CENTRAL SECTOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES:2014-15 - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Applications are invited for the Central Sector Scholarship for Under Graduate Studies, for the academic year 2014-15 from students who have scored more than 80% marks in the +2 /VHSE Examinations, March 2014 conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education /Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Education Government of Kerala, and pursing any regular course at Under Graduate level in recognized Educational Institutions, including Professional Courses such as Medical, Engineering etc. Total number of Scholarships available under this Scheme is 2324. 
The Scholarship, introduced by Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Higher Education, Govt: of India, aims at providing financial assistance to meritorious student from low income families. 
The total number of Scholarships is divided to the States, based on the Statistics of the population in the age of 18-25 years. 50% of the Scholarships would be earmarked for girls . The Scholarships would be distributed amongst the pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1. Scholarships are reserved for the various categories as follow: SC-15%,ST-7 
½%,OBC-27%. For Physically handicapped students ,3% Scholarships are reserved horizontally in all the categories. 
Rate of Scholarship: 
Under Graduate Students: Rs: 1000/- per month for (Subject to a Maximum of Rs: 10,000/- for an academic year) and Rs: 2000/- per month for Post-Graduate studies (Subject to a Maximum of Rs: 20,000/- for an academic year), provided they are selected for Scholarship at UG level. Professional 
Courses : Rs. 1000/- per month for the first three years (Subject to a Maximum of Rs: 10,000/- for an academic year) and Rs. 2000/- per month for the 4th and 5th years of study (Subject to a maximum of Rs:20,000/- for an academic year). The Central Sector Scholarship amount will be transferred directly by MHRD to the adhar linked Bank Account of the Students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) 
Scheme introduced by Government of India. 
.Eligibility :
(i) Applicant should have Scored a minimum of 80% of Marks in the +2/VHSC Examinations, March 2014 conducted by the Board of Higher secondary Education/Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala. 
(ii) Applicant Should be pursuing any Regular Courses at Under- Graduate Degree level in any recognized Educational Institution, including Professional Courses Such as Medical, Engineering etc.Students Pursuing Parallel / Private Registration/ Correspondence / Distance Education courses are not eligible to apply for this Scholarship. 
(iii) Parental income (Both Father and Mother) should not exceed Rs: 6 lakhs per annum for the financial year ending March 2014. 
(iv) Applicant should not be availing any other Scholarships/ Financial  Assistance. 
(v) Applicants should not be belonging to the Creamy –layer as defined by the Department of Personal and Training in their Notification number 36012/22/93 Esst. (SCT) dated 8/11/93 and as modified vide their OM No: 36033/3/2004-Esst(Res) Dated : 9/3/2004 and as may be modified from time to time. 

 How to Apply
Applications can be submitted only ‘ONLINE’ at the Scholarship Website of Department of Collegiate Education,www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in from 01/09/2014. Manual Applications if any sent will not be considered.
a. Commencement of Online registration 16/09/2014 
b. Last Dates 
(i) Online Submission of the Application by students : 10/10/2014 6 PM 
(ii)Submission of Registration printout and documents to the  Institution by Students 
 : 18/10/2014 
(iii) Completion of verification and Approval 
by the Institution : 25/10/2014 

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