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Central Sector Scheme Of Scholarship For College And University Students

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A scholarship scheme by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from poor families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of the Higher Secondary / Class 12th Board Examination. A maximum of 82,000 fresh scholarships per annum are provided for pursuing graduate / postgraduate degrees in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering, etc. Students who are above the 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class 12th of 10+2 pattern or equivalent, and are pursuing regular degree courses at colleges/institutions recognized by AICTE and respective Regulatory Bodies concerned, are eligible for this scheme.
The rate of scholarship is ₹12,000/-per annum at the Graduation level for the first three years of College and University courses and ₹ 20,000 per annum at the PostGraduation level. Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of the course is five (5) years/Integrated course will get ₹20,000/-per annum in the 4th and 5th year. However, students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech, B.Engg. will get scholarship up to graduation level only i.e. ₹12,000 p.a. for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year and ₹20,000 in the 4th year.

Note: The rate of scholarship is ₹10,000/-per annum for the first three years of fresh/renewal scholarships with respect to the academic year 2021-22, even if the actual release happens in FY 2022-23.
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