HRD Ministry offers scholarship for deprived students

New Delhi: With an aim to provide financial assistance to deprived students, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched a scholarship programme.

The scholarship has been named as 'Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students'.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for girls will be awarded for graduate / postgraduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.

The total number of scholarships will be divided amongst the State 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. 50pc of the scholarships would be earmarked for girls.

The number of scholarships allotted to a State Board would be distributed amongst pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams of the State Board in the ratio of 3:2:1.

Number of scholarship will be given to a board on the basis of the State's population in the age group of 18-25 years. This would be done after segregating the share of the CBSE and the ICSE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards in the country.

Students will be given an amount of Rs.1000 per month at graduate level for the first three years of college and university and student will be given Rs.2000 per month at post-graduation level.

Students enrolled in professional courses will be given Rs.2000 per month in the fourth and fifth year. Students will be provided scholarship for 10 months in a year.

Under the eligibility conditions for the award of scholarship, the student has to be an Indian national and should have scored a minimum of 80 per cent marks in the AISSCE, 2009 conducted by the CBSE.

Students pursuing their education through correspondence and distance education mode are not eligible to get the scholarship.

The Undergraduate /Professional /Degree courses should have been pursued as regular courses by the student, (not correspondence or distance mode) from recognised educational institutions in India and not availing of any other scholarship scheme.

The scheme is applicable to both 'general' and 'reserved' categories but the student should belong to non-creamy layer implying that the income ceiling not exceed 4.5 Lakhs per annum.

The reservation of various categories are: SC 15 per cent,ST- 7.5 per cent, OBC- 27 per cent and horizontally three per cent for physically handicapped.

The detailed guidelines along with the application form regarding "Scheme of Scholarship" and "Instructions for CBSE Candidates" of this scholarship scheme can be seen in the Board's website or MHRD's website



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