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Central Sector Scholarship scheme for college & university 2019





Central Sector Scholarship scheme for college & university is given by MHRD, Govt. of India to meritorious students who have passed class 12. This scholarship was introducted in the 11th five year plan. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of Senior Secondary Examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for girls] are awarded for pursuing graduate / postgraduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc. Its objective to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.


Eligibility Criteria


Academic Qualification

Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and pursuing regular courses in Colleges/Institutions recognized by All India Council of Technical Education, UGC Act, 1956, Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India and respective regulatory authorities and not availing benefit of any other scholarship scheme including State run scholarship schemes/Fee waiver and reimbursement scheme are eligible under the scheme. Students pursuing Diploma courses are not eligible under the scheme.

Parental Income Ceiling

The parental/family income ceiling is Rs. 8 lakh per annum for all categories under the scheme and would be applicable from the Academic Session 2018-19. Income certificate would be required for the fresh applicants only.


Reservation of Seats


Students belonging to reserved categories/weaker sections /minorities are eligible on the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. Reservations for the various categories are as follows:

  • Scheduled Castes(SCs): 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes(STs): 7.5%
  • Other Backward Classes(OBCs): 27% 
  • 5 % for Physically Handicapped/ Persons(s) with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the categories.


How to Apply


Schools/ Institutes have to request State/ District Nodal officers to add your School/ Institute online on the portal. So, that students can avail the benefits of scholarship who are studying in your school/ institute.

Step 1: Candidates have to register himself/ herself on the scholarships.gov.in
Step 2: Students have to fill bank details & select the scholarship

Click here to Apply


Selection Process


Selection will be done on the Merit basis

The online applications would be verified at two levels:

  • By the Institute where the student is studying
  • By the respective State Education Board


Applicant is required to submit requisite documents, such as [ Class 12th mark sheet, Income Certificate] to the Institute.

Application which is not verified either by the institute or by the concerned State Education Board or by both will be treated as Invalid

Merit list as per the State allocated quota would be generated from the verified applications.


Rate of Scholarship


The rate of scholarship is Rs.10000/- per annum at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses and Rs.20000/- per annum at PostGraduation level. Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5) years/Integrated course would get Rs.20000/- per annum in the 4th and 5th year. However, students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech, B.Engg would get scholarship up to graduation level.


Important dates


  • Online Application start date: Already started
  • Last date to apply: 31 October 2019
  • Defective Verification: 15 November 2019
  • Institute Verification: 15 November 2019