Ishan Uday scholarship 2021 for North Eastern Region students
The Ministry of HRD and the University Grants Commission has taken special interest with regard to promotion of higher education in the NER. For improving the GER, promoting higher education and for encouraging children belonging to economically weaker section of the NE region, the UGC has decided to launch “IshanUday” Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region.
Ishan Uday scholarship scheme, a total of 10,000 fresh scholarships are disbursed every year among NER students who are pursuing general degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and paramedical courses.
Academic session: 2021-2022
Course/s: General degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and paramedical courses
Implemented By: University Grants Commission (UGC)
Scholarship amount: 7,800 and 5,400 per month
Last Date: 30th November 2021
Objective of Ishan Uday Scholarship
1) To provide equal opportunities for higher studies in NE Region.
2) To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in NE Region.
3) To focus more on professional education in NE Region.
4) Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation.
Ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships every yearbeginning from the academic year 2014-15 for general degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and para-medical courses as certified by the Registrar/ Principal/ Director of University/ College/ Institute.
Students with domicile of NER, whose parental annual income does not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum from all sources.
Exclusion of the Ishan Uday Scholarship
The following shall not be eligible under this scheme-
1) Students pursuing courses/programs through Open Universities.
2) Students already availing scholarship for pursuing the Undergraduate programmeunder any other scheme(s).
3) Students gaining admission through „management quota‟.
4) Students pursuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, not leading to award of a Degree.
5) Students whose parents‟ income exceeds Rs.4.5 lakh per annumrsuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, not leading to award of degree.
Amount of Ishan Uday Scholarship
Rs.5400/- per month for general degree course and Rs.7800/- per month for technical/medical/professional/paramedical courses.
Eligibility Criteria of Ishan Uday Scholarship
Type of Educational Institutes: Students with domicile of NER who have passed Class XII or equivalent exam from a school situated within NER through any recognized Board of Education, including Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), National institute of open Schooling (NIOS) within NER only, and have secured admission in general degree course, technical and professional courses including medical and paramedical courses (Integrated courses included) in Universities/Colleges/Institutions recognized as under
A) Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under Section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act.
B) Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC.
C) Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central / State Government.
D) Institutes of National Importance.
E) Institutions recognized by other Statutory councils within as well as outside
Selection Process of Ishan Uday Scholarship
10,000 (ten thousand) fresh scholarships will be awarded every year.
Distribution of slots amongst the states of NER will be done on the basis of population census(last).
If slots in a particular state remain vacant due to non-availability of eligible candidates, the unfilled slots will be distributed equitably amongst other states.
Reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD) will be made as per Government of India norms.
Renewals of Ishan Uday 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.
Required documents of Ishan Uday Scholarship
The following documents will be uploaded at the time 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.For renewals, the annual progress report and continuation of studies will be required to be uploaded/ verified by the concerned Univeristy/ Institution/ College.