Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS) 2022 | Online Application

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS) 2021

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS) 2021 | Online Application

“Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students” has been implemented by the Department of Higher Education since 2008. The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the meritorious students while pursuing higher studies.

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship | Eligibility Criteria

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students is a merit-cum-means scholarship scheme.
  • Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular Board of Examination in Class XII
  • Pursuing a regular course.
  • Having family income of less than Rs.6 lakh per annum
  • Not receiving any other scholarship.

Selection Process for the beneficiaries under the Scheme?

From the eligible applicants, merit list is drawn based on gender (50 boys: 50 girls), stream (3-Science : 2-Commerce : 1-Humanities), Category (SC-15 % /ST-7.5 % and OBC-27 % ),and 3 % horizontal reservation is providedfor Persons with Disabilities(PwDs)fromindividual State Education Boards. The total scholarship slots are restricted to the allocated quota earmarked for individual Boardsas per the scheme guidelines.

What is the amount of scholarship under the Scheme?

  • Rs. 10000/-per annum at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses.
  • Rs. 20000/-per annum at Post-Graduation level. 
  • Rs. 20,000/-per annum in the students pursuing professional courses are paid in 4th and 5th year.

What is the duration of scholarships and criteria for renewal under the scheme?

Scholarship is renewed every year Post Graduate level in the same stream. For all professional courses, scholarship will be renewed till the Graduation level. For all the courses the scholarship would be renewed up to a maximum of five 5 years. The renewal of scholarship is further subject to the student meeting the following criteria:(i) Secured 60 % or more marks for the two preceding semesters or annual examination which determines his/her promotion to the next class,(ii) maintenance of attendance of at least 75 % by the scholars and(iii) maintenance of discipline i.e. the scholars should not have been involved in any ragging activities.

Who can apply for scholarship under CSSS on National Scholarship Portal (NSP)?

(a)Students who have completed Class-XII in the current academic year and who are in the top 20th percentile merit list of Class-XII results of concerned Board (SEB/CBSE/CISCE) are eligible to apply for fresh scholarship. 

(b)Students who have completed Class-XII and who have received the scholarship for the previous year,can apply on the National Scholarship Portal for 2nd renewal and 1strenewal

Before registering on the National Scholarship Portal, students are advised to keep the following documents ready with them(i) Bank Passbook for filling bank details(ii) Aadhaar card No.(iii) Parental income certificate(iv) A valid mobile number(v) An e-mail ID(vi) Caste certificate wherever required(vii) Disability certificate wherever required.

How to Apply for scholarship under CSSS??

Students can apply on the National Scholarship Portal http://scholarships.gov.in/. After filling the personal details, students are required to select “Post-Matric” option from the drop down menu, and select the “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students”.

While selecting the institution from the drop down menu? Data of only those institutions which have the AISHE (All India survey of Higher Education) Code is available on the National Scholarship Portal. Student is required to select the correct institution. User ID and Password is required by the institutions for verifying the applications on NSP.

No documents are required to be uploaded at the time of online application,onthe National Scholarship Portal. However, it must be kept ready which would be required at the time of verification by the institutions.

The bank account should be in the student’s name. Students must select their bank/branch name carefully from the drop down list. Thereafter the complete account number must be entered correctly. Bank Account holder must check their ‘Know your Customer’ (KYC) status from bank and if required the KYC must be done for successful transaction of scholarship amount. Bank Account must be operational /active. Bank Account must be preferably in any Nationalized Bank with core banking facility.
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship
Scholarshipis disbursed mode directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiary through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode. To have seamless disbursal of scholarships, students are required to seed theAadhaar with the bank account as mentioned in the application form.

Ishan Uday Scholarship for North Eastern Region 2022

Ishan Uday Scholarship for Eastern Region 2021

Ishan Uday Scholarship 2022 for North Eastern Region | Online Application | Criteria | Last Date

The Ministry of HRD and the UGC has taken special interest to the students of North East Region. The scheme is promoting higher education and for encouraging children belonging to economically weaker section of the NE region.


  • To provide equal opportunities for higher studies in NE Region.
  • To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER).
  • To focus on professional education in.
  • Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be domicile of North Eetern Region.

  • Student must passed class XII or equivalent in the preceding year of study for applications called for during year .

  • Secured admission in first year of any degree course, either general degree course or technical/professional/ medical/ paramedical course (Integrated courses included) in any Govt Recognised University/ College/ Institut

  • The income of the parents of the student should not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

  • Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation shall be followed as per Government of India.

Students who are not Applicable

The following shall not be eligible under this scheme-

• Students pursuing courses through Open Universities.
• Students already availing scholarship for pursuing the Undergraduate programme under any other scheme(s).
• Students gaining admission through “management quota”.
• Students pursuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, not leading to award of a Degree.
• Students whose parents’ income exceeds Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

Slots & Scholarship Amount

UGC will award 10,000 (ten thousand) fresh scholarships per year. Allocation of slots for each State shall be done based upon the population (latestcensus report) of the respective State. If the slots remain vacant in any particular State, the unfilled slots shall be distributed equitably among other States. There shall be three Percent horizontal reservation for differently-abled persons.

Amount offered by the scheme is Rs. 5800/-per month for general degree course and Rs.7800/-per month for technical/medical/professional/paramedical courses.

How to Apply for the Scheme

Applications will be invited once in a year on the National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India. Short notification will also be uploaded on the UGC website.

At the time of applying, the course will be classified as general degree or professional by the concerned University/ Institution/College.

Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Only verified online applications will be considered for award of scholarship.

After selection, the awardees will be paid scholarship on DBT mode. The list of awardees will be pushed to Public Financial Management System (PFMS)by the NIC.

Required Documents to Apply for The Scheme

The following documents will be uploaded at thetime of applying under the scheme on the NeSP.

1. Domicile certificate to be issued by the competent authority.

2. Proof of annual income to be issued by the competent authority.

3. Forrenewals, the annual progress report and continuation of studies will be required to be uploaded/ verified by the concerned Univeristy/ Institution/ College.

Renewal of the scholarship

Scholarship granted under the scheme will be kept renewed during the period of first degree course, subject to good conduct and maintenance of prescribed attendance.

The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of a annual progress report to be granted by the administrative head of the University/ Institution/ College.(E.g. Registrar of a University/ Director of the Institution/ Principal of the College or any other officer designated by them).

Students failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit the scholarship.

Change in course of study will not be permitted. If the awardee changes the course of study, the scholarship will stand forfeited from the date of such a change.

Scheme will be implemented and monitored by the UGC.

The awardees of previous years will continue to follow the UGC pattern of assistance through the designated bank branches of Canara Bank.

Last Date to Apply for Ishan Uday Scholarship 2022

The scheme will be closed to Apply on 30 November 2022. Institute verification till 15 December 2022.