UGC Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme in India, 2015

Applications are invited for Ishan Uday Scholarship from Indian students with domicile of North Eastern Region. Students must have secured admission in general degree course, technical and professional courses including medical and para-medical courses (Integrated courses included) in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, within and outside the States of NER. UGC will award ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships per year. An amount of Rs.3500/- p.m. for General Degree courses and Rs. 5000/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses (including Medical & Para medical courses) will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary student. The application deadline is 30 September 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded for general degree course, technical and professional courses including medical and para-medical courses (Integrated courses included) in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, within and outside the States of NER.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate degree programme.
Scholarship Provider: University Grants Commission (UGC), India
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility:
-Students with domicile of NER who have passed Class XII or equivalent exam from a school situated within NER through any recognized Board of Education, including Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), National institute of open Schooling (NIOS) within NER only, and have secured admission in general degree course, technical and professional courses including medical and para-medical courses (Integrated courses included) in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, within and outside the States of NER.
-For availing scholarship under this scheme, the income of the parents of the student should not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Indian students with domicile of North Eastern Region can apply for these Ishan Uday scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Ministry of HRD and the University Grants Commission has taken special interest with regard to promotion of higher education in the NER. For improving the GER, promoting higher education and for encouraging children belonging to economically weaker section of the NE region, the UGC has decided to launch “Ishan Uday” Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region from 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 HRD, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, the North Eastern Council, Shillong and other stakeholders.

Number of award(s): UGC will award ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships per year. In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available, the awardees will be selected on the basis of marks scored by them in the Class XII or equivalent exam.

Duration of award(s): The scholarship granted under the scheme will be kept renewed during the period of the first degree course, subject to good conduct and maintenance of prescribed attendance. Students failing to get promoted to the next class/level would get the scholarship in the following year,subject to the condition that if the student fails again for the second time, he/she would forfeit the scholarship and it would not be renewed for the remaining period of the course. If an awardee is unable to appear in the annual examination owing to illness and/or on account of any unforeseen event, the scholarship may be renewed for the next academic year on submission of medical certificate and other proof to the satisfaction of the Head of the Institution.

What does it cover? An amount of Rs.3500/- p.m. for General Degree courses and Rs. 5000/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses (including Medical & Para medical courses) will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary student.

Selection Criteria: The awardees will be selected on the basis of marks scored by them in the Class XII or equivalent exam. The scholarship would be sanctioned based on the eligibility certificate, admission certificate and other documents, presented by the students, through the university/ college/institute to the agency identified by UGC.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The students would submit all the following requisite documents duly forwarded by the Competent Authority (Registrar/Principal/Director) to the designated Bank branch/Disbursing agency authorized by the UGC.
1. Joining Proforma for fresh awardees (Annexure-I)
2. Proforma for renewal ( Annexure-II)
3. Certificate of income by the Competent Authority of the State Government in which the student is domiciled.
4. Domicile State Certificate by the Competent Authority.
5. Quarterly Continuation certificate(Annexure-III)
6. Affidavit (Undertaking for not availing any other Scholarship in the form of an affidavit on Rs.50/- Stamp paper from the student/parent duly attested by SDM / First Class Magistrate / Gazetted Officer (not below the rank of Tahsildar) copying the prescribed languages (Annexure-IV))

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Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 September 2015.

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