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Scholarships for Persons with Disabilities

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Pre-Matric

Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • The scheme has been launched by the Department of Disability Affairs during the Financial Year 2014-15.
  • The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the parents of students with disabilities for studying in the pre-matric level.
  • The financial assistance includes scholarship, book grant, escort/reader allowance, etc.
  • Number of scholarships to be granted every year is 46,000 for pre-matric level
  • Selection of the beneficiaries is on the basis of merit after the recommendation of the Governments of State or Union Territories.
  • For online application to the scheme, click here.

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

Post Matric

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • The scheme has been launched by the Department of Disability Affairs during the Financial Year 2014-15.
  • The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the parents of students with disabilities for studying in the post matric level.
  • The financial assistance includes scholarship, book grant, escort/reader allowance, etc.
  • Number of scholarships to be granted every year is 16,650 for post matric level
  • Selection of the beneficiaries is on the basis of merit after the recommendation of the Governments of State or Union Territories.
  • For online application to the scheme, click here.

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

Scholarship Scheme from Trust Fund

  • The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the differently - abled students to enable them to pursue degree and/or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution get employed / self - employed.
  • There is provision of 2500 scholarships every year.
  • Maintenance allowance, book/stationary allowance and grant for purchase of assistive devices are credited to the student’s account. Non-refundable fees are reimbursed to the student on production of proof of deposit of fees or are paid directly to the Institute under intimation to the student.

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

Scholarship Scheme from National Fund

Under the Scheme of National Scholarships for Persons with Disabilities, every year 500 new scholarships are awarded for pursuing post matric professional and technical courses of duration more than one year. However, in respect of students with cerebral palsy, mental retardation, multiple disabilities and profound or severe hearing impairment, scholarship are awarded for pursuing studies from IX Std. onwards. Advertisements inviting applications for scholarships are given in leading national/regional newspapers in the month of June and also placed on the website of the Ministry. State Government/ UT Administrations are also requested to give wide publicity to the scheme.

Students with 40% or more disability whose monthly family income does not exceed Rs. 15,000/-are eligible for scholarship. A scholarship of Rs. 700/- per month to day scholars and Rs. 1,000/- per month to hostellers is provided to the students pursuing Graduate and Post Graduate level technical or professional courses. A scholarship or Rs. 400/- per month to day scholars and Rs. 700/- per month to hostellers is provided for pursuing diploma and certificate level professional courses. In addition to the scholarship, the students are reimbursed the course fee subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000/- per year. Financial assistance under the scheme is also given for computer with editing software for blind/ deaf graduate and postgraduate students pursuing professional courses and for support access software for cerebral palsied students.

Eligibility

  1. Financial assistance will be available to Indian students with at least 40% disabilities certified as per definition under Persons with Disabilities Act 1995.
  2. Financial assistance will be given for pursuing post-Matric/Post-Secondary technical and professional courses including Ph.D & M.Phil from recognized institutions. However, for students with disabilities of Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, and Profound or Severe Hearing Impaired, the minimum educational qualification will be class VIII pass and scholarship will be awarded to them for pursuing general, technical, vocational or professional courses.
  3. Scholarship will be awarded to one student for pursuing only one course.
  4. Financial assistance can be given for computer with editing software for blind / deaf graduate and postgraduate students pursuing professional courses and for support access software for cerebral palsied students.
  5. Continuation / renewal of the award for next year will depend on successfully completing the course in the preceding year with minimum 50 (fifty) percent marks.
  6. The Assistance under this Scheme is not intended for Post-Matric/Post Secondary Technical/Professional courses having duration of less than one year.
  7. A scholarship holder under this scheme will not concurrently hold any other scholarship/stipend. If already any other scholarship/stipend awarded, the student is required to exercise his/her option for choosing the scholarship that he/she proposes to avail and inform awarding authority about the same.
  8. Monthly family income of the beneficiary should not be more than Rs. 15,000/- from all sources. Family income includes income of the parent/guardian.

Scholarship details

Upto five hundred awards are to be given annually through institutions in which students are pursuing studies/courses. Scholarship will be given to different categories of disabled students as under:

  • Students with orthopedic disability
  • Students with blindness or low vision
  • Students with hearing disability
  • Students with Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Profound or Severe Hearing Impairment

Amount of scholarship will vary among courses and will also depend on availability of hostel/residential facility with the institution. The details are given below:

S.No Courses of Study Rate of scholarship hostellers (Rs / month) Day scholars (Rs / month)
1 PhD / 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
2 Diploma and certificate level professional courses 700 400
3 In respect of students with cerebral palsy, mental retardation, multiple disabilities and profound or severe hearing impairment, for pursuing general / professional / technical / vocational courses after class VIII 700 400
  • The students will also be reimbursed the course fee subject to a ceiling of Rs.10,000/-per year.
  • Besides students living in the hostel / residential facility provided by the institutions, those students will also be considered as hostellers who live in accommodation hired at least by a group of 3 students living together with common mess arrangement. Such students will have to furnish a certificate in this regard countersigned by the head of the institution and a certificate from the owner of the house in case of own arrangement or accommodation taken on rent.

List of enclosures (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 of Disability Certificate
  • Course fee receipt (if any) with breakup of each item duly paid during the academic session
  • 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.
  • Applications for the scholarship may be sent to the Section Officer (DD-IV), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110 001. A Student should submit only one application along with all the relevant documents together with recommendations of the Institute concerned.

Applications for the award of scholarship will be countersigned and recommended by the head of the institution in which the applicant is enrolled for study. Details and forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry's website www.socialjustice.nic.in or may be obtained from DD-IV Section, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Room No.242, "A" Wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110001.

For more information: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Post graduation

Scholarship for Top Class Education for students with disabilities studying in premier higher educational institutes (like IIT, IIM, NIT)

  • The scheme covers Students with Disabilities (SwDs) for pursuing studies at the level of Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in any discipline.

National Fellowship for Students with Disabilities

  • Fellowship for Students with Disabilities is a fellowship scheme for pursuing M.Phil/Ph.D. courses in any University recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • Number of fellowships to be given is 200 per annum.
  • The scheme is effective from 2012-13.
  • The fellowship amount ranges from Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 28,000/- per month. In addition, there are provisions of Escort/Reader Allowance and House Rent Allowance (wherever applicable).
  • Duration of Fellowship: 2 years for M.Phil and 5 years for Ph.D.
  • Selection of candidates is done by UGC.
  • Disbursement of fellowship amount is done by the Department of Disability Affairs through Canara Bank who has been designated for this purpose. The Fellowship amount is remitted by the Canara bank direct to the bank accounts of the selected candidates.

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) for Students with Disabilities

  • The scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities has been launched with the objectives of providing financial assistance to the students with disabilities for pursuing studies abroad at the level of Masters’ Degree and Ph.D.
  • Twenty (20) scholarships are to be awarded every year out of which six are reserved for women candidates.
  • The scholarship amount includes Maintenance Allowance, Contingency Allowance, Tuition Fees, and Cost of Air Passage etc.
  • The said scheme has been launched in the year 2014-15. In addition to the above, there is a “Passage Grants” to two Students with Disabilities every year.
  • Only those Students with Disabilities who are in receipt of a merit scholarship for Post Graduate Studies, Research or Training abroad (excluding attending seminars, workshops, conferences), from a foreign government/ organization or under any other scheme, where the cost of passage is not provided, shall be eligible.
  • The Passage Grant includes to-and-fro air-fare from home-station to the Institute abroad by economy class through Air India.

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

Scheme of Free Coaching for Students with Disabilities

The scheme is to provide financial assistance to premiere coaching institutions for imparting coaching to students with disabilities for entrance examinations and competitive examinations.

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

Source : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

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Yasir Aug 22, 2019 11:07 AM

Where is the free coaching institutions for competitive examination? Plaese explain

jenish chauhan Aug 12, 2019 12:43 PM

nice work by gov.

Praveen Kumar Jun 20, 2017 11:31 PM

Where to find these coaching institute details for admission. Please guide

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