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Mizoram Scholarship –  All You Need to Know

Mizoram Scholarship is available to students domiciled in Mizoram which is the southernmost landlocked Indian state with a population of 10 Lakh and a highly literate agrarian economy. The Samaj Kalyan Vibhag or Department of Social Welfare under the Mizoram Government plays a key role in providing Mizoram scholarship to all students who are studying at secondary, higher secondary or higher level of education. The scholarships are divided into pre-matric, post-matric and merit cum means. The students can find information about a Mizoram scholarship through Mizoram Scholarship Board (MSB) website, National Scholarship Portal, Mizoram University website, etc.

Which are the popular Mizoram scholarships that you must look-up? Who offers the funds for these scholarships? When and how can you apply for them? What are the eligibility conditions that you need to fulfill? Find the answer to all these questions in detail in this article. It highlights every significant information related to Mizoram scholarship.

Mizoram Scholarship – The Complete List

Mizoram Scholarship can be divided into pre matric, post-matric, merit cum means, post-secondary scholarships, NEC Merit Scholarship etc. Some of the prominent institutions that offer a scholarship for students of Mizoram include Social Welfare Department, Government of Mizoram, UGC, CSIR, Mizoram University, Mizoram Scholarship Board and more. The table below contains a detailed list of all Mizoram scholarships, along with their provider information and tentative application timeline.

Detailed List of Mizoram Scholarship

S.No Scholarship Name Provider Name Application time*
1. Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority, Mizoram Social Welfare Department, Government of Mizoram April-June
2. Post-matric scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority, Mizoram Social Welfare Department, Government of Mizoram April-June
3. Merit cum means scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority, Mizoram Social Welfare Department, Government of Mizoram April-June
4. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for SC/ST UGC September- November
5. UGC-NET/JRF UGC September- December
6. INSPIRE Scholarship Department of Science and Technology, Government of India October- December
7. Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority UGC September- December
8. CSIR JRF CSIR October- December
9. NEC Merit Scholarship Mizoram Scholarship Board, Government of Mizoram June-August

*subject to change (NA- not available)

Mizoram Scholarship – Eligibility

The students of Mizoram can avail different types of scholarships which have its own set of eligibility criteria. The key eligibility that applies to each Mizoram scholarship is that you should be a domicile or permanent resident of Mizoram state. Furthermore, the table shown below provides detailed information on different scholarships, applicant’s category and the conditions that need to be fulfilled for the application.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria of Mizoram Scholarship

S.No Scholarship Name Category Eligibility criteria
1. Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority SC/ST/OBC/Minority
  • They should be resident of Mizoram state.
  • The students should belong to SC/ST/OBC/Minority categories.
  • The minimum marks in the last qualifying exam should not be less than 50%.
  • The annual family income should not exceed INR 1 lakhs.
  • 30% of total scholarship is fixed for girl candidates.
2. Post-matric scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority SC/ST/OBC/Minority
  • They should be resident of Mizoram state.
  • The students should belong to SC/ST/OBC/minority category.
  • The annual family income should not exceed INR 2 Lakhs.
  • The minimum marks in the last qualifying exam should not be less than 50%.
  • 30% of total scholarship is fixed for girl candidates.
3. Merit cum means scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority SC/ST/OBC/Minority
  • They should be resident of Mizoram state.
  • The students should belong to SC/ST/OBC/Minority categories.
  • The minimum marks in the last qualifying exam should not be less than 50%.
  • The annual family income should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakhs.
  • 30% of total scholarship is fixed for girl candidates.
4. NEC Merit Scholarship EBC
  • Scholarships are awarded to economically backward students.
  • The minimum marks obtained in the last qualifying exam is 70% for general and 60% for SC/ST candidates.
  • They should be pursuing a diploma, degree, P.G./MPhil & PhD level courses.
  • The annual family income should not exceed INR 4.5 lakhs.
5. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship(RGNF) for SC/ST SC/ST
  • The candidates should belong to SC/ST category.
  • They should have passed the post-graduate examination.
  • They must be registered to M.Phil. and PhD degrees.
  • The students pursuing the following courses are eligible: Social science, Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, and Technology.
6. UGC-NET JRF General, SC/ST/OBC/PWD
  • The candidate age should be up to 30 years of age.
  • They should have a Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • They should have secured 55% marks in last exam (general) and 50% marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.
7. INSPIRE Scholarship General, SC/ST/OBC
  • The students should be of 17-22 years of age.
  • They must be top 1% of successful students in terms of aggregate marks in the Class 12th exam.
  • The candidates must be enrolled in courses such as Natural or Basic Sciences at BSc or MSc level after Class 12th.
  • The applicants who are among top 10000 rankers in AIEEE exam and cleared CBSE PMT and opted to study basic science.
  • The candidates who are admitted to IISER, NISER, DAE-CBS and KVPY scholars who are pursuing BSc or MSc degrees in Natural Science.
8. Maulana Azad National Fellowship for minority Minority
  • The students should have passed CBSE/NTA-UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET examination prior to fellowship.
  • The students should belong to minority category.
  • The candidates should be registered full-time M.Phil./PhD courses in universities.
  • The annual family income should not exceed INR 6.0 lakhs per annum.
  • The candidate should have secured a minimum of 55% at postgraduate level.
  • 30% of total fellowships (1000) is awarded to female applicants.
9. CSIR Fellowship General, SC/ST/OBC
  • The candidates holding BS-4/BE/BTech/B.Pharma/MBBS/Integrated BS-MS are eligible to apply.
  • The candidates should be enrolled into MS-PhD program
  • The students should have secured 55% marks (general) and 50% for SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped.
  • The upper age limit for JRF eligibility is 28 years and 5 years is relaxed to SC/ST/OBC/others.

Mizoram Scholarship – Application Process

Majority of the scholarships can be applied online and the students are advised to visit the respective state or government portals to check out the latest information, deadlines, and instructions to apply for the scholarships. Each Mizoram scholarship has its distinctive approach towards the application. The table below provides you with complete information on where you can apply for each scholarship.

Detailed application process for Mizoram Scholarship

S.No Scholarship Name How to apply?
1. Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal
2. Post-matric scholarship SC/ST/OBC/Minority Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal
3. Merit cum means scholarship SC/ST/OBC/Minority Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal
4. NEC Merit Scholarship Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal
5. UGC JRF Apply online through the official UGC website
6. CSIR JRF Apply online through the official CSIR HRDG website
7. Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Apply online through the official UGC website
8. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Apply online through the official UGC website
9. INSPIRE Scholarship Apply online through the INSPIRE program website.
Also Read: NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL – A HUB FOR GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Mizoram Scholarship – Awards

How much scholarship amount does a student receive with a Mizoram scholarship? How many numbers of scholarships are awarded every year? The table given below provides a comprehensive Mizoram Scholarship award details. There are different awards given to the selected students based on the scholarship the student opts to apply with their current academic qualification. Also, at times, the financial need plays a crucial role in identifying the scholars.

Detailed awards list of Mizoram Scholarship

S.No

Scholarship Name

Number of Scholarships

Award details

1. Post-matric scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority 5 lakhs

 

  • For class I to XII, the admission fee will be paid up to INR 7000 per annum. The tuition fee for class XI and XII is INR 10,000 per annum.
  • The admission and tuition fees for UG and PG students is INR 3000 per annum and maintenance allowance is up to INR 350 per month.

 

2. Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority 30 lakhs

 

 

 

  • For class VI to X students, the admission fee will be paid up to INR 500 and tuition fee up to INR 350.
  • The maintenance grant worth INR 600 per month is provided. For class I to V, maintenance allowance is of INR 100 per month.

 

3. Merit cum means scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority 50,000
  • The scholarship is worth INR 20,000 per annum.
  • Up to INR 1000 for maintenance is provided.

 

4. NEC Merit Scholarship NA
  • The students are awarded stipend and book grants under this scholarship. The stipend worth up to INR 1500 is awarded.
  • A book grant up to INR 3000 per annum is awarded.
5. UGC JRF NA
  • The selected JRF and SRF are paid monthly stipend up to INR 12,000 and INR 14,000 respectively.
  • The contingency grant is INR 10,000 for JRF and INR 20,500 for SRF. HRA, medical and academic leaves are also provided.
6. CSIR JRF NA
  • The selected JRF students are paid INR 25,000 as a monthly stipend for the first two years and INR 28,000 for the rest of the tenure.
  • A contingency grant of INR 20,000 per student is also provided.
7. Maulana Azad National Fellowship for minority 1000
  • Scholarship worth up to INR 25,000 for JRF and up to INR 28000 for SRF is granted.
  • The contingency grant worth up to INR 10000 for JRF and up to INR 12000 for SRF.
  • Other benefits include HRA, medical and academic leaves awarded to the selected scholars.
8. INSPIRE Scholarship 12000
  • The selected scholars get a scholarship worth INR 80,000 per annum and INR 20,000 yearly for summer research projects.
  • A monthly scholarship of INR 5000 is also provided.
9. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST For SC Students- 2000

For ST students- 667

  • The selected students get fellowship INR 16,000 for first two years and INR 18,000 for rest of the tenure.
  • A contingency grant 10,000 for 2 years and 20,500 for remaining period in humanities and social sciences research.
  • For science and engineering, INR 12,000 for first two years and 25,000 for the remaining time period.
  • HRA, medical and academic leaves are also provided.

In this article, we have covered all the major types of scholarships available to the students in Mizoram, the eligibility criteria, how to apply for the scholarship and the awards granted to the selected students or scholars for different scholarships. We hope this article provides in-depth information on scholarships available to the student domiciled in Mizoram. For any further clarification, please use the comment box to post your questions.

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