala and pursuing any regular course which may also be Professional Courses such as Medical, Engineering etc; at Under- Graduate degree level in any recognized educational institution, satisfying the conditions stipulated, are eligible to apply for the Central Sector Scholarship for Under Graduate Studies.
Those pursuing parallel / private registration/ correspondence / distance education courses are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicant should have scored a minimum of 80% marks in Plus Two +2/VHSC Examination. The parental income (both father and mother) should not exceed Rs. 6 lakhs per annum. Applicant should not be availing any other Scholarships/financial assistance, should not be belonging to the Creamy-layer.
The Scholarship, introduced by Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Higher Education, Government of India, aims at providing financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families. The total number of Scholarships is divided to the States, based on the statistics of the population in the age of 18-25 years. Scholarships would be distributed amongst the pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1. Of the available scholarships, 50% would be earmarked for girls. Scholarships are reserved for the various categories as follows: SC-15%, ST-7 ½%, OBC-27%. For Physically handicapped students, 3%, scholarships are reserved horizontally in all the categories.
For Under Graduate Students, the rate of Scholarship is Rs. 1000/- per month, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- for an academic year. It is Rs. 2000/- per month for Post-Graduate studies, subject to a maximum of Rs. 20,000/- for an academic year, provided they are selected for Scholarship at UG level.
For Professional Courses, it is Rs. 1000/- per month for the first three years, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- for an academic year and Rs. 2000/- per month for the 4th and 5th years of study, subject to a maximum of Rs.20,000/- for an academic year.
The Central Sector Scholarship amount will be transferred to the Adhaar linked Bank Account of the students, directly by the MHRD under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme introduced by Government of India. So, applicant should have a Adhaar enabled Bank Account in his/her name in any one of State Bank of Travancore / State Bank of India / South Indian Bank/ Federal Bank. This is mandatory to apply for the Scholarship.
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