MHRD College and University Students Scholarships Apply

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students Check Guidelines at The Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students has introduced by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Department of Higher Education, Government of India during the XI Five Year Plan period. The scholarship scheme aims to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low-income families to meet day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.

SCOPE: The results of Senior Secondary Examination award the scholarships. 82000 new scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 4 1000 for girls) are awarded for pursuing graduate I postgraduate studie’s in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering, etc.

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students Check Guidelines:

ALLOCATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS: The total number of scholarship’s are divided amongst the State Education Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18 to 25 years, after segregating share of CBSE and JCSE by some students passing out from various Boards in the country. 50 % of the scholarship earmarked for girls. The number of scholarship’s 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 a shortfall in the number of applications, the scholarship slots could interchange.

ELIGIBILITY: Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of I0+2 pattern or equivalent and pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) in College/Institution. 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 plan. Students pursuing Diploma courses do not qualify under the scheme.

RESERVATION: The candidates belonging to reserved categories/weaker sections /minorities are eligible by merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. Tickets 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 I Persons(s) with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the categories.


National Scholarship Portal (NSP) will be opened for online application in the month of June-July every year.

The 12th Class pass out students of the current Academic Year, who are above the 80th percentile of the respective State Education Boards (SEBs) are eligible under the scheme and can apply on National Scholarship Portal, before the cut-off date. The physical application would not be accepted.

The online claims would be verified at two levels: (i) By the Institute where the student is studying. (ii) By the respective State Education Board.

The applicant is required to submit requisite documents, such as [Class 12th Mark sheet, Income Certificate] to the Institute.

The application which is not verified either by the Institute or by the concerned State Education Board or by both will treated as ‘Invalid.’

Merit list as per the State’s allocated quota would generate from the verified applications.

Apply Here: National Pre Matric Scholarships Online Application Opened Now at Last Date 31-09-2018.

RATE OF SCHOLARSHIPS: The rate of scholarship is Rs.l0000/-per annum at Graduations level for first three years of College and Universities courses and Rs 20;000/- per annum at Post­ Graduation level. Students pursuing professionals courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5) years/Integrated course would get Rs.20000/- per annum in the 4lh and 5lh 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 and would be applicable from the Academic Session 2018- 19. 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 S 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 exan1ination owing to illness and or on account of any unforeseen event, the award may be renewed for the next academic year on submissions of medicals certificate and other proof to satisfys the Head of the Institutions who will certify that the students would have passed with required percentage of marks or equivalent Grade Point Averages, had he/she appeared in the examinations.

A scholar would be allowed to continue/renew scholarship if, he/she changes the course of study to a stream not offered by his school Board in 12th Class (e.g. Law, Fashion Technology, etc.). The candidates changing their college/institute of study would be allowed to continue or renew the scholarship provid the course of study and the institution is recognized.

For receiving scholarship benefit under Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students, an individual shall furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar authentication. Till the time Aadhaar is assigned to the individual, following alternative identifiers can be used:

Needed Documents:

(i) Aadhaar Enrolment lD slip.
(ii) Application made for Aadhaar enrolment.
(iii) Voter identity card.
(iv) Permanent Account Number.
(v) Passport.
(vi) Driving License.
(vii) Certificate of identity having photo of such a member issued by a Gazetted Officer or a Tehsildar on an official letter head;
(viii) Identity Card’s issued by the college or institute or university. (viii) Any other document with photos specified by the State Government:

Further, the applicants are required to have the bank accounts opened, especially, in their name’s for availing the benefits under the scheme’s.

The scholarship will be disbursed directly into the bank account’s of the beneficiaries through Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) mode. The student can track their payment status from the template “Know Your Payment” in the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) portal ( either by indicating Aadhaar number or bank account number.


Source: Download Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students Check Guidelines.

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