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Saturday, 11 September 2021

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India invites applications for NSP Post-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities from physically challenged students. 

  • Those candidates who have passed the Matriculation, Higher Secondary exam or any other higher exams of a recognised university or board are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Students can also avail benefits under this scholarship for pursuing courses at the Post graduation level or for pursuing a Certificate or Diploma course.
  • Students enrolled for distant education are also eligible for this scholarship.
  • If a student pursues two courses simultaneously, then the scholarship can be availed only for one of the courses.
  • If a student fails or passes the Higher Secondary examination in Science/ Arts/Commerce with a low percentage of marks but gets admission in any recognised college to pursue Technical/ Professional/ Diploma/ Certificate course are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Even employed disabled students are also eligible for this scholarship provided the combined annual income of the applicant and his/her family is not more than the prescribed limit of the income.
  • The annual family income of the applicant should not exceed the yearly limit of 2.50 lakhs from all sources.
The students get scholarship benefits as follows –

Maintenance Allowance
Disability Allowance
Reimbursement of a non-refundable fee
Book Allowance
Maintenance Allowance

The rates of the maintenance allowances are as follows –

For Pursuing Courses on the Degree Level (Group I)

If a student is pursuing a degree course like B. Com, B. A or B. Sc, M.Sc., M.A. etc. then the rate of the maintenance allowance is as follows -

For Hostellers – ₹ 1600 per month
For Day Scholars - ₹ 750 per month
For Pursuing Professional Courses (Group II)

If the student is pursuing any one of the professional degree courses – Hotel Management, Tourism Management, Interior Designing Management, LLB, B. Pharmacy, BFS, Dietetics, Commercial Art, Mass Communication, Rehabilitation Diagnostics, Financial Services (Banking, Taxation, and Insurance), the allowance will be:

For Hostellers – ₹ 1100
For Day Scholars - ₹ 700
For other courses leading to a Graduate degree (Group III)

For Hostellers - ₹ 950
For Day Scholars - ₹ 650
For the Post Matric Non- Degree courses (Group IV)

For Hostellers – ₹ 900
For Day Scholars – ₹ 550

Disability Allowance

Type of Disability

Allowance Amount (in Rupees per annum)

Intellectual Disabilities

₹ 4000

Visually Impaired

₹ 4000

Hearing Impaired

₹ 2000

Physically Impaired

₹ 2000

Other types of disability not covered above

₹ 2000

Last Date: 30-11-2021

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