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TNDCE Central Sector Scholarship Scheme Fresh & Renewal 2018-19 : Tamil Nadu Directorate of Collegiate Education

Organisation : Tamil Nadu Directorate of Collegiate Education
Scholarship Name : CSSS Central Sector Scholarship Scheme Fresh & Renewal 2018-19
Applicable For : College & University Students
Applicable State : Tamil Nadu
Application Deadline : 31-10-2018
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TNDCE CSSS Fresh & Renewal

Tamil Nadu Directorate of Collegiate Education invites Online Applications for Central Sector Scholarship Scheme Fresh & Renewal for the academic year 2018-19.

Related : Tamilnadu State Council For Science & Technology Student Project Scheme For Research Scholars 2018-19 :

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.


** Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular Board of Examination in Class XII
** The parental/family income ceiling is Rs. 6 lakh per annum for all categories.
** Students pursuing Diploma courses are not eligible under the scheme.
** Not receiving any other scholarship

Reservation Category

Reservations for the various categories are as follows :
** Scheduled Castes (SCs) 15 % ,
** Scheduled Tribes ( STs) 7.5 %,
** Other Backward Classes(OBCs) 27 %
** Horizontally 5 % for Physically Handicapped / Persons(s) with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the categories.

How to Apply?

Students just follow the below steps to apply for the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme Fresh & Renewal 2018-19.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of National Scholarship Portal

Apply Online :

Step 2 : For Fresh Registration students click on the New Registration link in the home page and Fill the required details to complete your Registration.

Step 3 : For Renewal case, Students Click the Login link and enter your Application Id, Password, Captcha image for Login. Then complete your renewal process.

Note :
Renewal applications sent directly to the Ministry of Human Resource Development shall not be accepted.

Rate Of Scholarships

** 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.

Allocation Of Scholarships

** The total number of scholarships are divided amongst the 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.

Notification :

** 50 % of the scholarship is earmarked for girls.
** In case of shortfall in the number of applications, the scholarship slots could be inter-changed.

Selection Procedure

** The online applications would be verified at two levels
(i) By the Institute where the student is studying.
(ii) By the respective State Education Board.

** Application which is not verified either by the institute or by the concerned State Education Board or by both will be treated as “Invalid‟.
** Merit list as per the State allocated quota would be generated from the verified applications.

Last Date

Last Date to submit your application form is 31-10-2018.

Add a Comment
  1. I filled the application for Central Sector Scheme under Tamil Nadu Board but, it shows for your submitted information no scheme available, what shall I do? Please help.

  2. I have applied for CSS scholarship, I have changed my mobile number which I used for registration. Now how can I update my mobile number.

  3. I want to renew my scholarship, where can I get the renewal form?

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