NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
Level of Post-Matric Study
Number of Scholarships-38,000 per year
The Scheme for award of National Scholarships on merit was introduced in 1961-62 for Post-Matric Studies so that no brilliant student is prevented on ground of poverty from pursuing an academic career. The scholarships are allotted among the various States and Union Territory on the basis of population. The Registrars of Universities/Secretaries of Education Boards furnish data in regard to the number of students appeared and passed in various examinations in prescribed proforma by the end of September each year.
Courses and amount of scholarships
The courses for scholarships as also the rates of scholarships for different courses are as under:-
Indian nationals who have secured 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination and passed in the same year of award of scholarship are eligible for award. Persons in full time employment or in receipt of any other scholarship/stipend or studying on part-time basis/privately are not eligible.
Scholarships for Post-Graduate studies are sanctioned without consideration of the income of the parents of the candidates. In case of under-graduate/diploma courses the scholarship is offered to those candidates whose parents income is not more than 25,000 per annum. Tenability: A Scholarship under the scheme is tenable from the year it is made. The Scholarship is tenable for the next course of study and not for any equivalent course. In the case of engineering/medicine studies, the scholarship is tenable for the first degree. Award is not given/renewed for Ph.D./Research studies.
Eligible scholars are selected strictly in order of merit by the examining bodies after the result of the examinations are announced by the Board/University i.e. the qualifying examination, starting from the top of the merit list of each examination for which the quota of scholarship has been allocated. The Board/Universities send copies of the list of provisionally selected candidates to the State Governments/Union Territories within 10 weeks from the date of declaration of the result. The Selected scholar present the Entitlement Card, the completed ` Statement of Particulars' and Income Affidavit Forms duly filled in to the Head of the Institution joined by him. The Director of Collegiate Education/Higher Education/Public Instruction/Education of the State/Union Territory Administration, as the case may be, who are administering the awards in question and who make the final selection on receipt of the Joining Report along with the completed Statement of Particulars and income Affidavit etc., arrange to pay the scholarship money after scrutinising the documents. The scholarship is renewable from year to year within the same stage of education depending on promotion to the next class with 50% aggregate marks.
Director of Education, State Government/UT. Administration.
|2). Level of Study
PUC/Intermediate /Undergraduate, MA, Pre-PhD/M.Litt./Ph.D.(with Hindi)
The main object of the scheme is to encourage study of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking States and to make available to the Governments of these States, suitable personnel for teaching and other posts where knowledge of Hindi is essential.
The scheme of Scholarship to Students from non-Hindi Speaking States for post matric Studies in Hindi was introduced in 1984-85 on all India basis. The State Governments announce the scheme and invite applications by issuing a press notification.
The scholarships under the scheme are awarded for the following recognised full time courses with Hindi as one of the subjects on the basis of results of examination next below conducted by the Board of Education or University or recognised Voluntary Hindi Organisation.
(a) Pre-University/Intermediate and equivalent Examinations: On the basis of Matriculation; SSLC or an equivalent Examinations.
(b) First Degree (Pass and Honours) Courses: On the basis of PUC Examination, Higher Secondary Examination, Indian School Certificate Examination and Intermediate or an equivalent Examination.
(c) M.A. (Hindi): On the basis of B.A. B.Sc/B.Com (pass or Honours) or an equivalent Examinations.
(d) Pre-Ph.D/M.Litt. (Hindi): On the basis of M.A. (Hindi) Examination or an equivalent Examination.
(e) Ph.D. (Hindi): On the basis of the qualification leading to the admission to the Ph.D. Degree.
(f) Full time courses in Hindi for which examinations are conducted by Hindi Voluntary Organisations engaged in the propagation of Hindi or by Universities provided these examinations are recognised as equivalent to Intermediate or above.
The candidates whose mother tongue is not Hindi and who belong to any of the following States/Union Territories are eligible for scholarship: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamilnadu, Tripura, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman & Diu, Lakshdweep, Mizoram and Pondicherry.
The award is given on the basis of results of examinations next below conducted by the Board of Education/University/Voluntary Hindi Organisation and passed in the first attempt.
Following categories of candidates are not eligible for the award:
(a) Candidates who belong to non-Hindi Speaking State but have been residing for any purpose for more than 5 years.
(b) Candidates in employment (full or part time) unless they are sponsored by the State Government/UT Administration;
(c) Candidates who wish to pursue their studies through correspondence/privately;
(d) Candidates who are preparing for two courses simultaneously unless Hindi is one of the subjects of study in both these courses. A candidate in receipt of this scholarship (which is treated as an incentive to learn Hindi) is not barred from receiving any other scholarship. Scholars studying for Ph.D. course can be permitted to accept remuneration for teaching; if it is a part of study/research.
Amount of Scholarships
The monthly rates of scholarships for different courses are as follow:
Selection is made by the non-Hindi Speaking State Govts/UT Administration on the basis of merit determined by the percentage of aggregate marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Candidates who are in employment and are sponsored by the State Govts are given preference.
Duration and Renewal of Awards
An award once made is tenable for the Course for which it is given subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. The scholarship is renewed from year to year provided the scholar passes in Hindi, secures promotion to the next higher class and Hindi continues to be part of the course of study in the next higher class. The period of scholarship for Ph.D. is 2/3 years. If a scholar fails to pass the examination or fails in Hindi, the award is cancelled. The award once cancelled will not be restored. The scholarship is renewed on the basis of Annual Progress Report.
Application forms are supplied by non-Hindi Speaking State Governments. Completed applications with attested copies of testimonials, etc should be submitted to the notified authority of non-Hindi speaking state by the prescribed date. Voluntary Hindi Organisations are required to send applications to the State Govts/UT admn. concerned. Institutions conducting courses of Voluntary Hindi Organisation should submit applications through parent body.
Director of Education, State/UT Government