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Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities

Department of Empowerment of Persons with disabilities
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Department of Social Justice and Empowerment under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India has introduced a Scholarship for Top Class Education for students with Disabilities to pursue education from India's premier institution like IIT, IIM,  NIT, National Law Colleges, Government Medical Colleges, Engineering Colleges, Fashin/Design, Hospitality, Agriculture & Allied Sciences and other institutions notified under the scheme. The scholarship will be offered in the form of reimbursement of tuition fees and non-refundable charges payable to the institution. The scholarship also has provision to reimburse expenses for purchase of computer and Aids and Assistive Devices related to the particular disability of the selected scholar.

Every year total 160 scholarship are sanctioned by Ministry which will be distributed among all states and UTs on the basis of percentage of the population of PwDs of that state UT. Out of the total number of scholarships, 50% will be reserved for female candidates. The selection of scholars will be done by selection committee set up by Deptt. of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on the basis of fulfilment of eligibility criteria, recommendation of State  Education Department & No of slots available for that state/UT. The amount of scholarship will be disbursed by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities directly into the account of selected candidate through a designated bank.



Eligibility conditions for scholarships for top class education for students with disabilities:

1.An applicant must be a citizen of India
2.The applicant must be pursuing a full-time  Post-Graduate Degree or Diploma in any discipline from premier educational institutes like (IIT, IIM, NIT), etc
3.The candidate should have more than 40% disability (certified by competent medical authority of the state Govt. or UT)
4.The candidate must not be receiving scholarship/financial aid from any other source.
5.Total annual income of the candidate and /or his/her parents/guardians from all sources should not exceed Rs.6,00,000/-
6.Not more than two disabled children of the same parents/ guardian will be eligible for scholarship



Deadline Details

The Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities will remain open for application till 31st October 2017.

Scholarship Amount Details

The scholarship for top class education for students with disabilities will include following:
1. Tution fees (with an upper limit of Rs. 2.00 lakh p.a.)
2. Maintenance expense of Rs 3,000/- p.m. (hostelers) and Rs. 1,500/- p.m. (dayscholars).
3. Special expense of Rs. 2,000/- p.m. (like reader allowance, escort allowance, helper allowance, etc.)
4. expense for books and stationery of Rs. 5,000/- p.a.
5. Reimbursement for expenses on a computer, limited to Rs. 30,000 as one-time assistance.
6. Reimbursement of expenses for purchase of Aids and Assistive Devices: Rs 30,000/- per month


Applications for scholarship for top class education for students with disabilities can be submitted online through National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • Click on the apply link of the site and you will be directed to home page of NSP site.
  • Again click on NewUser/Register tab to register yourself on the site. If you have already registered then just click on login tab to access the online application form
  • Fill in the application form upload the necessary documents and submit the form

Documents to be uploaded while filling form:

i)Disability certificate issued by competent authority
ii)Income certificate
iii)Admission proof


Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
5th Floor, Room No.515
Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110003 (India)
Contact Person: Lov verma
Phone : 24369055(Off.)
Email :

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