Applications have been invited for the Central Sector Scholarship for Under Graduate Studies, for the academic year 2012-13 from students who have scored more than 80% marks in the +2/ VHSC Examinations, March 2012 conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education / Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Education Government of Kerala, and pursuing any regular course at Under Graduate level in recognized Educational Institutions, including Professional Courses such as Medical, Engineering etc.
The scholarship, introduced by Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Higher Education, Govt. Of India, aims at providing financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families.
The total number of scholarships is divided to the states, based on the statistics of the population in the age of 18-25 years. 50% of the scholarships would be earmarked for girls. The scholarships would be distributed amongst the pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1. Scholarships are reserved for the various categories as follows: SC15%, ST-7 ½%, OBC-27%. For Physically handicapped students, 3% scholarships are reserved horizontally in all the categories.
Rate of Scholarship:
Under Graduate Students: Rs.1000/-per month for (Subject to a Maximum of Rs. 10,000/-for an academic year) and Rs. 2000/-per month for Post-Graduate studies (Subject to a Maximum of Rs. 20,000/-for an academic year), provided they are selected for Scholarship at UG level. Professional Courses: Rs.1000/-per month for the first three years (Subject to a Maximum of Rs. 10,000/-for an academic year) and Rs. 2000/-per month for the 4 and 5 years of study (Subject to a maximum of Rs. 20,000/-for an academic year).
Eligibility: (i) Applicant should have scored a minimum of 80% of marks in the
+2/VHSC Examinations, March 2012 conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education / Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala.
(ii) Applicant should be pursuing any Regular Course at Under-Graduate Degree level in any recognised Educational Institution, including Professional Courses such as Medical, Engineering etc. Students pursuing Parallel/ Private Registration/ Correspondence/ Distance Education courses are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
(iii) Parental income (Both Father and Mother) should not exceed Rs.4 ½ lakhs per annum for the financial year ending March 2012.
(iv) Applicant should not be availing any other scholarships/ Financial
(v) Applicants should not be belonging to the Creamy-layer as defined by the Department of Personal and Training in their Notification number 36012/22/93 Esst.(SCT) dated 8/11/93 and as modified vide their OM No.36033/3/2004-Esst(Res) Dated: 9/3/2004 and as may be modified from time to time.
How to Apply Applications can be submitted only ‘ONLINE’ at the Scholarship Website of Department of Collegiate Education, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] from 22/08/2012
However, applicants who are currently studying outside have to do online registration They have to submit the application through the Head of their Institution where they are studying now.