Organisation : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (disabilityaffairs.gov.in)
Portal Name : National Scholarship Portal
Scholarship Name : Scholarship For Top Class Education 2018-19
Applicable For : Students With Disabilities
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Verification Date : 20/12/2018 (Institutions) | 31/12/2018 (Districts/State)
Application Deadline : 31-10-2018
Website : https://scholarships.gov.in/
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NSP Scholarship For Top Class Education
Online applications are invited from the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for Scholarship For Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities for the academic year 2018-19.
Related : National Scholarships Portal : www.scholarships.net.in/national-scholarships-portal
The scheme will cover Students with Disabilities (SwDs) for pursuing studies at the level of Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in any discipline.
(a) A citizen of India,
(b) A person with disability having not less than 40% disability and having a disability certificate issued by any competent medical authority.
(c) Having selected and got admission in any of the notified institutions for pursuing a full-time course at the level of Post Graduate Degree/Diploma according to the norms prescribed by the respective institution.
(d) The candidate is not receiving any other scholarship under any scheme of the Government of India.
(e) Total income from all sources of the candidate and/or his/her parents/guardians, shall not exceed Rs.6,00,000/- (Rupees six lakh only) per annum
Update : The verification dates have been extended for all the schemes of Department of Disability – Institution till 20/12/2018 and District/State till 31/12/2018.
** The awardee cannot be considered for the award for second or subsequent times as the individual can be awarded only for once.
** Not more than two disabled children of the same parents/guardians will be eligible.
How to Apply?
The scheme is implemented through National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Just follow the below steps to apply for the Scholarship For Top Class Education 2018-19.
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 Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities link in the drop down list.
Step 3 : After that Click Apply link in the Scholarship For Top Class Education For Students With Disabilities.
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.
Quantum of Financial Assistance
The scholarship will include the following
|Sl No.||Components of Scholarship||Rate per awardee|
|1||Reimbursement of tuition fees and non -refundable charges paid/ payable to the Institution||Up to Rs. 2.00 lakh – per annum (subject to actual amount).|
|2||Maintenance Allowance||Rs. 3,000/- per month for hostellers,
Rs. 1,500/- per month for day-scholars
|3||Special Allowances (related to types of disabilities like reader allowance, escort allowance, helper allowance etc.)||Rs. 2,000/- per month
|4||Books & Stationery||Rs. 5,000/- per annum.|
|5||Reimbursement of expenses for purchase of a computer with accessories.||Rs. 30,000/- per awardee as a one-time grant for entire course.|
|6||Reimbursement of expenses for purchase of Aids and Assistive Devices including necessary software related to the particular disability of the selected candidate.||Rs. 30,000/- per awardee as a one-time grant for entire course|
The following factors will be taken into consideration:
(i) Fulfillment of eligibility conditions as given in the scheme.
(ii) Recommendation of the State Education Department.
(iii) No. of slots available to the State.
(iv) Merit of the candidate in terms of percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.
(v) In case of a tie in percentage of marks, the parental income ceiling will be considered i.e. the candidate with lower parental income ceiling will get preference.
(vi) In case there is still a tie, the percentage of disability will be considered i.e. the candidate with higher percentage of disability will get preference
Disbursal of Scholarship
The scholarship amount will be disbursed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities through Direct Benefit Transfer method through a designated bank direct to the bank accounts of the selected candidates.
Candidates can contact the Help Desk for resolution of the technical problems
Call :0120 – 6619540
Mail : helpdesk-nsp [AT] gov.in