Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for SC etc. candidates (2018-19)
The Scheme provides financial assistance to the finally selected candidates for pursuing Master level courses and Ph.D abroad in the accredited Institutions/University by an authorized body of that country, under the Scheme in following specified fields of study:
- Engineering and Management;
- Pure Sciences & Applied Sciences;
- Agricultural Sciences and Medicine;
- Commerce, Accounting & Finance; and
- Humanities & Social Science
One Hundred awards, subject to availability of funds, per year are available under the Scheme. 30% of the awards for each year shall be earmarked for women candidates. Vacant slots of previous year if any will also be carried forward.
For Ph.D: 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Masters’ Degree.
For Masters’ Degree: 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelors’ Degree.
Below 35 (Thirty Five) years, as on First April of the selection year.
Total family income from all sources shall not exceed Rs. 6, 00,000 (Rs. Six lakhs per annum)
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: QUANTUM OF ANNUAL MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE:
(I)FOR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND OTHER COUNTRIES EXCEPT UNITED KINGDOM:
The annual maintenance allowance of US Dollars 15400/- (Fifteen Thousand four hundred) has been prescribed for all levels of courses covered under the Scheme.
(II)ONLY FOR UNITED KINGDOM:
The annual maintenance allowance of 9900/- (Nine Thousand nine hundred) Great Britain Pound (GBP) has been prescribed.
Besides the above, there is provision for Contingency allowance, incidental journey allowance, poll tax, Visa fee, fees and medical insurance premium, air passage will also be provided.
DURATION OF AWARD WITH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
The prescribed financial assistance is provided up to completion of the course/research or the following period, whichever is earlier:-
- Ph.D. — 04 years (Four years)
- Master Degree — 03 years (Three years)