Why is the National Scholarship Portal so important for students

National scholarship portal is a digital portal of multiple scholarships. The portal provides information on scholarships offered by Central government, State governments and different government agencies. It includes the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the AICTE. The National scholarship portal hosts about 50 scholarships to the scholarship seekers across India. To avail the scholarships, one has to register their details on the National scholarship portal.

What is National Scholarship Portal?

The National Scholarship Portal was first introduced under the National e- governance plan (NeGP). The portal provides variety of services, ranging from student scholarship application to disbursal of scholarships. National Scholarship portal ensures that the money is disbursed directly to beneficiary’s account.

How National Scholarship Portal will benefit you?

The National Scholarship Portal is the platform for all kinds of scholarship information. The portal provides better transparency to all its users. The applicant has to make a single integrated application for all scholarships. The portal provides master data of all courses and institutions. It is an all-India level scholarship information on a single platform. The National Scholarship Portal is also a DSS (Decision Support System) for the ministries and departments.

 Now the question why National Scholarship was formed?

 This is the common question that arises often. What are the reasons behind creating the National Scholarship Portal?

 The main objectives of National Scholarship portal is that it ensures the Direct Benefit Transfer option, and the scholarships are disbursed on time. The National scholarship portal is a common platform for a transparent database. It helps in avoiding the duplication while processing application.

As the scholarships are delivered on time, the students can get the best out of this portal. All they have to do is to check the eligibility. Once a student registers on the National Scholarship portal, he/she can track the status of application. Students can also check eligibility status while the authorities undertake the task of verification. After successful verification, the scholarship amount will be delivered directly through Direct Benefit Transfer.

 Scholarships that National Scholarship Portal covers:

From Class I to PhD level, the National Scholarship Portal covers all types of scholarship. The categories that are covered under the National Scholarship Portal are:

Central Scheme (under National Scholarship Portal):

Government of India has several departments that provide scholarship under National Scholarship portal. It includes the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and empowerment, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Department of Higher Education and more.

 Central Scheme of National Scholarship Portal:

S.No.     Scholarship Name            Provider               Application Deadline

1.            Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities  Ministry of Minority Affairs         31 October 2018

2.            Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Ministry of Minority Affairs         31 October 2018

3.            Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS               Ministry of Minority Affairs         31 October 2018

4.            Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities        Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities                31 October 2018

5.            Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities           31 October 2018

6.            Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities             Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 31 October 2018

7.            Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students       Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment           15 December 2018

8.            Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric          Ministry of Labour& Employment   31 October 2018

9.            Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric            Ministry of Labour& Employment   31 October 2018

10.          AamAadmiBimaYojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh Ministry of Labour& Employment            Apply offline

11.          National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top-Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarships   Ministry of Tribal Affairs                31 October 2018

12.          National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)               Department of School Education & Literacy                Will open soon

13.          National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Department of School Education & Literacy         15 December 2018

14.          Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students          Department of Higher Education                31 October 2018

15.          Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs   31 October 2018

16.          Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF         RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway    31 October 2018

UGC Scheme:

Under Ministry of Human Resource Development, UGC offers scholarship under National Schoarship Portal. The objective of this statutory body is to coordinate and maintain the standard of higher education.

It not only offers recognition to universities of India but also offers scholarship for college level students.

 

UGC Scheme of National Scholarship Portal:

S.No.     Scholarship Name            Provider               Application Deadline

1.            ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region       University Grants Commission   30 November 2018

2.            PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child               University Grants Commission – MHRD 30 November 2018

3.            PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders)  University Grants Commission – MHRD 30 November 2018

4.            PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses      University Grants Commission – MHRD   30 November 2018

AICTE Scheme:

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a National- level Council. From proper planning of technical education to coordinate development it approves post graduate and under graduate program. It makes sure that financial restraint doesn’t create any hurdle while pursuing any career.

S.No.     Scholarship Name            Provider               Application Deadline

1.            Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Degree) for Technical Education     Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE Will open soon

2.            Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Diploma) for Technical Education   Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE Will open soon

3.            Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Degree) for Technical Education   Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE                Will open soon

4.            Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Diploma) for Technical Education  Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE                Will open soon

State Schemes (Under National Scholarship portal):

Many states offer scholarship with their own scholarship portal. But most of states invite application through National Scholarship Portal. At present Bihar, Uttarakhand disburse scholarships through the portal.

S.No.     Scholarship Name            State     Application Deadline

1.            Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for OBC Students               Bihar      Will open soon

2.            Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students   Bihar      Will open soon

3.            Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for SC Students  Bihar      Will open soon

4.            Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority (100 percent State Sector)-UttarakhandUttarakhand      31 December 2018

5.            Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

6.            Pre-Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector)-UttarakhandUttarakhand

10 December 2018

7.            Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (State Sector)-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

8.            Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (State Sector)-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

9.            Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students (State Sector 50% and Central Sector 50%)-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

10.          Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Center Sector)-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

11.          Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Center Sector)-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

12.          Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

13.          Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

14.          Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students-UttarakhandUttarakhand      10 December 2018

15.          Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes         Tripura  31 December 2018

16.          Post-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes       Tripura  31 December 2018

17.          Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students                Tripura  31 December 2018

18.          Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students            Tripura  31 December 2018

19.          Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC)        Tripura  12 December 2018

20.          NEC Merit Scholarship   Tripura  29 December 2018

21.          Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Pre-Matric (9 & 10) Scholarship for ST Students               Karnataka            Will open soon

22.          Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students   Karnataka            31 December 2018

23.          Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children – Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class 9 and 10) for ST Students Meghalaya                31 January 2019

24.          Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children – Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students Meghalaya          31 January 2019

25.          Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students-Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class IX & X) for ST Students       Arunachal Pradesh               31 December 2018

26.          Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children -Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students    Arunachal Pradesh                31 December 2018

27.          Scheme for Award of Stipend to the Scheduled Tribe Students  Arunachal Pradesh          7 December 2018

Here are some more state-level scholarships that have been added to the National Scholarship Portal recently.

National Scholarship Portal – List of More State Scholarships

S.No.     Scholarship Name            State     Application Deadline

1.            Pre-Matric Scholarship to Children of those Engaged in Uncleaned Occupation, Assam   Assam   25 January 2019

2.            Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) – Assam    Assam   25 January 2019

3.            Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students – Assam              Assam   25 January 2019

4.            Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students – Assam              Assam   20 January 2019

5.            Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students – Assam  Assam   20 January 2019

6.            Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students (Class 9 & 10) – Assam      Assam   20 January 2019

7.            Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students – Assam            Assam   20 January 2019

8.            Post-Matric Scholarship to ST Students – Assam                Assam   20 January 2019

9.            Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students – Chandigarh    Chandigarh         30 November 2018

10.          Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Transgender Students – Chandigarh              Chandigarh         31 December 2018

11.          Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students – Chandigarh               Chandigarh         31 December 2018

12.          Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for EBC Students – Chandigarh    Chandigarh         31 December 2018

13.          Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students of Class 9 and 10 – Chandigarh   Chandigarh         31 December 2018

The step-by-step description of how you can apply for aNational Scholarship Portal scholarship through national scholarship portal –

Step 1: Registering with National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

All fresh users need to visit the Home Page of National Scholarship Portal to register.

Click on ‘New Registration’.

A page of Guidelines for Registration on NSP will open.

Go through the guidelines carefully.

Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed.

Fill in all required details.

Click on ‘Register’.

You will receive a student application ID and password on your registered mobile number.

Step 1: Registering with National Scholarship Portal (NSP)Step 1: Registering with National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

Step 2: Logging in with National Scholarship Portal

Click on the login button to start scholarship application.

Enter the application ID and password received on your registered number.

Step 2: Logging in with National Scholarship PortalStep 2: Logging in with National Scholarship Portal

Step 3: Change the password (A mandatory step)

Upon successful login, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.

Verify the OTP.

You will be directed to change the password page.

Change the password and continue.

Step 3: Change the password (A mandatory step)Step 3: Change the password (A mandatory step)

Step 4: Enter the Dashboard

Once the password is changed, you will be directed to Applicant’s Dashboard Page.

Click on ‘Application Form’ to start the application.

Fill in all registration details, academic details and basic details.

Click on ‘Save & Continue’.

Add contact details, scheme details and upload necessary documents.

Click on ‘Save as Draft’ (To confirm if you have entered correct information)

Once confirmed, click on ‘Final Submit’ button.

Step 4: Enter the DashboardStep 4: Enter the Dashboard

Note:

To make sure whether your application has been submitted or not you can check your current application National Scholarship Portal. You can check through ‘Check Your Status’ tab. In the year 2018 the Government of India has launched its ‘National Scholarship Portal Mobile App. It will make easier for student to browse National Scholarship Portal. The Govt also launched ‘Umang’ app where National Scholarship Portal is available. You can apply on National Scholarship Portal by registering on the app. As different department under Govt of India provide scholarship for national Scholarship portal so in that case the eligibility criteria for each NSP scholarship may vary. Always refer to the list of scholarships to know their respective application period. A student can apply on National Scholarship Portal without providing the Aadharnumber .They can still apply for the scholarships by providing the Aadhaar enrollment id.

The students can renew their scholarship on National Scholarship Portal. In case the students forget their application id or password, they can click on “Forget Application ID” or “Forget Password” button on the login page to retrieve it. Students should check before submitting the application on National Scholarship Portal. Once the applicant submits the application form, no changes in information will be entertained. Once selected for the scholarship the amount will transferred to students by Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in the accounts of the beneficiaries. The amount may vary so please refer to respective scholarship guidelines to know details about the award.

National Scholarship Portal – Contact Details

If you come across any technical problem while applying for any scholarship or registering with the NSP, you can contact its dedicated help desk on phone number 0120-6619540 or through email at helpdesk@nsp.gov.in. Furthermore, the portal also has a separate complaints section for the benefit of users with the help of which you can register your respective complaints online and track its status too.