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Central Sector Scholarship of Top Class Education For SC students

Scheme framed in pursuance of the Union Budget 2005-06 announcements is effective from 21st June, 2007.

Objective of the scheme is to promote qualitative education amongst SC students, by providing full financial support for pursuing studies beyond 12th class.

There are 207 institutions of excellence spread all over the country in the list of identified institutions. List of identified institutions include all IIMs, IITs, NITs (earlier known as RECs), commercial pilot training institutions and reputed medical/law and other institutions of excellence. A total of 1250 slots are to be granted scholarships every year. Courses of study covered are Engineering, Medicine/Dentistry, Law, Management and other Specialized Streams.

SC students whose total family income is up to Rs. 4.50 lakhs per annum are eligible for the scholarship.

The SC students, who secure admission in the notified institutions, according to the norms prescribed by the respective institutions, will be eligible for the scholarship under the scheme to the extent of the number of scholarships allocated to the institutions concerned.

The scholarship is merit based the top ones in each institute to get. In case the number of students admitted exceeds the number of awards, then the scholarship will be restricted to the top ones in the inter-se merit list institute-wise. In case the institute finds that the number of eligible candidates in the 1st year are less than the number of scholarships allotted to it, the balance scholarships may be offered to students studying in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, etc. on the basis of inter-se merit of previous year's results giving priority to those with higher number of years left to complete their respective courses i.e., 1st year student is to get priority over the 2nd year student and so on.

Scholarship will be awarded for

  1. full tuition fee and other non-refundable charges (there will be a ceiling of Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum per student towards fee in the private institutions and Rs.3.72 lakh per annum per student in private commercial pilot training institutions).
  2. Living expenses @ of Rs.2220 per month per student
  3. books and stationery @ Rs.3000 per annum per student and
  4. a latest computer with full accessories limited to Rs. 45000 per student as one time assistance. Living expenses, cost of books and stationary and computer are subject to actual.

The scholarship, once awarded, will continue till the completion of the course, subject to the satisfactory performance.

Funds will be released by the Ministry directly to the institutions in a single installment on yearly basis, upon receipt of necessary details about admission of SC students.

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Important Links

e-Book (DoSJ&E), (External website that opens in a new window) (Hindi Ver.) (External website that opens in a new window) and (DoEPwD) (External website that opens in a new window)
e-Gazette (External website that opens in a new window)
Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (External website that opens in a new window)
National Voters' Service Portal (NVSP) (External website that opens in a new window)
National eScholarship Portal (External website that opens in a new window)