NSP National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students 2022-23

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EligibilityClass 12 passed, Graduate and Postgraduate students
RegionIndia
AwardUp to INR 45,000 (one-time) and other benefits
Deadline31-Dec-2022

About the Program

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Last Updated On : 05-12-2022   Posted By : Salma

NSP National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students 2022-23 is an initiative for ST students pursuing professional courses at the Graduate/PG level and M.Phil/Ph.D. level. The scholarship is being offered by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. Under this scheme, financial assistance will be provided to ST students to encourage them to pursue higher education. The selected candidates will receive scholarships of up to INR 45,000 (one-time) and other benefits.

  • NSP National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students 2022-23
    Deadline31-Dec-2022
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    For Fellowship -

    • have passed the postgraduation examination
    • get admitted or registered for a regular full-time M.Phil/Ph.D. degree programme in institutions recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act/ICAR
    • fulfil the prescribed UGC/ICAR norms

     

    For Scholarship - 

    • have taken admission in the institutions notified and identified by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    • have an annual family income of less than INR 6 lakh
    Benefits

    The candidates will receive awards in the following ways - 

    For Fellowship - 

    A total of 750 fellowships will be awarded. In case of the nonavailability of an adequate number of Scheduled Tribe candidates, the number of fellowships not availed during a year will be carried forward to the next academic session. There is no State/University wise ceiling on the number of slots.

    • For the M.Phil programme, the students will be awarded -
      • A fellowship amount of INR 25,000 per month.
      • A contingency amount of INR 10,000 per annum for Humanities & Social Sciences and INR 12,000 per annum for Science, Engineering Technology.
      •  HRA amount as per the rules of the corresponding institution.
      • Escorts/reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month for physically handicapped and blind candidates.

     

    • For Ph.D. programme, the students will be awarded -
      • A fellowship amount of INR 28,000 per month.
      • A contingency amount of INR 20,500 per annum for Humanities & Social Sciences and INR 25,000 per annum for Science, Engineering Technology.
      •  HRA amount as per the rules of the corresponding institution.
      • Escorts/reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month for physically handicapped and blind candidates

     

    Note -

    • The fellow pursuing M.Phil. will be paid a fellowship amount up t the period of 2 years or the date of dissertation whichever is earlier.
    • The fellow pursuing Ph.D will be paid a fellowship amount up to 5 years or the date of viva-voce whichever is earlier.

     

    For Scholarship - 

    A total of 1,000 scholarships will be awarded. There is no ceiling in the institutions-wise and stream-wise number of slots for the Top-Class institutions.

    • Full tuition fees and other non-refundable dues in respect of Government/Government funded institutions (Note - There will be a ceiling of INR 2.50 lakh per annum per student for private sector institutions.)
    • An amount of INR 3,000 per annum per student for books and stationery 
    • An amount of INR 2,200 per month (Note - The amount will be provided as per actuals subject to a maximum ceiling of INR 26,400 per annum.)
    • An amount of INR 45,000 will be given as one-time assistance for computers and accessories.
    Documents

    Documents required for Fellowship - 

    • For registration
      • Applicant's photograph
      • Caste certificate
      • BPL card (if applicable)
      • Passing certificate of post-graduation
      • Physically handicapped certificate (if applicable)

     

    • After selection
      • Non-Judicial bond
      • Certificate from Head of the Department/Institution stating that the necessary facilities will be provided by the college/University/Institution in case the candidates selected for this fellowship
      • Details about the project
      • Award letter
      • Joining report
      • Upgradation certificate (for candidates who upgraded from M.Phil to Ph.D. programme) - if applicable
      • Proof of bank account in the name of the student

     

    • For disbursement of fellowship
      • Continuation certificate from the institution (quarterly)
      • HRA (quarterly)
      • Progress report (yearly)

     

    Documents required for Scholarship -

    • Domicile certificate
    • Student photograph
    • Institute verification form/Bonafide certificate
    • Income certificate by the competent authority
    • Caste certificate by the competent authority
    • Certificate of previous academic marksheet attested by the Institute
    • Fee receipt of current course year
    • Proof of bank account in the name of the student
    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, and 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 out 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 December 2022
Last Date for Defect Verification: 15th January 2023
Last Date for Institute Verification: 15th January 2023

Selection Criteria

The selection will be done based on the following criteria - 

  • The information provided in the application form will be verified by the respective institute.
  • The institute will verify the authenticity of the submitted certificates and documents.
  • All applications will be processed keeping in mind the number of slots for different sub-categories.
  • The merit list for the selected candidates will be auto-generated and made available on the portal.
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Terms and Conditions

For Fellowship:

  • The ST students selected for the fellowship cannot claim any other scholarship from the Centre or State Government.
  • The fellowship will be payable once the student has secured admission and started the research work.

For Scholarship - 

  • The scholarship will be payable once the student has secured admission and started attending the classes.
  • The scholarship awarded will continue till the completion of the course, subject to the satisfactory performance of the student.
  • The maximum duration of the scholarship depends on the course selected by the student. 

Note - For more information, kindly refer to the 'Guidelines and Forms' document.

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