Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, invites applications for National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities for the year 2015-16 to provide financial assistance to pursue Master’s Degree and Ph.D. courses abroad in the fields of Engineering, Management &  Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Agricultural Science, Medicine, Commerce, Accounting & Finance, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts.  Number of scholarships to be awarded every year is twenty (20) out of which six (6) scholarships are reserved for women candidates. In addition, there is provision of two passage grant (cost of air fare only, no scholarship).

Students with Disabilities below 35 years of age securing 55% marks and above in Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree within parental annual income of Rs.6.00 lakh per annum are eligible to apply.  Under the scheme there is a provision of annual maintenance allowance of 9,900/- Pound(Great Britain) for courses in the United Kingdom and US$15,400/- for courses in other countries.  In addition, there are provisions of tuition fees, cost of air passage etc. Detailed eligibility criteria, other terms & conditions and application form are available in the website www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in.  Interested and eligible candidates may submit their applications in the prescribed pro-forma to the undersigned by 3rd October, 2015.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

For Ph.D. – 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.

For Masters’ Degree: – 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: – Below 35(Thirty Five) years, as on first day of the month of the advertisement of the scheme.

INCOME CEILING Total income from all sources of the employed candidate or his/her parents/guardians, shall not exceed 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 required to be enclosed with the application.

Contact Details

5th Floor, Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003

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