Scholarships provide an opportunity for the disadvantaged sections of society to earn an education , thus empowering them to become contributing members of society.
A Major Initiative regarding the above has been taken by the Government , referred to generally as National Scholarships.
This Article brings to you Frequently Asked Questions Regarding National Scholarships in India.
1. What Are National Scholarships ?
The cost of education has been going up and will be increasing in the following years.
It is , therefore , a relief for deserving yet financially challenged students that scholarships are being provided by the Government Of India.
The National Scholarship Portal is an initiative by the Indian Government, taken as Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NGP) to provide financial assistance and help deserving students to fulfil their dreams.
2. What is National Scholarship Portal ?
Years back, it was really tough for a student to find out about scholarships, and procedure to apply fo it , and whether they were selected , or rejected.eligibility etc.
This has changed with the introduction of National Scholarship Portal, a Unique platform to help students get exactly every knowledge that they might need regarding scholarships and fellowships.
National Scholarship Portal is Managed by Ministry of Electronics and IT.
Various Services provided are :
· Student Application
· Application Receipt
· Processing and sanction of scholarships
3. Why was the NSP created ?
The NSP Initiative is based on SMART System ( Simplified,Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive and Transparent) for effective disbursal of applications and the timely delivery of funds to the respective beneficiary’s accounts.
The main objectives of NSP are:
· To provide timely disbursal of scholarships
· Provide a unique portal for various schemes
· Form a transparent database of scholars.
· Avoid duplication in processing.
4. How is NSP beneficial for students ?
Benefits of NSP are:
1) Provides an umbrella for scholarships for students
2) Improved Transparency
3) Processing Data Made Easier
4)A Decision Support System is available on demand.
5. Who all are eligible to apply for the Scholarship Schemes ?
Students fulfilling the Guidelines of various Ministries’ Schemes are eligible to apply for these scholarships. These are available here.
6. What are the kind of Scholarships Offered by NSP ?
NSP offers a variety of scholarships under various Government Ministries and Departments.
It provides UGC, Central as well as State schemes, and AICTE schemes.
National Scholarship Portal – Central Schemes
Departments such as Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment , Department of Higher Education etc provide a number of scholarships to help students fulfil their academic career .
National Scholarship Portal – UGC Schemes
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is a statutory body of Government of India functioning under MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). UGC offers scholarship schemes for students pursuing college-level education.
National Scholarship Portal – AICTE Schemes
AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) functions under the Department of Higher Education, MHRD.Despite offering approval to postgraduate and undergraduate programs under specified categories, AICTE also offers a number of scholarships for students .
National Scholarship Portal – State Schemes
The State Government offers scholarships for students who are domicile of that respective state. State Governments prefer inviting applications through the National Scholarship Portal. At present, the national scholarship portal covers state schemes of 6 different states namely, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Karnataka, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
7. How to track Your Application for NSP ?
You can now track the process of your current application under the ‘Check Your Status ‘ tab. It will show whether the application has been submitted or not.
8. More Convenience – The National Scholarship Portal App
The Government of India has launched its ‘National Scholarship Portal Mobile App’ recently. Also, there is an availability of NSP mobile app in the ‘UMANG’ app launched by the government earlier.
This app covers all the services of the National Scholarship Portal. You can not only get access to NSP scholarships but also apply for them in just a few simple steps.
9. National Scholarship Portal – Contact Details
You can contact the help desk for any queries regarding scholarships on 0120-6619540 or through mail ( email@example.com).
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