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National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, 2015 – 16

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, invites applications for National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities to provide financial assistance to pursue Master’s Degree and PhD courses abroad in the various fields for the year 2015-16.

ScholarshipsFields of Study:

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

Scholarship Details:

  • Duration of the Scholarship:
    • PhD: 4 years
    • Masters Degree: 3 years
  • Number of scholarships to be awarded every year is 20 out of which six scholarships are reserved for women candidates.
  • Scholarship includes:
    • Quantum of Annual Maintenance Allowance:
      • For USA and other countries except United Kingdom: The annual maintenance allowance of US$ 15,400/- has been prescribed for all levels of courses covered under the Scheme.
      • Only for United Kingdom: The annual maintenance allowance of GBP 9,900/- has been prescribed.
    • Quantum of Annual Contingency Allowance:
      • For USA and other countries except United Kingdom: The prescribed contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/travel cost for attending subject related conferences, workshops etc./ typing and binding of thesis etc. is US$ 1500/- per annum.
      • Only for United Kingdom: The prescribed contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/travel cost for attending subject related conferences, workshops etc./ typing and binding of thesis etc. is GBP 1100/- per annum.
    • Incidental Journey Allowance: US $ 20/- or its equivalent in Indian Rupees.
    • Equipment Allowance: Rs.1500/-
    • 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, air fare 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 of their place of residence to the city in which the interviews for selection have been decided by the Government of India will be permissible.

Eligibility:

  • For PhD: Candidates must have first class or 55% 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: Candidates must have 55% 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.
  • Total income from all sources of the employed candidate or his/her parents/guardians, shall not exceed Rs.6,00,000/- per annum.

Age Limit:

  • Candidates with disabilities who are below the age of 35 years are elgible to apply.

Selection Procedure:

  • Candidates are selected on the basis of personal interview.

How to Apply:

  • Candidates may download the application form from: http://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/viewpage
    /national-overseas-scholarship-for-students-with-disabilities.php
  • candidates may submit their applications in the prescribed proforma to:
    Under Secretary(Scholarship),
    Room No. 516, 5th Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan,
    CGO Complex, New Delhi.

Last Date: 3rd October, 2015

For more details, please visit: http://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/viewpage/
national-overseas-scholarship-for-students-with-disabilities.php

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