Govt. of India

Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities

There were 2.68 crore Persons with Disabilities in India which constituted 2.21 percent of the total population. This includes persons with visual, hearing, speech, locomotor and mental disabilities. The persons with disabilities have much lower educational attainment rates, with 51% illiteracy against 35% for the general population. Participation and completion rate of disabled at all levels including higher education continue to be low. The Scheme aims at recognizing and promoting quality education among Students with Disabilities by providing full financial support. The scheme will cover Students with Disabilities for pursuing studies at the level of Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in any discipline.

Benefits of Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities:

  • Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities provided benefits in the form of financial assistance for higher education
  • The disabled person will get Up to Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum for reimbursement of tuition fees and non-refundable charges paid/ payable to the Institution
  • The person will get maintenance allowance of Rs. 3,000/- per month for hostellers and Rs. 1,500/- per month for day-scholars
  • The person will get special allowances (related to types of disabilities like reader allowance, escort allowance, helper allowance etc.) of Rs. 2,000/- per month
  • The person will get Rs. 5,000/- per annum for books & stationery

Required eligibility and conditions for Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities:

  1. The student should be a citizen of India
  2. A person with disability having not less than 40% disability and having a disability certificate issued by any competent medical authority.
  3. The student who got admission in any of the notified institutions for pursuing a full-time course at the level of Post Graduate Degree/Diploma according to the norms prescribed by the respective institution.
  4. The candidate should not avail any other scholarship under any scheme of the Government of India
  5. The total annual income from all sources of the candidate its parents, should not more than Rs.6,00,000/- (Rupees six lakh only) per annum

Document required for applying Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities:

  1. Parents/Guardians income certificate (up to 6.0 lakh)
  2. Certificate that shows student is 40% or more than 40% handicapped
  3. Bank details: account number, account holder name, IFSC code, MICR code, branch name
  4. Aadhar card
  5. Previous years pass Mark sheet
  6. Birth certificate
  7. Passport size photographs
  8. Application form which is available online
  9. Cast certificate if required
  10. Domicile certificate

Application Procedure:

  1. Visit the scholarship official website: https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
  2. Click for registration fill required information
  3. ID and Password will be generated
  4. The make a login by enter ID and Password
  5. Application form will open fill the required information along with upload photograph
  6. Take a print out of that application form and submit it to school/institute with all documents

Contact Details:

  1. Students can make contact to institute or college where he/she is pursuing education
  2. Candidate also contact to the office of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, 5th Floor Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road New Delhi – 110003 (India)
  3. Help Line No.: 0120-6619540

References & Details:

  1. For getting more detailed information please visit official site http://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/viewpage/scheme-of-scholarship-for-top-class-education-for-students-with-disabilities.php
  2. http://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/Scheme_Top_Class_%20with%20Instt-Final.pdf
  3. http://scholarships.gov.in/public/schemeGuidelines/DptofEmpPersonwithDisabilitiesGuidelines-_Top_Class_Education.pdf
  4. http://scholarships.gov.in/#
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