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Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship Scheme for College and University Students 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open19-Jan-2016
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What is Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship Scheme for College and University Students 2016?

The National Merit Scholarship Scheme, the objective of which was to provide financial assistance to meritorious students studying from Class XI to Post- Graduation level in Government Schools/Colleges and Universities has been discontinued with effect from 1.4.2007. However, a new Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students has been introduced during XI Five Year Plan. The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from poor families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Students who are above 80th percentile of successfut candidates in the retevant stream for a particular Board of Examination, in class Xll of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and not belonging to the creamy layer as defined by the Deptt. of Personnel and Training in their Notification No. 3601 2t22t93-Estt. (SCT), dated 8.1 1 .93 (Annexure tV), and as modified vide their OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res), dated 9th March, 2OO4 (Annexure V), and as may be further modified from time to time, pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) from recognised educational institutions and not availing of any other scholarship scheme, would be eligible for consideration under this Scheme. This is applicable to all categories of students both 'general' and'reserved'.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.

Terms and Conditions


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. 50 olo 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.

Students belonging to reserved categories / weaker sections/minorities are eligible on the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. The scholarship would be available to students belonging to 'non-creamy layer'. As per the latest guidelines on the subject, the income-ceiling for 'non-creamy layer' is Rs.4.5 Lakh (Rs. 6 Lakh from academic year 2013-141* per annum. At present, reservations for the various categories are as follows : SC 15 o/o ST 7112 o/o OBC 27 o/o and horizontally 3 o/o for Physically Handicapped in all the categories. 


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