The North Eastern (NEC) Council Merit Scholarship for Higher Studies is a prestigious scholarship awarded to deserving students from the North Eastern Region of India. The scholarship is open to students pursuing higher studies in any discipline at any recognized institution in India. The scholarship amount is up to Rs. 30,000 per year and is renewable for the duration of the course, subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria.
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About the Council Merit Scholarship
Secretary, North Eastern Council (NEC) is pleased to make the following rules to regulate the grant of NEC Merit Scholarship (hereinafter “scholarship”) to the students of the North East (NE) Region undergoing studies in different disciplines at different levels in Institutions inside as well as outside the North-East but within the country as specified hereinafter. These scholarships are available for studies in India only and shall be awarded by the North Eastern Council, Ministry of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, Shillong to the eligible candidates of the North Eastern States.
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Eligibility Criteria Of North Eastern
The scholarship is open only to a student who is a permanent resident of any of the North Eastern States.
For candidates belonging to Academic Year 2020-21 and onwards, the scholarship under this scheme shall be disbursed only through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
Once selected, the scholarship shall be available to a selected student for the prescribed duration of a course subject to fulfillment of renewal conditions, as specified under Para 6 of these rules. Extension of scholarship beyond the prescribed period of study will not be entertained.
Note 1: [Student enrolled in the integrated course will be entitled to receive the scholarship for the full duration of the course as per the admissible rates in para 7.1.]
Note 2: [The scholarship for M.Phil. will be available for 2 years and for PhD scholarship shall be for 3 years.]
At the time of availing of the scholarship, the student must not be in receipt of any other scholarship/financial assistance from any other source.
A sponsored candidate under full employment during the period of study or working/in-service candidates shall not be eligible to receive the scholarship.
A student shall only be considered for scholarship in the year of commencement of his/her course. For subsequent years, of course, only renewal will be allowed.
Scholarship shall be admissible to students who get admission in Diploma, Degree, Post-graduate or registration in M.Phil. / Ph.D. courses of any institute recognized by the Government.
The grant of scholarship for M.Phil and Ph.D. would be after the registration of the students with the University.
The Scholarship will not be available for internship or any practical training.
The scholarship shall be admissible to the students whose parent/guardian’s annual income from all sources shall not exceed Rs 8.0 lakh.
The income certificate issued by the competent authority shall be furnished by the candidate.
The student must fulfil the following eligibility criteria in the previous qualifying examination for consideration of a scholarship.
The applicants are required to fill up the application form on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) within the prescribed date for receipt of the application, following due procedure/guidelines mentioned thereon. They may also fill up the application form using the NSP Mobile app or UMANG Mobile App. The applicants are, however, encouraged to apply at the earliest as it will provide them the opportunity to make corrections/updates etc. in their application if suggested by the verification authority.
There will be two levels of verification of the application. The first level of verification is at the institute level and the Second level of verification will be carried out by the domicile state of NE Region of the applicant.
The last date for application is Oct 31, 2023.
Number of Scholarships
Selection For Scholarship and Disbursal
The merit lists will be drawn from among finally verified applications as per the scheme guidelines and after following the laid down procedure on the NSP.
Selection of students for M. Phil and Ph. D. will be done on the basis of the topic of research/Synopsis which has relevance to the problems/issues related to the NE Region. The Subjects/topics for M.Phil and Ph.D. should invariably be directly, specifically, and currently relevant to the NE Region. Basic and theoretical research shall not be favored in general.
The scholarship is purely on a merit basis. The merit list will be prepared exclusively on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the qualifying exams and complying with the level-of-course-wise slots allotted to the states as mentioned in para 7.3 below.
In case of a tie, preference shall be given to the candidate having a lesser family income.
There will not be any reservation/quota on the basis of category/religion/gender.
In case the allotted quota as mentioned in para 7.3 below, remains unfilled for want of eligible candidates, the same may be distributed to remaining eligible students from other NE States, as per their inter se merit list.
The scholarships will be disbursed to selected students by NEC directly in their provided and verified bank accounts using DBT mode as per the extant guidelines.
[Note 4 – The student must ensure that the Bank Account should be in the name of the applicant, preferably linked to her/his Aadhaar. The Bank Account should be kept operational /active till the complete tenure of the scholarship. NEC shall not be responsible in case the Scholarship amount is not credited due to payment failure at the Bank level.]
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