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Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110003 (India)
The scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities has been launched with the objectives of providing financial assistance to the students with disabilities for pursuing studies abroad at the level of Masters’ Degree and Ph.D. Twenty (20) scholarships are to be awarded every year out of which six are reserved for women candidates. The scholarship amount includes Maintenance Allowance, Contingency Allowance, Tuition Fees, and Cost of Air Passage etc. The said scheme has been launched in the year 2014-15. In addition to the above, there is a “Passage Grants” to two Students with Disabilities every year. Only those Students with Disabilities who are in receipt of a merit scholarship for Post Graduate Studies, Research or Training abroad (excluding attending seminars, workshops, conferences), from a foreign government/ organization or under any other scheme, where the cost of passage is not provided, shall be eligible. The Passage Grant includes to-and-fro air-fare from home-station to the Institute abroad by economy class through Air India.
For Ph.D. -
First class or 55%(fifty five per cent) marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree. Preference would be given to the experienced candidates, especially to those who are on lien with their existing post and employer.
For Masters' Degree: -
55%(fifty five per cent) marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor’s Degree. Preference would be given to the experienced candidates, especially to those who are on lien with their existing post and employer.
Interested and eligible may submit their application in the prescribed pro-forms to the undersigned by 3rd october.
1 Quantum of Annual Maintenance Allowance - (a) For United States of America and other countries except United Kingdom: The annual maintenance allowance of US$ 15,400/-(US Dollars Fifteen Thousand four hundred) has been prescribed for all levels of courses covered under the Scheme. (b) Only for United Kingdom: The annual maintenance allowance of GBP 9,900/-(Great Britain Pound Nine Thousand nine hundred) has been prescribed.
2 Quantum of Annual Contingency Allowance -
(a) For United States of America and other countries except United Kingdom: The prescribed contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/travel cost for attending subject related conferences, workshops etc./ typing and binding of thesis etc. is US$ 1500/-( US Dollars One thousand five hundred only) per annum.
(b) Only for United Kingdom: The prescribed contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/travel cost for attending subject related conferences, workshops etc./ typing and binding of thesis etc. is GBP 1100/-( Great Britain Pound One thousand one hundred only ) per annum.
3. Incidental Journey Allowance The prescribed Incidental journey allowance is US $ 20/-(twenty only) or its equivalent in Indian Rupees. NOS_SwD_Scheme 4
4 Equipment Allowance The prescribed equipment allowance is Rs.1500/-(Rupees one thousand five hundred only).
5 Poll Tax Actual will be paid, wherever is applicable.
6 Visa Fees Actual visa fees will be paid in Indian Rupees.
7 Fees Tuition fees as per actual will be admissible.
8 Medical Insurance Premium Actual as charged will be admissible.
9 Cost of Air Passage Air passage grant on actual basis from India to the nearest place to the educational institution and back to India, by economy class and shortest route in arrangements with the national carrier, shall be provided.
10 Local Travel Second or Coach Class railway fare from the port of disembarkation to the place of study and back.
In case of far flung places not connected by rail, bus fare(s) from the place of residence to the nearest railway station, actual charge of crossing by ferry, air fare to the nearest rail-cum-air Station and/or second class railway fare by the shortest route to the port of embarkation and back will be permissible.
For attending interviews by the candidates at the place decided by the Government of India, the second-class fare/ordinary class bus fare from the city of their place of residence to the city in which the interviews for selection have been decided by the Government of India will be permissible.