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Organisation : Ministry of Minority Affairs (
Scholarship Name : Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional & Technical Courses 2019-20
Portal Name : National Scholarship Portal
Applicable For : Minority Community Students (Muslim/ Christian/ Sikh/ Buddhist/ Jain/ Parsi)
Applicable States/ UTs : All Over India
Application Last Date : 15-11-2019 (Date is Extended)
Website/ Apply Online :

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NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship

Online applications are invited from eligible minority students for Merit Cum Means Based Scholarship For Professional & Technical Courses for the academic year 2019-20.

Related / Similar Scholarship : NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship 2020-21

The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.

Who Can Apply?

** Students who get admission in technical/professional courses without taking any competitive examination will also be eligible for scholarship.

** Students should have not less than 50% marks at higher secondary/graduation level.
** The annual income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of beneficiary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh from all sources.

How to Apply?

The scheme is implemented through National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Just follow the below steps to apply for the Merit Cum Means Scholarships Scheme for Minorities 2019-20.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of National Scholarship Portal through the URL provided above.

Step 2 : Then Select Central Schemes tab and Click on Ministry of Minority Affairs link in the drop down list.

Step 3 : After that Click Apply link in the Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional & Technical Courses CS

Step 4 : It will redirect to the Login Page. Enter your Application Id, Password and Captcha for Login.

Step 5 : After Login to your account select the Scholarship scheme and fill the required details to apply for the scholarship.
Step 6 : If you are a New User then Click on the Register link in the Login Page.

Step 7 : Enter all required details for registration to get your user id and password.

Step 8 : After complete your application you will get a confirmation message to your registered email id & mobile number.

Documents Required

The list of documents to be scanned & uploaded for both Fresh and Renewal Scholarships as under
a) Student Photo. (Mandatory)
b) Institution Verification Form. (Mandatory)
c) Self declaration of Income Certificate by the student. (Mandatory)
d) Self declaration of community by the student. (Mandatory)

e) In case of Fresh – Self Attested Certificate of ‘Previous Academic Mark sheet’ as filled in Form. (Mandatory)
f) In case of Renewal – Self-Attested Certificate of Previous Year Marksheet as filled in the Form. (Mandatory)

g) Fee Receipt of current course year. (Mandatory)
h) Proof of Bank Account in the name of student. (Mandatory)
i) Aadhaar Card (optional)
j) Residential Certificate. (Mandatory)

Rate Of Scholarship

The rate of scholarship will be as under

Sl.No. Type of Financial Assistance Rate for Hostler Rate for Day Scholar
1. Maintenance Allowance (For 10 months only) Rs.10,000/-per annum ( Rs.1000 p.m.) Rs.5,000/- per annum. ( Rs.500 p.m.)
2. Course Fee* Rs.20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less Rs.20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less
Total Rs.30,000/- Rs.25,000/-

* Full Course Fee will be reimbursed for the listed institutions.


i) The scholarship amount i.e. Course fee and Maintenance allowance would be credited/transferred directly into the bank account of selected students.

ii) Scholarship will not be paid for the period of internship/housemanship in the M.B.B.S. course or for a practical training in other course if the student is in receipt of some remuneration during the internship period or some allowance/stipend during the practical training in other course.


Attention Institutes :
Institutes have to finish their verification before the closure of the application dates! Otherwise applications marked as defective cannot be submitted by the students! So Institutes are requested to complete their pending verification before last date of application submission.

Attention Nodal Officers :
Verification process needs to be completed before the completion of the student application dates so that students can submit their defective applications in time! No Extension of dates is being done, so all are requested to complete the verification process at the earliest.

Important Dates

** Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional & Technical Courses – Open till 15-11-2019
** Defective Verification – Open till 15-11-2019
** Institute Verification – Open till 15-11-2019

Terms & Conditions

** Continuation of the scholarship in subsequent years will depend on successful completion of the course during the preceding year.
** The Income Certificate would remain valid for One Year.

** A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
** Aadhaar Number is also required for payment of scholarship.

Guidelines :

** The concerned State Government/Union Territory Administration will be responsible for processing and scrutinizing the applications submitted by the students (as per the work flow opted) and send the proposal of eligible students online to this Ministry for sanction of the scholarships as per timelines.

** A scholarship awarded may be cancelled if the scholar changes the subject of the course of study or changes the Institution of study, without prior approval of the State Government/UT Administration.

** A scholar is liable to refund the scholarship amount, if during the course of the year, the studies for which the scholarship has been awarded, is discontinued or change in the subject of study.

Notification :


Candidates can contact the Help Desk for resolution of the technical problems
Call : 0120 – 6619540
Mail : helpdesk-nsp [AT]

Add a Comment
  1. Can you please inform me, when will my scholarship sanction? Student ID is KA201819007932062. I have submitted my documents two times.

  2. I want to check the status of my scholarship.


  4. Please help, how can I correct a defective scholarship form.

  5. I want to edit my form. How can I change account number in renewal form?

  6. Please clarify, can GM merit category students apply for this scholarship?

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