NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) 2019-20

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EligibilityStudents pursuing professional and technical courses
AwardCourse fee and maintenance allowance

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About the Program


The Ministry of Minority Affairs is inviting applications for Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses 2019-20 from minority community students who are pursuing technical or professional courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The scholarship aims at providing suitable financial assistance to meritorious and underprivileged students belonging to minority communities so as to enable them to pursue technical and professional courses.

  • NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) 2019-20

    To be eligible, an applicant: 

    • Must belong to Minority communities (Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain and Parsis/Zoroastrians).
    • Must be pursuing a technical or professional course at undergraduate or postgraduate level from a recognised institution. 
    • Must have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination.
    • Must belong to the family where the annual income is not more than INR 2.50 Lakhs from all the sources
    • Must get admission on the basis of the competitive entrance examination or must have scored at least 50% in class 12 or graduation (in case of direct admission)
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    • Course fee (for Hostellers and Day Scholars): INR 20,000 per annum or actual, whichever is less
    • Maintenance allowance for Hostellers: INR 1,000 per month for 10 months in an academic year
    • Maintenance allowance for Day Scholars: INR 500 per month for 10 months in an academic year
Important Dates

Scholarship announcement date: 15 July 2019
Scholarship closing date: 15 November 2019
Last date for defective verification: 30 November 2019
Last date for institute verification: 30 November 2019

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be based on their academic merit and financial means. 

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Terms and Conditions
  • 30% scholarships are earmarked for girls students of each minority community in a State/UT that can be transferred to male students in case of non-availability of female students. 
  • The full course fee will be reimbursed for 85 listed candidates. 
  • The continuance of award is subject to candidate's securing 50% marks in previous year's examination. 
  • The award shall discontinue if the student fails to secure 50% marks in the previous examination. 
  • The scholarship will not be given to more than two students of a family. 
  • Having regular attendance is required. 

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