National Overseas SC Scholarship

National Overseas Scholarship for SC Students 2016-17

Last date to apply

March 31, 2017

About National Overseas Scholarship for SC Candidates

  • National Overseas Scholarship for SC candidates is an initiative launched by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. It is the SC Scholarship to study abroad.
  • Those students or professionals belonging to Schedule Castes who scored 55% marks in their Bachelor's and Master's can apply for this scholarship to pursue Masters’/ Ph.D. in overseas institutes.
  • Fields of study eligible for National Overseas Scholarship for SC students are:
    1. Engineering and Management
    2. Pure Science and Applied Sciences
    3. Agricultural Sciences and Medicine
    4. International Commerce, Accounting Finance
    5. Humanities, Social Science & Fine Arts
  • Out of total 100 scholarships which are to be granted, 30% of the scholarships are allotted to female applicants. The Scholarship will be granted in the following manner.
Category No. of Scholarships No. of passage grants
SC 90 04
Denotified, Nomadic and semi nomadic tribes 6  
Landless Agricultural Laboreres & Traditional Artisans 4  

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National Overseas Scholarship for SC Candidates Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India 
Class/ Age Below 35 years 
Details
  • Educational Qualification:
    • For Ph.D. Scholarships: The Applicants must have obtained at least 55% marks in relevant Masters’ Degree.
    • For Masters’ Degree:The Applicants must have obtained at least 55% marks in relevant subjects
  • Total annual income of the applicant or Family must not exceed Rs.6 Lakhs even if he/she is self-employed or of parents/guardians and from other sources (allowances made for the purpose of income tax will not be considered)
  • Only one child from the same parents will be granted National Overseas Scholarship. 

National Overseas Scholarship for SC Candidates Reward

Eligible fields of study and number of seats for National Overseas Scholarship are:

 S. No.

Field of Study

Number of Seats

1

Engineering and Management

32

2

Pure Science and Applied Sciences

17

3

Agricultural Sciences and Medicine

17

4

International Commerce, Accounting Finance

17

5

Humanities, Social Science & Fine Arts

17

 

Total 

100

  • After getting the scholarship, the scholars are liable to take admission for the concerned subject within 1year, else the scholarship will be cancelled.
  • Duration of Scholarship:
    • For Ph.D. - 4 years
    • For Master - 3 years.
  • Amount of Scholarship will be provided on the basis of the country chosen for further studies.

Annual Maintenance Allowance

  • For U.S.A and other countries
    • Annual Maintenance Allowance: USD 15,400 will be offered as Annual maintenance allowance for all level of courses.
    • Additional Allowance: Allowance of 1500 USD for study tour/travel cost /books/essential apparatus / attending subject related conferences, workshops, typing and binding of thesis etc.
  • For United Kingdom
    • Annual Maintenance Allowance: GBP 9900 will be given Annual maintenance allowance.
    • Additional Allowance: Allowance for typing, workshops, books/essential apparatus /study tour/travel cost for attending subject related conferences and binding of thesis etc. will be 1100 GBP.

Research/Teaching Assistantship 

Applicants can increment their prescribed maintenance allowances by engaging in activities related to Research/Teaching Assistantship.

Additional Allowances and Benefits

  • Incident Journey Allowance: USD 20 or its equivalent in Indian rupees will be Incident Journey allowance.
  • Equipment Allowance: Equipment allowance of USD 20 for will be given.
  • Poll Tax: Payment of Actual Poll Tax wherever applicable will be done.
  • Visa Fee: The payment of Actual Visa Fees in Indian Rupees will be done.
  • Medical Insurance: The payment of Fees and Medical Insurance Premium will be done.
  • Air Fare: Economy class Air fare for return journey from India to the relevant destination will be paid.
  • Local Travel Allowance: Local Travel allowance will be provided after considering the requirements and criteria.

Return to India after the completion of course

  • The Awardees are required to come back to India after finishing their course.
  • Extension of stay: The stay can be extended for next two years by the consent of Indian Government, but no financial assistance will be provided to them for the extended period.
  • The reasons for stay will get recorded in writing by Indian Mission.

National Overseas Scholarship for SC Candidates Application form and Process

The students can apply online offline for the SC Scholarship by downloading the Application form. There is no online application for this.

List of documents to be sent with the SC Scholarship Application Form

  • Proof of Date of Birth.
  • Mark sheet of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates.
  • As the scholarship is for only one child of the same parents, self-certification regarding the same will be required.
  • Employed candidates need to submit a copy of latest tax-assessment and latest monthly salary slip of the organization with which they are presently working.
  • Offer letter from the institute in case already obtained.

Submission of the National Overseas Scholarship for SC Application Form

  • Employed candidates must forward their application through their employer along with a No Objection Certificate. 
  • Completely filled National Overseas Scholarship applications must reach the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India before the last date in the following Address:

The Director
SCD-V Section,
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,
Department of Social Justice and Empowerment
Room No.211 - ‘D’ Wing,
Shastri Bhavan,
New Delhi-110 001.

National Overseas Scholarship for SC Candidates Selection Process

The Selection Committee formed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India will do the final selection of awardees.

 Preference will be given to 

  • Preference will be given to student who has already taken admission in the foreign institute.
  • If there is a tie between two or more students, senior aged candidate as per the DOB mentioned in the 10th or 12th certificate will get the preference.
  • The candidates having work experience would be preferred over other inexperienced candidates.

National Overseas Scholarship for SC Candidates Address

The Director
SCD-V Section,
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,
Department of Social Justice and Empowerment
Room No.211 - ‘D’ Wing,
Shastri Bhavan,
New Delhi-110 001.

National Overseas Scholarship for SC Candidates Contact Details

Website: www.socialjustice.nic.in

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Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Goverment of India.

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