Organisation : Tamil Nadu Directorate of Collegiate Education
Scholarship Name : CSSS 2017-18 Central Sector Scheme Scholarship Fresh & Renewal
Applicabel For : College & University Students
Applicable State : Tamil Nadu
Application Deadline : 31-10-2017 (Fresh) & 31-08-2017 (Renewal)
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Website : http://www.tndce.in/forms.asp
Apply Online : http://www.scholarships.gov.in/
Notification : https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/16891-CSSS.pdf
Central Sector Scheme Scholarship :
Announcement for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students. The last date for 2017 Fresh scholarship is 31-10-2017 and for the renewal scholarship for 1st renewal 2016 and 2nd renewal 2015 is 31-08-2017.
Update : TNDCE Central Sector Scholarship Scheme Fresh & Renewal 2018-19 : www.scholarships.net.in/24861.html
All The eligible students may be asked to apply through the ‘National e-Scholarship Portal’ (NeSP) (http://www.scholarships.gov.in) by online and also get their online applications verified by the institutions within the stipulated time. (if required show the original documents to the institute.) else the application would be treated as “INVALID”
The Department of Higher Education is administering the “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students” and the aim of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from poor families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary examination. The total number of scholarships has been divided amongst the State Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18-25 years.
Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular Board of Examination, in class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and having family income of less than Rs.6 lakhs per annum, pursuing regular courses and not availing of any other scholarship scheme, are eligible for consideration under this Scheme.
The rate of scholarship is Rs. 1000/- per month at Graduation level for the first three years of College and University courses and Rs. 2000/- per month at Post-Graduation level. Students pursuing professional courses get Rs. 2000/- per month in the 4th and 5th year.
The scholarship is paid for 10 months in an academic year and disbursed directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiary. Students belonging to reserved categories/weaker sections are eligible on the basis of merit.
Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream for a particular Board of Examination, 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 9th 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 under this Scheme. This is applicable to all categories of students both
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 up to 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 preceding 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.