Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship
The “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students” is implemented by the Department of Higher Education since 2008. The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the meritorious students, to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. Last Date of online submission of application is 30 Oct, 2017.
Eligibility conditions for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship:
- Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular Board of Examination in Class XII.
- Pursuing regular course
- Having family income of less than Rs.6 lakh per annum
- Not receiving any other scholarship
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 are paid Rs. 20,000/- per annum in the 4th and 5th year.
criteria for renewal for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship:
Scholarship is renewed on year to year up to Post Graduate level in the same stream. For all professional courses, scholarship will be renewed till the Graduation level. For all the courses the scholarship would be renewed up to a maximum of five (5) years. The renewal of scholarship is further subject to the student meeting the following criteria:- (i) Secured 60 % or more marks for the two preceding semesters or annual examination which determines his/her promotion to the next class, (ii) maintenance of attendance of at least 75 % by the scholars and (iii) maintenance of discipline i.e. the scholars should not have been involved in any ragging activities.
How can I apply for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship?
Before registering on the National Scholarship Portal, students are advised to keep the following documents ready with them (i) Bank Passbook for filling bank details (ii) Aadhaar card No. (iii) Parental income certificate (iv) A valid mobile number (v) An e-mail ID (vi)Caste certificate wherever required (vii) Disability certificate wherever required. After filling the personal details students are required to select “Post-Matric” option from the drop down menu, and select the “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students”.
How to get help ?
Technical complaints regarding working of the portal/ processing of online application/ verification status, etc. may be addressed to the Helpdesk of National Scholarship Portal at (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0120-6619540). Queries/requests regarding scheme guidelines, eligibility, etc. may be addressed to the concerned State Education Board as well as this Ministry (e-mail: email@example.com or Tel: 011-26172491 & 26165238).
Grievances regarding non-receipt of fresh/renewal scholarship under Ministry of HRD’s “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students” may be registered on the following link http://pgportal.gov.in/