National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students (Top Class Education Scholarship for Schedule Tribe Students) 2021

Top Class Education Scholarship for Schedule Tribe Students 2020. National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship 2020 (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students).

Ministry of Tribal Affairs is inviting applications for the National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students 2020-21 from ST students pursuing professional courses at Graduate/PG level and M.Phil/PhD level. Under this scheme, ST students are given financial assistance so as to encourage them pursue higher education.

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students (Top Class Education Scholarship for Schedule Tribe Students)

Top Class Education Scholarship for ST Students 2020 – Details

ItemDetails
Name of the Scholarship NameTop Class Education Scholarship for ST Students 2020
Scholarship issuing AgencyDepartment of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
TitleScholarships for Top Class Education for ST Students 2020
Scholarship FrequencyOnce
Scholarship LevelNational Level
AbbreviationTop Class Education Scholarship for ST Students
Full-FormNational Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students)
Name of the DepartmentMHRD
CategoryScholarships
Model ApplicationOnline
Scheme Closing Date31-12-2020
Official Websitehttps://scholarships.gov.in/
AICTE Websitehttp://www.aicte-india.org/
Top Class Education Scholarship for ST Students 2020 – Details

Eligibility: Students belonging to ST category need to fulfil the following criteria to receive fellowship/scholarship award. ST students who have secured admission in the notified institutions according to the norms prescribed by the respective Institutions will be eligible for the scholarship under the scheme

Fellowship:

  • An applicant must have passed the post-graduation examination.
  • An applicant must get admitted or registered for a regular full-time M.Phil/PhD programmes in institutions recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act/ICAR.
  • To qualify for the Senior Research Fellowship, the applicant must fulfil the prescribed UGC/ICAR norms.

Scholarship:

  • The applicant must have taken admission in the institutions notified and identified by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • The annual family income of the student should not be more than INR 6 Lakhs.

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Fellowship for ST StudentsApply for Fellowship
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Benefits

Fellowship:

  • A total of 750 fellowships will be awarded.
  • For M.Phil, the student will be awarded –
    • A fellowship amount of INR 25,000 per month.
    • A contingency amount of INR 10,000 per annum for Humanities & Social Sciences and INR 12,000 per annum for Science, Engineering Technology.
    •  HRA amount as per the rules of the corresponding institution.
    • Escorts/reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month for physically handicapped and blind candidates.
  • For Ph.D., the student will be awarded –
    • A fellowship amount of INR 28,000 per month.
    • A contingency amount of INR 20,500 per annum for Humanities & Social Sciences and INR 25,000 per annum for Science, Engineering Technology.
    •  HRA amount as per the rules of the corresponding institution.
    • Escorts/reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month for physically handicapped and blind candidates

Scholarship:

  • A total of 1000 scholarships will be awarded.
  • Full tuition fee with a maximum ceiling of INR 2.5 Lakhs per annum will be covered under the scholarship.
  • An amount of INR 3,000 per annum per student for books and stationery will be given.
  • An amount of INR 2,200 per month with a maximum ceiling of INR 26,400 per annum will be given as living expenses.
  • An amount of INR 45,000 will be given as one-time assistance for computers and accessories.

Documents

For fellowship

For registration:

  • Applicant’s photograph
  • Caste certificate
  • BPL card (if applicable)
  • Passing certificate of post-graduation
  • Physically handicapped certificate (if applicable)

After selection

  • Non-Judicial bond
  • Certificate from Head of the Department/Institution stating that the necessary facilities will be provided by the college/University/Institution in case the candidates selected for this fellowship
  • Details about the project
  • Award letter
  • Joining report
  • Upgradation certificate (for candidates who upgraded from M.Phil to PhD) -if applicable
  • Proof of bank account in the name of the student

For disbursement of fellowship

  • Continuation certificate from the institution (quarterly)
  • HRA (quarterly)
  • Progress report (yearly)

For scholarship

  • Domicile certificate
  • Student Photograph
  • Institute verification form/Bonafide certificate
  • Income certificate by the competent authority
  • Caste certificate by the competent authority
  • Certificate of previous academic mark sheet attested by the Institute
  • Fee receipt of current course year
  • Proof of bank account in the name of the student

Selection Criteria

The selection will be on the following basis: 

  • The information provided in the application form will be verified by the respective institute.
  • The institute will verify the authenticity of the submitted certificates and documents.
  • All applications will be processed keeping in mind the number of slots for different sub-categories.
  • The merit list for the selected candidates will be auto-generated and made available on the portal.

Terms and Conditions (Rules)

Fellowship:

  • The ST students selected for the fellowship cannot claim any other scholarship of the Centre or State Government.
  • The fellowship shall be payable once the student has secured admission and started the research work.
  • The maximum duration for which the fellowships are available is 5 years in case of PhD and 2 years in case of M.Phil. It may vary based on the course a student is pursuing. 

Scholarship:

  • The scholarship shall be payable once the student has secured admission and started attending the classes.
  • The scholarship awarded, will continue till the completion of the course, subject to satisfactory performance of the student.
  • The maximum duration of the scholarship depends on the course selected by the student. 

How To apply?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps –

  • Visit the homepage of the National Scholarship Portal and click on ‘New Registration’.
  • Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and ‘Continue’. 
  • Select the state of domicile, scholarship category, scheme type, gender, write the applicant’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
  • Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
  • Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
  • Now, log in using OTP and fill the form.
  • An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.

Note: All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form. Source: https://scholarships.gov.in/

Important Dates
  • Last date to submit application: 31-12-2020.
  • Last date for defective verification: 15-01-2021.
  • Last date for institute verification: 15-01-2021

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FAQs

  1. What is the Eligibility for National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students under National Scholarship?

    Fellowship and Scholarship is Open for ST category students only
    For Fellowship: They must have passed post graduation and They must be admitted or registered in a full-time MPhil/PhD programme.
    For Scholarship: They must have taken admission in an institution notified and identified by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and The annual income of the family must be less than INR 6 lakh from all sources

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