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“Ishan Uday” Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern Region

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A scholarship scheme by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission. Taking special interest with regard to the promotion of higher education in the NER, i.e. for improving the GER, promoting higher education, and encouraging children belonging to the economically weaker sections of the NE region, the UGC has decided to launch “Ishan Uday” Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region from the academic session 2014-15. Before launching the scheme the UGC undertook wide-ranging consultations with State Governments and Central & State Universities of the NE region, the Ministry of, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, the North Eastern Council, Shillong, and other stakeholders. The scholar would be awarded from the date of joining the course as certified by the University/Institution/ College.

The eligibility criteria are as follows - Students with the domicile of NER, whose parental annual income does not exceed ₹4,50,000 from all sources. Passed XII or equivalent in the preceding year of study i.e. 2021 for applications called for during the year 2021-22, and secured admission in the first year of any degree course.

OBJECTIVES
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.

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Ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships every year for general degree courses, and technical and professional courses, including medical and paramedical courses as certified by the Registrar/ Principal/ Director of University/ College/ Institute.
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