Fellowships & Scholarships
This scheme was launched 2014-15 onwards with the aim to provide financial assistance to the parents of students with disabilities for studying in the post-matric level. The objectives of this scheme are to support parents of students with disabilities for education of their children studying post-matric level onwards, thereby improving participation of students with disabilities at the post-matric stage of education. These scholarships will be given for the study of all post-matriculation or post-secondary courses pursued in recognized institutions with the exceptions of certain training courses as stipulated. It shall provide support to students with disabilities to study further in order to prepare themselves to earn their livelihood and find a noble place for themselves in the society as they face several barriers physical, financial, psychological, mental in pursuing studies and living with dignity. At times such students are deprived of harnessing their latent skills and thereby miss the opportunity. The students having less than 40% disability (certified by competent medical authority of the state Governments/UTs.) are not eligible. Also, the annual income of the student’s parents/guardian from all sources must not exceed Rs. 2.5 Lakh. The financial assistance includes scholarship, reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees, book grant, maintenance allowance, escort/reader allowance, Study tour charges etc., subject to a maximum ceiling as per norms. The number of scholarships to be granted every year is 16,650 for post-matric level. The selection of the beneficiaries under this scheme is on the basis of merit after the recommendation of the Governments of State or Union Territories. These schemes will be implemented on-line basis through a web-portal.