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’.
The shortlisted scholars shall present the Entitlement Card
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
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.
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
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