Scholarship for disabled students in India by Govt. of India

National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16

Last date to apply

August 31, 2015

About National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16

National Scholarships for Persons with Disabilities (2015-16) is introduced under the supervision of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India), intended to promote higher education across the particular class.

This scholarship is for disabled candidates who are presently in Class 11/diploma  or higher (up to PhD) and pursuing Technical or Professional Courses in recognised institutions.On availing this scholarship, students suffering from disabilities will be imparted with financial assistance for selected courses.

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation( NHFDC) is responsible for the allocation of this scholarship.Applicants must be with at least 40% disabilities certified as per the definition under Persons with Disabilities Act 1995.

  • Under the scheme, 500 scholarships are offered every year to students with disabilities.
    • The scholarship will be awarded to one student for pursuing only one course.
  • Awardees can also apply for the renewal of the scholarship after the successful completion of the first year of the course.
  • The applications for the fresh application or renewal of the same should be received by the concerned department on or before August 31, 2015.

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National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16 Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class Disabled students enrolled in post-Matric/Post-Secondary technical and professional courses including Ph.D & M.Phil in recognized institutions.
Details
  • Different category of disabled students can apply for the scholarship considering the applied criteria.
  • Indian Students with at least 40% disability certification in conformity with the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995
  • Academic Qualification:
    • Students currently enrolled in post-Matric/Post-Secondary technical and professional courses including Ph.D & M.Phil in recognized institutions are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
    • Students suffering from specific disability: The minimum education qualification for students having Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Disabilities, Mental retardation and Severe Hearing disabilities is class 8 and scholarship will be offered to pursue general, technical, vocational or professional courses.
  • Monthly income of the beneficiary inclusive of parent/guardian income should not be more than Rs. 15000.

Eligibility for Renewal of Scholarship

  • Students successfully completing the professional courses in the preceding year with 45% marks  and students attaining 40 % marks in other courses can apply for the renewal of the scholarship.

Other Eligibility criteria

  • Student can avail the scholarship for commencing only one course at a time.
  • Awardees cannot experience benefits of other scholarships while using the National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities (2015-16)
    • In case of being already awarded with any of the scholarship or stipend, student has to inform the awarding authority about the same
  • Minimum Duration of the course: Courses undertaken by the students must be of 1 year.

National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16 Reward

National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16 Reward

Total 500 scholarships will be given to the person with disabilities who fulfil the above given eligibility criteria.

Scholarship will be given to different category of disabled students mentioned as below:

Type of Disability 

Male Students

Female Students

Students with Orthopedic disability

58 awards

 58 awards

Students with blindness or low vision

58 awards

58 awards

Students with Hearing disability

58 awards

58 awards

Students with Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation,
Multiple Disabilities, Profound or Severe Hearing Impairment

76 awards

76 awards

Total

250 awards

250 awards

 Note: Students residing in the hired accommodation in a group of three together with common mess arrangement would be considered as the Hostellers.

Allowance under the Scholarship Programme

 

Courses of Study

For Hostellers (Rs/month) 

For DayScholars ( Rs/month) 

Ph.D. / M. Phil and Post Graduate/Graduate level courses in Engineering/Indian and other systems of Medicine/ Agriculture/Veterinary/ IT/ Biotechnology, Education Management / Architecture, Physiotherapy, Music and other professional courses

1000

700

Diploma and certificate level professional courses

700

400

 For pursuing general/professional/technical/vocational courses after class 8, students with following disabilities

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mental Retardation
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Profound or Severe hearing impairment

700

400

 Other benefits

  • Students will also get the reimbursement of Rs. 10,000 in subject to the extension of the course fee.

National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16 Application form and Process

Students can apply for the scholarship in English or Hindi in the prescribed format.

Documents to be sent with the Application form

The Application form should be counter signed and recommended by the head of the institution and it should be sent along with the following documents (attested copies only)

  • Academic records (attested copy of certificates and Mark sheets - matric & above)
  • Family Income Certificate/ Proof of annual income, e.g. Salary Slip, last Income tax Assessment order.
  • Attested copy ofDisability Certificate.
  • Course fee receipt (if any): Receipt of the course fee paid during the session with complete breakup.
  • Hostel Certificate or certificate from the house owner in case of accommodation hired by at least by a group of 3 students living together with common mess arrangements.

Submission of the Application form

The application form in the prescribed format along with other documents has to be sent to any of the following address.

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India
Red Cross Bhawan,
Sector-12,
Faridabad-121007(Haryana).

OR

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation,
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, PHD House,
4/2, Siri Institutional Area,  August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi – 110016.

National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16 Selection Process

  • Entries for awards will be chosen considering all the required criteria along with the recommendations provided by the Head of the institution where the applicant is enrolled for study.
  • Equal number of scholarships will be offered to male and female candidates meeting the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16 Address

Registered Office

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India
Red Cross Bhawan,Sector-12, Faridabad-121007 (Haryana).

Corporate Office

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation,
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, PHD House,
4/2, Siri Institutional Area,  August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi – 110016.

National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities 2015-16 Contact Details

Phone:

Regd Office: 0129-2226910, 2287512, 2287513
Corporate Office: 011-45088638, 45803730, 40541355

Fax

Regd Office: 0129-2284371
Corporate Office: 011-45088636

E-mail

Regd Office: nhfdc97@gmail.com
Corporate Office: nhfdctf@gmail.com

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