MHRD Scholarship 2019 is offered at the National level, MHRD also facilitates in the nomination process for the External Scholarships offered by various countries. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is the former ministry of education that is responsible for the development of human resources in India. Currently, the MHRD works through two different departments, and that is the Department of School Education & Literacy and the Department of Higher Education. Apart from formulating and implementing new education plans and policy, the MHRD also offers the different scholarships. With initiating scholarship, MHRD provides financial help in the form of loan subsidy, etc. to deserving students from deprived sections of the society. Under the MHRD, the scholarships such as Central Sector Scholarship, National, and External Scholarships are given to students. The Karnataka government has been running a number of scholarships scheme for the Karnataka domiciled candidates. Here we provide you the list of pre-matric, post matric & MHRD Karnataka Scholarship 2019 for SC/ST students. 

The government is offering the pre-matric and post-matric scholarships with the objective to improve the education sector of the state as well as to financially support the underprivileged and backward classes of the society. This initiative of Government of Karnataka has basically taken to increase the interest of students for pursuing higher studies. As per 2011 census, the average literacy rate of Karnataka state is 75.36 percent.

Students enrolled in class 1st to class 10th can participate in pre-matric scholarships. Those studying class 11th and class 12th can apply for secondary education scholarships. Higher education scholarships for graduation and post-graduation studies are also available. Incentive scholarship has been also introduced for the SC category students studying in class 1st to class 4th. Moreover, the government provides the pre-matric scholarship to the children whose parents are engaged in unclean occupations. Students pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D. courses are entitled to get a financial assistance of INR 8,000/- and INR 10,000/- respectively towards the end of research work. It is an initiative to enhance the interest of students in the field of research and related programs. Candidates as per their eligibility can apply for respective scholarship scheme.

On this page, many of the MHRD scholarship mentioned by the MHRD is given. The students can go through every detail of scholarship available on this page.

MHRD Scholarship 2019

MHRD offers various scholarships, for instance, some of them are only merit-based while some are purely need-based scholarships, some are career-specific while the others are student and college-specific. In addition to the scholarships, the Ministry also implements the Central Scheme of Interest Subsidy for Education Loans (CSIS). Broadly, MHRD Scholarships can be classified into two categories;

  1. National Scholarships
  2. External Scholarships 
MHRD Scholarship 2019

National Scholarships

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

For Students who have passed Class 12

Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir

For Undergraduate Courses (Class 12 students are also eligible)

Scheme for Scholarship to Students from the Non-Hindi Speaking States for Post Matric Studies in Hindi

Given for Class 11 to PhD (Class 10 Students are also eligible)

External Scholarships 

  • Commonwealth Scholarships for United-Kingdom
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for  New Zealand
  1. List of Commonwealth scholarship for Indian Students

Masters+ PhD

Scholarships offered by China, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Italy, Mexico, and Sri Lanka.

 Age 30 to 50 yrs

Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship

Age 30 to 40 yrs

MHRD National Scholarships

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for College & University Students

This is one of the most important scholarships offered by the MHRD. Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for the College & University is given by MHRD. Govt. of India only to the meritorious Class 12 passed students. There are total 82,000 scholarships will be granted out of which 41,000 are for girls and 41,000 for boys. There are some key points of the scholarship given below:

Key Points

  • The scholarship is conducted based on Class 12 marks. Hence, no separate scholarship exam is conducted for granting the scholarship.
  • The family income of the candidates applying for the scholarship must not be exceeded to Rs.6 Lacs per annum
  • The candidates who have passed Graduation will get Rs. 1,000 per month as a scholarship amount whereas the post-graduation students will get Rs.2,000 per month paid for ten months.
  • Total of 82,000 fresh scholarships is granted which is equally divided between Boys and Girls.
  • The candidates can also renew their application form for which the minimum aggregate should be 60%.
  • The candidates will be selected based on merit list which will be drawn by the Authorities.

There are many scholarships fall under the Central Sector Scholarship by MHRD. The list of scholarship is given below:

  • Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for OBC Students
  • Central Sector Scholarship for Top Class ST Students
  • UP Scholarship 2019-19
  • Central Sector Scholarship Renewal
  • SC-ST Scholarship for Students
  • Scholarship for Girls

MHRD Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir

The Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir aims at encouraging the youth from Jammu & Kashmir to take advantage of the educational institutions outside the State, which would provide them an opportunity, to interact with their counterpart from the rest of the country, thereby be part of the mainstream. It is envisaged to provide 5000 fresh scholarships every year. There is a provision of inter-changeability of slots among Medical and Engineering stream, subject to the savings accruing from any shortfall in the number of students opting for General Degree courses. Scholarship is provided towards Tuition fee and Maintenance allowance. The rate of scholarship towards tuition fee for General Degree courses is Rs.30,000 per annum, for Engineering course Rs.1.25 lakh per annum and for Medical studies Rs.3.0 lakh per annum. Fixed Maintenance allowance of Rs. 1.0 lakh per annum is provided to all students under the scheme. Inter Ministerial Committee is constituted to oversee the implementation and monitoring of the scheme.

Eligibility criteria

The students of Jammu & Kashmir whose family income is less than Rs.6.0 lakh per annum and have passed class XII from the State and secured admission outside the State in the institutions which are either approved under Section 12 B of the UGC Act or recognized by AICTE or respective regulatory body are eligible to apply for the scheme. The students are required to apply online on the AICTE web portal –

Categories of Students NOT eligible under the scheme are:

  • Students pursing courses through Open Universities.
  • Students availing benefit of other scholarships schemes.
  • Students gaining admission through ‘management quota’.
  • Students pursuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, not leading to award of a Degree.
  • Students pursuing Post Graduate level studies, in any discipline.
  • Students having family income over Rs. 6 lakhs per annum.
  • Students admitted to non 12B of UGC Act and non approved AICTE institutions.

Technology is being used extensively to bring in transparency and accountability of the process. For greater participation of the students, certain initiatives have been taken viz. students had an option, to either go to the institutions allotted through centralised counselling or take admission on their own in institutions which are either approved under 12 B of the UGC Act or approved by AICTE or by the respective regulatory body. Scholarship amount towards maintenance allowance is disbursed directly into the bank account of the students through the Direct Benefit Transfer mode. Ten supernumerary quota and two to three supernumerary quota are created in Engineering and Nursing Colleges respectively. Further, to bring awareness about the scheme, workshops are organised across the state. These initiatives aim to ensure that no deserving students are deprived of the benefits under the scheme.

An Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) – on Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir has been constituted for better and effective implementation and monitoring of this Scheme.

Get Complete details on AICTE JK Scholarship – PMSSS for J&K Students  by MHRD Here

MHRD Scholarship Scheme for Students from the Non-Hindi Speaking States (for Post Matric Studies in Hindi)

The main aim of this scholarship scheme is to The objectives of the Scheme is to encourage the study of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking States. Under this scheme, 2500 Scholarships are provided to meritorious students studying at Post-Matric to Ph.D. level. Depending upon the course and stage of study each student is given Rs.300 to 1000 per month under this scheme. It is to be noted here that this scheme is implemented through the State Governments.

The objectives of the Scheme is to encourage the study of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking States and to make available to the State Governments, suitable personnel to man teaching and other posts where knowledge of Hindi is essential.

The Scheme was revised from 2004-05. Under the revised Scheme, 2500 Scholarships are provided to meritorious students studying at Post-Matric to Ph.D level, for recognized fulltime courses of education for study of Hindi as one of the subjects on the basis of the results of “examinations next below” conducted by a Board of Education or a University or a Voluntary Hindi Organisation. The rate of Scholarship ranges from Rs.300/- to 1000/- per month depending upon the course/stage of the study. This scheme is implemented through the State Government /UT Administrations.

MHRD External Scholarships

In addition to the National Scholarship, MHRD also facilitates in the nomination process for the External Scholarships offered by various countries. Hence, the candidates have enormous options to apply for the scholarship. The list of such scholarships is given below.

  • These scholarships are offered under Cultural/Educational Exchange Programmes.
  • Most of the scholarships are for Research, Masters and Doctoral studies.

Ms Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship by MHRD

Ms Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship is for the Indian Nationals who have the minimum of three years of teaching experience at graduate/ post graduate level after completing PhD. This Fellowship is intended for a young scholar, who desires for pursuing an academic career in Modern Indian Studies funded by Government of India at St. Antony’s College, Oxford (U.K.). The total fellowship amount is £29,944 per annum.

Korean Government Scholarship by MHRD

Korean Government Scholarship is provided by the Korean Government to the Indian students for pursuing higher studies. The scholarship would be provided to Indian nationals to study at a Korean University or an Institution designated by NIIED.

In total, 8 nominations will be sent to the Korean Government for final selection out of which only 5 will be selected. The candidate would be provided with the monthly allowance of 9,00,000 (KRW) per month.

Israel Government Scholarship by MHRD 

The Israel Government invites the application from the Indian citizens for Israel Government Scholarship for Foreign Student. There are total 7 scholarships in Israel Government Scholarship for Foreign Students of which 2 are for Hebrew Language and 5 for an academic year/ research. The candidates are given Tuition Fee, Monthly Allowance, Basic Health Insurance

Chinese Government Scholarship by MHRD 

Chinese Government Scholarship is a part of Exchange program between India and China. Under this scholarship, the China Government provide the scholar’s boarding, lodging, medical care and expenditure on tuition and other fees etc.

The scholarship amount which will be given to the candidates would be up to 99,800 paid in Chinese Yuan Renminbi. Apart from these, the candidates would be provided with the tuition fee, accommodations, stipend and monthly grant.

AICTE Scholarships 

AICTE being a technical educational structure of India working under MHRD has aided the students with better quality of education and financial support in the form of scholarships. AICTE scholarship is offered by AICTE to the students on a need basis and merit basis.

Mainly there are 4 Scholarship schemes given as under to the students of India studying under the AICTE Approved Institutions in India. The following scholarships are provided to the candidates with given number of scholarship

List of AICTE ScholarshipNumber of AICTE Scholarships
AICTE JK Scholarship 5000
AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls4000
AICTE Saksham Scholarship1000
AICTE PG Scholarship  –

UGC Scholarships

University Grants Commission (UGC) is the statutory organization established by the Government of India. It is also the educational structure of India working under MHRD. In the same endeavor, various UGC Scholarship is offered to support the needy as well as the meritorious students to help them complete their higher education and move ahead in their career path.

The motive behind UGC scholarship is to make college and university education available to those who are financially weak but are capable of bringing about changes in the educational scenario of the nation using research and other related activities.

Contact us:
National Scholarship Division,
Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Department of Higher Education,
West Block 1, 2nd Floor, Wing 6, Room No. 6,
R. K. Puram, Sector 1, New Delhi 110066.
Tele: 011-26172917, 26172491, 26165238