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Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2018 : Notification | Apply Online

Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2018 : Notification | Apply Online:

Takes cognizance of the Prime Minister Sponsored Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities in coordination with the State Government awarded soon Engineering and Architecture Institutes and would briefly state in the subsequent Paragraphs:   

Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2018Scholarships for Top Class Education

The Scheme aims at recognizing and to promote Quality Education amongst the Students with Disabilities by providing full Financial. The Scheme will cover Students with Disabilities (SwDs) for pursuing Studies at the level of Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in any Discipline.

The Scheme will operate in all the Institutions notified by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Scholarship for Top Class Education for SwDs – 2018 Empowerment as Institutions of Excellence. The List of such Institutions as succinctly mentioned here under:

  1. Engineering/Architecture
  2. Management
  3. Law
  4. Medicine
  5. Agriculture & Allied Sciences
  6. Science/Statistical Studies/Fundamental Research
  7. Fashion/Design
  8. Hospitality
  9. National Institutes under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  10. Miscellaneous

Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2018 Form

a) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will announce the details of the Scheme and invite Applications by issuing an advertisement in the Leading Newspapers and through the Websites and other Media Outfits. Applications will be called for through the National e-Scholarship Portal, an Online Scholarship Management Program being developed by Department of Electronics & Information Technology for this purpose.

b) The Applicants should submit their respective Applications through Online System within the Last Date prescribed for receipt of the Applications. All requisite Documents like Photograph, Proof of Age, Disability Certificate, Income Certificate of the Parent, etc., duly filled in the prescribed Format will be required to be uploaded in the Online System.

c) The Institute in which he / she is studying shall forward the Application through the Portal to the Education Department of the State Government concerned after doing the necessary Verification of the Facts contained in the Application like Age, Date of Birth, Disability Certificate, recognition of the Course, Fees received etc. The State Education Department shall carry out necessary prudence check out including recognition of the Institute concerned and forward the Application with their recommendation to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

Conditions of Eligibility:

(a) A Citizen of India,

(b) A Person with Disabilities (PwDs) having not less than 40% Disability and having a Disability Certificate (DC) issued by any Competent Medical Authority (CMA).

(c) Having been selected and administered Admission in any of the notified Institutions for pursuing a Full-Time Course at the Level of Post Graduate Degree / Diploma according to the Norms prescribed by the respective Institution. The Scholarship under this Scheme shall not be Admissible for pursuing Distance Learning / Part-Time / Week-End Courses under any Stream.

(d) The Candidate is not receiving any other Scholarship under any Scheme of the Government of India.

(e) Income Ceiling of Parents / Guardians: Total Income from all sources of the Candidate and / or his / her Parents / Guardians, shall not exceed Rs. 6,00,000/- (Indian Rupees Six Lac only) Per Annum, (excluding such Allowances as are not treated as part of Total Income for the purpose of Income Tax). A Copy of latest Tax Assessment as well as latest Monthly Salary Slip from the Employer is also required to be enclosed with the Application.

(f) Two Children in a Family – Not more than two Disabled Children of the same Parents / Guardians will be Eligible and to this effect a Self-Certification will be required from the Candidate. Provided more than Two Children of the same Parents can be allowed in case the Second / Third children are Twins.

(g) One Time Award – The Awardee may not be considered for Award for Second or subsequent times as the individual could be awarded only for once.

Quantum of Financial Assistance:

The Scholarship will include the following:

Sl No. Components of Scholarship Rate per awardee
a) Reimbursement of Tuition Fees and Non-Refundable Charges paid / payable to the Institution Up to Rs. 2.00 Lac – Per Annum (subject to Actual Amount).
b) Maintenance Allowance Rs. 3,000/- Per Month for Hostellers, Rs. 1,500/- Per Month for Day-Scholars
c) Special Allowances (related to types of Disabilities like Reader Allowance, Escort Allowance, Helper Allowance, etc.) Rs. 2,000/- Per Month
d) Books & Stationery. Rs. 5,000/- Per Annum
e) Reimbursement of Expenses for Purchase of a Computer with Accessories. Rs. 30,000/- Per Awardee as a One-Time Grant for Entire Course.
f) Reimbursement of Expenses for Purchase of Aids and Assistive Devices including necessary Software related to the particular Disability of the selected Candidate. Rs. 30,000/- Per Awardee as a One-Time Grant for entire Course
Selection Criteria:

Final Selection will be done by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities based on the recommendations of the State Education Department considering, inter alia, the number of the Slots available to that particular State. The number of the Slots available to any State is decided on the basis of the Percentage of Population of PWDs of that State in comparison to the total PwDs Population of India as per Census 2011.

In case a Candidate is a Permanent Resident of one State but studying in another State, his Application will be considered under the Slot of his / her home State and his / her Application needs recommendation of the Education Department of the State (EDS) of which he / she is a Permanent Resident. Scholarship for Top Class Education for SwDs – 2018-19.

Merit Criteria for Selection:

The following Factors will be taken into consideration:

(i)  Fulfillment of Eligibility Conditions as given in the Scheme.

(ii) Recommendation of the State Education Department (SED).

(iii) Number of the Slots available for the State.

(iv) Merit of the Candidate in terms of the Percentage of the Marks obtained in the Qualifying Examination.

(v) In case of a TIE in the Percentage of the Marks, the Parents’ Income Ceiling will be considered, i.e., the Candidate with Lower Parental Income Ceiling (LPIC) will get Preference.

(vi)  In case there is still a TIE, then the Percentage of Disability will be considered, i.e., the Candidate with Higher Percentage of Disability/ies will get Preference.

Selection Committee:

In case the number of Applicants is more than the Number of the Scholarships Admissible, a Selection Committee shall be set up with the approval of Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, for Selection of the Candidates based on Eligibility for Admission in the Institutes detailed here under:

List Of Institutes Of Excellence:

Engineering / Architecture:

II – National Institute of Technology [30 Nos.]

III – Indian Institutes of Information Technology of the Ministry of Human Resource Development [04 Nos.]

IV – Other Central Technical Education Institution (CTEIs) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development & Other Ministries, Central Universities and Government Colleges of Engineering [14 Nos.]

V – Non-Government Institutes of Information Technology [03 Nos.]

VI – Other Non-Government Engineering Institutes [10 Nos.]


I – Indian Institutes of Management [13 Nos.]

II – Other Government / Semi-Governent Management Institutes [06 Nos.]

III – Non- Government Management Institutes [09 Nos.]

National Law Universities: [12 Nos.]

II – Other Law Institutes [02 Nos.]


I – Central Government Medical Institutes [02 Nos.]

II – Other Government Medical Colleges [14 Nos.]

III – Non-Government Medical College [04 Nos.]

Agriculture And Allied Sciences [05 Nos.]

Central Government Institutes

Science Statistical Studies Fundamental Research: [04 Nos.]

Indian Statistical Institutes / Indian Institute of Science

Fashion / Design: (13 Nos.)

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT):

Hospitality: (25 Nos.)

I – Institute Of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition [12 Nos.]

II – Private Hotel Management Institutes [03 Nos.]

National Institutes (dealing with various Disabilities) Under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment [07 Nos.]

Miscellaneous: [05 Nos.]

In case of Clarifications, Assistance, the Students are advised to log into the National Scholarship Portal Website

Wishing the Best of Luck for the Career for the Candidates!

Press Click here on PMSS NSP Web Portal for Top Class Education for the Students / for Persons with Disabilities Scheme Online Registration.


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