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Organisation : University Grants Commission (UGC)
Scholarship Name : Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern Region 2020-21
Applicable For : Students with domicile of NER
Last Date : 30-10-2020
Website :

UGC NER Ishan Uday Special Scholarship

The Ministry of HRD and the University Grants Commission has taken special interest with regard to promotion of higher education in the NER.

Related / Similar Scholarship : NSP UGC NER Ishan Uday Special Scholarship 2021-22

Before launching the scheme the UGC undertook wide ranging consultations with State Governments and Central & State Universities of the NE region, the Ministry of HRD, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region , the North Eastern Council, Shillong and other stakeholders.


1) To provide equal opportunities for higher studies in NE Region.
2) To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in NE Region.
3) To focus more on professional education in NE Region.
4) Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation.


** Students with domicile of NER, whose parental annual income does not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum from all sources.
** Passed XII or equivalent in the preceding year of study
** Secured admission in first year of any degree course, either general degree course of technical/professional/ medical/ paramedical course (Integrated courses included) in any of the following University/ College/ Institute :-
** Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under Section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act.
** Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC.
** Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central / State Government.
** Institutes of National Importance.
** Institutions recognized by other Statutory councils within as well as outside
** The admission should have been made in University/ Institution/ College with AISHE code.

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** UGC will award 10,000 (ten thousand) fresh scholarships per year.
** Allocation of slots for each State shall be done based upon the population (latest census report) of the respective State. If the slots remain vacant in any particular State, the unfilled slots shall be distributed equitably among other States.
** There shall be three Percent horizontal reservation for differently- abled persons.

Amount of Scholarship

Rs.5400/- per month for general degree course and Rs.7800/- per month for technical/medical/professional/paramedical courses.

Procedure For Applying

** Applications will be invited once in a year on the National Scholarship Portal of the Government of India. Short notification will also be uploaded on the UGC website.
** At the time of applying, the course will be classified as general degree or professional by the concerned University/ Institution/College.
** Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Only verified online applications will be considered for award of scholarship.

Selection Procedure

** 10,000 (ten thousand) fresh scholarships will be awarded every year.
** Distribution of slots amongst the states of NER will be done on the basis of population census(last).
** If slots in a particular state remain vacant due to non-availability of eligible candidates, the unfilled slots will be distributed equitably amongst other states.
** Reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD) will be made as per Government of India norms.

Notification :

Important Dates

Scheme Closing Date : Open till 30-10-2020
Defective Verification : Open till 15-11-2020
Institute Verification : Open till 15-11-2020

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  1. My application status stated that “Application is pending for revalidation by the state nodal officer” I’m from the state of Meghalaya and my application ID is ML201920007873746. Please help me will I get the scholarship or not?

    1. same as mine. Any change now for you?

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