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Ministry of Education revises guidelines for CSSS

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Ganderbal: The Ministry of Education, Government of India, has revised the guidelines of the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS) for Colleges and University Students.

In a communique, the MoE said the guidelines pertaining to the students are: “Students having gross parental/family income up to Rs. 4.5 Lakh per annum are eligible for scholarships under the scheme. Income certificate will be required only for the fresh applicants; students who missed to apply for renewal of application online on NSP will be allowed to apply for renewal of the scholarship for a subsequent year on NSP, if he/she fulfills eligibility condition for renewal; students will apply for Scholarship only through National Scholarship Portal (NSP).”

“Online application will be verified at two levels, i.e by the institute where the students is studying and thereafter by the concerned State Higher Education Department or any other Agency/Official nominated by the State as State Nodal Agency (both for fresh and renewal applicants); students will not be permanently debarred for a scholarship due to delay in renewal or verification. However, students will have to submit renewal applications within a cut-off date,” reads the communique.

“Renewal for that year will not be allowed if an applicant misses this deadline and the rate of scholarship is 12000/-per annum at Graduation level for the first three years of College and University courses and Rs 20,000/- per annum at post-Graduation level However, students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech, B.Engg will get scholarship up to graduation level only i.e Rs 12000 p.a for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year and Rs 20,000 in the 4th Year,” it said.

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