Organization : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Scholarship Name : National Overseas Scholarship For Students With Disabilities 2015-16
Applicable For : Students With Disabilities
Applicable State/UT : All India
Application Last Date : 3rd October, 2015
Website : http://disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/
Notification : https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/3402-Nos2015-16.docx
Application Form : https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/3402-Form.docx
Update : Financial Assistance under National Fund For Persons with Disabilities : www.scholarships.net.in/27479.html
National Overseas Scholarship For Students With Disabilities:
Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, invites applications for National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities for the year 2015-16 to provide financial assistance to pursue Master’s Degree and Ph.D. courses abroad in the fields of Engineering, Management & Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Agricultural Science, Medicine, Commerce, Accounting & Finance, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts. Number of scholarships to be awarded every year is twenty (20) out of which six (6) scholarships are reserved for women candidates. In addition, there is provision of two passage grant (cost of air fare only, no scholarship).
Students with Disabilities below 35 years of age securing 55% marks and above in Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree within parental annual income of Rs.6.00 lakh per annum are eligible to apply. Under the scheme there is a provision of annual maintenance allowance of 9,900/- Pound(Great Britain) for courses in the United Kingdom and US$15,400/- for courses in other countries. In addition, there are provisions of tuition fees, cost of air passage etc. Detailed eligibility criteria, other terms & conditions and application form are available in the website www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in.
Interested and eligible candidates may submit their applications in the prescribed pro-forma to the undersigned by 3rd October, 2015.
The Scheme :
The Scheme provides financial assistance to the students with disabilities who are finally selected for pursuing Master’s level courses and Ph.D abroad in the following specified fields of study:-
a) Engineering & Management;
b) Pure Sciences & Applied Sciences;
c) Agricultural Science & Medicine;
d) Commerce, Accounting & Finance and
e) Humanities, Social Science & Fine Arts.
No. of Scholarships:
Twenty (20) awards per year are available under the Scheme.
As the endeavor is to encourage women candidates, therefore, out of the total of twenty scholarships six scholarships for each year shall be earmarked for women candidates. However, in case adequate number of women candidates are not found available as per the stipulations of the Scheme or found unsuitable for selection by the Selection Committee, then the unutilized slots are to be utilized by selecting suitable male candidates.
For Ph.D. :
First class or 55%(fifty five per cent) marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree. Preference would be given to the experienced candidates, especially to those who are on lien with their existing post and employer.
For Masters’ Degree:
55%(fifty five per cent) marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor’s Degree. Preference would be given to the experienced candidates, especially to those who are on lien with their existing post and employer.
Below 35(Thirty Five) years, as on first day of the month of the advertisement of the scheme.
Total income from all sources of the employed candidate or his/her parents/guardians, shall not exceed Rs.6,00,000/-( Indian Rupees six lakh only) per annum, (excluding such allowances as are not treated as part of total income for the purpose of income tax) as certified by the employer. A copy of latest tax-assessment as well as latest monthly salary slip from the employer is also required to be enclosed with the application.