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http://upmsp.nic.in/mhrd%20guidelines-collegestdnts.pdf

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Department of Higher Education

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GUIDELINES FOR THE SCEME OF SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE AND

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

BACKGROUND:

National Merit Scholarship Scheme was introduced by Department of Education in

1961-62. It was available to brilliant but poor students from class XI to Post-Graduation

level. In addition, a Scheme of Scholarship at the Secondary stage for

talented children from rural areas was also introduced by Department of Education in

1971-72. It was available to talented but poor students from rural areas from class VI

to class XII. These two Schemes were merged and a single Scheme, namely, the

‘National Merit Scholarship Scheme’ was established by Department of Education for

implementation from 2005-06. This was available to meritorious students from class IX

to Post-Graduation level. However, since funds were not provided by the Planning

Commission for the year 2007-08, the Scheme has been discontinued w.e.f. 1.4.2007.

School Education has come under a new Department, namely, Department of School

Education & Literacy w.e.f. the year 2007-08. The Department of School Education

and Literacy has introduced a new Scheme: ‘National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship

Scheme’. This Scheme will cover students from class IX to XII. The Department of

Higher Education has introduced a new scheme for meritorious students from low

income families going to colleges / universities for implementation during the XI Five

Year Plan period with an approved outlay of Rs. 1000 crore. This is a Central sector

scheme titled " Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University

Students".

2. OBJECTIVE: -

To provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to

meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.

3. SCOPE: -

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary

examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for

girls] will be awarded for graduate / postgraduate studies in colleges and universities

and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.

4. ALLOCATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS: -

The total number of scholarships will be divided amongst the State Boards based on

the State’s population in the age group of 18-25 years, after segregating share of

CBSE and ICSE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards50 % of the scholarships would be earmarked for girls. The

5. ELIGIBILITY

Students securing a minimum of 80% of marks in class XII of 10+2 pattern or

equivalent and not belonging to the creamy layer as defined by the Deptt. of Personnel

and Training in their Notification No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT), dated 8.11.93

(Annexure IV), and as modified vide their OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res), dated 9

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March, 2004 (Annexure V), and as may be further modified from time to time, pursuing

regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) from recognised educational

institutions and not availing of any other scholarship scheme, would be eligible for

consideration this Scheme. This is applicable to all categories of students both

‘general’ and ‘reserved’.

5.1 Reservation

Students belonging to reserved categories / weaker sections/minorities are eligible on

the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. The

scholarship would be available to students belonging to ‘non-creamy layer’. As per

the latest guidelines on the subject, the income-ceiling for ‘non-creamy layer’ is Rs. 4.5

lakhs per annum. At present, reservations for the various categories are as follows :

SC 15 % ST 71/2 % OBC 27 % and horizontally 3 % for Physically Handicapped in

all the categories.

6. SELECTION PROCEDURE

The examining bodies will draw up a merit list of scholars [Annexure – I] likely to be

eligible for scholarship within five weeks after the results of the examinations

announced by the Boards/Universities/Authority for all students. The income of the

students’ parents will be taken into account before preparing the list.

The Boards/Universities/Authority in the State/Union Territory will write to the eligible

students from the top of the merit list up to twice the number of scholarships available

(to provide for possible refusal and ineligible cases) through a registered letter to

confirm within 15 days whether he/she is prepared to accept the scholarship.

The candidates from whom replies are not received within 30 days of the State Board /

CBSE / ICSE seeking their willingness will not be considered for scholarship and the

award will be given to the next eligible candidates in the merit list.

The Boards/Universities in the State/Union Territory will send to each candidate

shortlisted for consideration for award of scholarships the following :

(a) Entitlement Card

(b) Income Affidavit form

(c) A Form for ‘Statement of Particulars’.

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The shortlisted scholars shall present the Entitlement Card

Affidavit form

to the Head of the Institution joined by him/her. The Head of the Institution will

complete the Entitlement Card and send it to the concerned State Board, CBSE, ICSE,

as the case may be.

On receipt of the ‘joining report’ alongwith the completed ‘Statement of

Particulars’ and ‘Income Affidavit, the concerned Board wil then compile the list of

scholarship awardees of that Board on the basis of merit, eligibility criteria and

reservation guidelines of the Central Govt. and send the same to the National

Scholarship Division of MHRD, Department of Higher Education which will arrange to

pay the scholarship to the scholar through a designated bank. The Name, Address for

communication and details of bank account of the student in which the scholarship is

to be paid, is to be furnished by the Baord alongwith the list.

If the concerned Board does not receive the joining report from the candidate duly

signed by the Head of Institution, within 30 days from the date of closure of admission

in the Institution, the case for award of scholarship to him/her will not be considered.

The scholarship will then be offered to the next eligible candidate in the merit list.

(Annexure-II), Income(Annexure-III) and Statement of Particulars (Annexure-IV) duly filled-in

7. RATE OF SCHOLARSHIPS

The rate of scholarship would be Rs.1000/- p.m. at Graduation level for first three

years of College and University courses and Rs.2000/- per month at Post- Graduation

level. Students pursuing professional courses would get Rs.2000/- per month in the

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th and 5 th year. The scholarship would be paid for 10 months in an academic year.

8. PARENTAL INCOME CEILING

Scholarships will be paid only to those students who belong to non-creamy layer as

defined by the Department of Personnel & Training in their Notification No. 36012 / 22

/ 93 – Estt. [SCT], dtd. 8.11.1993 and as modified vide their O.M. No. 36033 / 3 / 2004

/ Estt. [Res] and as may be further modified from time to time and not availing of any

other scholarship scheme. At present, the income-ceiling is Rs. 4.5 lakhs per annum.

A fresh income certificate each year will not be called for, provided the scholar fulfils all

other terms and conditions stipulated for the renewal.

9. DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND ITS RENEWAL

A scholarship under the scheme is renewable from year to year upto Post Graduate

level in the same stream. For all professional courses, scholarship will be renewed till

the graduation level of that course. For all the courses the scholarship would be

renewed uptio a maximum of five years. The renewal will depend on promotion to the

next class provided the scholar secures 60% or more marks or equivalent Grade Point

Average in aggregate for the two preceeding semesters or of the annual examination

which determines his promotion to the next class. It will also be subject to discipline

and maintenance of attendance of at least 75% by the scholar. Complaints against

the scholars regarding indiscipline including any complaints of having indulged in

ragging would lead to forfeiture of scholarship.

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If a scholar is unable to appear in the annual examination owing to illness and or on

account of any unforeseen event, the award may be renewed for the next academic

year on submission of medical certificate and other proof to satisfy the Head of the

Institution who will certify that the student would have passed with 60% or equivalent

Grade Point Average, had he appeared in the examination.

If a scholar gives up the chosen course of study before its completion or if he changes

the course of study without the approval of the MHRD the scholarship will be

cancelled. Good conduct and regularity in attendance as mentioned above are also

required for continuance of the scholarship. The decision of the MHRD will be final and

binding in all such matters. Scholarship once cancelled will not be revived under any

circumstances.

10. PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship will be paid to the selected students directly by the Central Government

into a Bank Account opened by them.

The payment of scholarship will start from the month the admission is obtained.

The scholarship will be paid for a period maximum of upto 10 months in an academic

year.

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in the country.

number of scholarships allotted to a State Board would be distributed amongst pass

outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams of the State Board in the ratio

of 3:2:1.

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