National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Allowance, Poll Tax, Visa Fees, Fees, Medical Insurance


Description

The National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Scheme provides financial assistance to the students with disabilities who are finally selected for pursuing Master’s level courses and Ph.D. abroad in the following specified Fields of Study:

  • Engineering & Management
  • Pure Sciences & Applied Sciences
  • Agricultural Science & Medicine
  • Commerce, Accounting & Finance and
  • Humanities, Social Science & Fine Arts.

Objective

the prime goal of this scheme is to assist financially for the students with disabilities

Eligibility

The student/candidate should fulfill the following conditions to avail the benefits of this scheme:

Minimum Qualification

  1. For Ph.D. student/candidate should secure the First class or 55%(fifty-five per cent) marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree. Preference would be given to the experienced candidates, especially to those who are on lien with their existing post and employer.
  2. For Masters' Degree student/candidate should secure 55%(fifty-five per cent) marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor’s Degree. Preference would be given to the experienced candidates, especially to those who are on lien with their existing post and employer.

Age

The age limit of the student/candidate should be below 35(Thirty-Five) years, as on the first day of the month of the advertisement of the scheme.

Income ceiling

The total income from all sources of the employed candidate/student or his/her parents/guardians, shall not more than Rs.6,00,000/-( Indian Rupees six lakh only) per annum, (excluding such allowances as are not treated as part of total income for the purpose of income tax) as certified by the employer.

A copy of latest tax assessment, as well as latest monthly salary slip from the employer, is also needed to be enclosed with the application

Two children in a family and one-time award

Not more than two disabled children of the same parents/guardians will be eligible and to this effect, a self-certification will be required from the candidate. The awardee/scholarship holder cannot be considered for the award for second or subsequent times as the individual can be awarded for once.

Beneficiaries

Students with disabilities

Benefits

The benefits of this scheme are as below:

Financial Assistance

Quantum of Annual Maintenance Allowance:

For the United States of America and other countries except United Kingdom:

The annual maintenance allowance of US$ 15,400/-(US Dollars Fifteen Thousand four hundred) has been prescribed for all levels of courses covered under the Scheme.

Only for United Kingdom:

The annual maintenance allowance of GBP 9,900/-(Great Britain Pound Nine Thousand nine hundred) has been prescribed.

Quantum of Annual Contingency Allowance

For the United States of America and other countries except the United Kingdom:

The prescribed contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/travel the cost of attending subject related conferences workshops etc./ typing and binding of thesis etc. is US$ 1500/-( US Dollars One thousand five hundred only) per annum.

Only for United Kingdom:

The prescribed contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/travel the cost of attending subject related conferences workshops etc./ typing and binding of thesis etc. is GBP 1100/-( Great Britain Pound One thousand one hundred only ) per annum.

Incidental Journey Allowance

The prescribed Incidental journey allowance is US $ 20/-(twenty only) or its equivalent in Indian Rupees.

Equipment Allowance

The prescribed equipment allowance is Rs.1500/-(Rupees one thousand five hundred only).

Poll Tax

Actual will be paid, wherever is applicable.

Visa Fees

Actual visa fees will be paid in Indian Rupees.

Fees

Tuition fees as per actual will be admissible.

Medical Insurance Premium

Actual as charged will be admissible.

Cost of Air Passage

Air passage grant on actual basis from India to the nearest place to the educational institution and back to India, by economy class and shortest route in arrangements with the national carrier shall be provided.

Local Travel

Second or Coach Class railway fare from the port of disembarkation to the place of study and back. In case of far-flung places not connected by rail, bus fare(s) from the place of residence to the nearest railway station, actual charge of crossing by ferry, airfare to the nearest rail-cum-air Station and/or second class railway fare by the shortest route to the port of embarkation and back will be permissible.

For attending interviews by the candidates at the place decided by the Government of India, the second-class fare/ordinary class bus fare from the city to their place of residence to the city in which the interviews for selection have been decided by the Government of India will be permissible.

Earnings from research/teaching assistanceship

The awardees are permitted to supplement their prescribed allowances by undertaking Research/Teaching Assistantship up to US$ 2400/-(US Dollars Two Thousand Four Hundred) per annum and for awardees in the United Kingdom, GBP1560/-(Great Britain Pound One Thousand Five Hundred Sixty only) per annum and beyond these prescribed ceilings, their annual maintenance allowance under the Scheme will be correspondingly reduced by the Indian Missions abroad.

How To Apply

Contact to any of the followings:

  1. Contact to the Department of Disability Affairs Or
  2. For more information visit to the website Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Sponsored By

Central Government of India

Ministry

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Date of Launch

01-April-2014

Valid Upto

Status

Active

Sector

Education



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