“Ishan Uday” Special Scholarship Scheme

Published On 29/08/2016

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.

The objectives of the Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region are: 

1) To provide equal opportunities for higher studies in NE Region. 
2) To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in NE Region. 
3) To focus more on professional education in NE Region. 
4) Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation. 


It is envisaged to provide ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships every year beginning from the academic year 2014-15 for general degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and para-medical courses.

Eligibility:

 1)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.


2) Only first year Under-graduate students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

3) For integrated degree courses the scholarship will be tenable for the complete duration of the course. For dual degree courses the scholarship shall be tenable for the first degree only. The university shall clarify it while recommending a candidate for scholarship. 

4) For availing scholarship under this scheme, the income of the parents of the student should not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

*An amount of Rs.5400/- p.m. for General Degree courses and Rs. 7800/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses (including Medical & Para medical courses) will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary student. 

To apply for the scholarship, please click here.

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