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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL: Candidates are invited to apply for the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students, an initiative in operation since 2008. Designed to assist meritorious students with a family income of less than Rs 4.5 lakh per annum, the scheme aims to support a portion of their day-to-day expenses during higher studies.

Key Information:

Target Scholarships: 82000 per year (41000 for boys and 41000 for girls)

National Scholarship Portal Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must have a family income of less than Rs 4.5 lakh per annum.
  • Students above the 80th percentile in the relevant stream of Class XII (10+2 pattern or equivalent) can apply.
  • Pursuing regular degree courses at recognized colleges/institutions (AICTE approved).
  • Not eligible for correspondence, distance mode, or diploma courses.
  • Should not benefit from other scholarship schemes, state-run scholarship schemes, or fee waiver and reimbursement schemes.

National Scholarship Portal Application Details:

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
  • Correction Window Open Until: February 15, 2024

Renewal Criteria:

  • Maintain at least 50% marks in annual examinations.
  • Ensure a minimum attendance of 75%.
  • No indisciplined or criminal behavior, including ragging, should be reported against the student.

How to Apply:

  • Apply online through the National Scholarships Portal (
  • Direct applications sent to the Ministry of Education will not be accepted.
  • Verification of credentials, including caste and educational qualifications, will be done through DIGILOCKER facility of the MeITY, Govt. of India.
  • Guidelines for application, verification, selection, and disbursement will follow the NSP standards.
  • Online applications will undergo verification at both the Institute and State Higher Education Department levels.

Important Note:

Students changing their college/institute can continue/renew the scholarship with a valid AISHE code.

For renewal, applicants must submit their applications within the specified cut-off date.

Take advantage of this opportunity by applying online and secure financial assistance for your higher education. Visit the National Scholarships Portal for detailed guidelines and application procedures:

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