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NEC Merit Scholarship 2021:–

NER 2021-22 Merit Scholarship is an initiative designed for students pursuing a diploma/degree, postgraduate, or M. Phil./Ph. D. programs.

North Eastern Council (NEC) has released an official notification for the grant of NEC Merit Scholarship for the academic year 2021-2022. Students of the North East (NE) Region undergoing studies in different disciplines at different levels in Institutions inside as well as outside the North-East but within the country can apply online. Interested and eligible applicants should apply before the deadline. For more information, please see the details below.

NEC Merit Scholarship 2021 Details:–

Name of scholarship: NEC Merit Scholarship

Academic year: 2021-22

Total no of scholarship: 1600

Awarding Authority: North Eastern Council, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, Shillong

Helpline number: 0120 – 6619540

Email id: helpdesk[at]nsp[dot]gov[dot]in

Other Criteria of NEC Merit Scholarship 2021:–

Educational Qualification:

The student must fulfill the following eligibility criteria in the previous qualifying examination for consideration of scholarship:

> Level of course: Diploma

Qualifying examination: HSLC/ HSSLC/ Secondary School Leaving/ Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate examination from a recognized State/Central Board with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate.

> Level of course: Degree

Qualifying examination: HSSLC/ Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate examination from a recognized State/Central Board with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate.

> Level of course: Post Graduate

Qualifying examination: Degree level examination in any discipline (BA/BSc/BE/B Tech/MBBS/LLB/BCA/BBA etc. of any recognized Institute/ University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.

>Level of course: M.Phil./Ph.D

Qualifying examination: PG degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.

Resident-ship: The scholarship is open only to a student who is a permanent resident of any of the North Eastern States.

Duration: Once selected, the scholarship shall be available to a selected student for the prescribed duration of a course subject to fulfillment of renewal conditions, as specified under Para 6 of these rules. Extension of scholarship beyond the prescribed period of study will not be entertained.

Other Scholarship Holder: At the time of availing the scholarship, the student must not be in receipt of any other scholarship/financial assistance from any other source. A sponsored candidate under full employment during the period of study or working/in-service candidates shall not be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Year of Awarding Scholarship: A student shall only be considered for a scholarship in the year of commencement of his/her course. For subsequent years, of course, the only renewal will be allowed.

Course/s: Scholarship shall be admissible to students who get admission in Diploma, Degree, Post-graduate or registration in M.Phil. / Ph.D. courses of any institute recognized by the Government. The grant of scholarship for M.Phil and Ph.D. would be after the registration of the students with the University. The Scholarship will not be available for an internship or any practical training.

Family Income: The scholarship shall be admissible to the students whose parent/guardian’s annual income from all sources shall not exceed Rs 8.0 lakh. The income certificate issued by the competent authority shall be furnished by the candidate.

Selection Process of NEC Merit Scholarship:–

> The merit lists will be drawn from the final verified applications according to the guidelines laid down in the NSP.

> Selection of students for M. Phil and Ph. D. will be done on the basis of a topic of research/Synopsis which has relevance to the problems/issues related to the NE Region. The Subjects/topics for M.Phil and Ph.D should invariably be directly, specifically and currently relevant to the NE Region. Basic and theoretical research shall not be favoured in general.

> The scholarship is purely merit-based. The merit list will be prepared solely based on marks obtained by each candidate in the qualifying exams and in alignment with the slot allocations according to the level of the courses.

NEC Merit Scholarship Amount:–

Level of StudyScholarship amount for fresh and renewal cases
Diploma20,000/- p.a.
Degree22,000/- p.a.
Post Graduate25,000/- p.a.
M.Phil./Ph D30,000/- p.a.

Number of Scholarship under NEC Merit Scholarship:-

The number of Fresh Scholarships to be awarded every year to candidates of different NER states at different levels may be as follows:

> Arunachal Pradesh: 209 [Diploma- 20, Degree- 130, PG Degree- 52, M.Phil / PhD- 7 ]

> Assam: 320 [Diploma- 30, Degree- 200, PG Degree- 80, M.Phil / PhD- 10 ]

> Manipur: 192 [Diploma- 18, Degree- 120, PG Degree- 48, M.Phil / PhD- 6 ]

> Meghalaya: 192 [Diploma- 18, Degree- 120, PG Degree- 48, M.Phil / PhD- 6 ]

> Mizoram: 192 [Diploma- 18, Degree- 120, PG Degree- 48, M.Phil / PhD- 6 ]

> Nagaland: 192 [Diploma- 18, Degree- 120, PG Degree- 48, M.Phil / PhD- 6 ]

> Sikkim: 111 [Diploma- 10, Degree- 70, PG Degree- 28, M.Phil / PhD- 3]

> Tripura: 192 [Diploma- 18, Degree- 120, PG Degree- 48, M.Phil / PhD- 6 ] 

How to Apply for NEC Merit Scholarship 2021:–

This scholarship can be applied for online by visiting https://scholarships.gov.in, the official national scholarship portal. To apply online, please follow the steps below.

> Scroll down, click on the Important Links section.

> Click on the Online Apply link.

> A new webpage will open.

 > Click the “New Registration” link 

 > Your registration will require you to enter your details in the portal.

 > Fill out all registration details and upload any necessary documents in the portal after registration.

> Click “Submit” and take a printout of your application. 

Document Requirement: A candidate must have the following documents with them when they apply. The applicant may be asked to upload a scanned copy of these documents according to requirements or existing rules/guidelines.

> Permanent Residential Certificate (PRC) issued by the Dy. Commissioner /Addl. Dy. Commissioners/ Sub-divisional officer of civil sub-divisions in NE States; except Sikkim where Certificate of Identification (COI) issued by the respective Deputy Commissioner in the Govt. of Sikkim to its Permanent residents. Certificate from any other authority will not be accepted. (Mandatory)

> Income Certificate issued by the Competent Authority (Mandatory)

> Bank Account Pass Book – Account must be in the name of applicant (Optional)

> Details of qualifying examination (Mandatory)

> Synopsis signed by the project guide / Director (Research) or any official authorized by the Institute/University in the case of M.Phil/Ph.D. candidates (Mandatory).

> Any other document as may be required under NSP guidelines.

Important Dates of NEC Merit Scholarship:–

> Starting Date to Apply Online: 23/09/2021
> Last Date to Apply Online: 30/11/2021
> Last date of Defective Verification: 15/12/2021
> Last date of Institute Verification: 15/12/2021

Important Links of NEC Merit Scholarship:–
Official NotificationGuideline & FAQ
Official WebsiteClick Here
Online Apply LinkFresh & Renewal
FAQ for NEC Merit Scholarship 2021:–
Q. Who is eligible to apply for the NEC Scholarship Scheme?

Students fulfilling the eligibility criteria of the scheme guidelines of NEC Merit Scholarship of Ministry of DoNER are eligible to apply for these scholarships. These are available on the National Scholarship Portal.

Q.  Is there any income criteria under the scheme?

Yes, the scholarship shall be admissible to the students whose parent/guardian’s annual income from all sources shall not exceed Rs 8.0 lakh.

Q. I have enrolled in M/Phil / Ph.D., but my topic is not finalized, Can I apply for scholarships?

No, only students whose MPhil / Ph.D. topic is submitted and are registered with that topic can apply for a scholarship?

Q. Can I apply as a Fresh candidate if I am a Renewal candidate?

No, a student shall only be considered for a scholarship in the year of commencement of his/her course. For subsequent years, of course, the only renewal will be allowed. So you cannot apply as a fresh if you are a Renewal candidate. Your application will be rejected in that case.

How can I apply online for a scholarship?

In order to apply online, please visit the website through URL www.scholarships.gov.in or through the mobile app of NSP or UMANG. You may click on a particular Scheme displayed in the on-Boarded schemes section on the Homepage to apply. 

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