National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students 2022 (Top Class Education Scholarship for ST Students)

Top Class Education Scholarship for ST Students 2022. National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship 2021 (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 2021-22 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. 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

Top Class Education Scholarship for ST Students 2022

Top Class Education Scholarship for ST Students 2022 Details

Name of the Scholarship NameTop Class Education Scholarship for ST Students 2022
Scholarship issuing AgencyDepartment of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
TitleScholarships for Top Class Education for ST Students 2022
Scholarship LevelNational Level
AbbreviationTop Class Education Scholarship for ST Students
CategoryScholarship
Scheme Closing Date15-04-2022
Official Websitehttps://scholarships.gov.in/
AICTE Websitehttp://www.aicte-india.org/
Top Class Education Scholarship for ST Students 2020 – Details

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:

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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 for Top Class Education Scholarship for ST Students?

All Schedule Tribe Students are aware of the scholarships that are available on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP portal) and students fulfil the eligibility conditions specified, students can apply for them online. The given steps to be followed for making a successful application on the portal.

  1. Visit the scholarships.gov.in Website

    Students need to visit the official website of the NSP portal, https://scholarships.gov.in in your device browser.

  2. Click on New User? Register Link

    Once you reach the official website, you click on the New User Registration link on the home page. Schedule Tribe students should read and understood the guidelines for registration. After tick on the radio buttons, you can click on the Click on the Continue button.

  3. Fill the Fresh Registration Form

    After clicking on that link, a Fresh Registration form would be opened. Now, Select the Post Matric / MC/ Top Class for Class 11, 12, UG, PG etc., from the Scholarship Category and Select Scholarship Scheme if you want to apply for Scholarships OR Select Incentive Scheme if you want to apply for any incentive scheme and fill the form with required information and click on the register button.

  4. Click on Login to Apply Link

    After completion of new registration process, student will get a unique application ID and password through SMS on the provided (registered) mobile number. Now, you can click on the Login to Apply link on the home page. Then, Login for Fresh Application web page will appear in your device.

  5. Enter Login details

    In the login web page, student shall login to NSP using application ID and password which were received at the time of registration process and click on the login button. Here, the ST student must change the password upon first login. This password has to be kept safely and confidentially. The ST student can change the mobile number only before the first login, i.e. before changing the received password.

  6. Click on the Application Form link

    After clicking on the login button, an applicant dashboard will open. Now, click on the ‘Application Form’ to proceed with the scholarship application.

  7. Fill the Application Form

    After clicking on the application form link, application form web page will appear. The Application Form is divided into three Parts, i.e., Registration Details, Academic Details, Basic Details. Schedule Tribe Student should fill in all required details in the application form and Upload all supporting documents with the application form. Finally, click on the ‘Final Submit’ button.

  8. Print the Application Form


    After clicking on the submit button, your application will be submitted successfully. Now, print and save application form further reference.

Instructions

  • 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/

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FAQs on Top Class Education Scholarship for Schedule Tribe Students

  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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  1. NFST 2021: National Fellowship for ST Students for Higher Education, may I know when the selected candidate’s result will be declared?

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