National Scholarship for persons with Disabilities by National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MOSJE) Government of India
The National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) awards 500 National Scholarships to eligible students with disabilities for pursuing technical and professional courses from recognized institutions. Scholarship will be awarded to one student for pursuing only one course.
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MOSJE) Government of India
Financial assistance will be available to Indian students with at least 40% disabilities certified as per definition under Persons with Disabilities Act 1995. Financial assistance will be given for pursuing Post-Matric/Post Secondary technical and professional courses including Ph. D. and M. Phil from recognized institutions. However, for students with disabilities of Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities and Profound or Severe Hearing Impaired, the minimum educational qualification will be class VIII pass and scholarship will be 90 awarded to them for pursuing general, technical, vocational or professional courses. Financial assistance can be given for computer with editing software for blind/deaf graduate and post-graduate student pursuing professional courses and for support access software for Cerebral Palsied students. Monthly family income of the beneficiary should not be more than Rs 15,000/- from all sources. Family income includes income of the parents/guardian.
Benefits of scholarship/Award
|Ph.D/M. Phil /Post Graduate/ Graduate||1000||700|
|Diploma & certificate level Professional courses||700||400|
|Students with Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple disabilities, hearing impairment etc.||700||400|
The students will also be reimbursed the course fee subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000/- per year.
Besides students living in the hostel/residential facility provided by the institution, those students will also be considered as hostellers who live in accommodation hired at least by a group of 3 students living together with common mess arrangements. Such students will have to furnish a certificate in this regard countersigned by the head of the institution and a certificate from the owner of the house in case of own arrangement or accommodation taken on rent.
Applications should be submitted as per the prescribed Proforma. Also applications for renewal/continuation of award are to be submitted in the prescribed proforma. Applications for the award of scholarship will be countersigned and recommended by the Head of the institution in which the applicant is enrolled for study.
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What is the selection procedure?
Up to five hundred awards are to be given annually through institutions in which students are pursuing studies/courses. Scholarship will be given to different categories of disabled students as under:
|Category||Male seats||Female seats|
|Blindness or low vision||58||58|
|Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Sever Hearing Impairment||76||76|
National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Red Cross Bhavan, Sector 12
Faridabad – 121007, Haryana
Telephone No : 0129-2226910, 0129-2287512, 0129-2287513
Fax No : 0129-2284371
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