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Chandigarh Post-Matric Scholarship for Transgender Students 2017-18

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open10-Oct-2017
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What is Chandigarh Post-Matric Scholarship for Transgender Students 2017-18?

Post Matric Scholarships For Transgender Students 2017-18 has been announced by the Education Department, Chandigarh Administration, for Class 11 and above who are also the permanent residents of Chandigarh. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible for the scholarship, a candidate must -

  • Be a citizen of Chandigarh, India.
  • Belong to transgender category and have passed the higher secondary/matriculation examination from a recognised university or Board of Secondary Education. 
  • Be pursuing a post-secondary or post-matriculation course from a recognised institution except for training courses like Private Pilot license Courses, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Courses, Courses at Training - Ship Dufferin, Courses of training at Military College, Dehradun, Courses at Pre-examination Training Centres of all India and State levels. 
  • Have parents'/guardians' annual income less than INR 2.5 Lacs from all sources. 

Note: All children of the same parents/guardians will be entitled to receive benefits under this scheme. 

How can you apply ?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps -

Step 1: Visit the official website
Step 2: Download the application form from here
Step 3: Fill in the form with correct information and attach required documents. 
Step 4: Submit the completed application form to the Head of the Institution, being attended or last attended. 
Step 5: The institutions will then send the forms to the office of -
Director Higher Education, 
Additional Deluxe Building, UT Sector - 9 D, 

Terms and Conditions

Documents required

  • Copy of residence proof
  • Copy of Aadhar card/Aadhar Enrolment slip
  • Annual fee details verified by Institute
  • Last class pass certificate 
  • Copy of bank account in the name of student linked with Aadhar 
  • Proof of annual income of parents'/guardians' 
  • Self-declaration from the transgender students

Award Details

The value of scholarship includes following for complete duration of the course -

  • Maintenance allowance of INR 550 per month for Day Scholars and INR 1200 for Hostellers. 
  • Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees including registration/enrollment, tuition, games, library, medical examination, magazine, union and other fees compulsorily payable by the scholar to the institution or University/Board. 

Other Conditions 

  • Candidates who after passing one stage of education are studying in the same stage of education in a different subject will not be eligible. 
  • Students who after having completed their educational career in one professional line are not eligible to apply. 
  • Students pursuing postgraduate courses in medicine will be eligible if they are not allowed to practice during the period of their course. 
  • Students who after failing or passing the undergraduate/postgraduate examinations in arts/science/commerce join any recognized professional or technical certificate/diploma/degree courses will be awarded scholarships if otherwise eligible. 
  • Students who pursue their studies through correspondence courses are also eligible. The term correspondence includdes distant and continuing education. 
  • Employed students whose income combined with the income of their parents/guardians does not exceed the maximum prescribed income ceiling are made eligible to apply. 

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