Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER 2020-21

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EligibilityClass 12 passed students (North Eastern Region)
AwardUp to INR 7,800 per month

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by August, 2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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About the Program

The University Grants Commission (UGC) under MHRD, Government of India invites applications for the Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER 2020-21 from Class 12 passed students of North-Eastern Region. The scholarship aims to promote higher education and increase GER (Gross Enrollment Ratio) in the North-Eastern Region. Under this program, 10,000 fresh scholarships are awarded every year.

Scholarship Details
  • Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER 2020-21 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must: 

    • Have a domicile of North-Eastern Region (NER)
    • Have passed Class 12 (or equivalent) in the preceding year
    • Have secured admission in the first year of a general degree/ technical/ professional/ medical/ paramedical courses in a recognized College/University/Institute
    • Belong to a family where annual income does not exceed INR 4.50 lakh from all sources

    A total of 10,000 scholarships are given every year. The scholars will receive:

    • INR 5,400 per month, if studying in a general degree course
    • INR 7,800 per month, if studying in a technical, medical, professional, paramedical courses

    Note: The amount of the scholarship will be paid through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.


    Following are the documents required at the time of application:

    • Domicile certificate of the applicant (issued by the competent authority)
    • Proof of family annual income (issued by the competent authority)
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps -
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
    Step 2: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and 'Continue'. 
    Step 3: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category, scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
    Step 4: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 5: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 6: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 7: Now, log in using OTP and fill the form.
    Step 8: An application ID and password will be generated. Use that 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 only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship announcement date: 16th August 2020
Scholarship closing date: 20th January 2021
Last date for defect verification: 05th February 2021
Last date for Institute verification: 05th February 2021

Selection Criteria
  • The distribution of scholarships across different states of NER depends on the population census of the last year, and if the slot remains vacant, that will be transferred equitably to other states.
  • There will be 3% reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD) as per the norms of Government of India.
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Terms and Conditions
  • For renewal of the scholarship, the annual progress report should be uploaded along with the continuation of studies verified by the concerned University/ Institution/ College.
  • For integrated degree courses, the scholarship is tenable for the complete duration of the course.
  • For dual degree courses, the scholarship is only tenable for the tenure of the first degree.

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