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Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

About theProgram

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India, is inviting applications for NSP Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2020-21 from students of Class 11 to postgraduate level. The scholarship aims to help students with disabilities to pursue further education so that they could earn their livelihood and find a dignified place for themselves in society.


NSP Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2020-21DeadlineClosedEligibility

To be eligible, the applicant must:
Have passed matriculation or higher secondary or any higher exam of a recognised Board of Secondary Education or University
Have more than 40% disability certified by the competent authority
Have an annual family income of less than INR 2.50 lakh
Be pursuing post-secondary (class 11 to postgraduate level) courses in recognised institutions

Note: Employed students whose income does not exceed that of scholarship amount can apply for this post-matric scholarship. Students pursuing their courses by correspondence are also eligible. 50% scholarships are reserved for female candidates.Benefits

The selected scholars will receive -
Maintenance allowance of up to INR 1,600 per month (hostellers) and up to INR 750 per month (day scholars).
Disability allowance of up to INR 4,000 per annum.
Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees of up to INR 1.50 lakh per annum excluding the refundable deposits like security deposit and caution money.
Book allowance of INR 1,500 per annum. Documents

The following documents shall be uploaded in the online application:
Applicant's photograph
Age proof
Certificate of disability
Income certificate of the parent issued by a competent authority
Tuition fees receipt
Last academic qualification certificate How can you apply?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps -

Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
Step 2: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and 'Continue'.
Step 3: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Post Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
Step 4: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
Step 5: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
Step 6: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
Step 7: Now, log in using OTP and fill the form.
Step 8: An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.
Note: All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship announcement date: 16th August 2020
Scholarship closing date: 20th January 2021
Last date for defect verification: 05th February 2021
Last date for Institute verification: 05th February 2021

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be based on the following criteria:
Percentage of marks obtained in the last qualifying examination
Fulfillment of eligibility conditions
Number of scholarship slots available to the state
Percentage of disability will be taken into consideration if there is a tie for the percentage of marks
State education department recommendation

Important documentsPost-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Terms and Conditions
Candidate who after passing one stage of education are studying in the same stage of education in a different subject is not eligible.
The scholarships are not awarded for training courses like Aircrafts Maintenance Engineer's course and private pilot license course.

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