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National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation(NHFDC) Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities -2016-17

Department of Empowerment of Persons with disabilities (PwDs), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India
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Every year National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation(NHDFC)  offers 2500 scholarship for differently abled students to enable them to pursue professional or technical courses from recognised Universities/Institutions.30% of total scholarships available each year shall be reserved for girl students. NHDFC Scholarships will be available for all differently abled students throughout the country who are covered under Persons with Disabilities(Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

The NHDFC Scholarship besides providing financial assistance to pursue UG and PG level courses also provides grants for purchasing books/stationery and other assistive devices such as Laptop, Brailler Typewriter, Cell Phone and hearing aids.


The candidates applying for National Handicapped Finance and Development Scholarship must comply with following eligibility criteria:
1.Only Indian National who are covered under Persons with Disabilities(Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 can apply for this scholarship
2.The student must be  pursuing graduate/ post-graduate degree from a recognised institution.
2.The student must not be availing any other scholarship or financial assistance from any other agency.
3.The annual income of applicant from all sources should not exceed Rs. 3 lakhs

Note: Students who are pursuing education through correspondence are also eligible for the scholarship.



Deadline Details

The beneficiary can apply for NHFDC Scholarship any time in academic year from 1st July 2016  to 30th June 2017

Scholarship Amount Details

Following benefits will be available under National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation Scholarship:

(i) Full reimbursement of fees in case of Government/Government-aided institution whereas in case of private Institutes the reimbursement would be restricted to similar courses in Government/Government-aided institutions.
(ii)Maintenance allowance will be paid to students for  a period of 10 months as per the following rates:


Maintenance Allowance
(Rs. per month)

Book/Stationery allowance 
(Rs. Per annum)

Professional Graduate Courses



Professional Post-Graduate courses



(iii)Apart from this Visual, Hearing, Orthopaedically differently-abled students will be provided following aids and appliances once in a lifetime.
Visually Handicapped:



Estimated cost
(up to)



Brailler / Brailler Typewriter

Rs. 10,000

For blind


Laptop with Screen reading software

Rs. 40,000

For blind


Laptop with Screen Magnification software

Rs. 60,000

For low vision

Hearing Handicapped:



Estimated cost
(up to)


Binaural digital programmable hearing aid with annual provision of button cells

Rs 50,000 + Rs 3600 p.a.


Cell phone with SMS SIM card

Rs 5,000


Laptop with WiFi (Blue tooth) facility

Rs 70,000

Orthopaedically Handicapped:



Estimated cost
(up to)


Laptop or Desktop

Rs 40,000


Application for NHFDC Scholarships can be made online at any time during the academic year. Perform the following steps to access the online application form:
i) Click on the apply link of the site and you will be directed to online application form of scholarship.
ii)You need to upload following documents at the time of filling online application form:

  • Attested Academic record
  • Proof of annual income such as salary slip or income tax return
  • Attested copy of Disability certificate & Bonafide certificate.
  • Course fee receipt if any, duly paid during the academic session;
  • Receipt/Invoice of eligible assistive devices duly countersigned by the authorised signatory of the institution


National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC),
3rd Floor PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area,
August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi-110 016
Tel: 011-40541355

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