Scholarship For College and University Students


Name of the Scholarship
CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Sponsor body of the scholarship
The Scheme is in operational since 2008. The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the meritorious students having family income of less than Rs.6 lakh per annum, to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. Annual target is 82000 scholarships per year (41000 for boys and 41000 for girls) which has been divided among the State Education Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18-25 years. Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular Board of Examination in class XII and pursuing regular course and not availing benefit of any other scholarships, are eligible to apply under this Scheme. The rate of scholarship is Rs. 10,000/- per annum for the first three years and Rs. 20,000/- per annum for the fourth and fifth year.

The Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students is covered under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) w.e.f. 1.1.2013 wherein the scholarship is being disbursed directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries.

About the 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.

Eligibility for the scholarship
Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) in Colleges/Institutions 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 -2- reimbursement scheme are eligible under the scheme. Students pursuing Diploma courses are not eligible under the scheme.

Benefits of the scholarship
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.

Term and condition
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students is a merit-cummeans scholarship scheme.
1-Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular Board of Examination in Class XII
2- Pursuing regular course
3- Having family income of less than Rs.6 lakh per annum
4- Not receiving any other scholarship

Application procedure
1-National Scholarship Portal (NSP) www.scholarships.gov.in will be opened for online application in the month of June-July every year.
2- Class XII pass out students of the current Academic Year, who are above 80th percentile of the respective State Education Boards (SEBs) are eligible under the scheme and can apply on National Scholarship Portal (www.scholarship.gov.in), before the cut-off date. Physical application would not be accepted.
3- 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.
4- Applicant is required to submit requisite documents, such as [ Class 12th mark sheet, Income Certificate] to the Institute.
5- Application which is not verified either by the institute or by the concerned State Education Board or by both will be treated as „Invalid‟.
6- Merit list as per the State allocated quota would be generated from the verified applications.


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Any additional information
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:-
1-Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip
2-Application made for Aadhaar enrollment
3-Voter identity card
4-Permanent Account Number
5-Passport
6-Driving License
7-Certificate of identity having photo of such member issued by a Gazetted Officer or a Tehsildar on an official letter head;
8-Identity Card issued by the college or institute or university.
9-Any other document with photo specified by the State Government:

Further, the students are required to have the bank accounts opened, especially, in their name for availing the benefits under the scheme. The scholarship will be disbursed directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode. The student can track their payment status from the template “ Know Your Payment” in the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) portal [ https://pfms.nic.in/Users/Login Details/Login.aspx] either by indicating Aadhaar number or bank account number.

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