Internal Scholarships Guidelines





To provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income 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 Senior Secondary Examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for girls] are awarded for pursuing graduate / postgraduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.


The total number of scholarships are divided amongst the State Education Boards based on the State‟s population in the age group of 18-25 years, after segregating share of CBSE and ICSE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards in the country.  50% of the scholarship is earmarked for girls.  The number of scholarships allotted to a State Education Board is distributed amongst pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams  in  the  ratio  of  3:2:1. In case  of  shortfall  in  the  number  of  applications,  the scholarship slots could be inter-changed.


Students who are above 80th percentile  of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective   Board of Examination in Class XII of   10+2 pattern or equivalent   and pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode)  in Colleges/Institutions recognized by All India Council of Technical Education, UGC Act, 1956, Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India   and respective regulatory authorities and not availing benefit of any other scholarship scheme including State run scholarship schemes/Fee waiver and  reimbursement  scheme are   eligible under  the scheme.  Students  pursuing Diploma courses are not eligible under the scheme.


Students belonging to reserved categories/weaker sections /minorities are eligible on the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. Reservations for the various categories are as follows:Scheduled Castes (SCs) 15% , Scheduled Tribes ( STs) 7.5 %, Other Backward Classes(OBCs) 27% and horizontally 5% for Physically Handicapped / Persons(s) with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the categories.


1) National  Scholarship  Portal  (NSP)  will  be  opened  for online application in the month of June-July every year.

2) Class XII pass out students   of the current Academic Year, who are above   80th percentile  of the respective State Education Boards (SEBs) are eligible under the scheme and can apply on National Scholarship Portal (, before the cut-off date. Physical application would not be accepted.

3) The online applications  would be verified at two levels:

(i) By the Institute where the student is studying.

(ii) By the respective State Education Board.

4) Applicant is required to submit requisite documents, such as [Class 12th mark sheet, Income Certificate] to the Institute.

5) Application which is not verified either by the institute or by the concerned State Education Board or by both will be treated as “Invalid‟.

6) Merit list as per the State allocated quota would be generated from the verified applications.


The rate of scholarship is Rs.10000/- per annum at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses and Rs.20000/- per annum at Post-Graduation level. Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5) years/Integrated  course  would get Rs.20000/- per annum in the 4th and 5th year. However, students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech., B.Engg would get scholarship up to graduation level.


The parental/family income ceiling is Rs. 6 lakh per annum for all categories under the scheme. Every year a fresh income certificate is not required.


A student will be eligible for the scholarship for a total duration not exceeding 5 years. A scholarship under the scheme is renewable on year basis to year up to Post Graduate level in the same stream (except for the students pursuing technical courses leading to degree at graduation level). The renewal will depend on:

(i) Scholar securing  50 % or more marks  in the preceding examination.

(ii)  75% attendance.

(iii) Not indulged in ragging activities.

If a scholar is unable to appear in the annual examination owing to illness and or on account of  any  unforeseen event,  the  award  may  be  renewed  for  the  next  academic  year  on submission of medical certificate and other proof to satisfy the Head of the Institution who will certify that the student would have passed with 50% or more marks or equivalent Grade Point Average, had he/she appeared in the examination.

A scholar would be allowed to continue/renew his/her scholarship if,   he/she changes the course of study to a stream not offered by his school Board in Class XII (e.g. Law, Fashion Technology, etc.).Students changing their college/institute of study would be allowed to continue/renew  the  scholarship  provided  the  course  of  study  and  the  institution  is recognized.

  1. For receiving scholarship benefit under Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students, an individual shall furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar authentication Till the time Aadhaar is assigned to the individual, following alternative identifiers can be used:-

(i)       Aadhaar Enrollment ID slip

(ii)      Application made for Aadhaar enrollment

(iii)     Voter identity card

(iv)     Permanent Account Number

(v)      Passport

(vi)     Driving License

(vii)     Certificate of identity having photo of such member issued by a Gazetted Officer or a Tehsildar on an official letter head.

(viii)     Identity Card issued by the college or institute or university.

(viii)    Any other document with photo specified by the State Government:

Further, the students are required to have the bank accounts opened, especially, in their name for availing the benefits under the scheme. The scholarship will be disbursed directly into the bank accounts  of  the  beneficiaries  through  Direct  Benefit  Transfer  (DBT)  mode. The student can track  their  payment status from the template “ Know Your Payment”  in the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) portal [] either by indicating Aadhaar number or bank  account number.


For students of Academic Year 2015 and onwards:

Students who have passed Class XII and have received fresh/renewal scholarship through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) must apply online in the National Scholarship Portal ( for the renewal scholarships.

For students of Academic Year prior to 2015:

Students who have passed Class XII prior to 2015, are required to   obtain   the renewal application blank form  from the respective State Education Boards  and  submit  the same duly certified from their  respective institutions  which is required to certify:

(a)       That the student has secured  50 % or more marks in the previous exam,

(b)       That the student has 75 % attendance and

(c)       That the student is not involved in any ragging activities.

Renewal applications sent directly to the Ministry of Human Resource Development shall not be accepted.

In case of any grievances/complaint regarding the above scheme the same may be registered to the following link

Contact us:

National Scholarship Division,

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, West Block 1, 2nd Floor, Wing 6, Room No. 6,RK. Puram, Sector 1, New Delhi 110066. Tele: 011-26172917, 26172491, 26165238


Number  of  Scholarships  allocated  to  States/UTs  under  the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for University and College Students

SNo. State Quota (per year)
1 CBSE 5413
2 ICSE 577
3 Andhra Pradesh * 3527
4 Arunachal Pradesh 77
5 Assam 2002
6 Bihar 5624
7 Chattisgarh 1387
8 Delhi 1162
9 Goa 113
10 Gujarat 3944
11 Haryana 1591
12 Himachal Pradesh 461
13 Jammu & Kashmir 768
14 Jharkhand 1878
15 Karnataka 4237
16 Kerala 2324
17 Maharashtra 7417
18 Madhya Pradesh 429
19 Manipur 181
20 Meghalaya 166
21 Mizoram 75
22 Nagaland 176
23 Odisha 2736
24 Punjab 1902
25 Rajasthan 3978
26 Sikkim 44
27 Tamil Nadu 4883
28 Telengana * 2570
29 Tripura 236
30 Uttar Pradesh 11460
31 Uttarakhand 616
32 West Bengal 5941
33 Andaman & Nicobar 31
34 Chandigarh 82
35 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 21
36 Daman & Diu 19
37 Lakshadweep 4
38 Puducherry 78
  Total: – 82000
*    Note: – Bifurcation    of    Quota    of    unified    State    of Andhra Pradesh (6097) divided between the new State of Telengana  (2570)  and  Andhra  Pradesh  (3527)  


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