Ishan Uday Special Scholarship are open apply now. The Ministry of HRD and the University Grants Commission has taken special interest with regard to the promotion of higher education in the NER. For improving the GER, promoting higher education and for encouraging children belonging to the economically weaker section of the NE region, the UGC has decided to launch “Ishan Uday” Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region from the academic session

It is envisaged to provide ten thousand (10,000) fresh Ishan Uday Special Scholarship every year beginning from the academic year for general degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and para-medical courses

Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Objectives 

(i) To provide equal opportunities for higher studies in NE Region

(ii) To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in NE Region

(iii) To focus more on professional education in NE Region

(iv) Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation

Rate of Ishan Uday Special Scholarship

An amount of Rs.5400/- p.m. for General Degree courses and Rs. 7800/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses (including Medical & Para medical courses) will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary student

Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Eligibility

Students with domicile of NER who have passed Class XII or equivalent exam from a school situated within NER through any recognized Board of Education, including Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), National institute of open Schooling (NIOS) within NER only, and have secured admission in general degree course, technical and professional courses including medical and para-medical courses (Integrated courses included) in Universities/Colleges/Institutions recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, within and outside the States of NER

For availing scholarship under this scheme, the income of the parents of the student should not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum

Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Selection Procedure 

UGC will award ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships per year. In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available, the awardees will be selected on the basis of marks scored by them in the Class XII or equivalent exam

Duration of Ishan Uday Special Scholarship and Renewal

The scholarship granted under the scheme will be kept renewed during the period of the first degree course, subject to good conduct and maintenance of prescribed attendance
Students failing to get promoted to the next class/level would get the scholarship in the following year, subject to the condition that if the student fails again for the second time, he/she would forfeit the scholarship and it would not be renewed for the remaining period of the course

Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Application  

The eligible candidates are required to fill the Online Application form of Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme 2019. The application form will be available at the website

Students can only apply online on the NSP ( during a particular time period as displayed on the website

For more details & Eligibility, Terms and Conditions please refer the Website

Important Dates

The Last Date to Apply is 31st October 2019

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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