Scholarship :MHRD Central Sector Scheme for College and University Students.

About :

The total number of scholarships are divided amongsthe State Education 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 Boards in the country.

50% of the scholarship is earmarked for girls. The number of scholarships allotted to a State Education Board is distributed among pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1.

In case of shortfall in the number of applications, the scholarship slots could be inter-changed.


Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and
pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) in Colleges/Institutions
recognized by All India Council of Technical Education, UGC Act, 1956, Medical Council
of India, Dental Council of India and respective regulatory authorities.

Also the student should not be availing benefit of any other scholarship scheme including State run scholarship schemes/Fee waiver and reimbursement scheme are eligible under the scheme.

Students pursuing Diploma courses are not eligible under the scheme.

The rate of scholarship is Rs.10000/- per annum at Graduation level for first three years of
College and University courses and Rs.20000/- per annum at Post-Graduation level.

Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5)
years/Integrated course would get Rs.20000/- per annum in the 4th and 5th year.

However, students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech., B. Engg would get scholarship up to graduation level.

How to apply?

The Class 12 pass out students of the current academic year, who are above 80
percentile of their respective State Education Boards (SEBs) are eligible under the
scheme and can apply on National Scholarship Portal link given here by filling out the online application.


October 31, 2018

Other Requirement

For receiving the scholarship benefit under Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for
College and University Students, an individual shall furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar
or undergo Aadhaar authentication. Till the time Aadhaar is assigned to the individual,
following alternative identifiers can be used:-

  • Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip.
  • Application made for Aadhaar enrolment.
  • Voter identity card.
  • Permanent Account Number.
  • Passport.
  • Driving License.


National Scholarship Division,
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education,
West Block 1, 2nd Floor, Wing 6, Room No. 6,
R. K. Puram, Sector 1, New Delhi 110066.
Phone: 011-26172917, 26172491, 26165238



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