Organisation : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Portal Name : National Scholarship Portal (NSP)
Scholarship Name : Scholarships For Top Class Education For Students With Disabilities 2020-21
Applicable For : Disability Student Studying PG Degree or Diploma
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Last Date : 31-10-2020
Website/ Apply Online : https://scholarships.gov.in/
NSP Top Class Education Scholarship
The Scheme aims at recognizing and promoting quality education amongst Students with Disabilities by providing full financial support. The scheme will cover Students with Disabilities (SwDs) for pursuing studies at the level of Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in any discipline.
Related / Similar Scholarship :
Disability Affairs 2020-21 Pre-Matric Scholarship
Disability Affairs 2020-21 Post-Matric Scholarship
The last date for submission of applications for Top Class Education Scholarship by the Students with Disabilities is 31st October, 2016
(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. Scholarship under this scheme shall not be admissible for pursuing distance-learning/part-time/week-end courses under any stream.
(d) The candidate is not receiving any other scholarship under any scheme of the Government of India.
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, (excluding such allowances as are not treated as part of total income for the purpose of income tax). 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.
How To Apply?
a) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will announce the details of the scheme and invite applications by issuing an advertisement in the leading newspapers and through the websites and other media outfits. Applications will be called for through the National e-Scholarship Portal, an on-line scholarship management program www.scholarships.gov.in developed by Department of Electronics & Information Technology for this purpose.
b) The applicants should submit their application through the on-line system within the last date prescribed for receipt of applications. All requisite documents like photograph, proof of age, disability certificate, income certificate of the parent, etc. duly filled in the prescribed format will be required to be uploaded in the said scholarship portal.
c) The Institute in which he/she is studying shall forward the application through the portal to the Education/Disability Welfare Department of the State Govt. concerned after doing the necessary verification of the facts contained in the application like age, date of birth, Disability certificate, recognition of the course, fees received etc. The State Education/Disability Welfare Deptt. shall carry out necessary prudence check including recognition of the Institute concerned and forward the application with their recommendation to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
d) Final selection will be done by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities based on the recommendations of the State Govt. considering, inter alia, the no. of slots available to that particular State. The no. of slots available to any State is decided on the basis of percentage of population of PWDs of that State in comparison to the total PWD population of India as per Census 2011.
e) In case a candidate is a permanent resident of one State but studying in another State, his application will be considered under the slot of his home State and his application needs the recommendation of the Education/Disability Welfare Department of the State of which he is a permanent resident.
Merit Criteria For Selection
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
Scheme Closing Date : Open till 31-10-2020
Defective & Institute Verification : Open till 15-11-2020