|Scheme Name||Post-matric Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities|
|Purpose||To support students with disabilities for their study|
|Agency||Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities|
|Eligibility||These scholarships will be given for the study of all recognized post-matriculation or post-secondary courses pursued in recognized institutions with the following exceptions: “Scholarships are not awarded for training courses like Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Courses and Private Pilot license Courses. Courses at Training – Ship Dufferin (Now Rajendra), courses of training at the Military College, Dehradun, courses at Pre-examination Training Centres of all India and State levels.”
(i) The scholarships are open to nationals of India only.
|Income||income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2,50,000/- (Rupees two lakh only) per annum|
|Document||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 on-line system|
|Last date||31st August, 2016|
|Amount||i) Maintenance allowance,
(ii) Additional allowance for students with disabilities, for the complete duration of the course, and
(iii) Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees,
(iv) Study tour charges,
(v) Typing/printing charges for preparing Reports/projects,
(vi) Book allowance for students pursuing correspondence courses,
(vii) Book bank facility for specified courses. For more see Guidelines below.
|Number of Awards||46,000 only|
|Procedure||Procedure of Application & Selection:
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 National e-Scholarship Portal (www.scholarships.gov.in).b) The applicants should submit their application through the online system within the last date prescribed for receipt of 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 on-line systemc) The institutions in which the candidate is studying shall also register itself in the same website and verify the details provided by the candidates. The nodal officer nominated by the State shall oversee all the applications and process the same the State Government who shall forward the final list in PFMS portal for disbursal of scholarship amount to the beneficiaries.
d) Final selection will be done by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities based on the recommendations of the concerned Department of the State Government considering, inter alia, the no. of slots available to that particular State. The no. of slots available to any State is decided on the basis of percentage of population of PWDs of that State in comparison to the total PWD population of India.
e) 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 home State and his application needs the recommendation of the Education/Welfare Department of the State of which he is a permanent resident.
|Phone Number||0120 – 6619540|
|Guidelines||Guidelines of the Scheme|