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Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER 2016-17

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Aug-2016
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Award Rs.3500/- p.m. for General Degree courses Rs. 5000/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses
EligibilityClass 12 pass and Graduate student of NER
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What is Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER 2016-17?

The Ministry of HRD and the University Grants Commission has taken special interest with regard to promotion of higher education in the NER. For improving the GER, promoting higher education and for encouraging children belonging to economically weaker section of the NE region, the UGC has decided to launch a Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region from academic session 2014-15.
It is envisaged to provide ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships every year beginning from the academic year 2014-15 for general degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and para-medical courses.

The Ishan Uday Scholarship is the special scholarship scheme by Ministry of Human Resources and University of Grants Commission (UGC). It is the government organisation with a provision to grant 10,000 scholarships to students from the Northeast whose parental income is below Rs. 4.5 lakhs per annum. The main objective of this Scholarship is to promote the higher education and to encourage the children belonging to economically weaker and also to provide equal opportunities for higher education in Northeast regions. The UGC provides 10,000 scholarships for each general vocational courses, technical courses and courses including doctors and paramedics. Newly it released the Ishan Uday Scholarship 2016-17.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

1) Students with domicile of NER who have passed Class XII or equivalent exam from a school situated within NER through any recognized Board of Education, including Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), National institute of open Schooling (NIOS) within NER only, and have secured admission in general degree course, technical and professional courses including medical and para-medical courses (Integrated courses included) in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, within and outside the States of NER.
2) For availing scholarship under this scheme, the income of the parents of the student should not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.


The following shall not be eligible under this scheme-

1) Students pursuing courses/programs through Open Universities.
2) Students already availing scholarship for pursuing the Undergraduate programme under any other scheme(s). 3) Students gaining admission through ‘management quota’.
4) Students pursuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, not leading to award of a Degree.
5) Students whose parents’ income exceeds Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

Amount of fellowship

An amount of Rs.3500/- p.m. for General Degree courses and Rs. 5000/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses (including Medical & Para medical courses) will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary student.


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