National Scholarship portal (NSP) 2019-2020
National Scholarship Portal (NSP) is a digital scholarship platform which carries multiple scholarships offered by central government, state governments and different government agencies like UGC (University Grants Commission), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), etc. The National Scholarship Portal hosts about 50 scholarships worth hundreds of crores among the scholarship seekers registered on the platform. According to officials, the platform has, so far, helped government implement and disburse scholarships worth more than INR 2000 crores. The platform boasts of more than 125 Lac applications out of which 105 Lac applications are verified also.
National Scholarship Portal – What it is?
National Scholarship portal is a mission under the National e-Government plan (NeGP), the National Scholarship Portal emerges as one of the most prominent scholarship portals that offer a variety of services ranging from student scholarship application to the disbursal of scholarships to them. Offering a SMART (Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive & Transparent) system for effective and faster disposal of scholarships, the portal ensures direct delivery of funds to the beneficiary’s account thereby avoiding any chances of leakage.
National Scholarship Portal – List of Central Schemes.
|Sl.No||Scholarship Name||Provider||Application Deadline|
|1.||Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students||Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment||15 January 2019|
|2.||National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)||Department of School Education & Literacy||Will open soon|
|3.||National Means Cum Merit Scholarship||Department of School Education & Literacy||15 December 2018|
|4.||Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students||Department of Higher Education||31 October 2018|
|5.||Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles||WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs||31 October 2018|
|6.||Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF||RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway||31 October 2018|
National Scholarship Portal – AICTE Schemes
Regarded as the national-level council for technical education and a statutory body, AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) functions under the Department of Higher Education, MHRD. Operating since 1945, AICTE looks after the coordinated development and proper planning for both technical as well as management education systems in India. Despite offering approval to postgraduate and undergraduate programs under specified categories, AICTE also offers a number of scholarships for students to ensure that financial constraint does not become a blocking stone in their professional career.
The National Scholarship Portal also lists the schemes run by AICTE under a separate section. Please find the names of those NSP scholarships in the list hereunder.
National Scholarship Portal – List of AICTE Schemes
|Sl. 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|
National Scholarship Portal – State Schemes
Just like the central government, the state government also offers scholarships for students who are domicile of that respective state. While many state governments operate their own scholarship portal for applications, some prefer inviting applications through the National Scholarship Portal. At present, the national scholarship portal covers state schemes of 6 different states namely, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Karnataka, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
National Scholarship Portal – List of State Schemes
|Sl.No||Scholarship Name||State||Application Deadline|
|1.||Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for BC/EBC Students||Bihar||15 March 2019|
|2.||Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students||Bihar||15 March 2019|
|3.||Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for SC Students||Bihar||25 March 2019|