Financial assistance for pursuing higher and technical education for students with disabilities
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:
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 per 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||
|2||Diploma and certificate level professional courses||
|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||
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.
For studying eligible courses/classes of study
Advertisements inviting applications for scholarships are given in leading national/regional newspapers in the month of June. For latest information and application for the scholarship Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
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