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Major Scholarships for Students by Government of India: A Helping Hand for Bright Future

The Government of India (Center) offers various scholarship schemes to the young and bright of the nation under its various ministries. Each of these schemes cater to the interests of different categories of students.

Some of the most popular scholarship schemes offered by MHRD (Ministry of HRD) are as follows:

1) National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme

This centrally sponsored scholarship scheme is administered by the Department of School Education and Literacy. The major beneficiaries of this scholarship scheme are those meritorious students who, due to economic reasons (poor state), drop out of school at class VIII. This scheme encourages them to continue their studies.

One lakh scholarships are awarded to selected students of class IX each year and are renewed based on performance in the consecutive classes.



Eligibility : This scholarship is only for those students whose parents’ income from all sources doesn’t exceed INR 1.5 lakh per annum.

For Details Visit: http://momascholarship.gov.in

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2) Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

Just like the previous scheme, this one also aims at providing financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families, so that they can meet their day to day expenses while pursuing their higher studies.


Eligibility: The eligibility criteria for this scheme is that the parental income of the said student must not be more than INR 6 lakh per annum. This scheme caters to the students of both General and reserved categories.

For Details Visit: http://mhrd.gov.in/

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3) National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities

As the name suggests, this scholarship scheme aims at aiding the students who are differently abled.

500 awards ranging from INR 400 to 1000 per month is provided annually to differently abled students depending on the study being undertaken by them.


The course fee also gets reimbursed under this scheme up to the maximum amount of INR 10,000. There are provisions for accommodations as well under this scheme.

Eligibility: Only for differently abled.

For Details Visit: http://www.nhfdc.nic.in/

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4) Scholarship for Girls (PRAGATI)

This scheme provides scholarship for a girl child admitted in AICTE approved institutions/programmes/courses of Diploma and Undergraduate Degree Level.

Every year 4000 scholarships are awarded to selected girls.

Pragati scholarship


Eligibility: One girl child per family whose parental income is less than INR 6,00,000 per annum is eligible for this scholarship.

For Details Visit: http://www.aicte-pragati-saksham-gov.in/

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5) Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir

This scheme aims to provide tuition fees, hostel fees, cost of books and other expenses to students of Jammu & Kashmir.

The scholarship caters to students who after passing Class XII or equivalent examination through the State Board of Jammu & Kashmir and from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools are pursuing general degree courses, engineering and medical studies in Government colleges/other non-Government institutes located outside the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

j & k student


Eligibility: The eligibility criteria for this scholarship is that the parental income of such students should not be exceedingINR 6 lakhs per annum. The Scheme caters to both ‘General’ and reserved categories.

For Details Visit: http://www.aicte-jk-scholarship-gov.in/

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6) ISHAN UDAY – Special scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

Ishan Uday aims to provide equal opportunities for higher studies in North Eastern Region.

It is envisaged to provide 10000 scholarships every year.

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Eligibility: For availing scholarship under this scheme, the income of the parents of the students should not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

For Details Visit: http://www.ugc.ac.in/ner/

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7) Indian Oil Academic Scholarship

Scholarship being given to the bright students pursuing full time courses in different streams via recognised institutions.

450 scholarships are awarded each year to meritorious students pursuing Professional courses like ITI, Engineering, MBBS and MBA.

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Eligibility: Aged 15-30 years

For Details Visit: https://www.iocl.com

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8) National Talent Search Scheme by NCERT

All students of Indian nationality studying in Class VIII in any type of recognized school are awarded INR 500 per month after clearing a two stage process.

National Talent Search Scheme

Eligibility: Clearing a two stage selection process involving the individual state/Union Territory and NCERT

For Details Visit: http://www.ncert.nic.in

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