NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) 2022-23

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EligibilityStudents pursuing Professional and Technical Courses
RegionIndia
AwardCourse fees and Maintenance allowance
Deadline31-Oct-2022

About the Program

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Last Updated On : 22-07-2022   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) 2022-23 is an initiative for minority community students who are pursuing technical or professional courses at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. The scholarship is being offered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), Government of India. The scholarship aims at providing suitable financial assistance to meritorious and underprivileged students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue technical and professional courses. The selected candidates will receive course fees and maintenance allowance.

  • NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) 2022-23
    Deadline31-Oct-2022
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • belong to Minority communities (Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain, and Parsis/Zoroastrians)
    • be pursuing a technical or professional course at the undergraduate or postgraduate level from a recognized institution
    • have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination
    • have an annual family income of less than INR 2.50 lakhs from all sources
    Benefits

    The selected candidates will receive the following benefits - 

    Item Existing (2021-17)
    Rate of Scholarship (Course Fee) INR 20,000 per annum subject to actual whichever is less (for both Hostellers and Day Scholars)
    Maintenance Allowance

    INR 1,000 per month for ten months for Hosteller

    INR 500 per month for ten months for Day Scholar

    Scholarship for Listed Institutes Full course fee is reimbursed for 85 listed institutes*

    *Note - For a list of the listed institutes, kindly refer to the 'Institutions List'.

    Documents
    • Domicile Certificate
    • Student Photograph
    • Self Declaration of minority community certificate by the student
    • Self-attested copy of previous academic marksheet
    • Fee receipt of current course year
    • Scanned copy of Aadhar Enrollment/Aadhar Card
    • Income certificate issued by designated state/UT authority
    • Proof of bank account in the name of the student or joint account with mother/father
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration'.
    Step 3: Now click on 'Click here for other Scholarship Schemes hosted on NSP for AY 2022-23'.
    Step 4: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and 'Continue'
    Step 5: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, and write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
    Step 6: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 7: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 8: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 9: Now, log in using OTP and fill the application form.
    Step 10: After successful submission of the application form, an application ID and password will be generated which can be used for future references.

    Note - All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship Closing Date: 31st October 2022
Last Date for Defect Verification: 15th November 2022
Last Date for Institute Verification: 15th November 2022

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the following criteria - 

Fresh Applications - The number of scholarships has been fixed State/UT-wise on the basis of the Community-wise minority population of the States/UTs as per Census 2001 (2017-18) & 2011 (2018-20). Within the State-wise allocations, the scholarship will be given to the applicants from the listed institutions based on the merit list. In case the number of such students is more than the State/Community-wise quota, normal merit list criteria shall be followed.

In case of similar marks, income will be taken as deciding factor.

Applications for Renewal – The scholars will be eligible for the renewal of the scholarship if they have obtained 50% in the previous year’s examinations in the same course and at the same institute. The applicants' application must be verified by all authorities (as designated by the Ministry of Minority Affairs) and approved by State Governments/UTs.

Terms and Conditions
  • 30% scholarship is reserved for girls students of each minority community in a State/UT which is transferable to male students of that community in case of non-availability of female students in that community in the concerned State/UT. 
  • The continuance of award (for renewal applicants) will be subject to securing 50% marks in the previous year's examination.
  • The scholarship will not be given to more than two students from a family (applicable for all Scholarship schemes meant for minorities under this Ministry taken together).
  • If a student violates school discipline or any other terms and conditions of the scholarship, the scholarship may be suspended or cancelled. The State Government/Union Territory Administration can also directly cancel the award if duly satisfied with the reasons for violation of these regulations governing the scheme.
  • If a student is found to have obtained a scholarship by false statement, the scholarship will be cancelled forthwith and the amount of the scholarship paid will be recovered by the concerned State/UT Govt.
  • The student obtaining benefits under this scheme shall not be allowed to avail of benefits under any other scheme for this purpose.
  • The scheme will be evaluated at regular intervals by the Ministry or any other agency designated by the Ministry and the cost of the evaluation will be borne by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the provision of the scheme.
  • The State/Union Territory shall place all relevant details of financial and physical achievements on their website.
  • The rules and regulations can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Government of India.
  • The amount of scholarship will be credited to the aadhaar seeded bank account only.
  • It will be necessary for the eligible applicants to provide an aadhaar number while applying for the scholarship and in case, an individual does not possess an aadhaar one can provide the details of alternative identification documents.

Note - For more information, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

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